We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. Let’s help restore the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible! The following are some of my favorite environmental/animal groups “with teeth.”

Rainforest Action Network preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns. RAN works toward a world where the rights and dignity of all communities are respected and where healthy forests, a stable climate and wild biodiversity are protected and celebrated.

The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, they work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Pasado’s Safe Haven, in addition to investigating animal cruelty crimes and providing sanctuary and rehabilitation to animals who have suffered from abuse and neglect, they also advocate for better laws to protect animals and work to educate the public about how they can help end animal suffering. Through their uniquely comprehensive programs, they are able to help thousands of animals every year and spread a message of compassion to countless people.

Animal Defenders International (ADI) works to end the suffering of animals in captivity and protect wild animals and their environments. For over 20 years, they have rescued hundreds of animals from circuses all over the world, and relocated them to sanctuaries. We hope that by knowing these animals as individuals, with personalities, feelings, and a desire for life, the public at large will see other beings who share our planet as deserving of respect and the right to life.

Elephants Without Borders is a charitable organization dedicated to conserving wildlife and natural resources; through innovative research, and information sharing with all people, they strive to encourage mankind to live in harmony with wildlife and the natural world.

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, Greetings to the Natural World

Please join the Plant Based Treaty to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate and ocean crisis!

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