Launched in February 2004, by January 2011 Facebook had grown to more than 600 million users. With a membership as large as this, it is no wonder that Facebook has become the preferred means of cultural expression, the 21st century answer to traditional gathering spaces like the campfire, the church, the town hall, and the neighborhood. Not surprisingly, virtually every sort of community or fan page has found a home on Facebook. Environmental entities are no exception. Below is just a few of the environmentally themed pages that can be found in the expanding Facebook universe.
- Conciencia Ambiental (Environmental Awareness)
A South American page devoted to raising environmental awareness throughout the Americas.
Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of mineral development, in the U.S. and worldwide. Earthworks stands for clean water, healthy communities and corporate accountability. We’re working for solutions that protect the earth’s resources and communities.
- Environmental Art
Based out of Portugal, this page aims to share recent “discoveries” regarding environmental art in Europe and beyond.
- Environmental Investigation Agency
EIA is an independent campaigning organization committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime. Since 1984 EIA has gathered evidence and used it to crack down on timber barons ivory, dealers, CFC brokers and skin traders by changing opinions and laws around the world.
- Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)
EJF empowers the people who suffer most from environmental abuses to find peaceful ways of preventing them. The organization is all about helping people to help themselves. Working with grassroots organizations in some of the world’s poorest countries, EJF cuts through political and commercial agendas to reach those people who so often lack a voice for their concerns.
- Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN)
EEN’s work is grounded in the Bible’s teaching on the responsibility of God’s people to “tend the garden” and in a desire to be faithful to Jesus Christ and to follow Him. EEN publishes materials to equip and inspire individuals, families, and churches; and seeks to educate and mobilize people to make a difference in their churches and communities, and to speak out on national and international policies that affect our ability to preach the Gospel, protect life, and care for God’s Creation.
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- Green For All
Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. By advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job creation, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy – especially for people from disadvantaged communities – Green For All fights both poverty and pollution at the same time.
- E/The Environmental Magazine
Now in its 20th year, E – The Environmental Magazine is a bimonthly “clearinghouse” of information, news and resources for people concerned about the environment who want to know “What can I do?” to make a difference. A 13-time Independent Press Awards winner and nominee, E is chock full of everything environmental—from recycling to rainforests, and from the global village to our own backyards.
- I.D.E.A.S. (Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions)
IDEAS is a non-profit organization that strives to create proactive university and community groups which work towards addressing local, regional, and national environmental challenges, while finding realistic solutions to combat issues we face today.
- Indigenous Environmental Network
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ).
- Green on Facebook
Facebook’s very own green page, devoted to reduce humanity’s environmental impact on the planet. By enabling millions of people from diverse backgrounds to easily connect and share, Facebook aims to help unleash innovative environmental initiatives across the globe.
- Jewish Environmental Network
Promoting environmental awareness in the Jewish community and concerned folks from other faiths and backgrounds as well.
- Women of Green
Women of Green is a news source and online community with a singular purpose: to turn up the volume of the feminine voice on behalf of our planet and the web of life that it supports. The interests at Women Of Green are broad, but the unifying thread of our focus is the importance of integrating and highlighting women’s ideas, dreams and designs in the green economy.