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The NAAEE Affiliates Partnership is a network of professional environmental education associations in 55 states, territories, provinces, and regions throughout North America and around the world.

Links listed below include organizations and projects primarily concerned with the profession of environmental education and/or with EE on a wide range of topics.

Organizations and projects by topic or type: Air & Climate | Arts Based | Associations | Consumption | Endangered Species | Energy & Transportation | Forestry & Agriculture | Geography | Government | Marine | Multicultural | Population | Rainforest | Schoolyards | Solid Waste | Sustainable Dev't | Toxic Waste & Risk | Urban & Built Environs | Water | Wildlife & Biodiversity

NAAEE is the professional association for environmental education. Since 1971, the Association has created opportunities for its members to improve their skills in creating and delivering programs and services that teach people how to think, not what to think.
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An international, interdisciplinary, water education program for formal & nonformal educators of students 5-18. Activities are designed to satisfy the goals of educational programs by complementing existing curricula rather than displacing or adding more concepts. Also provide many opportunities to address curriculum objectives & ed standards. Grade Level: K-12 NPEE Review
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The EPA Office of Environmental Education is advancing and supporting education efforts to develop an environmentally conscious and responsible public and inspiring personal responsibility in caring for the environment.
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National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEETF)        
NEETF supports a wide array of EE efforts: research, conferences, training, communications, and programs for all ages. Challenge Grants focus on the areas of health, drinking water, business and educational excellence. An analysis of EE opportunities in the No Child Left Behind Act is also
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EETAP serves as a national leader in the delivery of environmental education training to education professionals
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Idealist Resources for Organizations      
Useful guides for starting, running and funding a nonprofit organization; recruiting and managing volunteers; and making the best use of technology in your work.
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James MacGregor Burns Leadership Academy      
The James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership fosters principled leadership through scholarship, education, and training, with special attention to advancing the leadership of groups historically underrepresented in public life.
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State Education and Environment Roundtable (SEER)      
SEER is working to improve learning through its National Network of Demonstration Schools, that use the EIC Model (using the Environment as an

Integrating Context for learning). The model employs natural and socio-cultural environments as the context for learning while taking into account the "best practices" of successful inservice, preservice, formal and nonformal educators. SEER is a consortium of 16 state departments of education.
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Center for Creative Leadership      
The mission of the Center for Creative Leadership is to advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.
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Koi Group      
We assist individuals and organizations through teaching skills to enhance mutual trust, respect, and freedom of expression in their desire to effectively communicate and work together.
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Nonprofit On-line News      
The Gilbert Center is Michael Gilbert and a group of colleagues from around the world. We are a modern, virtual organization and our edifices are entirely online. Our mission is to support and empower the people and organizations who are changing the world for the better.
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Open Space Technology      
Open Space Technology is one way to enable all kinds of people, in any kind of organization, to create inspired meetings and events

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Organization Development Network      
The Organization Development Network is a values-based community, which supports its members in their work in human organization and systems development, and offers leadership and scholarship to the profession.
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National Environmental Trust      
A non-profit, non-partisan membership group established in 1994 to inform citizens about environmental problems and how they affect our health and quality of life. Check out our current campaigns to learn about the issues we are focusing on currently.
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Fifth Discipline Field Book Project      
This web site is intended to serve the far-flung community of learning organization practitioners. These are people drawn together by the idea of a "learning organization": an organization focused on marrying the development of every member with superior performance in service of that organization's purpose.
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The Brown Center      
Since 1986, the Browne Center has been revitalizing America's workforce with a powerful approach to organizational learning that focuses on developing high performance teams and effective leadership.
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Fundamental Solutions: Solving the Funding Puzzle      
Fundamental Solutions teaches nonprofits how to thrive in a hostile world. We help worthy organizations find money for essential services by providing fundraising and grant writing seminars, workshops, consultations and information.
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Chronicle of Philanthropy      
The newspaper of the non-profit world. Site includes: New links to Web sites on grant seeking, advocacy, technology, and more; Technology Guide: Information from 47 technology companies that serve nonprofit organizations; Consultants Guide: Information from 96 organizations that specialize in advising nonprofit groups; The Nonprofit Handbook: A searchable database of more than 1,100 resources
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CompassPoint Nonprofit Services      
Support Center for Nonprofit Management. The mission of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is to increase the effectiveness and impact of people working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector.
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True Colors Communications Group      
Don Lowry created the metaphor, True Colors™, to translate complicated personality and learning theory into practical information we can all understand and use. He has developed an easy and entertaining way to understand others and ourselves. Keys To Personal Success is a series of courses and products teaching and applying the concepts presented in the True Colors™ metaphor.
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Project Learning Tree          
Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award winning, broad-based environmental education program for educators and students in PreK - grade 12. PLT helps students learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think, about the environment. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad.
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Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Mgmt      
Since its founding in 1990, the Drucker Foundation's special expertise and role have been to serve as a broker of intellectual capital, bringing together the finest thought leaders, consultants, authors, and social philosophers in the world with the leaders of social sector voluntary organizations.
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Pinchot Institute For Conservation      
A non-profit natural resource policy, research, and education organization dedicated to leadership in conservation thought, policy and action. Dedicated in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy to facilitate communication and closer cooperation among resource managers, scientists, policymakers and the American public.
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Cornerstone Consulting Associates      
CornerStone Consulting Associates provides a full range of services for the growth and development of organizations -- business, education, health, government, family, and community. We make Organizational Learning accessible through high-quality, understandable, and affordable services -- consulting, facilitation, training, certification, Action Learning.
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Nonprofit Genie      
The Nonprofit Genie C-MAP brings you the "Genie" -- at your service with information and resources for the nonprofit community.
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Project WILD          
Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. Project WILD is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. The program emphasizes wildlife because of its intrinsic and ecological values.
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World Wildlife Fund      
Our mission is the conservation of nature. To meet this challenge, we employ methods that are as varied as the challenge demands-from creating and strengthening parks and protected areas to weaving conservation into the fabric of local economic development, from protecting endangered species to influencing global environmental policies.
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EETAP States Program      
Eight states are supported and develop statewide programs that address state EE needs, advance quality EE training and serve as examples and models for other states. The states are: AZ, CA, IL, MO, OH, OK, UT, and WA.
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Fundraising Innovations for Nonprofits- (S.W.O.T.)      
Small creative consulting firm in St. Louis, MO that specializes in helping non-profits to find funding for programs, operating costs and capital expenditures.

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Comprehensive EE Components      
Comprehensive EE programs are a combination of structure, funding, and program components, which serve to incorporate EE into educational institutions at the state and local level.
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Center for Environmental Education (CEE Online)      
Integrating EE into all aspects of the K-12 experience. Teachers and students around the world can access reviews of EE curriculum, find reliable reference information on environmentally HOT Topics, read about current innovative EE projects and how to fund new initiatives (Grapevine), read profiles of schools going green, and find resources for bringing sustainability to campus (Educating for Sustainability).
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NEEAP - National Environmental Education Advancement Project    
Located at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, NEEAP is a national organization which aids state and local environmental education leaders in promoting their environmental education efforts and develops informational resources for building state capacities for environmental education. The EE Advocate, NEEAP's newsletter, is available online.
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EE Capacity Building Opportunities and Information        
"Environmental Education Capacity Building is about developing effective organizations and individual leaders in order to achieve comprehensive EE programs at the state and local level." Created by the National Environmental Education Advancement Project (NEEAP).
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Earth Force      
Earth Force has recently launched a new program called Earth Force After School, that gives youth hands-on lessons by engaging them in environmental projects after school. Earth Force has national programs and local offices that engage youth in community action and environmental problem solving. They offer a catalog of products and educator training.
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Anheuser-Busch Environmental Outreach    
From creating the world’s single largest wetland conservation area, to helping protect millions of acres of wildlife habitat around the country, Anheuser-Busch and its partners are dedicated to conserving America’s outdoor treasures so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.
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Environmental Information Centre India    
Provides high quality environmental information on India in a timely and cost-effective manner, to improve Environmental Studies and the decision-making process.
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Great Lakes Radio Consortium    
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium produces weekly environmental stories about the Great Lakes Region. The stories are available in Real Audio format, and are searchable by topic.
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Keep America Beautiful    
Keep America Beautiful is a national nonprofit community improvement and public education organization dedicated since 1953 to engaging individuals to take great responsibility for improving their local community environment.
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Sierra Club - Environmental Education    
News, articles, and resources from Sierra Club's environmental education committee, and Generation E, the newsletter of the Sierra Student Coalition.
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The National Religious Partnership for the Environment    
The National Religious Partnership for the

Environment website offers gateways, galleries

and resources for people of faith who are acting

upon God's mandate to be stewards of our

precious Earth.
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eteach - resources    
Environmental Studies links for primary and secondary students. Eteach is based in England.
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Common Sense Environmental Fund    
The Common Sense Environmental Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit global wildlife conservation organization based in Washington, DC. We are working to achieve a world where wildlife conservation is a priority and trained conservation professionals in every country are engaged in ensuring species survival. We work to accomplish this through cooperative relationships with a myriad of international partners. We only invest in organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of value and integrity and spend 80% (at a minimum) of their revenue directly on biodiversity, forest, international, sustainable agriculture, wetlands and water/marine research, conservation and restoration projects.
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National Environmental Directory    
The National Environmental Directory, a directory of more than 13,000 organizations in the United States concerned with environmental issues and environmental education.
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Auntie Litter is Anti-Litter!    
Through the character of "Auntie Litter" and comprehensive teaching strategies and tools, young people learn the importance of living in a clean and healthy environment. Through books, play, and music children learn to conserve natural resources, eliminate litter, and practice the new 3 R's - reuse, reduce waste, and recycle. From Auntie Litter, Inc., a non-profit organization.
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CISDE collaborates with both science and environmental educators representing public and private schools, universities, zoos, museums and other agencies to plan and deliver quality programs in staff development. In addition, the staff of CISDE has a variety of in-depth experiences in evaluating programs and in instrument development.
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National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education          
A multi-year program of NAAEE designed to identify and provide examples of high quality environmental education practice. Resources include Guidelines for Excellence for EE Materials, Guidelines for the Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators, and K-12 Guidelines for Learning.
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Cooperative Extension Supports Youth Environmental Stewardship    
CESYES is a national project that seeks to strengthen the abilities of Extension educators, 4-H county and state faculty, and professionals from other natural resources agencies to serve communities, youth leaders and youth. You may contribute your own materials, either on the internet, or offline to this database.
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Earthhope Action Network    
Environmental activism site. Has news updates, action alerts, bulletin board, wolf links page, and sells environment-safe products.
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Earth and Peace Education Associates International (EPE)    
"EPE a global network of educators whose aim is to promote recognition of the relationship

between ecological degradation and the violation

of human rights on a local, national and global level."
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Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center    
"A non-profit organization that is the Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention information. PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention." Access newsletters, reports, factsheets, workbooks, and regional P2 roundtable reports online.
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IBM Computer Recycling Program    
Consumers and small businesses can use this service to recycle ANY PCs, including system units, monitors, printers and optional attachments for $29.99(incl. shipping). Equipment will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner or, refurbished and donated to Gifts in Kind International for donation to other nonprofits.
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Globe Program    
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment - GLOBE involves students from over 80 countries in collecting local environmental data. Observations are shared between schools and with scientists via the Internet.
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Society for Ecological Restoration    
An international non-profit actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive repair & management of ecosystems. The mission is to serve the growing field of Ecological Restoration through encouraging dialogue among restorationists, promoting reasearch, awareness, and public support for restorative management.
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Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)      
"A one-stop resource for K-12 educational materials [including some EE resources]. At this site, teachers, parents, and students can search for lessons, instruction units, and other resources" by topic, grade level, topic and keyword. Sponsored by the US Dept of Ed's National Library of Education, and a special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Info & Technology.
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Site offers "solutions and strategies for restoring the Earth." Includes articles, action initiatives, chat rooms, resources, and green links. "The Bioneers are visionaries who share innovative solutions including ecological farming, biodiversity, health and environment, plant medicine, cultural restoration, restorative development, and more."
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Green Fire Productions    
Features video clips on conservation issues and information on environmental campaigns. "Video programs are used as organizing tools in specific grassroots campaigns and outreach efforts." (RealPlayer required to view video clips)
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Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE)      
The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) was established in 1990 to assist in the development, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of environmental education programs focusing on elementary and secondary school teachers and students. The WCEE works to improve environmental education throughout the state of Wisconsin.
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Michigan United Conservation Clubs    
MUCC is composed of more than 100,000 members actively involved in conserving natural resources. MUCC has many environmental education programs that include school outreach. It also publishes Michigan Out-of-Doors and Tracks Magazine, two conservation publications.
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NAAEE Affiliates Network      
The North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) Affiliates Partnership is a network of professional environmental education associations in 55 states, territories, provinces, and regions throughout North America and around the world. Information on individual affiliates is available.
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Global Care    
Global Care is a resource for environmental and wildlife organizations.
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GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network)      
This Earth Force program offers educators and watershed organizations a family of integrated services and tools to engage youth in improving their water resources. The new GREEN website offers users a place where they can enter and track data, download classroom activities, follow a step-by-step action process to improve a waterway, upload projects stories and photos

and more.
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Green Schools Manual    
Sponsored by YES! (Youth for Environmental Sanity), "'The Green Schools Manual' contains inspiring information about how to make your school's campus environmentally friendly" (available in PDF format). The site also has information on topics ranging from consumption to overpopulation.
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Global Response    
Action-oriented project to involve youth and adults in communicating about environmental issues. Organizes international letter campaigns to prevent environmental destruction, with corresponding resources for teachers.
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All Species Project    
"The All Species process is an attempt to build a sense of community and understanding of the natural world through the weaving together of old and new ideas from art, science, anthropology, counseling, theater and any other area that seems applicable." Contains ideas for Eath Day Activities and an "All Species" parade.
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Centre for Environmental Strategy    
The Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the University of Surrey. CES provides education and training within and outside the University to promote understanding environmental issues within their broad context to facilitate sustainable solutions.
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Natural Step    
"A non-profit environmental education organization working to build an ecologically and economically sustainable society. TNS offers a framework that is based on science and serves as a compass for businesses, communities, academia, government entities and individuals working to redesign their activities to become more sustainable." Case studies, educational materials and workshop info. available.
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Great Eastern Ecology, Inc.    
Great Eastern Ecology is a new and energetic company of environmental consultants. We provide ecological services with expertise in wetland restoration and mitigation, habitat and biological studies, environmental documentation, permitting and planning, and technology and web-based services. We are headquartered in downtown NYC, with field offices located in Colorado and Montana.
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Special Species Project    
The Special Species Project provides teachers and students a free place to post essays, art, reports, and photos describing their earth-friendly research and projects. Share what your class has done for the planet with the world. Let other students learn from your example.
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Sustainable Development Institute    
SDI specializes in communications about environmental aspects of economic development in coastal and tropical forest regions. A bi-monthly newsletter is provided free, on-line and in print, and SDI supports the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.
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Greenpiece Environmental Club    
A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting environmental awareness at school and in the community. By taking part in activities such as beach cleanups, and launching public awareness campaigns, we promote a more environmentally friendly community while providing volunteer opportunities for club members. Make a difference, and help others incorporate nature into their lifestyle!
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Building Environmental Education Solutions, Inc (BEES)    
"A nonprofit organization that works with educators to develop innovative environmental education programs (middle - high school)which are multidisciplinary, inquiry-based, and customized around a local issue." Project profiles are available online.
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Earth 911    
Earth 911 is a public and private sector partnership that was founded in 1991. It is operated by E2C, Engaging & Empowering Citizenship, which provides the public with free "call-to-action" awareness programs. Through

Earth 911, environmental information and resources are offered by thousands of local authorities and made available to all communities and citizens of all ages throughout North America. Topics include Recycling, Household

Hazardous Waste, Beach Water Quality, Water Conservation, Air, Energy, a Kid's/Education area and more.
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Globalization101: a student's guide    
Created by scholars at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, teaches high school and college students about policy aspects of globalization related to civics, environment and economics, without any fees or charges. The site is aligned to state standards and includes issue briefs, news analyses, lesson plans, video interviews with experts, and useful links. The content also aligns with course requirements for AP Environmental Sciences.

For more information contact, Rebecca Weiner: (202) 741-3936 or
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