Here are some groups and people I love and support, I hope you will too:
I Love Mountains American group opposed to the ecologically and socially devastating practice of mountain top removal mining.
Appalachian Voices American group dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable living and industries in the Appalachians, including opposing the destructive practice of MTR mining.
Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, and grassroots lobbying. In particular, Demand Progress tends to focus on issues of civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform. C0-founded by the late internet activist Aaron Swartz.
Start Some Good is a crowd/ peer funding website for social entrepreneur groups who want to get some positive change happening in their local or international communities. Founded by Australian friend and visionary Tom Dawkins.
GetUp is an Australian independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation with over half a million members. GetUp aims to build a more progressive Australia and has had spectacular success using the internet to harness grassroots action and funding to positively influence government policy and corporate behaviour.
Avaaz is an international grassroots internet based movement that now has over 21 million members worldwide. It is a real, articulate and vital influence on the world political agenda, mobilising ordinary people to stand up for important human rights and ecological sustainability issues which would otherwise not reach the mainstream media.
The Australian Greens. I am a long-standing member of The Greens. The Australian movement grew out of the grassroots, activist campaign to save Lake Pedder in Tasmania in 1972, making us the oldest Green Party in the world. A party with a platform that states “Care for people, care for the earth” and boasts the highest proportion of scientists and medical practitioners of any Australian party has my vote.
One Billion Rising is an international movement of thousands of groups and individuals wanting to end violence against women. One in three women around the world will be either beaten or raped. The rising up and valuing of the feminine in the 21st century is a deep and much needed spiritual revolution I believe in strongly.
The Sierra Club is America’s biggest and oldest environmental lobby group.