Green Org

Green Organization Community Members

Ecological Concerns Incorporated

Design-Grow-Build. That’s the mantra of Ecological Concerns, Inc., a local ecological landscape and consulting firm that specializes in habitat restoration through the use of native plant species. From creek restoration and erosion control to invasive plant removal and drought-tolerant landscaping, ECI works on projects big and small to enhance biodiversity.

Ecological Farming Association

Sustainable Farming Experts Each January since 1971, the Ecological Farming Association has hosted the EcoFarm Conference. Drawing over 1,700 people from around the world, it's the largest farming conference on the West Coast, and the second largest in the United States. Held at the picturesque Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, the annual meeting involves workshops, networking, and sharing of the latest breakthroughs in farming, from technological practices and marketing to community organizing skills.

Friends of the Sea Otter

Otter Conservation Crusaders Sea otters begin life as tiny bundles of fur weighing three to five pounds and spend the next 10 to 15 years foraging for food, resting, grooming, traveling, and frolicking at the surface. Friends of the Sea Otter is a Monterey Bay-based organization that is committed to and advocates for the conservation of sea otters and the preservation of their habitat.

Homeless Garden Project

Training Stewards of the Land Trainees of the Homeless Garden Project learn how to become organic farmers by working the land at the HGP’s 3.5-acre farm and garden, located on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Volunteers also teach trainees how to craft organic flower wreaths, succulents, candles, and other products from the farm and garden, which are sold to help sustain the organization.

Island Conservation

Protecting The Most Vulnerable Extinction rates are exponentially greater on islands than on the mainland: Ninety-five percent of bird extinctions, 90 percent of reptile, 69 percent of mammal and 68 percent of plant extinctions occur on islands, where geographic limitations coupled with invaders can spell trouble for sensitive native species. Started in Santa Cruz by UCSC researchers in 1997, Island Conservation works on various island sites around the globe to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from the islands.

Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets

Building Fresh Food Networks Since 1976 The Monterey Bay region is world renowned for its bountiful agricultural harvest, but it is also a leader in sustainable and organic food production. Since its beginnings in 1976, the Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets has used this serendipitous situation to its advantage, creating a thriving network between small family farmers and local communities.

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

Blazing Environmentally Sound Trails. Flying over jumps, zooming around redwood trees on a wheel's edge and pushing the limits of endurance is what Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz lives for. But MBoSC also puts in long hours blazing new trails, maintaining old ones and fundraising for good environmental causes.

Mountain Parks Foundation

Making Our Mountain Parks The Best Since 1973 the Mountain Parks Foundation has worked tirelessly on behalf of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Support for the Sanctuaries The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation exists for one reason: to support the nation’s 13 marine sanctuaries and the 18,000 square miles of marine ecosystem they protect.

Oceana

The Biggest Global Organization Working to Save the Seas The oceans are in crisis, according to Oceana, an international organization established in 2001 to alleviate overfishing, acidification and habitat destruction in our oceans.

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