Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences, but another motivation underlies our mission: We want to help promote action toward positive change. One way to do that is to facilitate involvement between Mountainfilm audiences and important causes. Here are some ways you can take action now:
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Woodwell Climate Research CenterTake Action
Woodwell Climate Research Center advances scientific discovery and solutions to address the world’s climate challenges. Originally founded as the Woods Hole Research Center in 1985, our world-leading research and education helps individuals, communities, and nations understand the realities of climate change, recognize the impact it is having everywhere on our planet, and embrace the urgent action needed to safeguard the future of life on Earth.
Help keep the Herrera-Lima Family HousedFilm: What You'll RememberTake Action
Please help keep Elizabeth and her family housed by donating to support the Herrera-Lima Family's housing expenses in their new rental. The first few months is the most critical time for a family during their transition into a new community; without the support of nearby friends and family members, without the supportive relationships we take for granted, the risk of a family becoming unstable and returning to homelessness is extremely high.
Sea Sisters Sri LankaFilm: We Are Like WavesTake Action
We are a social enterprise that strives for a more inclusive and responsible surf community in Sri Lanka. SeaSisters was founded on the belief that the ocean is for everybody, and that surfing can serve as a powerful tool of change. Through our SeaSisters Swim & Surf Program, we create a safe space for Sri Lankan girls and women to enjoy the ocean and influence mindsets around gender norms. We also equip them with the skills needed to work within the surf tourism industry.
Sunrise MovementFilm: To the EndTake Action
Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. They are building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people. Sunrise Movement’s work is grounded in nonviolence, multiracial and cross-class solidarity, and organizing in coalition with other movements for change. The group has over 400 local hubs around the United States, which regularly act at the local, state and federal levels.
Kanindé Ethno-environmental Defense AssociationFilm: The TerritoryTake Action
Founded in 1992 and led by Neidinha Bandeira and Txai Suruí, the Kanindé Ethno-environmental Defense Association has worked with dozens of Indigenous groups on projects ranging from land surveillance and firefighting, reforestation and carbon projects, to education and cultural preservation. Along with Indigenous peoples, Kanindé is leading the the way for the protection and development of the Amazon and its forest communities.
Friends For YouthFilm: The HollyTake Action
The mission of Friends for Youth is to support positive development for at-risk youth in the Denver-area juvenile justice and child welfare systems by providing caring adult mentors, life-enriching experiences, and enhanced community connections resulting in successful life transitions. FFY has four programs designed to help youth succeed once they leave their support systems. These distinct, but interrelated, components include one-to-one mentoring; site-based mentoring at schools; group mentoring activities; and the Success Journey Program, which combines the different mentoring strategies in a unique mentoring model.
R.E.S.C.U.E | Reteti Elephant SanctuaryFilm: ShabaTake Action
Reteti takes in orphaned and abandoned elephant calves with the aim to release them back into the wild herds adjoining the Sanctuary. This is the result of a widely recognized and expanding grassroots movement of community-driven conservation across northern Kenya; a movement that is growing new economies, transforming lives and conserving natural resources.
The Center for Training in Agroecology and Sustainability (CEFAS)Take Action
The Center for Training in Agroecology and Sustainability (CEFAS), was born twelve years ago as a result of the work experience of more than decades of the Network of Sustainable Agricultural Alternatives of Jalisco (RASA), and given the need to have its own space of training, research, demonstration and production in agroecology and eco-techniques that offer quality, flexible and accessible training to farming families, rural youth, women, urban and neo-rural consumers.
Parents For PeaceFilm: RefugeTake Action
Parents For Peace is a public health nonprofit empowering families, friends, and communities to prevent radicalization, violence, and extremism. We offer a support helpline, community education through Serve2Unite, and rehabilitation with our Trauma and Recovery Program (T.R.P.) program.
The Follow Your Dream FoundationTake Action
The Follow Your Dream Foundation tells the stories of courageous women who have overcome physical, racial, geographical and social challenges to achieve their dreams. We bring these stories to life through the creative arts – film, theater, music and art – we hope each woman’s unique story will be a catalyst for another woman’s journey.
Densho is an online archive and public history organization whose mission is to preserve and share the history of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans to promote equity and justice today. Our public website offers irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with a vast digital archive and educational resources. Founded in 1996, Densho is a trailblazer in the use of digital technology to preserve and share historical materials. Densho views Japanese American history within a longer trajectory of American racism, xenophobia, and scapegoating in order to speak out against injustices both past and present.
Heart Mountain Wyoming FoundationTake Action
The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation works to tell the stories of the over 14,000 Japanese Americans unjustly incarcerated in Wyoming during World War II. The Foundation preserves the site of the former concentration camp and operates an award-winning museum, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, on the grounds. We aim to educate about this dark chapter in American history, to emphasize the fragility of democracy, and to inspire the public to fight to uphold liberty and civil rights for all in the present day.
America Remembers FundTake Action
In America: Remember was a public art exhibition conceived and installed by artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg on nearly 20 acres of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. At its closing on October 3, 2021, over 700,000 white flags were waving at the base of the Washington Monument, with each flag honoring the life lost in America because of COVID-19. Given its scale, the project was the largest public participatory art installation on the Mall since the AIDS quilt. The visual moment allowed people to reflect on the tragedy suffered by our nation. It provided the community with the opportunity to honor individual lives shortened by COVID-19.
Mission: JOYTake Action
People are hurting. Bring JOY to people at home and abroad who need it most. Donations help fund Mission: JOY screenings for marginalized populations, colleges, and faith communities; a global Social Action Campaign to send a wave of joy around the world; and The BIG JOY Project – the largest JOY-focused citizen science research project in partnership with UC Berkeley, Harvard and other institutions that also teaches people how to create more JOY for themselves RIGHT NOW. Help to carry on Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama's final joint mission to help everyone around the world live with more JOY.
PFLAG NationalFilm: Mama Has a MustacheTake Action
PFLAG National is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With nearly 400 chapters and 250,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. To learn more, visit pflag.org.
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc.Film: Ma’s HouseTake Action
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. is led by Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis. The project began in June 2020 and serves as a communal art space based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, New York. The family house, built in the 1960s, features a residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), art studio, library, along with hosting an array of art and history-based programs for tribe members and the broader local community. A not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. was chartered in 2021 in the State of New York.
The Rural ChangemakersFilm: JanwaarTake Action
The Rural Changemakers gem. e.V. promotes skateboarding, education, and community building in Janwaar, India. In the small village of Janwaar, India, the skateboard is more than four wheels and a board. Here it is a vehicle for social change, gender equality, and education.
Mountain Bike AfghanistanTake Action
Mountain Bike Afghanistan empowers young Afghans with the joy of riding and competing on mountain bikes, and connects people across culture for their share love of cycling. Currently, Mountain Bike Afghanistan is conducting an ongoing evacuation of 35+ cyclists and their families from living under the Taliban regime.
Restore Hetch HetchyFilm: Finding Hetch HetchyTake Action
Restore Hetch Hetchy promotes restoring Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite Valley’s lost twin, to its natural splendor; a majestic glacial-carved valley with towering cliffs and waterfalls where river and wildlife run free. Hetch Hetchy can be a new kind of national park, with an improved visitor experience, shared stewardship with Native peoples and permanent protection for future generations. We urge San Francisco to relocate Hetch Hetchy Reservoir; it can be moved without any loss of water supply or electric power production. We urge San Francisco, the State of California and the United States Congress to return Hetch Hetchy to all people.
Justice OutsideFilm: ExposureTake Action
Justice Outside is a national nonprofit that is transforming the outdoor and environmental movement by shifting resources to, building power with, and centering the voices and leadership of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Programming includes grantmaking, organizational anti-racism training, career pathway development, and capacity building — all aimed at achieving systemic change. By providing individuals, institutions, and communities with resources, training, and space to lead, Justice Outside is working to create the radical change needed to build a stronger and more racially just environmental movement that will allow all people to thrive.
PALAWAN NGO NETWORK INCORPORATEDFilm: DelikadoTake Action
The Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI) was organized in November 1991 by mainstream Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and People's Organization (POs) in Palawan with the motivation of presenting a broader NGO consensus that would carry more weight in the policy making process in various local government units in the province.
With its creation, NGOs hope to maximize the impact of their respective programs through consultation and coordination with one another. PNNI believes that by uniting the NGOs and POs towards a common pursuit, it can strongly influence the direction of development for Palawan.
Perpetuo FilmsFilm: Dani's TwinsTake Action
Perpetuo Films is dedicated to producing provocative and entertaining documentary films that amplify marginalized voices and inspire audiences to engage in positive social change. We believe that by equipping documentary filmmakers to tell more stories more sustainably, together we create a multiplier effect – in perpetuity.
The WILD FoundationTake Action
The WILD Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is a fiscal sponsor of Exposure Labs, the film and impact production company that made Chasing Coral.
The Climate Team at Exposure Labs believes that the transformational power of storytelling is one of the greatest tools we have to accelerate climate action at scale. Our work serves as a pathway for climate storytellers, organizers, and the broader storytelling ecosystem; moving away from centering ourselves, to disrupting unjust power structures, and ensuring that both organizers and storytellers have the resources, access, and capacity to do the work.
California Black Women's Health ProjectFilm: CaliefahTake Action
The California Black Women's Health Project is the only statewide, non-profit organization that is solely committed to ?improving the health of California's 1.2 million Black women and girls through advocacy, education, outreach and policy. We focus on empowering Black women to take personal responsibility for their own health and to advocate for changes in policies that negatively affect Black women's health status.
HelemFilm: Beirut Dreams in ColorTake Action
Helem, is the first LGBTQIA+ rights organization in the Arab world, officially established in Beirut, Lebanon in 2001. Its mission is to lead the struggle for the liberation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Intersex, Transgendered, Queer (LGBTQIA+) and other people with non-conforming sexualities and/or gender identities in Lebanon and the SWANA region from all sorts of violations of their individual and collective civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. Our goal is to empower young LGBTQIA+ leaders to advocate for their own liberation. We seek to create initiatives and spaces where our communities can leverage unity through diversity and build power. We protect and support individuals with the resources to resist the harm caused by homophobia and transphobia. We empower our youth through education and community building, and we mobilize to change the laws, policies, and practices that deny us equality and reduce our quality of life.
Unite 2 Fight ParalysisFilm: An Accidental LifeTake Action
Mission: We unite and empower the international spinal cord injury community to cure paralysis through advocacy, education, and support for research.
Vision: Every person has equal access to treatments that will restore health and independence after spinal cord injury.
2 Rivers EastTake Action
Founded in 2003 within days of the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, 2rivers East is an award-winning nonprofit production and training organization. We work across film, television and online with an emphasis on international collaboration between MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and the rest of the world. We train young filmmakers and storytellers from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds. We bring their skillset up to international standards, offer them mentoring and work placements and empower them to tell their own stories to global audiences.
The Dewayne S Parker One Love FoundationTake Action
The Dewayne S. Parker One Love Foundation was established to meet the needs of young children and adolescents, who have experienced the loss of a parent or immediate family member, through a holistic approach by providing counseling services, educational supplement through scholarship and supplies, and additional support as needed throughout the year.
Wild EuropeFilm: Invisible BeautyTake Action
Wild Europe team aims to share wild places with people around the world. We encourage you to discover the wild places on your doorstep and to protect wild spaces so that they may be around for generations to come. Through lectures, films, photography and discussion, our aim is to engage people and help them find their purpose and inspire them to take action.
The Whale Sanctuary ProjectFilm: Whales Without WallsTake Action
Whales and dolphins suffer physically, socially and emotionally while performing for their supper and the public's entertainment. The Whale Sanctuary Project is creating a seaside sanctuary in Nova Scotia for whales being retired from marine entertainment parks, giving them an opportunity to thrive in an environment that is as close as possible to their natural habitat.
Outdoor OutreachFilm: ResilienceTake Action
Outdoor Outreach is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego that connects youth to the transformative power of the outdoors. We provide opportunities and access to outdoor spaces for young people from under-served communities, where they can build trust, resilience, and confidence to face all of life’s challenges. With the opportunity to stand up on their first wave or climb to the top of a rock wall, we’re enabling youth to see what they can do and what they can be.
The Peregrine FundTake Action
The Peregrine Fund was founded in 1970 to recover the endangered Peregrine Falcon in the United States and has gone on to conserve over 140 species in 60 countries. We change the future for nature and humanity by conserving birds of prey worldwide. By working with communities around the world to protect wildlife and habitats, we create lasting conservation results while benefiting people.
The American Museum of Fly FishingFilm: Mighty WatersTake Action
The American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) is committed to uncovering and sharing the history and stories of BIPOC in fly fishing and we are honored to be involved in Mighty Waters. We encourage people to reach out to the AMFF, to introduce us to the people and personalities who share our fly fishing passion – tell us a story about a local fishing legend, or an innovator who never found the spotlight. 100% of donations will contribute to memorializing Ansil Saunders civil and fly-fishing legacy.
Sphinx OrganizationTake Action
The Sphinx Organization is a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Sphinx’s four program areas – Education & Access, Artist Development, Performing Artists, and Arts Leadership – form a pipeline that develops and supports diversity and inclusion in classical music at every level.
Soils, Food and Healthy CommunitiesTake Action
Soils, Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC) is a non-profit organization that supports rural Malawian families to build sustainable, healthy, just and resilient communities. We use ecological, regenerative approaches to farming, drawing on local and indigenous knowledge, such as intercropping, compost use and diversifying what people grow. We explicitly address unequal power dynamics in our approach, such as gender, using community-led initiatives to change these inequities.
Religion, Race & Democracy Lab at the University of VirginiaFilm: Jeff GoddellTake Action
The Lab supports teaching, facilitates research, and produces stories in many forms on religion, race, and democracy. We bring researchers, students, journalists, and public leaders together to focus on the ways these complex forces are found in and shape our everyday lives. We are committed to the idea that learning more about how religion and race work with democratic societies can help us to live together in today’s pluralistic and increasingly global societies.
Our Children's TrustFilm: Youth v GovTake Action
We work to protect Earth’s climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in legal actions to secure enforceable rights to a healthy atmosphere based on the best available science. Our legal work – guided by constitutional, public trust, human rights laws and the laws of nature – aims to achieve science-based climate mitigation remedies at federal, state, and global levels.
Orangeburg County Historical SocietyFilm: Meltdown in DixieTake Action
The Orangeburg County Historical Society exists to encourage the study and research of the history of Orangeburg County; to acquire and preserve historical documents and artifacts; to commemorate events and places of significance; to inform and educate the public and make history accessible; unite in fellowship those interested in history; and work cooperatively with other organizations to preserve, protect and promote Orangeburg County’s History.
Movimiento Migrante MesoamericanoTake Action
The Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano (Mesoamerican Migrant Movement) promotes and defends the human rights of migrants. They also organize the Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants each year.
Mother Jones Community FoundationFilm: The Both of MeTake Action
Mother Jones Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in some of the most impoverished and exploited communities in Appalachia. Our mission is to help people forgotten and ignored by the exploitive industries that profited from our natural resources and moved on.
Memphis RoxFilm: Reel Rock 15: Black IceTake Action
Memphis Rox and One Family Memphis brings rehabilitation, healing and a renewed sense of hope to challenged communities by providing a climbing facility and programs to foster relationships across cultural, racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We exclude no one — regardless of ability to pay.
Empowering Women of NepalTake Action
Empowering Women of Nepal is a nonprofit organization based in Pokhara, Nepal that aims to improve the lives of Nepali women and girls through adventure sports and tourism. Empowering Women of Nepal offers practical skill-based training programs free of cost to the trainees. The training is designed to extend educational, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities to disadvantaged women from all over Nepal and can be followed by a six-month paid apprenticeship.
Earth GuardiansFilm: Youth v GovTake Action
Earth Guardians is an intergenerational organization with youth at the forefront that trains diverse youth to be effective leaders in the environmental, climate, and social justice movements across the globe — using art, music, storytelling, on-the-ground projects, civic engagement, and legal action to advance solutions to the critical issues we face as a global community.
Big Life FoundationFilm: The TrackerTake Action
Using innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies, Big Life seeks to protect and sustain East Africa’s wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa. The first organization in East Africa with coordinated anti-poaching teams operating on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border, Big Life recognizes that sustainable conservation can only be achieved through a community-based collaborative approach.
Aguilas del DesiertoFilm: ÁguilasTake Action
Aguilas del Desierto/Desert Eagles' mission is to help families whose loved ones are missing in the desert areas near our border. Its goal is to respond immediately to every call for help. At times, Aguilas rescues crossers in distress, at times it searches for the remains of a loved one whose life was claimed by the desert. Since 1996, over 7,000 migrants have died in the deserts along our border. Since Aguilas began in 2012, it has rescued 92 people and recovered the remains of 92 people.
Conservation ColoradoFilm: Public TrustTake Action
This Colorado Public Lands Day, it’s more clear than ever before that our lands, waters, and wildlife are critical pieces of Colorado’s economy and public health. That’s why we’re asking our federal and state leaders to invest in our lands, waters, and wildlife as part of the COVID-19 recovery efforts. The “Great American Outdoors Act” will provide much-needed funding for our national parks and public lands ranging from the desert and mountain backcountry to local parks. Our lands and waters depend on this funding but we need your help to see this bill passed through Congress.
March for Our LivesFilm: Us KidsTake Action
March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to student-led activism around ending gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools today. Our mission is to harness the power of young people across the country to fight for sensible gun violence prevention policies that save lives.
Memphis Rox Climbing & CommunityTake Action
Memphis Rox brings rehabilitation, healing and a renewed sense of hope to challenged communities by providing a climbing facility and programs to foster relationships across cultural, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. We exclude no one — regardless of ability to pay.
Kurils Islands Research & Conservation InitiativeFilm: From Kurils With LoveTake Action
Vladimir has seen the decades-long changes in the region firsthand and also the sad decline of some important top predators in the area. His vision is to turn large parts of the region into marine protected areas and national parks to safeguard their beauty for future generations, protect biodiversity and improve overexploited coastal and oceanic ecosystems in the Kurils Islands. Our major fundraising goal is to purchase a 65’ research sailboat that Vladimir and other scientists interested in the region can use to make their way across the islands to collect the data needed to inform long-term conservation plans.
Youth Documentary AcademyFilm: UnsettledTake Action
Youth Documentary Academy (YDA) trains young people how to direct and produce their own documentary films. For seven weeks, students learn all aspects of documentary filmmaking from professional filmmakers, faculty and guest artists. At the end of the program, students complete a film, receive a certificate, and learn how to distribute their films to film festivals, community organizations and television outlets.
TranSending 7Film: TransendingTake Action
TranSending is dedicated to the advancement of transgender rights throughout all aspects of society by promoting athletics as a platform of transgender awareness and inclusion. Our goal is to promote rising transgender athletes and help them gain access to athletic programs, with the goal of increasing awareness from team administration, coaches and team staff, trans athletes, fellow athletes and the audiences who support these great sports.
The Workers LabFilm: The DisruptedTake Action
Workers are experiencing devastating loss of income due to the COVID-19 epidemic. They need immediate help, especially gig and low-earning contract workers without access to employer-based benefits. In response to this crisis, The Workers Lab launched The Workers Fund which will provide up to $1000 in emergency cash grants to workers who have lost income due to the epidemic.
The Liv ProjectFilm: LivTake Action
The goal of The Liv Project is to share information in creative and innovative ways that help others have open conversations, with less fear and without judgement. Everyone can be that person to connect with another and start the needed conversation that can save lives.
PTSD Veteran AthletesFilm: The Long River HomeTake Action
Professional Transformation Sports Development was established to provide a positive change for veterans of the military struggling with P.T.S.D. and/or depression. PTSD will engage veterans in outdoor sports, using highly-qualified instructors and coaches to assist veterans in gaining the necessary skills to advance and progress in an outdoor sport of their interest and choosing.
The DoorFilm: Five Years NorthTake Action
The Door aims to help NYC youth discover and achieve their potential by providing comprehensive services to more than 11,000 teens and young adults. We not only offer mental health counseling but also legal assistance, GED classes, emergency housing, and more to vulnerable populations including undocumented immigrants.
Sustainable Coastlines HawaiiFilm: Dear Mother NatureTake Action
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a grassroots, local nonprofit organization run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers. We inspire local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups. We also coordinate educational programs, team building corporate cleanups, waste diversion services, public awareness campaigns and help others run their own beach cleanups.
Soul Trak OutdoorsFilm: Bringing It HomeTake Action
Soul Trak Outdoors is a D.C. based nonprofit organization that connects communities of color to outdoor spaces while also building a coalition of diverse outdoor leaders. We run a variety of programming to serve hands-on, experiential programming.
Shine MSDTake Action
After every mass shooting, news stations, politicians, and the general public talk about how to address gun violence. But these conversations quickly fade. Shine MSD, a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization created in the aftermath of the Parkland, FL tragedy, is using the healing power of the arts to keep the conversation alive. The Instrument of Hope is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted trumpet made from spent AR-15 bullet casings. It is touring the country with performances by top players, educators and students as a powerful way to help keep the gun violence conversation on the main stage.
SEE InternationalFilm: Second SightTake Action
SEE International provides essential and transformative eye care and surgery around the world and right here at home. We bring medical volunteers and partners together to care for the people who need it most. Our teams work side-by-side with local doctors and clinics to improve access to high-quality eye care and surgery. Together we break the cycle of hardship that blindness and visual impairment cause, making patients, families and communities healthier and stronger.
Save the Redwoods LeagueFilm: Here We StandTake Action
Save the Redwoods League envisions vibrant redwood forests of the scale and grandeur that once graced the California coast and the Sierra Nevada, protected forever, restored to grow old again, and connected to people through a network of magnificent parks and protected areas that inspire all of us with the beauty and power of nature.
Ping Pong ParkinsonTake Action
Ping Pong Parkinson's mission is to help anyone with Parkinson's Diagnose through ping pong (primarily) – and to have fun while doing it. We were established with the goal of halting the progression of Parkinson’s Disease by utilizing ping pong as a form of physical therapy. Our model is based on the concept of neuroplasticity – the brain’s capacity to make new neurons and connections through challenging physical exercise. Although medication remains the focus in the treatment for Parkinson’s, there is compelling evidence for the need for a regular exercise program in managing this disease.
Nuestra Tierra Conservation ProjectFilm: This LandTake Action
The Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project is a 501(c)3 organization based in Southern New Mexico. Our mission is to ensure that Frontera (border) communities have access to the outdoors and that our history, values and people are reflected in land management decisions through education, advocacy and empowerment. “Cuando conservamos la tierra, conservamos la vida. (When we conserve land, we conserve life.)”
National Park FoundationFilm: Ode to DesolationTake Action
The National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through the support of private citizens, park lovers, stewards of nature, history enthusiasts and wilderness adventurers. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the Foundation grew out of a legacy of park protection that began over a century ago, when ordinary citizens took action to establish and protect our national parks.
Marine Conservation CambodiaFilm: Current SeaTake Action
Marine Conservation Cambodia offers volunteer and internship opportunities in the fields of marine conservation and marine research. As a fully licensed research facility, we specialize in seahorse research in Cambodia. We also continue to research the surrounding reefs and benthic areas to make sure our data is fully inclusive of all aspects of Cambodia's marine environment.
Mountain State SpotlightFilm: Sustained OutrageTake Action
A nonprofit West Virginia newsroom, providing the last word on government, holding the powerful accountable, and sustaining outrage until wrongs are righted. The nonprofit was founded by two former Charleston Gazette-Mail employees, Greg Moore and Ken Ward.
Mariachi Academy of New EnglandFilm: Día de la MadreTake Action
The Mariachi Academy of New England serves students, their families, and our teachers by spreading Latino culture throughout New England through music, cultural education, and performances by providing access to information and mentoring to help participants succeed in higher education and in life. We provides lessons in guitar, violin, trumpet, harp and voice to students ages 6-18 from economically challenged and middle-class New England families.
Louisiana Bucket BrigadeTake Action
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade uses grassroots action to create an informed, healthy society that holds the petrochemical industry and government accountable for the true costs of pollution to hasten the transition from fossil fuels.
Karma & Jyamu Bhotia FoundationFilm: BaatoTake Action
The Karma & Jyamu Bhotia Foundation was founded to fund and implement programs in the Bhot-Khola region of northeast Nepal to develop education, promote health awareness, improve living conditions, foster economic opportunities and promote cross-cultural awareness for all residents of the Bhot-Khola region.
Himalayan Stove ProjectTake Action
The Himalayan Stove Project is dedicated to preserving the Himalayan environment and improving the health of the people living in the trans-Himalayan region.
Conservation Lands FoundationFilm: Public TrustTake Action
Public lands are the ancestral homelands of Native people, they include our most iconic and treasured parks and wildlands, and they constitute a critical defense in efforts to combat the climate and extinction crises. As we move toward the 2020 elections, we need your voice to remind candidates and elected leaders that public lands and waters are for everyone, and they need to be permanently protected.
Join us in the fight to protect our public lands. Text ‘DEFEND’ to 71333.
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive RightsFilm: PersonhoodTake Action
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is a community-rooted nonprofit organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy, and self-determined lives. Especially now, COLOR works to ensure that Latinx individuals and their families are accessing opportunities and resources for the health of their mind, body, and spirit. COLOR continues its reproductive justice work amid the COVID-19 outbreak and has recently expanded to creating resources and bilingual information on the coronavirus to share with the Latinx, immigrant, and undocumented communities in Colorado.
Casa de PazFilm: Welcome StrangersTake Action
Casa de Paz began in 2012 as a small, one-bedroom apartment offering hospitality to families separated by immigrant detention. Today, Casa de Paz provides visits and emotional support, shelter and meals, access to phones, WiFi, computers and transportation. Detention is a difficult time that tears families apart and creates a financial burden, so we have always offered our services free of cost. Since we first opened our doors we’ve hosted over 2,800 immigrants from seventy three countries and the need only continues to grow.
Carousel of HappinessFilm: Carving JoyTake Action
Carousel of Happiness' mission is to inspire happiness, well-being, and service to others through stories and experiences. The Carousel has served the Nederland community and visitors from around the world since 2010, providing almost 1 million rides and inspiring at least that many smiles. We think happiness is important and we believe every smile here turns into countless more beyond our doors.
Captains for Clean WaterFilm: A Reason to FishTake Action
Captains For Clean Water is a grassroots nonprofit organization advocating for clean water and healthy estuaries across Florida. We started out as a group of fishing guides that “had enough” of Florida’s poor water management practices. Given the destruction seen firsthand, we were convinced that if everyone knew what we knew, the problem would have been already fixed. We discovered, the solution has been delayed for decades because of a lack of political will and public awareness.
Break Free From PlasticFilm: The Story of PlasticTake Action
#breakfreefromplastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in September 2016, nearly 1,900 organizations from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. These organizations share the common values of environmental protection and social justice, which guide their work at the community level and represent a global, unified vision.
Birds of Prey NCA PartnershipFilm: GoldenTake Action
The Birds of Prey NCA Partnership's mission is to support the management and conservation of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA) through science, education, outreach, and partnerships. Our organization helps organize education and outreach events, native plant restoration projects, trash clean up activities, as well as field trips to the NCA. We also support conservation efforts in the NCA through undergraduate research internships and by building strong community partnerships.
AmplifierFilm: Strike With UsTake Action
Amplifier is a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify the most important movements of our time.
We believe that in times of uncertainty art is more than beauty or decoration, it can be a compass that points to the future we want to live in.
American Prairie ReserveFilm: Through the BreaksTake Action
American Prairie Reserve's mission is to create the largest nature reserve in the continental United States, a refuge for people and wildlife preserved forever as part of America’s heritage. APR is working to connect and restore more than 3 million acres of grasslands of Montana's Great Plains. By building off existing public land – including the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument – the project seeks to transform into a seamless prairie ecosystem.
Ajo SamaritansFilm: USA v. ScottTake Action
The Ajo Samaritans is a local humanitarian aid group that works to prevent death in the desert. We are diverse individuals of conscience and faith united to relieve suffering and save lives of people crossing Arizona’s desert. We travel roads and trails of Southern Arizona distributing water and food and providing first aid when necessary. We secure emergency aid and rescue for those in severe distress, and we reinforce migrants’ sense of dignity. By our presence, we witness our commitment to human rights for all, even the stranger among us.
Wings for LifeFilm: Any One of UsTake Action
The Wings For Life Foundation is a nonprofit research foundation with a mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. All donations directly fund cutting-edge scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.
Wildlife SOS IndiaFilm: The King's KeeperTake Action
Wildlife SOS actively works towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.
Santa Fe Dreamers ProjectFilm: Refuge(e)Take Action
Santa Fe Dreamers Project provides free legal services to immigrants to promote economic empowerment, community development, family unity, and liberation from detention. Their work is centered around the belief that supporting immigrants makes our whole community stronger.
The Movember FoundationFilm: A Light in the ShadowTake Action
The Movember Foundation is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. They’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. They have one goal: to stop men dying too young.
The Field's EdgeFilm: Finding Home in BoomtownTake Action
The vision of The Field’s Edge is to build a permanent, supportive, tiny-home community for the chronically homeless in Midland, Texas. This village will bring close to one hundred formerly homeless residents of the Permian Basin into The Field’s Edge family.
Teton Adaptive SportsFilm: A Grand JourneyTake Action
Teton Adaptive Sports offers year-round programming in climbing, camping, cycling, mountain biking, hiking, paddling, alpine and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating/sled hockey with a staff committed to improving quality of life for athletes with disabilities from this area and visiting the Tetons.
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous PeoplesFilm: Sacred StridesTake Action
Through collaboration with groups like Utah Diné Bikéyh, Wings of America, and the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, BEPRA works to create opportunities for Native youth to explore and know their ancestral homelands.
Save the Yellowstone GrizzlyFilm: Grizzly CountryTake Action
Save the Yellowstone Grizzly fights for protections for all grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states. Their goal is the establishment of a large-scale grizzly bear recovery area, ensuring the long-term viability of bears in the face of imminent climate change.
Project C.A.T.Film: TigerlandTake Action
Discovery has long been committed to telling the stories and protecting the creatures that make our planet extraordinary. With Project C.A.T. - Conserving Acres for Tigers - Discovery is making it their mission to ensure a future for tigers and other endangered wildlife so there will always be stories to tell.
Polar Bears InternationalFilm: Bare ExistenceTake Action
Polar Bears International's mission is to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, they work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.
No Barriers USAFilm: From My WindowTake Action
The mission of No Barriers is to fully unleash the potential of the human spirit. Through transformative experiences, tools and inspiration, they help people embark on a quest to contribute their absolute best to the world. In the process, they foster a community of curious, brave and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life.
The Nature ConservancyTake Action
The Nature Conservancy is a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Their mission is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends. Their vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
Monterey Bay AquariumFilm: Every Nine MinutesTake Action
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is not only an aquarium but also a world leader in ocean conservation. They work at local, state, national and international levels to advance policies that protect key species like sea otters, sharks and tuna — and addresses global threats to fisheries and human coastal communities, including overfishing, plastic pollution and climate change.
It Gets Better ProjectFilm: Changing the GameTake Action
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.
Founded in 1999, Grist is a beacon in the smog — an independent, irreverent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck.
Friends of the RiverTake Action
Friends of the River is dedicated to preserving and restoring California's rivers, streams, and their watersheds as well as advocating for sustainable water management. Friends of the River protects and restores California Rivers by influencing public policy and inspiring citizen action.
The Hill FoundationFilm: Fire on the HillTake Action
The Hill Foundation’s mission is to rebuild and sustain South Central L.A.’s historic horse riding culture. South L.A. is unique in that it is zoned for agricultural and equestrian use. The Hill Foundation offers an opportunity for youth to learn and carry on the proud heritage of urban equestrian culture in the region.
Sea ShepherdFilm: Sea of ShadowsTake Action
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Elephant Action LeagueFilm: Sea of ShadowsTake Action
Elephant Action League (EAL) protects wildlife, oceans, and forests by collecting intelligence, investigating and exposing wildlife criminals worldwide, including poachers, traffickers, businessmen, and corrupt government officials. EAL works to merge the worlds of intelligence, investigation, and conservation in the service of wildlife, forests, oceans, and the people who protect them.
Detroit HivesFilm: Detroit HivesTake Action
Detroit Hives is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that transforms vacant lots into bee farms for the conservation of honeybees, to help spread bee awareness, and to educate their communities and local schools of Detroit about bees and their contribution to the environment.
The Cornell Lab of OrnithologyFilm: IzembekTake Action
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology partners with local communities and organizations around the world to create compelling science-based media about pressing conservation issues that are integral to sustaining species, ecosystems, and human livelihoods. By realizing the power of conservation successes to inspire others to act, they spread the stories of the people, communities, and organizations that are dedicated to protecting wildlife.
Change.orgFilm: ArtifishalTake Action
Hatcheries and over-harvest, along with net-pen fish farms and dams, are key contributors to the catastrophic decline of wild Chinook salmon and southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest. Tell NOAA Regional Administrator Barry Thom, WDFW Director Kelly Susewind, and our elected decision-makers to invest in science-based solutions: reduce hatchery production, remove dams and change how we harvest salmon.
Baltimore School for the ArtsFilm: R.A.W. TubaTake Action
Baltimore School for the Arts is a public, urban high school serving a racially and socioeconomically diverse group of aspiring artists. It prepares the next generation of the creative workforce by offering inspiring arts and academic training to high school students as well as opportunities in the arts to younger children and the greater community through its TWIGS and community outreach programs.
Balkan River DefenceFilm: The UndamagedTake Action
Balkan Peninsula is a special place. Ecologically and culturally. Complicated history and politics make this part of Europe very difficult to understand. The Balkan River Defence's intention is to unite Balkan nations against the destruction of their rivers and the attack of neocolonialism in the form of hydropower.
American WhitewaterTake Action
Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is a national non-profit organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission.
Alabama Rivers AllianceTake Action
Alabama Rivers Alliance is a statewide network of groups working to protect and restore all of Alabama’s water resources through building partnerships, empowering citizens, and advocating for sound water policy and its enforcement.
Adventure ScientistsTake Action
Adventure Scientists gets scientists the data they need to tackle pressing challenges to the environment and human health. Training a global force of volunteers from the outdoor adventure community we are able to gather data at any scale, from even the most hard-to-access regions.
Crow Canyon Archaeological CenterTake Action
The mission of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge.
Rocky Mountain Wolf ProjectFilm: Meet the Real WolfTake Action
The Rocky Mountain Wolf Project aims to improve public understanding of gray wolf behavior, ecology, and options for re-establishing the species in Colorado. The benchmark of their success: Wolves again roaming the snow-capped peaks, rim rock canyons, and primeval forests of western Colorado.
Okavango Wilderness ProjectFilm: Into the OkavangoTake Action
The Okavango Delta is the largest freshwater wetland in southern Africa, the main source of water for a million people, and one of Africa’s richest places for biodiversity. Since 2015, National Geographic Fellow Dr. Steve Boyes and an interdisciplinary team of scientists and explorers have been surveying the river system and working to protect the Okavango watershed.
Utah Diné BikéyahTake Action
Diné Bikéyah (pronounced di-NAY bi-KAY-uh) means “people’s sacred lands” in the Navajo language. Utah Diné Bikéyah works toward the healing of people and the Earth by supporting indigenous communities in protecting their culturally significant, ancestral lands.
Sheep Mountain AllianceTake Action
Sheep Mountain Alliance is a grassroots citizen organization dedicated to preserving the natural environment in the Telluride region and southwest Colorado.
EcoAction PartnersTake Action
EcoAction Partners is a sustainability organization focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and tracking our regional progress toward these goals.
Outdoor Industry AssociationTake Action
The Outdoor Industry Association is a membership-driven trade organization for the outdoor industry. In collaboration with their members, they are a force for the industry in recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and increasing outdoor participation.
1% For the PlanetTake Action
1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. They collaborate with individual and business members to identify environmental organizations that will make the greatest impact and align with your giving goals.
American Alpine ClubTake Action
Established in 1902 by the nation's leading climbers and conservationists, The American Alpine Club promotes and preserves the climbing way of life. Their mission is to provide knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community.
Protect Our WintersTake Action
POW helps passionate outdoor people protect the places they live and love from climate change. POW is a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies that protect our world today and for future generations.
Honnold FoundationTake Action
The Honnold Foundation envisions a world where all people have equal access to opportunity and live in balance with the environment. They believe in solar as a proven, environmentally sound solution to global energy poverty, and reduce environmental impact by supporting solar energy initiatives worldwide.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness: Northern San Juan ChapterTake Action
Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.
Woods Hole Research CenterTake Action
The Woods Hole Research Center's (WHRC) mission is to advance scientific discovery and seek science-based solutions for the world’s environmental and economic challenges through research and education.
Public Good: Save the VaquitaFilm: VaquitaTake Action
The Vaquita porpoise is on the brink of extinction. With fewer than 30 left in the wild, scientists say the last Vaquita could die by 2018. Help save this vulnerable marine mammal by supporting these ongoing conservation efforts. Public Good is a Benefit Corporation that accepts donations on behalf of all 1.1 million nationwide nonprofits.
Challenging HeightsFilm: The Rescue ListTake Action
Challenging Heights is committed to protecting the rights of children and ending child trafficking. They have about 60 staff members between their office in Winneba and their Hovde House shelter who work in the coastal communities of Ghana and with international coalitions of NGOs dedicated to fighting modern slavery and protecting children’s rights.
Earth Vision InstituteFilm: The Human ElementTake Action
Earth Vision Institute (EVI), founded by photographer and scientist James Balog in 2012, is a donor-funded organization that is dedicated to creating, publishing, and sharing world-class visual stories and rich media content, educating global citizens about the impact of environmental change on the world.
No One Left BehindFilm: The InterpretersTake Action
No One Left Behind is on the ground in airports across the country, welcoming newly arriving interpreters to their new home and connecting them with essential services – housing, food, transportation, and legal counsel. They are also in the halls of Congress to ensure our allies receive the support they deserve.
The International Justice MissionFilm: The Deep PlaceTake Action
The International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. Their global team includes more than 750 lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.
It is only with your generous contributions that Mountainfilm can continue our mission to use the power of film, art, and ideas to create a better world.
The Bob Brown FoundationFilm: TakaynaTake Action
The Bob Brown Foundation is all about action with a vision to protect Australia's wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance. Their campaign for The Tarkine is calling for its recognition as a National Park and World Heritage Area and is taking strategic and considered action step by step to reach this goal by 2020.
AlfanarFilm: SoufraTake Action
Established in 2004, Alfanar’s goal is to ensure that the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, are able to access the education and opportunity they need to lead productive and dignified lives. They work to help social enterprises improve lives through financial stability, supporting grassroots organizations and helping them achieve lasting social change in their communities.
TIMBYFilm: SilasTake Action
TIMBY (This Is My Backyard) is the result of a collaboration between activists, journalists, technologists, and designers to create a suite of interconnected digital tools to allow teams tackle complex issues quickly and comprehensively. Created to help local communities and organizations understand and maintain the issues affecting their areas.
Buffalo Field CampaignFilm: Our National MammalTake Action
Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working both in the field and in the policy arenas to stop the harassment and slaughter of America’s last wild buffalo. Their primary goal is to create permanent year-round protection for bison and the ecosystem they depend on—including respect for the migratory needs of this long-exploited and endangered species.
Nadia's Initiative: The Sinjar Action FundFilm: On Her ShouldersTake Action
The Sinjar Action Fund is taking contributions from governments around the world, as well as NGOs and individuals of the international community to rebuild Sinjar and facilitate the return of the Yazidi's to their ancient homeland.
The Jane Goodall InstituteFilm: JaneTake Action
The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment.
The Alex Lowe Charitable FoundationFilm: Hold FastTake Action
The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation (ALCF) is dedicated to preserving Alex Lowe's legacy by providing direction and financial support to sustainable, community-based humanitarian programs designed to help the people who live in remote regions of the world.
TentEDFilm: Adventure Not WarTake Action
TentED advances education for children displaced by war. When children arrive in transitional communities, they have often lost everything. By funding projects that make returning to school, fun, and friends possible, TentED seeks to improve and normalize their lives, while providing hope for a more stable, successful future.
United We DreamTake Action
When you’re undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. United We Dream transforms that fear into finding your voice by empowering people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.
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dZi works in partnership with some of Nepal’s most remote communities to create lasting improvements in their quality of life. For over 20 years, dZi has implemented community-driven programs that improve public facilities, public health, income levels, and educational opportunities while preserving community unity, the natural environment, and indigenous culture.
350 ColoradoTake Action
350.org's Go Fossil Free campaign launched with Bill McKibbens Do The Math Tour in 2012. Its simple math: we can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. How can you help? Go Fossil Free: Divest-Invest.
Town of Mountain VillageTake Action
PatagoniaFilm: FishpeopleTake Action
Patagonia - The Activist Company.
We believe the environmental crisis has reached a critical tipping point. Without commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, defend clean water and air, and divest from dirty technologies, humankind as a whole will destroy our planet’s ability to repair itself. At Patagonia, the protection and preservation of the environment isn’t what we do after hours. It’s the reason we’re in business and every day’s work.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To PowerTake Action
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
The New NormalTake Action
At Mountainfilm, we believe that climate change is the most critical issue of our time. We also believe in grassroots movements and have spent nearly four decades sharing and celebrating their powerful stories.
At this year’s festival, we will join the millions of individuals, groups, agencies and organizations actively working to battle climate change.
This is The New Normal, and we invite you to help shape it. Toward this end, we encourage you to take action on our five key initiatives. Commit to taking these, and we'll celebrate you at this year's festival.
From the Filmaid website:
FilmAid uses film and other media to bring life-saving information, psychological relief, and much-needed hope to refugees and other communities in need.
FilmAid envisions a world in which all people can lead safe and healthy lives, enjoying full access to information, education and the opportunity for creative expression.
Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation ProgramFilm: Person of the ForestTake Action
The Gunung Palung Orangutan Program (GPOCP) was established by orangutan researcher, Dr. Cheryl Knott in 1992, and is now in its 22nd year. The project represents one of the longest running studies of wild orangutans in existence. Since the project’s inception there has been an exponential increase in the amount of land converted to large-scale agriculture, as well as illegal logging and mining within the park. These activities have made immediate conservation action in this area of paramount importance.
Gunung Palung National Park, located in western Borneo, Indonesia, represents one of the most important blocks of orangutan habitat. The Park and the surrounding areas harbor one of the most viable remaining populations of orangutans in Borneo, and the world. A census conducted in 2001, funded in part by the Orangutan Conservancy (OC), estimated there to be 2,500 individual orangutans living inside the park, with an almost equal sized population living in the unprotected areas outside the park.
Ontario Turtle Conservation CentreFilm: Fix and ReleaseTake Action
From the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre website:
The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre protects and conserves Ontario’s native turtles and their habitat.
We accomplish this by operating a turtle hospital that treats, rehabilitates, and releases injured turtles, by performing extensive research in the field to further conservation initiatives, and by running a comprehensive education and outreach program.
As an organization, we strive to increase awareness of the challenges facing Ontario’s turtles and to inspire individuals to act to help.?We’re big believers that every person truly can make a difference!
New Normal Action StationTake Action
Roots to RiseTake Action
Buddy PegsTake Action
A Children's Media Company Empowering Kids Through the Power of the Bicycle.
Town of Telluride Ecology CommissionTake Action
Arctic and Mountain Regions Development InstituteTake Action
Apple Core ProjectTake Action
Kees Brenninkmeyer FoundationTake Action
To financially assist alpine guides, patrollers, or instructors who require surgery in order to continue their careers.
Telluride ArtsOur goal is to advance Telluride as a center for extraordinary artists, who infuse our authentic mountain community with world-class ideas. Our programs elevate and promote a culture of the arts in the Telluride Arts District, which is comprised by numerous institutions, events, and artists from around the region and across the globe.Take Action
Telluride GrownTake Action
Water for PeopleTake Action
?Water For People exists to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.
World Bicycle ReliefFilm: Comeback GirlsTake Action
World Bicycle Relief is a catalyst for change, helping people in need realize their goals by providing access to education, markets, healthcare, and vital services with the tool they need to thrive. Equipped with a purpose-designed Buffalo Bicycle from World Bicycle Relief, students, health workers and entrepreneurs, especially women and girls, in developing regions create opportunities for themselves, their families and entire communities.
Mountain 2 MountainTake Action
Telluride Mountain ClubTake Action
Warriors and Quiet Waters FoundationTake Action
Through the experience of fly fishing in Montana, WQW is a catalyst for positive change in the lives of post-9/11 combat veterans.
International Climbers FestivalTake Action
ioby mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful citizen leaders who plan, fund and make positive change in their own neighborhoods. We are creating a future in which our neighborhoods are shaped by the powerful good ideas of our own neighbors.
Telluride TheatreTake Action
Telluride Theatre is committed to advancing the performing arts in our region through innovative productions, education programs and community involvement. We create theatre that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration and is an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences.
The Rewilding InstituteTake Action
To develop and promote the ideas and strategies to advance continental-scale conservation in North America, particularly the need for large carnivores and a permeable landscape for their movement, and to offer a bold, scientifically-credible, practically achievable, and hopeful vision for the future of wild Nature and human civilization in North America.
Extreme Ice SurveyTake Action
Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography program that integrates art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. We believe that the creative integration of art and science can shape public perception and inspire action more effectively than either art or science can do alone.
Orion MagazineTake Action
It is Orion’s fundamental conviction that humans are morally responsible for the world in which we live, and that the individual comes to sense this responsibility as he or she develops a personal bond with nature.
Peaceful UprisingTake Action
Peaceful Uprising is a nonprofit collective committed to action to combat the climate crisis and build a just, healthy world.
WildEarth GuardiansWildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and the health of the American West.Take Action
The Crash Reel - Love Your BrainThe dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. A comeback story with a difference.Take Action
Himalayan Cataract ProjectTake Action
The Himalayan Cataract Project works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the developing world.
John Dau FoundationTake Action
The John Dau Foundation is fulfilling the dream of the former Lost Boy and genocide survivor John Dau to provide healthcare in the war-torn region of South Sudan by building and sustaining medical clinics and training community health workers.
Choroideremia Research FoundationTake Action
The Choroideremia Research Foundation Inc. is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to find a treatment or cure for Choroideremia, a rare inherited retinal degenerative disease that causes blindness.
Gregg Treinish - Adventurers and Scientists for ConservationTake Action
Adventure Scientists is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that equips partners with data collected from the outdoors that are crucial to unlocking solutions to the world's environmental challenges.
Rainforest TrustTake Action
Rainforest Trust helps protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around vulnerable areas.
Through these highly effective partnerships, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.
Pathfinder InternationalTake Action
We expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, going wherever the need is most urgent.
Paradox SportsTake Action
As one of the nation’s premier adaptive outdoor recreation organizations, Paradox Sports is dedicated to our mission: Revolutionizing lives through adaptive climbing opportunities that defy convention.
Frack Free ColoradoTake Action
Frack Free CO is a collaborative, grass roots movement that works to raise awareness about the dangers of fracking and enlighten Coloradans on ways that we can accelerate our move to renewable energy and sustainable living today.
Black Canyon Regional Land TrustTake Action
The Mission of the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust is to serve as a non-political, non-governmental organization that encourages and assists private landowners in preserving and sustaining the rural heritage, natural, and cultural conservation values primarily in the watersheds of the Uncompahgre, North Fork of the Gunnison, and lower Gunnison Rivers and surrounding areas, for the benefit of the public, today and in perpetuity.??
Western Colorado CongressTake Action
Western Colorado Congress is a grassroots, democratic organization dedicated to challenging injustice by organizing people to increase their power over decisions that affect their lives.
Salmon Beyond BordersTake Action
Defend & Sustain the rivers, jobs & way of life in Southeast Alaska
Trout Unlimited AlaskaTake Action
Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program collaborates closely with commercial fishermen, anglers, tribes, chefs, and many others who care about trout and salmon. We work to preserve, protect and restore wild salmon and trout populations throughout the country’s largest, wildest and most fish-rich state.
The FractivistTake Action
Shane Davis is a data-miner, activist, researcher, and the founder of Fractivist.org, an anti-fracking investigative blog about the Colorado Oil and Gas industry and the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Telluride Adaptive Sports ProgramTake Action
Challenge, Inspire, Empower
TASP provides outdoor therapeutic recreation to individuals with disabilities promoting independence and personal growth.
San Juan IndependentTake Action
The San Juan Independent, a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, aims to elevate journalism in our mountain home. We believe that small towns have big stories but know that small papers don’t always have the resources to cover them deeply. So, in contrast to the traditional community news model, we’re backing away from the day-to-day ballgames and bellwethers to focus on the slower-moving scoops that span our region. The San Juans’ environment, economy and community are more complex than a glimpse of a local council meeting can capture and so, instead, we endeavor to produce rich accounts that analyze the full arc of an issue. We hold journalism to be a public service that fuels debate and democracy, and seek to give our public the best information possible.
Rabbit IslandTake Action
Advancing the culture of art and science on a remote island in Lake Superior.
The Rabbit Island Foundation provides a platform to investigate, expand and challenge creative practices in a remote environment through the Rabbit Island Residency. By living and working on Rabbit Island residents engage directly with the landscape and respond to notions of conservation, ecology, sustainability, and resilience. With the idea that the intelligent organization and celebration of wild spaces is the most civilized thing we can value as society, the residency reflects on the continent’s four hundred year history of settlement and division of land. The island itself an unsettled and undivided space, enables residents to present commentary on these ideas, creating creative interpretations and solutions to issues of global importance such as climate change and loss of natural habitat and pristine watersheds.
Jeff Lowe Mountain FoundationTake Action
The Jeff Lowe Mountain Foundation's mission is to promote the joys of climbing; secure access and preserve the mountain environment.
Grand Canyon TrustTake Action
Since 1985, the Grand Canyon Trust has worked to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau.
Ebola Orphan ProjectTake Action
San Miguel Watershet Education ProgramTake Action
A commitment to contribute to the raising of a generation of informed stewards of place and community
San Miguel Resource CenterTake Action
Our mission is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in our community through intervention services, prevention education and social change.
Project Welcome Home TroopsTake Action
Their mission is to improve the quality of life for returning veterans and their families. They provide safe and effective techniques for stress relief, greater health and well-being, and empowerment.
Pinhead InstituteTake Action
Pinhead Institute is a Smithsonian Affiliate based in Telluride, Colorado that strives to promote science-education both locally & globally. An international network of the world’s leading scientists supports our many educational programs providing unparalleled opportunity to high-level scientific education in rural Colorado. Pinhead Institute educates and inspires children and adults in the greater Telluride region about the wonders of science and technology.
Outdoor MindsetTake Action
They strive to enhance quality of life for people affected by neurological challenges by uniting and empowering our members through a common passion for the outdoors. They believe in the power of community and the outdoors to enliven mind, body and soul. They envision a global community of people positively impacted by the outdoors.
National Parks Conservation AssocationTake Action
Protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.
Great Old Broads For WildernessTake Action
Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by elders, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Conceived by older women who love wilderness, Broads gives voice to the millions of older Americans who want to protect their public lands as Wilderness for this and future generations.
Futaleufú RiverkeeperTake Action
The Futaleufú Riverkeeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international network of clean water advocates working around the world to protect our planet’s waterways and defending our fundamental right to a healthy environment free from pollution and abuse.
Eco Action PartnersTake Action
EcoAction Partners is a sustainability organization focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and tracking our regional progress toward these goals. EcoAction Partners works with the community to reduce waste, increase local food supply and encourage other sustainable practices.
Western Slope Conservation CenterTake Action
The mission of the Western Slope Conservation Center is to build an active and aware community to protect and enhance the lands, air, water, and wildlife of the Lower Gunnison Watershed.
Telluride InstituteTake Action
The Telluride Institute is an innovative non-profit organization that fosters the transition to a sustainable world. We work with communities, businesses, and the public sector to create and advance real solutions that support the health of environments, cultures, and economies. We collaborate with leading artists, scientists, and educators to map a progressive future.
Coloradans for Community RightsTake Action
Coloradans for Community Rights (CCR) is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization formed in 2014 to pass by ballot initiative an amendment to the Colorado constitution recognizing the people’s right of local self-government and empowering local communities to protect their fundamental rights, free of corporate interference and state preemption. We are Colorado citizens working together on a state-wide campaign to win passage of the Colorado Community Rights Amendment in the November 2016 election.
Chris Klug FoundationTake Action
Chris Klug Foundation advocates for organ and tissue donation, and inspires those touched by transplantation. Through their programs they reach tens of thousands of young people each year, equipping them with facts about organ donation so they can make educated decisions.
- Camping to Connect
- Woodwell Climate Research Center
- Help keep the Herrera-Lima Family Housed
- Sea Sisters Sri Lanka
- Sunrise Movement
- Rainforest Connection
- Kanindé Ethno-environmental Defense Association
- We Love Reading
- Friends For Youth
- Skoll Foundation
- R.E.S.C.U.E | Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
- Iron Light Labs
- The Center for Training in Agroecology and Sustainability (CEFAS)
- Parents For Peace
- The Follow Your Dream Foundation
- Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
- America Remembers Fund
- Mission: JOY
- PFLAG National
- Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc.
- The Rural Changemakers
- Mountain Bike Afghanistan
- Restore Hetch Hetchy
- Justice Outside
- PALAWAN NGO NETWORK INCORPORATED
- Perpetuo Films
- The WILD Foundation
- California Black Women's Health Project
- River Newe
- Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
- 2 Rivers East
- The Dewayne S Parker One Love Foundation
- Women Make Movies
- Wild Europe
- The Whale Sanctuary Project
- Outdoor Outreach
- The Peregrine Fund
- The American Museum of Fly Fishing
- Sphinx Organization
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