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How Environmental Organizations Work


Education-related Environmental Organizations

If you want to teach others about environmental issues, your first stop is the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), a network of organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada that raise awareness about environmental issues.

Since 1971, NAAEE has provided training for people interested in developing programs to educate the public about the environment in non-formal settings, K-12 classrooms, universities, government agencies and corporations [source: NAAEE].

Like traditional environmental organizations, groups focused on environmental education cover topics like air quality and climate change, endangered species, energy, transportation, forestry, marine life, water quality, solid waste and sustainable development [source: EELink].

The Canary Project, for example, is an organization dedicated to photographing landscapes around the world to show the effects of global warming [source: The Canary Project]. The Green Ribbon Pledge teaches Americans how to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, encouraging them to use public transportation, take shorter showers, let dishes and laundry air dry and weather strip doors and windows [source: The Green Ribbon Pledge].

Other education-related environmental organizations include Negative Population Group (NPG), which publishes newsletters, forum papers and population fact sheets to educate the public and politicians on the affect of overpopulation on the environment [source: NPG]. Another is The Center for Ecoliteracy, which teaches grammar and high schools students about sustainable living by tending school gardens and designing neighborhood recycling programs [source: The Center for Ecoliteracy].

When it comes to the environment, there are many lessons to learn -- and teach. Read on for information on global warming organizations.