Many organizations have taken up the cause of educating citizens and fighting back against the corporate takeover of Rural America. Below are just a few that we have worked with and/or learned from in our efforts to do the same.
The mission of the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance is to preserve and protect the scenic beauty and pristine water and air quality of the Buffalo National River for future generations through public outreach and education, advocacy, and direct actions.
The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) works throughout the U.S. helping communities protect themselves from the negative impacts of factory farms, officially called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). SRAP gives family farmers, ranchers, and other rural citizens the tools needed to develop and sustain ecologically sound, economically viable, humane farming alternatives to industrial-scale agriculture.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. ALDF accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes, supporting tough animal protection legislation and fighting harmful animal protection legislation, and providing resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.
CBD believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, CBD works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. CBD does so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. CBD wants those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
A 501(c)3 nonprofit environmental law firm, we have a passionate belief that the power of the law can be used to preserve the environment and build a healthier future for all.