Priority Plastic Actions for President Biden

The world faces an indisputable plastic pollution crisis. More than 99% of plastic is created from chemicals sourced from fossil fuels, including an oversupply of fracked gas, which is spurring a global boom in new plastic production. That plastic is causing serious environmental problems at every step of its lifecycle. President Biden can tackle this crisis with the stroke of a pen.

Plastic production fuels the climate crisis with increased greenhouse gas emissions and damages local communities where plastic is made with toxic air and water pollution. Plastic is also a threat to human health: As we increasingly consume more and more of our food and drinks from single-use plastic wrappers and containers, we're exposed to chemicals linked to many of the known public health crises of our time, including obesity, ADD/ADHD, and many forms of cancer.

Once discarded, plastic clogs our rivers and oceans, harms wildlife, infiltrates our drinking water, and persists in the environment for centuries. Half of all plastics ever manufactured have been made in the last 15 years, and annual plastic pollution into rivers, lakes and oceans could surpass 50 million tons within the next 10 years unless significant policy changes are made. Banning bags and straws are important first steps taken by state and local governments, but we need bold new federal policies to address the plastic pollution crisis.

And despite false and misleading claims by the makers of plastics, we cannot recycle our way out of this problem. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. plastic recycling rate is an anemic 8%. Instead, more than 90% of plastic in the United States is buried, burned or released into the environment.

The solution to plastic pollution is simple: Reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic produced.

We can transform our extractive, throwaway economy to a regenerative, inclusive one that's good for our environment and creates American jobs. We need to stop plastic contamination at its source before it enters the marketplace, while improving our waste-management systems, developing new business models, phasing out the worst plastic offenders, and shifting to reusable non-plastic alternatives. The federal government needs to be a catalyst for innovation.

There is time to make this transition, but the question remains: How can we make this large-scale transition quickly enough?

President Biden can take the following eight key steps without any action from Congress. These actions will immediately set the nation on a pathway to a plastic pollution-free future while longer-term measures that require action at all levels of government and society develop.

Each of the actions described require the president to prioritize support for communities that historically have been harmed "first and worst" by the petrochemical industrial sector and the waste it creates: communities of color, Indigenous communities, and impoverished communities. Moreover, these actions will provide an opportunity to drive job growth in a new green economy providing unionized jobs with family-sustaining wages in communities that need them the most. Workers in the petrochemical sector and related industries will find their jobs fundamentally transformed, but not abandoned, in an economy and workforce that is inclusive, fair, and just for all people.

We urge President Biden to take these actions in the remainder of his term, in addition to the ten steps proposed by #ClimatePresident. The actions called for in #ClimatePresident, such as keeping fossil fuels in the ground by ending fossil fuel extraction on federal lands and waters and banning fracking, are inextricably linked to #PlasticFreePresident. Acting together, these plans will lead to a safer, healthier, and more equitable world for everyone.

8 Priority Plastic Actions President Biden can take Without Congress

The federal government is the single largest purchaser of goods and services in the United States, spending more than $450 billion on products and services each year. That means the government is likely the country's largest consumer of disposable plastic products. By altering its product specifications to give preference to reusable products, the federal government could both significantly reduce the amount of plastics going to landfill and incinerators each year and spur demand for alternatives to single-use plastic products.

  • Appoint a Plastic Pollution Czar to coordinate plastic reduction efforts amongst federal agencies and internationally.

  • Direct the head of each federal agency to ensure that it does not purchase single-use plastic products, or allow them to be sold on federal property, with limited exemptions. Require each agency to submit a plan within the first six months of the administration detailing what it will do to eliminate single-use plastic products.

  • Issue an Executive Order immediately prohibiting all federal agencies and federal contractors from purchasing or selling single-use plastic water bottles in national parks or other federal facilities.

  • Direct the EPA to update its Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program to clarify agencies must not acquire single-use plastics.

  • Work with federal agencies to develop and implement a strategy to phase out single-use plastic products across the federal government. The new strategy should have numerical goals, timelines to achieve them and sufficient funding for any new capital costs, such as installing dishwashing equipment, water fountains, and other improvements.

  • In any new stimulus or other spending bills, include funding for projects that reduce the use of plastic by the federal government and other federally funded projects or entities.

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In the next 10 years, the petrochemical industry plans to increase plastics production by at least 35%, with more than 300 new projects slated for the United States alone. Using cheap fracked gas, the new and expanded facilities planned by the industry produce raw material for an endless deluge of throwaway plastic, approximately 40% of which is discarded within minutes. This dirty industry disproportionately fouls the air and water of poor communities and communities of color.

  • Urge all federal agencies to use all existing legal authorities to deny permits for new plastics production and infrastructure projects, including but not limited to refineries, ethane crackers, propane dehydrogenation facilities, polymerization facilities, pipelines, gasification and pyrolysis facilities, natural gas liquid storage facilities and hubs, fraction-ation facilities, import and export terminals, and facilities that repolymerize plastic polymers into chemical feedstocks for use in new products or as fuel.

  • Support a bill that bans fracking and bans new petrochemical infrastructure.

  • Direct all federal agencies to use their full existing legal authority to object in writing to any new permit issued to plastics production and infrastructure projects by a State delegated authority under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, or any other relevant federal statute.

  • Halt the export of gas liquids, monomers, and polymers used for plastic production to the fullest extent allowed under federal law.

  • Use the president's authority under the National Emergencies Act to reinstate the crude oil export ban.

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Plastic producers must be held accountable for the plastic pollution they have created. Voluntary measures like Operation Clean Sweep, small scale financial contributions like the industry-backed Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and the plastics industry's promotion of "chemical recycling" and "waste to energy" are all dangerous distractions from the massive, global plastic pollution problem we need to face. We need to place the responsibility where it belongs: on the industry that generates the waste.

  • Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, which, among other things, would make plastic product manufacturers accountable for wasteful products and phase out unnecessary single-use plastic products.

  • Ensure that stimulus or other bills supported by the administration do not fund industry's false solutions that exacerbate the plastic pollution crisis, such as chemical recycling, waste-to-fuel, waste-to-energy, incineration, gasification, pyrolysis, and plasma arc, which are harmful to human health and the environment and violate the principles of environmental justice. Veto any section of spending bills that fund the false solutions listed above.

  • Direct the Attorney General to investigate all violations of law by plastic producers, transporters, and molders/formers impacting the environment and prosecute them to the maximum extent of the law for the damages they have caused.

  • Direct the Federal Trade Commission, in its "Green Guide" on environmental marketing claims, to prohibit companies from falsely claiming their plastic products are recyclable.

  • Direct the EPA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to set minimum recycled content standards for beverage containers and other items.

  • Impose tariffs on the import of single-use plastics, with exemptions for medical and personal protective equipment and accessibility options for persons with disabilities.

  • Establish a moratorium on the construction of any new garbage incinerators and direct each state to develop a schedule to close existing municipal incinerators and develop a plan to close and remediate all incinerator ash landfills.

  • Direct the EPA to develop new data collection methodologies to accurately report waste reduction, recycling, and composting rates throughout the United States. Require consistent reporting from local and state governments and the private sector.

  • Direct the Department of Commerce to establish a new office on Recycling Market Development and Waste Reduction Innovation.

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Petrochemical companies continue to locate new and expanded plastics facilities near existing fossil fuel infrastructure, which means they are targeting the Gulf Coast, Appalachia, the Ohio River Valley, and other communities that already shoulder a heavy burden of oil, gas, and plastic industry pollution. Across the United States, these facilities are often located in and have a disproportionate impact on low-income and minority neighborhoods.

  • Direct all federal agencies to ensure that communities of color, Indigenous communities, and low-income communities have access to public information and opportunities for meaningful public participation in all petrochemical permitting decisions.

  • Direct EPA to promulgate regulations requiring continuous emissions and fenceline monitoring of pollutants for all plastics facilities, accu­rate and continuous recordkeeping, as well as the provision of records to the public.

  • Direct EPA to conduct cumulative risk assessments to human health in all petrochemical and disposal industry permitting decisions, and as part of any National Environmental Policy Act processes.

  • Develop measures that will increase clean and green long-term economic investment in communities, workers and economies.

  • Direct the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a petrochemical displacement fund to enable families facing immediate health risk to access funds to assist with relocation.

  • Direct federal agencies to strengthen their relationship with Indian tribes, and ensure tribes are actively involved in the consultation process for all proposals affecting tribal lands and other properties that attach traditional religious and cultural significance.

  • Direct the Department of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and the Attorney General to commence a study for mitigation and payment of damages to those deliberately and disproportionately exposed to and harmed by industrial facilities that produce petrochemicals and plastics.

  • Direct the Attorney General to investigate the linkages between petrochemical corridors and human trafficking, sexual violence, and the incidence of murdered and missing Indigenous women.

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The EPA has the authority and obligation to ensure that our nation's air, waterways, wildlife, and communities are not polluted by emissions and discharges from industrial facilities. To meet its obligations, it is tasked with developing and implementing pollution standards that reflect the best available technology and changing nature of the industries it regulates. Nevertheless, the agency continues to rely on decades-old standards when permitting plastics facilities and infrastructure, putting public health and the environment in harm's way.

  • Direct EPA to update its Clean Air Act new source performance standards (NSPS) regulations and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) regulations that apply to plastics facilities and require they use only zero-emissions energy sources; direct EPA to initiate a rulemaking to designate ethane and methane as volatile organic compounds.

  • Direct EPA to update its decades-old Clean Water Act regulations for plastics facilities to reflect the best available technology for conventional, non-conventional, and toxic pollutants from new and modified sources and establish a zero plastic standard for wastewater and stormwater discharges. Direct EPA to update Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for new and expanded facilities to eliminate the discharge of toxic priority pollutants from wastewater and stormwater streams.

  • Direct EPA to promulgate regulations to prevent the discharge of plastic from other entities that transport, make, and package plastic materials.

  • Direct EPA to initiate rulemakings under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to (1) consider listing plastic as hazardous waste due to its public health and environmental harms, which would result in waste reduction measures, recordkeeping in transit, and strict criteria for disposal and export; (2) ensure proper disposal of plastic hazardous waste that does not include incineration; and (3) require the inclusion of best management practices for the disposal of plastics in state and regional solid waste plans.

  • Direct EPA to conduct risk evaluations of plastics and update its Toxic Substances Control Act regulations to regulate plastics that pose an unreasonable risk to public health or the environment, and for those plastics (1) prohibit production of single-use products, except as necessary to supply medical and personal protective equipment, and accessibility options for persons with disabilities; (2) require manufacturers to track and ensure proper disposal or recycling of those plastics; and (3) require zero discharge of plastic pellets and powders in the generation, storage, and transportation of those plastics.

  • Direct EPA to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct a study and report on the environmental, public health, and environmental justice impacts of the plastic industry and its planned expansion, including the production, entire supply chain, end uses, disposal fate, and lifecycle impacts of plastic products. The study and report must also assess the best available technologies and practices that reduce or eliminate the environmental justice and pollution impacts of plastics facilities and associated infrastructure. These will inform EPA's revision of environmental regulations to mitigate these impacts.

  • Direct the Food and Drug Administration to fund a nationwide study on the presence of microplastics in water and food products, including fish, fruits, and vegetables.

  • Direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund a nationwide study on the presence of plastics in the human body and to determine how the presence of plastics in human blood and organs is affecting human health.

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For too long, the United States has subsidized the fossil fuel industry. It's time to stop the flow of financing to the petrochemical industry and the oil and gas industry that supplies its feedstocks.

  • Direct the Department of Energy to end all loan and guarantee financing programs that increase plastics production, from extraction, pipelines, storage to manufacturing and export.

  • Direct all federal agencies to ensure that polluters who enter into settlement agreements in connection with their violations of laws and regulations are not able to deduct the payments from their taxes.

  • Direct the Department of Commerce to include alternatives to plastics as a cornerstone of its next Strategic Plan, including mechanisms for shifting federal financing and other support from the petrochemical industry to financing for alternatives to plastics, including reusable products as well as sustainable waste reduction and management technologies.

  • Direct the EPA to enforce financial assurance obligations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Remediation Act (Superfund) for oil refining and chemical manufacturing industries to ensure that companies are not self-bonded and are fully funding closure costs.

  • Direct the Department of Commerce to advocate globally for the selection of U.S. suppliers of plastic alternatives in foreign government procurement opportunities, to provide assistance to green investors that want to do business in and with the United States, and to produce other opportunities to promote plastics solutions that reduce impacts to public health and the environment.

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For many years, the U.S. government has hindered the work of a growing number of countries to enact new and strengthen existing global governance structures to address the plastic pollution crisis. It is time for the U.S. to become a proactive partner with key allies to address the global plastic crisis by targeting production, consumption, and disposal.

  • End the objection process to block the incorporation of the updated Basel Plastic Amendment into the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Decision Annexes.

  • Work with Congress to ratify the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal and finalize implementing legislation for the Convention and Basel Ban.

  • End the export of plastic wastes (including for "recycling") to non-OECD countries.

  • Publicly acknowledge the full life cycle impacts of plastic pollution and microplastics on human health and marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and the need for new global governance to address those harms.

  • Negotiate in good faith a new legally-binding convention on plastic pollution that addresses the full lifecycle of plastics, building on and complementing existing regional and global frameworks while addressing key gaps around global objectives, market restrictions, and a just and safe circular economy for plastics.

  • Negotiate in good faith a new legally-binding treaty to eliminate fossil fuel extraction, which provides the raw material of 99% of plastics.

  • Convene a Major Economies Forum on Plastics to bring together the countries most responsible for consumption of plastic that ultimately ends up as waste, as well as the United Nations, to spur cooperative action to combat the plastics crisis.

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Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear, including gillnets and fishing traps/pots causes ecological and economic harms. This fishing gear is often called "ghost gear" because long after it is lost it entangles, captures, and kills sea turtles, seabirds, marine mammals, and fish. It changes the marine environment, poses navigational hazards, introduces plastic into the marine food web, and creates a persistent marine debris and pollution problem, with high cleanup costs.

  • Direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to develop regulations for reducing litter and the environmental impacts of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing gear that is lost or abandoned. These regulations must include (1) reporting, labeling, traceability, and monitoring measures and (2) measures to eliminate or substantially reduce the impacts of lost and abandoned fishing gear on wildlife, including gear retrieval projects.

  • Commit to working with NOAA, the states, and Congress to complete a plan and allocate new federal funding to eliminate abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear from U.S. vessels and in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

  • Revise the NOAA "Fishing for Energy" program that collects derelict fishing gear at 31 ports in 9 states, which recycles a limited amount of metal and sends the rest of the collected material to garbage incinerators. The incinerator element of this program should be eliminated.

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Center for Biological Diversity
Break Free from Plastics
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Clean Air Council
Center for Coalfield Justice
Food & Water Action
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Last Beach Cleanup
Last Plastic Straw
Plastic Pollution Coalition

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100 Grannies for a Livable Future

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5 Gyres Institute

7th Generation Advisors

Abaca Games

ABCRGR Creation Collaborative

Academia Brasileira Ambientalista de Letras (ABAL)

Active San Gabriel Valley

Adventure Coast Sierra Club

Adventures in Waste

Advocates for Springfield

Alabama Interfaith Power & Light

Algalita Marine Research & Education

All Our Energy

Allamakee County Protectors - Education Campaign

Allegany County Women's Action Coalition

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Alpha Forma

Already Devalued and Devastated Homeowners of Parsippany

Altamaha Riverkeeper

Amazon Watch

American Sustainable Business Council

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Animal Welfare Institute

Animals Are Sentient Beings, Inc.

Animas Valley Institute

Anthropocene Alliance

Apalachicola Riverkeeper

Assateague Coastal Trust

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Atchafalaya Bainkeeper

Athens County's Future Action Network, formerly Athens County (OH) Fracking Action Network

Audubon of Southwest Florida

Ayer Recycling Committee

Aytzim: Ecological Judaism



Bag Free Wichita

Bag the Bronx


Basel Action Network

Battle Creek Alliance & Defiance Canyon Raptor Rescuer

Bay Area-System Change not Climate Change

Bayou City Waterkeeper

Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign Hawaii (B.E.A.C.H.)

Beach Signs and Designs


Beaver County (PA) Marcellus Awareness (BCMAC)

Beloved Earth Community of The Riverside Church

Benicians for a Safe & Healthy Community

Berks Gas Truth

Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)

Berkshire Zero-Waste Initiative

Better Path Coalition

Beyond Toxics

Bhumi Global

Big Bang Photographie France

Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper, Inc.

Big Reuse

Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Bliss & Wisdom Los Angeles/Little Parrot Farm

Blue Uprising

Bolsa Chica Land Trust

Boston Clean Energy Coalition

Breathe Project


Brooklyn Bridge CSA

Brooklyn Solid Waste Advisory Board

Broome Tioga Green Party

Brown Girl Green

Buckeye Environmental Network

Bucks County Audubon Society

Bucks Environmental Action

Buddhist Global Relief

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

BYO Madison

BYOBag Boston


Cafeteria Culture

Cahaba Riverkeeper

California Coastal Protection Network

California Reuse Collective

Californians Against Waste

Calusa Waterkeeper, Inc.

Cape Coral Friends of Wildlfie

Cape Fear River Watch

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

Catskill Mountainkeeper

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

CDH Development & Associates

Center for a Competitive Waste Industry

Center for Environmental Health

Center for Food Safety

Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT)

Center for Zero Waste Design

Central California Asthma Collaborative

Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War

CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm


Chautauqua-Conewango Consortium

ChicoBag Company / To-Go Ware

Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper

Christians Caring for Creation

Christians For The Mountains

Church Women United in New York State

Circular Triangle

Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

Citizens Conservation Lobby

Citizens' Environmental Coalition

Ciudadanos Del Karso

Clean Air Council

Clean Ocean Action

Clean Water Fund



Climate Action Now Western Mass

Climate Action Now!

Climate Crisis Policy

Climate Defense Project

Climate Hawks Vote

Climate Reality DFW Chapter - Plastics Working Group

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Climate Reality Project, Susquehanna Valley PA Chapter

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Climate Witness Project

Clover Sonoma

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Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation

Coastal Carolina Riverwatch/Crystal Coast Waterkeeper

Colorado River Waterkeeper Network


Columbia Riverkeeper

Columbus Community Rights Coalition

Community Action Works

Community Law and Mediation Services


Concerned Citizens for the Hudson Valley

Concerned Health Professionals of New York

Concerned Ohio River Residents

Conejo Climate Coalition

Coney Island Beautification Project, Inc.

Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, U.S. Provinces

ConnPIRG Students

Conservation Congress

Conservation Law Foundation

Cook Inletkeeper

Cooperative Energy Futures

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center

Courage California

Creative Club Global

Cumberland-Harpeth Audubon Society

Daily Acts

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Debris Free Oceans

Designs For A Better World

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Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Peace and Justice Office

Don't Gas the Meadowlands Coalition

Don't Waste Arizona

Don't Waste Durham

Earth Ethics, Inc.

Earth Guardians Bay Area Crew

Earth Island Institute

Earth Uprising



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Ecological Rights Foundation

Ecology Center

Education, Economics, Environmental, Climate and Health Organization (EEECHO)

Elders Action Network

Elektrik Fantasy Festival / The Fantasea Foundation

Endangered Habitats League

Endangered Species Coalition

Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI)

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin

Environmental Advocates NY

Environmental Investigation Agency

Equitable Health Solutions, LLC

Eye Level Learning Center of Northbrook

Extinction Rebellion Kentucky

Extinction Rebellion Santa Barbara

Fairmont, Mn Peace Group

Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxics Safety (FACTS)

Fearless Grandmothers

Feminists in Action Los Angeles

For Love of Water (FLOW)

Foundation Earth

Frac Sand Sentinel: Project Outreach

Frack-Free Frostburg (Maryland)

FracTracker Alliance

Franciscan Action Network

FreshWater Accountability Project

Friends Committee on Legislation of California

Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Friends of Buckingham

Friends of Heinz Refuge

Friends of Nelson

Friends of the Bitterroot

Friends of the Earth

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Fuerza Mundial

Fund for Wild Nature

Future Prosperity

Gas Free Seneca

Gas Free Seney


Genesis Farm

GeoFamily Foundation

Geos Institute

Ghent Neighborhood League

Glendale Environmental Coalition

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Good Neighbor Steering Committee

Gonzaga Environmental Organization

Graphics Now

Grassroots Environmental Education

Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Green America

Green Compass

Green Education and Legal Fund

Green Map System

Green Newton, Inc

Green Party of Nassau County

Green State Solutions

Green The Church

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Greenbelt Climate Action Network



Group for the East End

Grow Purpose

Gunpowder Riverkeeper

Hands Across the Sand


Haw River Assembly

Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights

Heal the Bay

Health Promotion Consultants

Healthy Gulf

Healthy Oceans Coalition


Heirs To Our Oceans

Hesperian Health Guides

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History

Hispanic Access Foundation

Home ReSource

Honeydew Energy Advisors

Howling For Wolves

Hyde Consulting

Idle No More SF Bay

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In the Shadow of the Wolf

Indian Riverkeeper

Indivisible 518: Justice for All

Indivisible Bainbridge Island

Indivisible Cranbury

Indivisible Ga 04

Indivisible Pittsfield

Indivisible San Jose

Inland Ocean Coalition


Inspiration of Sedona

Interfaith Earthkeepers of Eugene/Springfield, ORR

Interfaith Oceans

Interfaith Power & Light

International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute

Iris Art & Education Group

It's Easy Being Green

Jampac (Jamesville Positive Action Committee)

Johnson Ohana Foundation

Just Burlap Bags

Kettle Range Conservation Group

Kickapoo Peace Circle

Kissimmee Waterkeeper

Kiva Design + Architecture

Kokua Hawaii Foundation

Lahontan Audubon Society

Last Bottle Clothing

Limelight Studio LLC

Live Life Medical Center

Living Rivers & Colorado Riverpeeper

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Lonely Whale

Long Island Network Divers

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Los Padres ForestWatch

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association

Mama Dbaby

ManaSota-88, Inc.

Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board

Marcellus Outreach Butler

Marin Sanitary Service

Maryland Ornithological Society

Mass Forest Rescue

Matanzas Riverkeeper

Mazaska Talks


Mid-Missouri Peaceworks

Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Mission Blue

Missouri Confluence Waterkeeper

Mlondolozi High School

MM Green Packaging Solutions

MOM's Organic Market

Mornig Line Farms, Inc.

Mothers Out Front- Asheville, NC

Mountain Watershed Association


Movement Rights

Nassau Hiking & Outdoor Club

National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

National Clean Up Day/Clean Trails

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

National Religious Coalition on Creation Care

National STEM Honor Society

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Natural Resources Defense Council

Neighbors of the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River

NELA Climate Collective

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light

New Standard Institute

New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

New York Youth Climate Leaders

Newtown Creek Alliance

NJ State Industrial Union Council


No Sharon Gas Pipeline - Clean Energy Now

No Waste Louisiana

North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)

North American Water Office

North Carolina Council of Churches

North Country 350 Alliance

North Kitsap Indivisible

Northcoast Environmental Center

Northern California Recycling Association

Northern Jaguar Project

Norwalk River Watershed Assocation

Norwalk Zero Waste Coalition

NY Communities for Change



NYCD16 Indivisible

NYPAN Enviro

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

Ocean Conservation Research

Ocean Crest Alliance

Ocean First Institute

Ocean Recovery Community Alliance

Oceanic Global

Oceanic Preservation Society

OFA Marin

Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation, Sisters of Charity of New York

Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Ohio River Waterkeeper

Orange County Coastkeeper

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

OSPIRG Students

Our Revolution Falls Church

Our Santa Fe River, Inc.

Pachamama Alliance of the Cincinnati Area

Pacific Environment

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Parley for the Oceans

Parsippany Green Team

Pass the Federal Green New Deal Coalition

Past Plastics Cincinnati

Peace Boat US

Peak Plastic Foundation

Peconic Baykeeper

Pelican Media


People Concerned about Chemical Safety

People Over Petro Coalition

People's Climate Movement - Capital Region

Physicians for Social Responsibility Arizona

Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida

Pittsburgh Vegan Society

Plastic Free America

Plastic Free Future

Plastic Free Sharon

Plastic-Free MKE


Plastic Ocean Project, Inc.

Plastic Oceans International

Portland Chapter of Native Plant Society of Oregon

Presentation Sisters Justice Commission

Preserve Monroe

Project Coyote

Protect PT (Penn-Trafford)

PSR Pennsylvania

Public Citizen

Public Goods and Services

Public Lands Project

Puget Soundkeeper

Quad Cities Waterkeeper INC.


Rachel Carson Council

Raptors Are The Solution

Raritan Headwaters

RE Sources

Recycle Hawaii

Red Rock Audubon Society

Reef Relief

ReImagine Turtle Creek Watershed & Airshed Communities Plus

Resource Renewal Institute

RESTORE: The North Woods

ReThink Plastics, Athens, Ohio

Rethink Waste Gonzaga

Rethinking Plastic

ReWild Long Island

Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Inc.

Rio Grande Waterkeeper (WildEarth Guardians)

RISE St. James

River Guardian Foundation

Riverdale Jewish Earth Alliance

Rogue Climate


Russian Riverkeeper

Sacred River Healing

Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment

Safe Healthy Playing Fields Inc.

Safer States

San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper

San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society

San Francisco Baykeeper

Sane Energy Project

Santa Clarita Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network

Santa Cruz Climate Speakers Bureau

Save Our Sandhills

Save Our Shores

Save Our Sky Blue Waters

Save the Albatross Coalition

Save the Frogs!

Save the Manatee Club

Save The River Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper

Save Wolves Now Network

Sea Hugger

Sears-Swetland Family Foundation

Seaside Sustainability

Seatuck Environmental Association

Seeding Sovereignty

Seneca Lake Guardian



Shark Stewards


Sierra Club

Sisters of Charity Federation

Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, New York

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Sixth Street Community Center

Slow Food North Shore

Snake River Waterkeeper

Society of Alternative Resources

Society of Fearless Grandmothers

Society of Native Nations

SocioEnergetics Foundation

Solar Wind Works

Solarize Albany

Sound Action

South Asian Fund For Education,Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)

South Baltimore Community Land Trust

South Florida Wildlands Association

South Shore Audubon Society

Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association

Southwestern Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life

Special Service for Groups/API Forward Movement

Spokane Falls Chapter Trout Unlimited

Spokane RIverkeeper

Spottswoode Winery, Inc.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Earth Care Committee

St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore


Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion

Strategy Zero Waste Solutions

Suncoast Waterkeeper

Sunflower Alliance

Sunrise Movement Bay Area

Sunrise Movement Howard County

Sunrise Movement New Orleans

Sunrise Movement Portland

Sunrise Movement Silicon Valley

Sustain Charlotte

Sustainability Department, Sisters of St. Joseph

Sustainable Arizona

Sustainable Bainbridge

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

Sustainable Mill Valley

Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Sustainable Sharon Coalition

Sustainable Sudbury

Sustainable Tompkins, Inc.

Sustainable Upton

Sustaining Way

Syracuse Cultural Workers


Tampa Bay Waterkeeper

Tar Sands Action SoCal

Tennessee Environmental Council

Terra Advocati

Texas Campaign for the Environment

The Banner

The Chad Livsey Project Inc.

The Climate Mobilization North Jersey Chapter

The Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter

The Climate Reality Project San Diego Chapter

The Harambee House

The Lands Council

The Last Plastic Straw

The Lilies Project

The Marine Mammal Center

The Natural History Museum

The Ocean Project

The Post-landfill Action Network

The Repurpose Project

The Rewilding Institute

The River Project

The Safina Center

The Shalom Center

The Shame Free Zone

The Spokane Ecosocialist

The Story of Stuff Project

The Wahine Project

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay

The Whaleman Foundation

Think Zero LLC


Time Laboratory

TLC Edcuation

Tomales Bay Youth Center

Toxic Free NC

Toxics Information Project (TIP)

Transition Pasadena

Transition Sebastopol

Transition Town Port Washington

Tualatin Riverkeepers

Turtle Island Restoration Network

Un-bottle and Protect Chaffee County Water

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge

Unitarian Universalist FaithAction NJ

Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth

Upper Allegheny Waterkeeper Affiliate

Upper West Side Recycling


Urban Bird Foundation

Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment

UU Congregation of Binghamton, Green Sanctuary

Valley Improvement Projects (VIP)

Valley Watch, Inc.

Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance


Wasatch Clean Air Coalition

Watauga Riverkeeper


Waterkeeper Alliance

Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

WESPAC Foundation, Inc.

West 80s Neighborhood Association

West End Revitalization Association (WERA)

West Marin Climate Action

West Roxbury Saves Energy

West Virginia Environmental Council

White Oak-New Riverkeeper Alliance

Wild and Scenic Rivers

Wild Nature Institute


WildEarth Guardians


Willamette Riverkeeper

Winyah Rivers Alliance

Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice & Sustainability

Women Working for Oceans - W2O


WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.


Xun Biosphere Project

Young Democrats of America Environmental Caucus

Zanker Recycling

Zero Hour

Zero Waste Capital District

Zero Waste Humboldt

Zero Waste Kauai

Zero Waste Oahu

Zero Waste USA

Zero Waste Washington