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Directory of External Community ResourcesAll entities and organizations listed provide general contact information, whereas specific people listed have been individually contacted.This directory is still in the works! If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to email serc.berkeley.edu prefaced with "DECR:" in the subject line.
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Last Updated: 2/16/17
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External Organization NameGroup TypeSector/InterestOrganization Phone NumberOrg EmailOrg WebsiteDoes this org offer speakers? (Y/N)Does this org offer workshop leaders? (Y/N)Other ResourcesDescriptionContact Name (if applicable)Position in OrgSpecialtyContact Phone NumberContact EmailLocation
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350 Bay AreaOff-Campus: Non-ProfitCommunity OrganizingN/Ainfo@350ba@gmail.com, speakers350ba@gmail.comwww.350bayarea.orgYYWe are building a grassroots climate movement, working for deep reductions in carbon pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area & beyond.Janice Kirsch, M.D., M.P.H.Managing Speakers' Bureau. Will provide resume of relevant person to specific assignment.Speaker(510) 529-8374oncojan@yahoo.comN/A
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Amazon WatchOff-Campus: Non-ProfitWildlife Conservation and Ecology; Indigenous RightsTel: (510) 281-9020 Fax: (510) 281-9021amazon@amazonwatch.orghttp://amazonwatch.org/YNAmazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.Roberta GiordanoDevelopment Associate (Human Rights and Environmental Preservation)Speaker(510) 281-9020 x306roberta@amazonwatch.org2201 Broadway, Suite 508, Oakland, CA 94612
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Amazon WatchOff-Campus: Non-ProfitWildlife Conservation and Ecology; Indigenous RightsTel: (510) 281-9020 Fax: (510) 281-9021amazon@amazonwatch.orghttp://amazonwatch.org/NYAmazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.Adam ZuckermanEnd Amazon Crude Campaign Manager (Latin American Studies and International Development)Workshop Leader(510) 281-9020 x309adam@amazonwatch.org2201 Broadway, Suite 508, Oakland, CA 94612
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AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance)Off-Campus: Non-ProfitEnvironmental Justice; Skills DevelopmentN/Ainfo@aorta.coop... please read http://aorta.coop/contactaorta.coopYY
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Bay Area Open Space CouncilOff-Campus: CoalitionParks and Recreation(510) 809-8009info@openspacecouncil.orghttp://openspacecouncil.org/YYPublic EventsThe Bay Area Open Space Council is a network of 65 nonprofits and public agencies that serve tens of millions of people each year; maintain thousands of miles of trails; produce delicious food; and steward over 1 million acres of publicly accessible parks.2150 Allston Way, Suite 320, Berkeley, CA 94704
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California Environmental Health Association: Northern ChapterOff-Campus: NetworkEnvironmental HealthN/ANorthern-Chapter@CEHA.org
http://www.ceha.org/pages/northern-chapter
YNPatrick KaulbackMember, UC Berkeley Liaison (Environmental Health Services for county health departments and UC campuses)(510) 812-0035pkaulback@berkeley.eduN/A
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Center for EcoliteracyOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEducation(510) 845-4595Speakers: invitations@ecoliteracy.org, General: info@ecoliteracy.orgwww.ecoliteracy.orgYNLocated at Brower Center, holds California Thursdays in conjunction with the Oakland Unified School District - serve healthy foods *May have volunteer opportunities for SERC Members
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The Center on Race, Poverty & the EnvironmentOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEnvironmental Justice; Community OrganizingTel: (415) 346-4179 Fax: (415) 346-8723N/Ahttp://www.crpe-ej.org/YNThe Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color.Juan FloresCommunity OrganizerSpeaker(661) 709-2292jflores@crpe-ej.orgOakland Office: 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 650, Oakland, CA 94612
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The Center on Race, Poverty & the EnvironmentOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEnvironmental Justice; Community OrganizingTel: (415) 346-4179 Fax: (415) 346-8723N/Ahttp://www.crpe-ej.org/YNThe Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color.Madeline StanoAttorneyLaw(415) 346-4179 x300mstano@crpe-ej.orgOakland Office: 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 650, Oakland, CA 94612
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City Slicker FarmsOff-Campus: Non-ProfitSustainable Food(510) 763-4241info@cityslickerfarms.orghttp://www.cityslickerfarms.org/YYVolunteer OpportunitiesCity Slicker Farms empowers West Oakland community members to meet the basic need for healthy food for themselves and their families by creating organic, sustainable, and high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens. These spaces provide healthy, affordable food and improve the environment. We seek to serve all West Oakland residents, prioritizing people who have least access.Rodney SpencerExecutive Director @ West Oakland Farm Park(510) 763-4241info@cityslickerfarms.orgWest Oakland Farm Park, 2847 Peralta St., Oakland, CA 94608
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Earth Island InstituteOff-Campus: Non-ProfitCommunity Organizing; InterdisciplinaryTel: (510) 859-9100. Fax: (510) 859-9091www.earthisland.orgNYProvide support and sponsorship for students wanting to do a project for a minimum of 1 year - similar format to TGIF
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EarthworksOff-Campus: CoalitionSustainable Development and InfrastructureN/Ainfo@earthworksaction.orgwww.earthworksaction.orgYNNetwork of organizations against fracking and mining, see journal. Offers workshops on education against fracking and mining but specific to affected communitiesJennifer KrillExecutive DirectorSpeaker(202) 887-1872jkrill@earthworksaction.org1612 K ST., NW, SUITE 808, WASHINGTON, D.C., 20006
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East Bay Bicycle CoalitionOff-Campus: CoalitionOutdoor Activities(510) 845-7433Form Submission: https://bikeeastbay.org/contactwww.bikeeastbay.orgNYMission is to promote biking in the East Bay. Offers free education classes and resources on urban cycling.
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The Ecology CenterOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEducation; Sustainable Food, Waste ReductionTel: (510) 548-2220 Fax: (510) 548-2240See list for department: http://ecologycenter.org/about/contact/ecologycenter.orgNYInspiring & Building a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. Located in Berkeley, offers events and workshops, lthe home of BCAC.Rebecca MillikenClimate Action CoordinatorSpeakerWork: (510) 548-2220 x240 Cell: (510) 981-7473rebecca@ecologycenter.org
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Environmental Resources ManagementOff-Campus: For-ProfitConsulting & BusinessTel: (925) 946-0455 Fax: (925) 946-9968See individual contacts. Primary Form Submission: http://www.erm.com/en/contact-us/www.erm.comYNJob and Internship OpportunitiesEnvironmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.Michael LewmanPartnerSpeaker(925) 946-0455michael.lewman@erm.com
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Environmental Resources ManagementOff-Campus: For-ProfitConsulting & BusinessTel: (925) 946-0455 Fax: (925) 946-9968See individual contacts. Primary Form Submission: http://www.erm.com/en/contact-us/www.erm.comYNJob and Internship OpportunitiesEnvironmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.Tarisai GarandeProgram DirectorSpeaker(925) 946-0455tarisai.garande@erm.com
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Environmental Resources ManagementOff-Campus: For-ProfitConsulting & BusinessTel: (925) 946-0455 Fax: (925) 946-9968See individual contacts. Primary Form Submission: http://www.erm.com/en/contact-us/www.erm.comYNJob and Internship OpportunitiesEnvironmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.Ariane BurwellProject ManagerSpeaker(925) 946-0455ariane.burwell@erm.com
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Environmental Resources ManagementOff-Campus: For-ProfitConsulting & BusinessTel: (925) 946-0455 Fax: (925) 946-9968See individual contacts. Primary Form Submission: http://www.erm.com/en/contact-us/www.erm.comYNJob and Internship OpportunitiesEnvironmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.Leslie TiceProgram DirectorSpeaker(925) 946-0455leslie.tice@erm.com
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Environmental Resources ManagementOff-Campus: For-ProfitConsulting & BusinessTel: (925) 946-0455 Fax: (925) 946-9968See individual contacts. Primary Form Submission: http://www.erm.com/en/contact-us/www.erm.comYNJob and Internship OpportunitiesEnvironmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.Bonnie NixonPartnerSpeaker(310) 496-5790bonnie.nixon@erm.com
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Equity Community BuildersOff-Campus: For-Profit / BusinessHousing & Building, Sustainable Development and InfrastructureTel: (415) 561-6200 Fax: (415) 561-6210info@ecbsf.comecbsf.comYNWe cultivate partnerships with property owners, non‑profit organizations and public agencies to jointly develop and manage their properties.Suzanne BrownPrincipal, previous Project ManagerCell: (415) 577-3723suzanne@ecbsf.com38 Keyes Avenue Suite 201, South Lobby San Francisco, CA 94129
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Factory Farm Awareness CoalitionOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEducation; Sustainable Food; Environmental Justice; Environmental HealthN/AForm Submission: http://www.ffacoalition.org/contacthttp://www.ffacoalition.org/YYVolunteer Opportunities; PresentationsThe Factory Farming Awareness Coalition is an educational non-profit committed to empowering people to save the environment, animals, and our own health through our daily food choices.Sonja HuangBay Area DirectorSpeaker, Workshop Leader; primarily Speaker(650) 776-6800sonja@ffacoalition.org N/A
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Food Empowerment ProjectOff-Campus: Non-ProfitSustainable Food; Environmental Justice(530) 848-4021info@foodispower.orgfoodispower.orgYNFood Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.Lauren OmelasFounder, Executive DirectorSpeaker(530) 848-4021info@foodispower.org
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Greenaction for Health and Environmental JusticeOff-Campus: Non-ProfitHealth and EnvironmentTel: (415) 447-3904 Fax:: (415) 447-3905greenaction@greenaction.orgwww.greenaction.orgYYVolunteer Opportunities; Job and Internship Opportunities
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The HEAL ProjectOff-Campus: Non-ProfitWaste Reduction; Education; Sustainable Food(650) 918-2422N/Ahttp://thehealproject.nationbuilder.com/??Job and Internship OpportunitiesThe HEAL Project teaches students to make healthy choices for themselves and their world.Holly MarkhamDevelopment and Outreach Managerhollym@thehealproject.orgOffice Address: 498 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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The Humane LeagueOff-Campus: Non-ProfitAnimal Rights; Sustainable Food(888) 211-5241info@thehumaneleague.comhttp://www.thehumaneleague.com/YYInternship Opportunities; Volunteer Opportunities, PresentationsThe mission of The Humane League, why we exist, is to reduce animal suffering by inspiring change at all levels. This sense of purpose drives every action in our unrelenting march forward for animals.Zoe NovicSan Francisco Grassroots DirectorSpeaker, Workshop Leader, Public Speaking Trainer(831) 359-3156
znovic@thehumaneleague.com
1601 Walnut St. Ste 502 Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Imagine H2OOff-Campus: For-ProfitClean Water and Sanitation; Consulting & Businessimagineh2o.orgYYScott BryanPresident
Speaker, Workshop Leader
(415) 828-6344Scott@imagineh2o.org
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Imagine H2OOff-Campus: For-ProfitClean Water and Sanitation; Consulting & Businessimagineh2o.orgYYTom FurgesonVice President
Speaker, Workshop Leader
(415) 828-6344tom@imagineh2o.org
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Imperfect ProduceOff-Campus: For-ProfitSustainable Food; Waste Reduction(510) 595-6683general@imperfectproduce.comshop.imperfectproduce.comYNJob and Internship OpportunitiesDylan J. BondyOutreach Team LeadSpeaker(702) 494-8858
dylan@imperfectproduce.com
1385 63rd Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
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International RiversOff-Campus: Non-ProfitRivers, Lakes, and Marine Life, Community Organizing(510) 848-1155Form Submission: https://www.internationalrivers.org/contacthttps://www.internationalrivers.org/YYCampaign Opportunities; Educational Resources, Job and Internship OpportunitiesMargaret ZhouCommunications Associate
Primary contact for speakers and workshop leaders
(510) 848-1155 x311
mzhou@internationalrivers.org
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Nature BridgeOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEducation(415) 992-4700info@naturebridge.orghttps://naturebridge.orgYNEnvironmental science educators for K-12 kids, nonprofit, internship/job apps available - SERC can direct students to this opportunity. BLURB: "NatureBridge fosters environmental literacy to sustain our planet. Through hands-on environmental science programs in nature’s classroom, we bring science to life for more than 30,000 children and teens each year. With our vision for a more sustainable planet, we advocate for effective environmental education in our schools to create pathways to environmental literacy for all young people."Phillip KilbridgePresident & CEOSpeakerTel: (415) 992-4760 Cell: (415) 999-9843 Fax: (415) 992-4711pkilbridge@naturebridge.org28 Geary St., Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94108
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My Plastic Free LifeIndividual AuthorWaste ReductionN/AForm Submission: https://myplasticfreelife.com/contact-me/myplasticfree.life.comYNBeth TerrySpeaker
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Rising Sun Energy CenterOff-Campus: Non-ProfitRenewable Energy; SolarTel: (510) 665-1501 Fax: (510) 665-1502info@risingsunenergy.orgrisingsunenergy.orgYYJob and Internship OpportunitiesFounded in 1994 as a renewable energy education center, Rising Sun Energy Center has since evolved into the leading green training, employment, and residential efficiency organization that it is today. Headquartered in Berkeley, Rising Sun has served communities in Northern California since 2000.Kimberlina GomezCYES Outreach ManagerSpeaker, Workshop Trainer(510) 665-1501 x302gomez@risingsunenergy.org2998 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA 94702
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Rising TideOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEnvironmental JusticeN/Acontact@risingtidenorthamericahttp://risingtidenorthamerica.org/NYActivist TrainingFrom the beginning Rising Tide has worked to create a network that prioritizes local grassroots organizing yet remains firmly engaged in international social movements; which promotes solidarity and collaboration with impacted communities and local social justice struggles; which challenges corporate-friendly “solutions” to climate change; and which organizes with a horizontal, anti-oppressive framework that promotes social justice as inextricably linked to biocentrism and environmentalism.Corazon
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Rose Foundation for Communities and the EnvironmentOff-Campus: Non-ProfitSustainable Food; Environmental JusticeTel: (510) 658-0702 Fax: (510) 658-0732N/Ahttps://rosefdn.org/NYRose Foundation for Communities and the Environment believes in the power of informed community involvement. Our mission is to support grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health.Megan MubarakiGrants Assistant(510) 658-0702 x307mmubaraki@rosefdn.org1970 Broadway #600, Oakland, CA 94612
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San Francisco Green Film FestivalOff-Campus: Non-ProfitFilm and Video(415) 767-1977info@greenfilmfest.orghttp://www.greenfilmfest.org/YNPublic EventsRachel CaplanFounder & CEO(415) 794-7816rachel@greenfilmfest.org
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StopWasteOff-Campus: Governmental DepartmentWaste ReductionTel: (510) 891-6500 Fax: (510) 893-2308Form Submission: http://www.stopwaste.org/about/contact-follow-uswww.stopwaste.orgYYEducational ResourcesStopWaste is a public agency responsible for reducing the waste stream in Alameda County.Tommy FensterStopWaste Outreach Coordinator(510) 891-6547tfenster@stopwaste.org1537 Webster St., Oakland CA 94612
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StopWasteOff-Campus: Governmental DepartmentWaste ReductionTel: (510) 891-6500 Fax: (510) 893-2308Form Submission: http://www.stopwaste.org/about/contact-follow-uswww.stopwaste.orgYYEducational ResourcesStopWaste is a public agency responsible for reducing the waste stream in Alameda County.Maricelle CardenasFood Waste Prevention Outreach Director(206) 330-6648mcardenas@stopwaste.org1537 Webster St., Oakland CA 94612
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Student Conservation AssociationOff-Campus: Non-ProfitWildlife Conservation and Ecology(510) 832-1966Form Submission: http://www.stopwaste.org/about/contact-follow-uswww.thesca.org/YNJob and Internship OpportunitiesSCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.Jay Thomas WatsonVice President, Western United StatesSpeakerTel: (510) 832-1966 x5301 Cell: (707) 934-7592jwatson@thesca.org1230 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612
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Sunflower AllianceOff-Campus: Non-ProfitEnvironmental Justice, SolarN/Aaction@sunflower-alliance.orghttp://www.sunflower-alliance.org/NYRev. Earl W. KoteenMember, Coordinating CommitteeEnvironmental Justice Minister; Divinity(510) 473-2750earl.koteen@gmail.com
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Walk Oakland Bike OaklandOff-Campus: Non-ProfitOutdoor Activities; Renewable Energy; Environmental JusticeN/Ainfo@wobo.orgwobo.orgYYVolunteering Opportunities, Public EventsWe want every person who lives, plays, and works in Oakland to feel safe and comfortablewalking and bicycling, and that they know how to make their neighborhood a better place to walk and bike.Chris HwangBoard PresidentSpeaker, Workshop Leader(510) 761-9626
https://wobo.org/about/board-and-fellows/
1330 Broadway 3rd Floor, Oakland CA 94612
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The World CafeOff-Campus: For ProfitSkills DevelopmentN/Ainfo@theworldcafe.comhttp://www.theworldcafe.com/NYServices include consulting and training on group facilitation
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