Individuals & Organizations Making a Difference


The household cleaner aisle at a supermarket, all plastic containers.
Plastic plastic everywhere! Photo by me

My Plastic-free Life (Beth Terry, an authority on going plastic-free)

Plastic Pollution Coalition

The Story of Stuff Project’s The Story of Plastic

Plastic Free July (efforts can be applied year-round!)

The Plastic Ocean Project

Lonely Whale

The 5 Gyres Institute

Algalita, founded by Captain Charles Moore


Image of litter and pollution in Vietnam. Photo by Anh Vy on Unsplash
Photo by Anh Vy on Unsplash

Litterati: A Litter Free World. Read my full post on Litterati!


Image by Elias Sch. from Pixabay

Save Our Seas Foundation

Surfrider Foundation


Sea Change Project

Zero Waste

Clear glass jars containing food items. Photo by Laura Mitulla on Unsplash
Photo by Laura Mitulla on Unsplash

Bea Johnson @ Zero Waste Home

Kathryn @ Going Zero Waste

The Buy Nothing Project

Catalog Choice (to stop junk mail)

Endangered Species

Image of a sea turtle. Photo by Wexor Tmg on Unsplash
Photo by Wexor Tmg on Unsplash

Jeff Corwin has many shows, several books, and is featured in a lot of online content. Follow him on his facebook page to see his newest adventures and missions. I reviewed one of his books and you can read it here.

Joel Sartore, National Geographic and creator of the Photo Ark. Read my article about Joel Sartore!

The Whale Sanctuary Project is working to establish a model seaside sanctuary where captive cetaceans (whales and dolphins) can be rehabilitated and live in their natural habitat. Read my article about them too!

Toxic Ingredients

Image of a glass bottle of poison
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay










The Environmental Working Group


Asbestos causes cancer and is in many of our homes and in the products we buy. by The Mesothelioma Center is a for-profit site that provides many free articles and guides related to asbestos: Asbestos ProductsAsbestos in Moldable Plastic ProductsAsbestos in Home Goods and Toys, a Guide to Asbestos in the Home, and a Guide to Handling, Disposing and Recycling Asbestos.



Illustration of a storm drain emptying into the ocean, with trash. Image by Rilson S. Avelar on Pixabay
Image by Rilson S. Avelar on Pixabay







 Their mission is “Creating a Culture of Sustainable thinkers” through education aligned with national standards. I learned about this organization from reading Pesky Plastic: An Environmental Story by the founder and CEO of GreenEcoWarriors.

The Story of Stuff