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Global Exchange (GX)

Global Exchange is a non-profit research, education, and action centre dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world. Since their founding in 1988, they have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships. At the GX site you can get involved in fair trade, education, global economy and human rights campaigns, volunteer or donate.

Global Energy Network Institute

GENI’s mission is to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time, without ecological damage or the disadvantage of anyone. The Network promotes global renewable energy resources and aims to accelerate the attainment of optimal, sustainable energy solutions for the peace, health and prosperity of all. If you would like to contribute your time, expertise, contacts, money, commitment, endorsement or actions, please contact GENI.

International Volunteers for Peace

IVP are an Australian community group, with an international perspective and contact branches in 50 countries world-wide. IVP focus on organising work camps around worthwhile community needs and causes, for which we recruit participants from and the rest of the world via our network. IVP activities are meant to encourage understanding amongst different peoples and promote discussion and an appreciation of problems different communities face in their struggles for social justice and environmental harmony.

Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground, founded in 1982, is an international non-governmental organization that works to transform the way the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions.

Save Ningaloo Reef

The Ningaloo is an area of astonishing biodiversity on the west coast of Australia. Save Ningaloo is a campaign to protect this wilderness for all time. The first task is to stop the inappropriate Coral Coast Resort from being built. To support the campaign, you can send an automated letter, buy a T-shirt, order a bumper sticker, donate online, tell a friend about the campaign or send a personal letter to a politician and help to save Ningaloo!

The United Nations Volunteers Program (UNV)

UNV is the UN organization that supports human development globally by promoting volunteerism and by mobilizing volunteers. It operates amidst growing recognition that volunteerism makes important contributions, economically and socially, to more cohesive societies by building trust and reciprocity among citizens. Every year some 5,000 UN Volunteers from more than 150 different nationalities actively support the programmes of the United Nations itself.


The Natural Resources Defence Council’s BioGems campaign is dedicated to saving unique wild places throughout the Americas – places in urgent need of defence from clear and present dangers. Often these BioGems are the last refuge for animals and plants on the verge of extinction or are themselves the only remaining fragment of an ecosystem fast disappearing. They are also places where citizen activism can turn the tide by e-mailing senators, sending online postcards or making a donation.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that works to promote all the human rights by campaigning to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and “disappearances”; and to oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups. Activities range from public demonstrations to letter writing, from human rights education to fundraising concerts, from individual appeals on a particular case to global campaigns on a particular issue.

activism, one planet at a time

Where do you begin, when you want to change the world?

Talk with those you love and respect, always a good beginning. Compare notes on what you think is important, what issues appeal to you. Then comes the homework, the research.