To create a broad-based coalition of non- and for-profit organizations committed to educating society about the benefits of environmentally responsible lawn care and gardening, and effect a quantum change in consumer and industry behavior.
San Francisco Baykeeper
The mission of Baykeeper is to protect and enhance the water quality of the San Francisco Bay for the benefit of its ecosystems and human communities.
To protect the water quality of the Savannah River and the integrity of its watershed and to promote an enlightened stewardship of this unique heritage.
Save the River
Save The River was formed in 1978 to protect and preserve the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education, and research.
Save Our Canyons
We are dedicated to protecting the beauty and wildness of the Wasatch canyons, mountains and foothills.
Save our Shores
Our mission is caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action.
Save Our Springs Alliance
The Save Our Springs Alliance works to protect the Edwards Aquifer, its springs and contributing streams, and the natural and cultural heritage of the Hill Country region and its watersheds, with special emphasis on Barton Springs.
Save Our Water
Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians reduce their everyday water use.
Save the Bay
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) mission is to Save the Bay, and keep it saved, as defined by reaching a 70 on CBF’s Health Index.
Save the Colorado
The Save the Colorado campaign, initiated by New Belgium Brewing and the Clean Water Fund, will donate money to environmental nonprofits in the Colorado River basin working to promote water conservation and protect the river.
Save the Frogs
Their mission is to protect amphibian populations and to promote a society that respects and appreciates nature and wildlife.
Save the Prairie Society
Our mission is:
• Acquire natural areas and wildlife habitat
• Preserve, protect and enhance biodiversity
• Restore native ecosystems
• Offer field trips, prairie tours and natural historic and cultural programs and events at Wolf Road Prairie and the Prairie House
• Promote a connection to nature through the arts and
• Work to restore the historic Prairie House as a Nature Center and Museum
SaveOurEnvironment.org is a collaborative effort of the nation's most influential environmental advocacy organizations harnessing the power of the internet to increase public awareness and activism on today's most important environmental issues.
Save The Wild UP’s mission is to protect Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s (UP) unique way of life, wildlife, landscape and freshwater resources. Through public awareness and education we strive to protect the Upper Peninsula from unsustainable development, degradation and dangerous contamination.
SavingSpecies is dedicated to conservation of biodiversity.
Scenic Hudson is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Hudson River, its riverfront and the majestic vistas and working landscapes beyond as an irreplaceable national treasure for America and a vital resource for residents and visitors.
Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Seacoast Eat Local
Seacoast Eat Local connects people with sources of locally grown foods and advocates eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy. Through advocacy, organizing and education, we work toward a sustainable local food system that meets the needs of both producers and consumers.
Seas at Risk
Seas at Risk is an European association of non-governmental environmental organizations working to protect and restore to health the marine environment of the European seas and the wider North East Atlantic.
Part of the international Greendrinks network, Seattle Greendrinks is a volunteer-driven non-profit created to connect and grow Seattle’s environmental community.
Second Nature’s mission is to accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.
Shaleshock Alliance is a major outreach and information hub about fracking in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region, connecting people to the growing movement to protect our communities and environment.
Our mission is to stop pollution and to restore clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and tributaries through enforcement and community engagement.
The Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Inspired by nature, we are 1.4 million of your friends and neighbors, working together to protect our communities and the planet.
Sierra Club—Cascade Chapter
The Washington Chapter of the Sierra Club is working for a better future by leading the fight to stop global warming – addressing greenhouse gas pollution from all sources and promoting a green economy.
Sierra Club—Delta Chapter
We advance the cause of protecting Louisiana’s environment in a variety of ways, including lobbying the state legislature in Baton Rouge, sponsoring a Mercury Public Education Campaign, raising public awareness about climate change, and working to keep the Atchafalaya Basin, America’s greatest river swamp, wet and wild.
Sierra Club—El Paso
We support conservation, smart energy solutions to combat global climate change and wise use and protection of public lands.
Sierra Club—Four Lakes Group Sierra Club
Offering nature outings, educational programs, activism campaigns addressing local environmental issues like public transit, recycling, sprawl, clean energy and more!
Sierra Club—Houston Regional Group—Bayou Banner
To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
Sierra Club—Lone Star Chapter
Our State Conservation Office located near the State Capitol in Austin serves as a lobbying office and grassroots communications center supporting advocacy and education about our environmental priorities:
• Clean Air & Water
• Smart Energy Solutions
• Texas Land & Wildlife Legacy
• Responsible Transportation Choices
• Water for People & the Environment
With over a forty year history in this chapter, the Massachusetts Sierra Club represents about 22,000 members throughout the state and nearly one million nationwide. We fight for clean air, clean water, the preservation of the Commonwealth’s most precious natural spaces and healthy, vibrant communities.
Sierra Club—Missouri Chapter
Resources on statewide environmental issues including information on current legislation and suburban sprawl.
The Oregon Sierra Club is a non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the Oregon natural environment by influencing public policy decisions—legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
Sierra Club—Rio Grande Chapter
Sierra Club—Southern New Mexico Group
Sierra Club—Virginia Chapter
The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club is 17,000 members strong. We are your friends and neighbors working to build healthy, livable communities and to conserve and restore our natural environment.
Simply Living of Central Ohio supports individuals, families and organizations in creating a more compassionate and sustainable world.
Slow Food International
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.
Slow Food Northern Ohio
Their mission is to foster awareness and appreciation of Northern Ohio’s foods, farms and culinary traditions, new and old.
Slow Food USA
Food is a common language and a universal right. Slow Food USA envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet.
Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training Program
Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training Program is an intensive, hands-on training program that will teach farmers and future farmers, urban food producers, community leaders, and citizens how to commercially produce high-value, nutrient-rich food on small parcels of land.
Smart Growth America
Smart Growth America advocates for people who want to live and work in great neighborhoods. We believe smart growth solutions support businesses and jobs, provide more options for how people get around and make it more affordable to live near work and the grocery store. Our coalition works with communities to fight sprawl and save money. We are making America’s neighborhoods great together.
Smart Growth Network
The SGN works to encourage development that serves the economy, community and the environment. It is a forum for:
• Raising public awareness of how growth can improve community quality of life;
• Promoting smart growth best practices;
• Developing and sharing information, innovative policies, tools and ideas;
• Cultivating strategies to address barriers to and advance opportunities for smart growth.
Society for Ecological Restoration International
To promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and reestablishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture.
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
As a non-profit membership organization, the Forest Society is dedicated to protecting the state’s most important landscapes while promoting the wise use of its renewable natural resources.
Solar Energy International
Solar Energy International was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit educational
organization to help others to use renewable energy resources and sustainable building technologies through education and technical assistance.
Solar Oregon is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit membership organization providing public education and community outreach to encourage Oregonians to choose solar energy.
Solar San Antonio
Solar San Antonio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) advocacy and resource center for renewable and sustainable energy applications. Utilizing community education and outreach, we strive to decrease energy costs and improve the quality of life in San Antonio and South Texas.
To promote the common good by being the most cost-effective provider of the most beneficial solar energy systems.
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy promotes responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy works to protect the world’s oldest mountains for the benefit of present and future generation.
Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards is an organization of concerned community members and their allies who are working to stop the destruction of our communities by surface coal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
Southern Environmental Law Center
Use the power of the law to protect the environment and health of the Southeast.
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Southern SAWG's mission is to empower and inspire farmers, individuals and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane.
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
The mission of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans.
Southside Community Land Trust
Southside Community Land Trust provides access to land, education and other resources so people in Greater Providence can grow food in environmentally sustainable ways and create community food systems where locally produced, affordable and healthy food is available to all.
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project promotes greater energy efficiency in a six-state region that includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming — a high-growth region that is making great strides in advancing energy efficiency since 2002.
Southwest Environmental Center
Their mission is to protect and restore native wildlife and their habitats in the Southwestern borderlands, through advocacy, education and on-the-ground projects.
The Center for Justice is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to the experience of justice for those of limited or no resources through compassion and an awareness of the sacredness of the Earth.
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development is a coalition of more than 500 businesses, organizations and individuals dedicated to conserving irreplaceable habitats so future generations can hunt and fish on America’s public lands.
St. Johns Riverkeeper
Our mission is to work on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy.
Stand for the Land
Stand for the Land focuses on news relating to public land issues, treaty rights and related citizen activism in the Upper Great Lakes Region.
Stockholm Environment Institute
Stockholm Environment Institute is an independent international research institute engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years.
Stop Climate Chaos
Stop Climate Chaos is dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.
The Story of Stuff Project
They amplify public discourse on a series of environmental, social and economic concerns and facilitate the growing Story of Stuff community’s involvement in strategic efforts to build a more sustainable and just world.
The Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
Fighting for people over profits.
Their mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Sustain Dane works toward our vision by staying in touch with what is happening locally and globally, identifying opportunities, building networks and relationships and acting as a catalyst for big ideas and partnerships in our region.
• Shift mindsets—values, attitudes and beliefs—when they are out of step with the realities of a finite planet and a globally powerful human race.
• Restructure systems when the rewards and incentives of the system are inconsistent with long term social, environmental, and economic goals.
• Build the capability to manage and learn in complex environmental, social, and economic systems.
Sustainable Green Country
Sustainable Green Country actively advocates in the areas of: sustainably-grown local food, clean air, mercury emissions, green building, energy conservation & renewable energy, and “greening” local churches and city governments.
Sustainable OKC is a grassroots organization working at the crossroads of business, social justice and the environment. Sustainable OKC promotes community sustainability by facilitating local action, fostering awareness of sustainability, and serving as an informational and networking resource in the Oklahoma City area.
Sustainable Woodstock, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2009, builds on Woodstock’s legacy as the birthplace of the modern conservation movement. We’re working to create a vibrant, inclusive, thriving community where we live sustainably, now and in the future.
Take Action Spread Knowledge Ohio
Take Action Spread Knowledge Ohio is students, parents, faculty, neighbors, public officials and industry representatives who believe in Taking Action and Spreading Knowledge about social and environmental issues, both locally, nationally and globally.
Tar Sands Action
To stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Terra Madre Foundation
The Terra Madre Foundation is made up of all those who wish to act to preserve, encourage, and support sustainable food production methods.
Texas League of Conservation Voters
The Texas League of Conservation Voters works to preserve and enhance the quality of life of Texans by making conservation a top priority with Texas elected officials, political candidates and voters.
Tilth Producers of Washington State
Tilth Producers promotes ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable farming practices that improve the health of our communities and natural environment.
To lead in fostering healthy and active living communities through innovative programs, planning and policy that promotes walking and bicycling throughout the St. Louis bi-state region.
To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
Trout Unlimited – Central Wisconsin Chapter
Trout Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.
The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
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Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab says he believes Tuesday's explosion in Beirut could have been caused by large quantities of ammonium nitrate stored in the port.
What Is Ammonium Nitrate?<p>Ammonium nitrate is a white crystalline salt that can be fairly cheaply produced from ammonia and nitric acid. It is soluble and often used as fertilizer, as nitrogen is needed for healthy plant development.</p><p>Ammonium nitrate in its pure form is not dangerous. It is, however, heat sensitive. At 32.2 degrees Celsius (89.96 degrees Fahrenheit), ammonium nitrate changes its atomic structure, which in turn changes its chemical properties.</p><p>When large quantities of ammonium nitrate are stored in one place, heat is generated. If the amount is sufficiently vast, it can cause the chemical to ignite. Once a temperature of 170 C is reached, ammonium nitrate starts breaking down, emitting nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas. Any sudden ignition causes ammonium nitrate to decompose directly into water, nitrogen and oxygen, which explains the enormous explosive power of the salt.</p>
Deadly Disasters<p>As ammonium nitrate is a highly explosive chemical, many countries strictly regulate its use. Over the past 100 years, there have been several disasters involving the chemical.</p><p>In 1921, for example, a massive blast occurred at a BASF chemical plant in Ludwigshafen in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. About 400 metric tons of a mixture of ammonium sulfate and ammonium nitrate exploded, killing 559 people and injuring 1,977. The plant was largely destroyed in the blast, which could be heard as far away as Munich, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) distant.</p><p>In 2015, explosions caused by ammonium nitrate ripped through the <a href="https://www.dw.com/en/china-convicts-dozens-for-last-years-giant-explosions-in-tianjin/a-36324321" target="_blank">Chinese port city of Tianjin</a>. Eight hundred metric tons of the chemical were said to have been stored along with other substances in a warehouse for hazardous materials. The blasts killed 173 people and destroyed an entire city district.</p><p>Two years earlier, in 2013, an ammonium nitrate explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Company site in Texas, killing 14 people. And in 2001, 31 people died in Toulouse, France, in an explosion caused by the chemical.</p>
Terrorist Favorite<p>In Germany, the purchase and use of ammonium nitrate is regulated by the explosives act. This is because the cheap, highly explosive and relatively easily obtainable material has in the past been used by terrorists to carry out attacks.</p><p>For example, in 1995, U.S. conspiracy theorist and gun enthusiast Timothy McVeigh used a mixture of ammonium nitrate and other substances to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik also used ammonium nitrate in a car bomb attack in Oslo in 2011.</p>
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