Are you interested in influencing sustainability upstream? There are a number of opportunities to change policy and business practices at local, state and national levels.
Sustainable Monterey County is a non-profit dedicated to helping “communities transition to sustainable practices to meet the challenge of declining resources and climate change.” Sustainable Monterey County is composed of eight community-based local action groups and two regional projects in Monterey County, including B-SAGE (Big Sur Advocates for a Green Environment), Sustainable Carmel, Sustainable Marina, Monterey Green Action, Sustainable Pacific Grove, Sustainable Salinas, Sustainable Seaside, Community Gardens and Time Banking. Find out what’s happening in your community and volunteer to invest in a more sustainable future locally.
Californians Against Waste is a non-profit whose mission is to “conserve resources, prevent pollution and protect California’s environment through the development, promotion and implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies and programs.” Through research and advocacy, they develop policies and incentives to promote producer responsibility, lobby policy makers and design programs and funding policies to educate the public about recycling opportunities. Sign up for news and alerts to learn about California legislation in session around recycling, food waste and the environment. Contact your local state representative to let them know you support initiatives.
Repair.org offers opportunities for you to stand up for your Right to Repair through social media and supporting legislative policy.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is a non-profit “committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research.” They offer advocacy opportunities with national legislation.