Advocacy organizations, Front groups, & think tanks
Every issue has multiple perspectives and facets. There are a plethora of advocacy groups (world advocacy.com), front groups, think tanks (Harvard Kenney Think Tank Search) and other entities that are working on informing and influencing policy and opinion on these issues. Check the links above for definitions, and links to extensive lists of entities.
Below are are just a sampling that I have found useful.
Hints for exploring these sources.
- Click on the link you think may be helpful to you.
- Find the “about us” page so you can read a bit about the organization and the public persona they project. Look into their founding, funding, and employees background.
- Find their search engine for the pages and proceed to use the keywords that will help you find material on their pages that will be of interest to you.
- Be careful not to stray too many links away from the original starting point. This helps me stay on track, and prevents too much surfing that often leads to distractions.
As always I am ready and willing to assist you in enhancing your search capabilities.
Thanks go to Spring Cornelison for assistance in compiling the original list of organizations in 2006.
|Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition||http://www.barillacfn.com/en|
|Food and Environment Reporting Network||http://thefern.org|
|Environmental Health News- above the fold- daily headlines||http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/|
|The World Health Organization (WHO)||http://www.who.org|
|The Biology Project (Univ of Arizona)||http://www.biology.arizona.edu/chh/|
|Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)||http://www.hhmi.org/|
|The Center for Food Safety||http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/|
|American Cancer Society (ACS)||http://www.cancer.org/|
|American Meat Institute (AMI)||http://www.meatami.com/|
|Food Marketing Institute (FMI)||http://www.fmi.org/|
|Beef Industry Resource (NCBA)||http://www.beef.org/|
|National Farmers Organization (NFO)||http://www.nfo.org/|
|Biotechnology Innovation Organization||https://www.bio.org/|
|American Chemistry Council (ACC)||http://www.americanchemistry.com/|
|Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)||http://www.nei.org/|
|Nuclear Control Institute (NCI)||http://www.nci.org/|
|Product Policy Institute||http://www.productpolicy.org/|
|Gulf of Mexico Alliance||http://www.gulfofmexicoalliance.org/index.php|
|Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN)||http://thefern.org/|
|Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)||http://www.ipcc.ch|
|Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund||http://www.celdf.org/|
|Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility (PEER)||http://www.peer.org/index.php|
|Wildlife Conservation Network||http://wildnet.org/|
|National Environmental Trust||http://www.net.org|
|Friends of the Earth (FOE)||http://www.foe.org/|
|National Mining Association (NMA)||http://www.nma.org/|
|Environmental Working Group (EWG)||http://www.ewg.org/|
|Rocky Mountain Institute||http://www.rmi.org/|
|Second Nature: Education for Sustainability||http://www.secondnature.org/|
|University Leaders for a Sustainable Future||http://www.ulsf.org/|
|Isaac Walton League of America (IWLA)||http://www.iwla.org/|
|Natural Resources Defense Council||http://www.nrdc.org|
|Environmental Health News (EHN)||http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/|
|Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) –||http://www.edf.org/|
|Shifting baselines -ocean declines||http://www.shiftingbaselines.org/op_ed/index.html|
|The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)||http://endocrinedisruption.org/|
|Plastic Pollution Coalition||http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/|
|Campaign for Safe Cosmetics||http://www.safecosmetics.org/|
|Wildlife & Animals|
|Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)||http://www.aspca.org/|
|National Wildlife Federation (NWF)||http://www.nwf.org/|
|World Wildlife Federation (WWF)||http://www.wwf.org/|
|People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)||http://www.peta.org/|
|The Gopher Tortoise Council||http://www.gophertortoisecouncil.org/|
|Science and Society Interface||http://www.human-nature.com/reason/|
|Story of Stuff||http://storyofstuff.org/|
|The Cato Institute –||http://www.cato.org/index.html|
|National Bureau on Economic Research||http://www.nber.org/|
|National Academy of Sciences (NAS)||http://www.nasonline.org/|
|National Association of Scholars (NAS)||http://www.nas.org/|
|Alfred P. Sloan Foundation||http://www.sloan.org|
|Garrett Hardin Society -he wrote “Tragedy of the commons”||http://www.garretthardinsociety.org/index.html|
|Pew Charitable Trust||http://www.pewtrusts.org/|
|Union of Concerned Scientists||http://www.ucsusa.org/|
|International Union for Conservation of Nature||https://www.iucn.org/|
|Center for Science in the Public Interest –||http://www.cspinet.org/|