Organizations to get involved with!


Needless engine idling has been illegal in New York City since 1971.  But the law is thinly enforced.  The documentary film IDLE THREAT tells of a Wall Street banker’s one-man battle to enforce the law himself in order to promote a healthier/cleaner city.

The NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION (NWF) has purchased, in bulk, the companion children’s book BIG NOSE BIG CITY,which looks at the idling problem from a child’s perspective. NFW has sponsored a power point presentation program at PS 31 in Brooklyn further explores this problem which is prevalent in NYC.

Read up in the Daily Intelligencer, The New Yorker, and in the New York Post.

CONTACT GEORGE PAKENHAM for more information:

917 972 0060


Organizations we suggestions for charitable donations related to disaster relief and climate change issues. integrity/

United Nations Foundation –
Supporting the goals and objectives of the UN through its focus on four of the most pressing challenges facing the world in the 21st century – children’s health, the environment, peace, security, human rights and women and population.

***Organizations you can become actively involved with including volunteer work and internships

Volunteer with Greenpeace: Join Greenpeace Greenwire! – YouTube

Greenpeace International

Citizens Science – Unites the World through shared data
The Crowd and The Cloud – Join A Project of your choice

Union of Concerned Scientists

Ocean Conservancy

The Sierra Club –

Indigenous Environmental Network

Idle No More
To honor Indigenous Sovereignty & to protect the land & water

Friends of The Earth –
Dedicated to preserving the the health and diversity of the planet for future generations. Empowering citizens of the United States and abroad to have an influential voice in decisions affecting their environment.

American Forests
Helping people improve the environment with trees.

The National Audubon Society – Take Action!

National Wildlife Federation
Uniting 4.4 million individuals, businesses and government to protect wild life, wild places, and the environment.

Nature Conservancy
World’s largest private international conservation group working to protect millions of acres of lands and waters worldwide.

Wilderness Society
Works to protect America’s wilderness and to develop a nation-wide network of wildlands through education, scientific analysis, and advocacy.

Wild Life Conservation Society
Working from its Bronx Zoo, N.Y. headquarters to save wildlife and wildlands throughout the world.

American Horticultural Society
Educating and inspiring people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners by advancing the art and science of horticulture.

River Network
Links activists with information to help monitor, protect and restore, rivers and watersheds.

American Rivers
Community of River Activists and Friends.

Scenic America
Preserving and enhancing the scenic character of America’s communities and countryside.

Simply Living
Striving to educate ourselves and others to live responsibly and sustainably in joyful relationship with the earth and each other.

American Oceans Campaign
Working in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA, and in coastal communities across the country to revitalize the nation’s oceans and coastal waters.

California Certified Organic Farmers
Working to certify organic food and to increase demand for certified organic products and to expand public support for organic agriculture. Reliable source for finding certified farmers, processors, handlers, packers or retailers, as well as certified crops, livestock, processed organic products, or organic business services.

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
Information clearing house that provides education, training and information to its member organizations and to the environmental community in the thirteen-county Houston/Gulf Coast region.

Environmental Working Group
Content provider for public interest groups and concerned citizens who are campaigning to protect the environment. Reports articles, technical assistance, development of computer databases, and internet resources.

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
Educational institution concerned with the diversity of relationships in nature and among cultures. Provides collection based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the wworld in which we live.

Izaak Walton League
National organization of hunters, anglers, and other conservation outdoor enthusiasts who work through volunteer, community based action and education programs the ensure the sustainable use of America’s natural resources.

LEAD International
Creating and sustaining a global network of leaders who are committed to promote change towards patterns of economic development that are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable.

National Parks Conservation Association
America’s only private nonprofit citizen organization dedicated solely to protecting preserving and enhancing the U.S. National Park System

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
Weaving the mission of care for God’s creation across all areas of organized religion, in such a way as to contribute scope of vision, moral perspective, breadth of constituency, and endurance of struggle for all efforts to protect the natural world and human well being within it.

North American Association for Environmental Education
Network of professionals, students and volunteers, working in the field of environmental education.

Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals devoted to nuclear disarmament, violence, prevention and environmental health.