These 15 nonprofit environmental organizations all work in the Puget Sound region, and all have access to use of our resale system for the sale of collected donations. Some of these organizations have been with us since our founding in 2002; others have just begun working with us.
If you would like to know more about our nonprofit recipient program, please inquire with Sloan Ritchie, Board Member.
The Northwest Environmental Education Council provides in-school and after-school environmental education programs for youth; training programs for school teachers; training programs for environmental professionals (e.g., scientists, engineers, and government agency staff); and service learning programs for all ages that improve environmental quality (e.g., native habitat restoration and natural resource conservation).
Eco Encore Contact at The Council: Shannon Luoma
The mission of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance is to protect and preserve Puget Sound by tracking down and stopping the discharge of toxic pollutants into its waters. While it is not their only approach to conservation efforts in the Sound, it is one of their greatest strengths.
Eco Encore Contacts at PSA: Margy Wallace, Betsy Moyer
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the voice for hikers in Washington state. WTA protects hiking trails and wild lands, takes thousands of volunteers out to maintain trails, and promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore Washington.
Eco Encore Contact at WTA: Lace Thornberg
The Nature Consortium is a grassroots, community-based organization whose mission is to teach environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects. They produce a Youth Art Program, an Urban Forest Restoration Project and the Arts~in~Nature Festival.
Eco Encore Contact at NC: Nancy Whitlock
Transportation Choices Coalition believes Washington's transportation system needs to be reformed. Too many residents cannot choose to leave the car at home because there are few or no other options. Transportation Choices Coalition seeks to bring Washingtonians more and better transportation choices -- real opportunities to take a bus, take a train, ride a bike, or walk -- as well as drive alone.
Eco Encore Contact at TCC: Dana Brown
Futurewise is a statewide public interest group working to promote healthy communities and cities while protecting farmland, forests and shorelines today and for future generations. They are the only statewide group in Washington working to ensure that local governments manage growth responsibly. Founded in 1990, Futurewise has established an impressive track record on growth management issues as the state's primary advocate for smart growth policies.
Eco Encore Contact at FW: Angela Uhl, Chieu Van
The Homewaters Project mission is to create an engaged and informed citizenry by connecting people to nature and each other in the context of their home communities. Homewaters Project serves the students of the Seattle area, their teachers, and members of the community. Recognizing the importance of connecting all students to their home place, they work hard to make their programs available to underserved populations.
Eco Encore's contact at HP: Chris Page
The Polishing Stone Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of our lives, creating community and caring for the world. They publish a creative, concise and ad-free publication called Polishing Stone; this magazine conveys helpful tips for mindful, sustainable living, and is based on the idea that we are creating our lives and our world, choice by choice.
Eco Encore Contact at PSF: Kylie Loynd
Orca Network is dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats. A community is emerging that is increasingly attuned to the orca population, that cares about and tries to understand the needs of the resident and transient orcas that inhabit the Salish Sea.
Eco Encore's Contact at ON: Susan Berta
Wilderness Awareness School is a national not-for-profit environmental education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington. They are dedicated to caring for the earth and our children by fostering understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self.
Eco Encore's Contact at WAS: Amara Oden
The Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force is a charitable organization with the Washington Secretary of State. Their membership represents commercial, tribal, and recreational fishing interests, conservation organizations, the agricultural community, and area businesses. The mission of the Task Force is to ensure the future of salmon in the Stillaguamish and Snohomish River and Island County watersheds.
Eco Encore's Contact: Ann Boyce, Cara Iani
Sightline Institute is a not-for-profit research and communication center--a think tank--based in Seattle and founded in 1993 by Alan Durning. Sightline's mission is to bring about sustainability--a healthy, lasting prosperity grounded in place. Nonpartisan and wholly independent, Sightline's only ideology is commitment to the shared values of strong communities, fair markets, and responsible stewardship. Their focus is Cascadia, or the Pacific Northwest.
Eco Encore's Contact: Stacey Panek
ONE/Northwest is a not-for-profit consulting firm helping environmental groups connect with people. ONE/Northwest was established in 1995 to help environmental organizations use communications technologies for social change. Their approach channels philanthropic support into technological and strategic innovations that we disseminate through projects with hundreds of organizations across Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
Eco Encore's Contact: Jon Stahl, Tiffany Devoy
The National Parks Conservation Association believes that America's national parks & historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species & places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, & open space. Their mission: protect & enhance America's National Parks for present & future generations.
Eco Encore's Contact: Shane Farnor