Astoria Residents Recycling Our Wastes
A community organization addressing local environmental problems in Western Queens through long and short term hands-on projects. Volunteer opportunities available.
A community organization promotes safe, effective, and environmentally sound recreational fishing practices through community outreach events. Volunteer opportunities available.
Be Social Change Meetup Group
A community of change makers, social entrepreneurs, start-ups, techies, non-profits, educators students, and overall do and want-to-do gooders network that fosters the spreading of new and innovative ideas, supports building an infrastructure for social entrepreneurship, and provides opportunities for members to make the world a better place.
The BNYC network is a consortium of professionals working to bring these innovative solutions to their respective industries and sectors to create a more environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically prosperous future for generations to come.
Brooklyn Food Coalition
A grassroots organization working together on projects that promote food justice, food security and a sustainable food system in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Green Team
A team of Brooklyn superheroes dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and inspiring others.
Brooklyn Grows ListServe
For people who are interested in growing their own vegetables in the city, on fire escapes, on rooftops, on your window sill or in your kitchen.
Brooklyn Permaculture Meetup
Connect to create and implement whole systems permaculture designs for our northeastern bioregion and beyond.
Brooklyn Urban Garden Designers Meetup Group
Group of passionate garden designers who want to exchange ideas in order to grow their business in new and unexpected directions
City Farming Meetup Group
For people growing food in NYC who want to meet and learn from other NYC farmers.
CitiNature brings a multidisciplinary approach to improving the urban environment through improved green space utilization, transformation of barren streetscapes, biodiversity projects, and education.
Compost for Brooklyn
Empowers city residents to sustainably reduce waste and cultivate healthy urban ecosystems.
CSR and International Development Group Meetup Group
Through monthly networking gatherings this group is for professionals in the NYC area who work in Corporate Social Responsibility (aka Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability, Business and Society) and its link to overseas.
Ethical Marketing & PR Meetup Group
Aims to inform and engage social enterprise, non-profit and philanthropic initiatives to best connect with target audiences–through traditional and new media communications tools.
Five Borough Bicycle Club
Free year-round educational and recreational group rides in NYC; offers ride leadership training for adults and extended trips outside of NYC.
Goodnik Meetup Group
A group of social entrepreneurs and nonprofit innovators who meet regularly to explore the use of new technology and other resources in the promotion of social causes. Events include workshops, seminars, and conferences on topics such as the use of social media, web development tools, graphic design, fundraising tools, and emerging technology that helps solve real-world problems.
Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group
The Gowanus Canal CAG is a forum for dialogue between representatives of all segments of the community about the US EPA Superfund clean-up of the Gowanus Canal and other related issues of concern to the communities surrounding the Canal.
Green Agenda for Jackson Heights
A project of the Queens Community House the Jackson Heights Beautification Group and its Friends of Travers Park Committee, with professional assistance from the Pratt Center for Community Development, and funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
GreenTech NYC Meetup Group
GreenTech NYC is a community for entrepreneurs interested in or currently working on Green Tech ventures in the NYC area. Come share your interest in green tech, whether you are working on a green app or the next clean energy source this is the group for you.
Green Breakfast Club
A monthly networking event series that meshes innovators in social and green enterprise, technology and corporate social responsibility and provides resource exchange to grow local green business communities. Events include a keynote speaker and one hour of resource exchange where each attendee presents short ‘gives’ and ‘asks’.
Green Business Networking Meetup Group
Hosts events in NYC that focus on attainable, measurable, and sustainable business practices and offers the opportunity to network with other individuals who are or want to be involved in green business.
Green City Challenge Meetup Group
Creative, innovative non-profit organization that connects the community with green businesses and non profits.
Monthly networking event that actively promotes green networking, education and volunteer events for local individuals, organizations, and businesses that aim to strengthen and support the local environmental and green community.
Green Leaders Global
Environmental networking group uniting more than 1,000 experts, thought leaders, CEOs, founders, executive directors, change makers within larger organizations, and emerging entrepreneurs.
Green New Yorkers Meetup Group
Community group dedicated to building a “Virtual Urban Eco-Village” focused on Green Living, Sustainability Skills and Education, New Urbanism, Community Gardens, Green Homes, Permaculture, Holistic Health, Volunteering, Environmental Activism, and much more.
Health, Raw Food and Vegan Diet Support Meetup Group
Various Raw Food and Vegan Diet Education: lectures, presentations, live events, interviews, movie screenings, Organic Avenue events. Meetups, connecting, uniting raw and vegan community. Promoting Fruits & Vegetables to the general public!
High Efficiency Design Brooklyn Chillout Meetup Group
Group of science and mathematics students interested in developing high efficiency methods of living and interested in wind turbines that produce water by condensing air and high lipid algae for biofuel.
Hyperlocavore Yardsharing Community
Matches people up in yardsharing groups and neighborhood produce exchanges. People who have land or space in their yards often need help growing food and many gardeners lack space to grow. When people pair up they can grow more, work less and save money.
I Love Science Meetup Group
Meet other people who like science at scientific gatherings like lectures, conferences, symposiums, star parties, trade shows, museums, and movies in NYC.
Immodest Proposels Meetup Group
Immodest Proposals is a monthly discussion group for people fascinated by fringe ideas ranging from defining alternative culture for the 21st century to deciding how much government is too much.
NYC Weed Eaters
Through hands-on instruction in plant identification, classification and use, events focus on learning the characters that distinguish common plant groups, differences among species and past and present uses ranging from shelter, medicine, fiber, food and ritual.
Metro NYC Environmental Meetup Group
Promotes and participates in environmental and sustainability related volunteer, educational, activist, and social activities.
NYC Animal Advocacy Network Meetup Group
The NYC Animal Advocacy Network is your portal into the animal rights landscape in New York City
NYC Community Gardening Coalition
Promotes the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
NYC Business SMART
A free group exclusively for business OWNERS who are looking to connect with like-minded peers running ethically responsible, sustainable, healthy lifestyle, environmental and green companies.
NYC Environmental Meetup Group
For everyone who is interested in the environment, wants to learn more about the environment or contribute to making a better environment.
NYC Food Artisans Cooperative
NYC Food Artisans Cooperative works towards building a community of artisanal food businesses to learn from each other, exchange tips and share resources.
NYC Freegan Meetup Group
Learn how to find useable goods in the refuse of our throw-away culture, to identify wild edibles, to repair and rebuild bikes, clothing and more.
NYC Green Business Networking Meetup Group
Events in New York City and across the country that will focus on Attainable, Measurable, & Sustainable business practices.
NYCLeaves is a volunteer–run, neighborhood–based coalition of gardeners and greening partners who are harvesting residential leaves.
NYC Nature & Urban Ecology Meetup Group
Talks about nature in cities, local biodiversity policies, economics of ecosystem services and ecological literacy.
NYC Peak Oil Response Meetup Group
A community group concerned with how New Yorkers can respond to economic crisis, peak oil, and climate change. Most discussions focus on making NYC more sustainable and resilient to disruptions, and preparations for the era of greater volatility in oil price and supply that’s around the corner.
NY Association of Green Professionals Meetup Group
Provides great networking and learning opportunities through conferences and networking events. NYAGP also helps innovators and entrepreneurs get their ideas commercialized by providing help in finding a well- balanced team, writing business plan and eventually generating seed funding.
Volunteer run group protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary.
NY Corporate Social Responsibility Meetup Group
A professional organization for learning and networking with other professionals who share an interest in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and corporate citizenship.
NY Permaculture Meetup Group
Meet other local people who support Permaculture design for sustainable human existence, and with a firm conviction to save humanity.
NY Veganites Meetup Group
Vegan events range from a simple meet and greet to recreational activities to beauty bar nights.
A community relief effort organized by Occupiers to help residents in the hardest hit areas of NYC recover from Hurricane Sandy.
One-Earth.com – Brooklyn
One-Earth.com’s goal is to index the world’s environmental solutions. It’s free and it works like Wikipedia. When One Earthers are not busy contributing to the index, they’re participating in One-Earth.com Meetups!
A community-based campaign to educate the public about toxins in plastics and other household products, and how these substances affect the health and fertility of humans.
Power Up Meetup Group
Organizes Saturday afternoon seminars that bring together experts in green energy topics from academia, government, industry, and NGOs to share their expertise and resources with individuals who want to power their homes and businesses with clean, renewable energy.
Slow Money NYC
Slow Money NYC’s mission is to grow a local network, and develop new financial products and services, dedicated to investing in small food enterprises and local food systems; connecting investors to their local economies; and building the nurture capital industry.
Society of Environmental Journalists NYC
Dedicated to furthering credible, robust journalism that informs and engages society on environmental issues and building and sustaining the professional ties between environmental journalists and editors in all media.
The Nature Conservancy’s Young Professionals Group
YPG strives to ensure that the next generation of New Yorkers learn about and participate in conservation activities at a local, regional and global level.
Upper Green Side
Local grassroots non-profit dedicated to making the Upper East and West Sides of Manhattan more environmentally sustainable
Water Resources Group
The Water Resources Group is a coalition of NYC greening and community garden groups that installs rainwater harvesting systems in gardens across the city to conserve water and prevent pollution.
Wetlands Activism Collective
Volunteer-run organization campaigning for earth, human, and animal liberation through protest, direct action, street theater, political advocacy, and public education.
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