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Progressive nonprofit organizations in Flagstaff and northern Arizona:

Animal Defense League of Arizona
ADLA is a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rights organization. Local ADLA chapters operate in Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Prescott. OUR MISSION: To protect and defend Arizona’s animals.

Arizona Independent Media Center
The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth. Don't hate the media, become the media! The Arizona IMC is seeking ways in which to develop this site. Our site is somewhat unique, because we are state-wide, not just a city. This being the case, there are many who feel that indymedia collectives should form across Arizona as they become useful and realistic. Got something to report? Need to get out photos, audio, or video? Publish it here.

AWARE (Alliance for Wholistic Arts, Resources & Education)
AWARE is a Flagstaff nonprofit which promotes and supports personal and global health, wholeness, and well being. AWARE strives to provide quality education to seriously ill persons and their families as well as medical professionals  interested in learning more about natural health services and the benefits of integrating traditional and non-traditional care.

Black Mesa Indigenous Support
Black Mesa Indigenous Support is a group of individuals acting to support the sovereignty of the indigenous people affected by mining activities on Black Mesa, who face forced relocation, environmental devastation, and cultural extinction at the hands of multi-national corporations, and United States and tribal governments.

Black Mesa Trust
Black Mesa Trust is an organization that was born out of concern for the depleting water supply and its' long range implications for the health and viability of the Black Mesa ecosystem and native people. We are dedicated to bringing back the traditional water ethics that have sustained our people for millenniums and creating new ways of caring for and healing the water...the lifeblood of all living things.

Flagstaff Activist Network
FAN is a network of groups and individuals who demonstrate their commitment to the earth by defending cultural diversity, ecological health and natural beauty. We hold a biocentric worldview and value personal and spiritual integrity. FAN supports sustainable communities and provides opportunities for concerned people to resist the destruction of their cultures and the natural world.

Flagstaff Biking
This all-volunteer created Web site connects people to numerous bicycle-related issues and events in Flagstaff, including the Flagstaff Bicycle Advisory Committee, May Bike-to-Work Week, and much more.

Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce (just kidding!!!)

Glen Canyon Institute
The Glen Canyon Institute was founded in 1996 to provide leadership toward re-establishment of a free flowing Colorado River through a restored Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Trust
The mission of the Grand Canyon Trust is to protect and restore the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau – its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude.

Northern Arizona Audubon Society
Our local Audubon chapter holds meetings in Flagstaff and Sedona and hosts field trips throughout northern Arizona.

Sierra Club — Grand Canyon Chapter
The Arizona chapter of the national Sierra Club. The Plateau Group of the Grand Canyon Chapter meets in Flagstaff. In addition, the Sierra Club Environmental Justice Campaign is based in Flagstaff.

Southwest Forest Alliance
The Southwest Forest Alliance is a coalition of sixty-three environmental and community organizations in Arizona and New Mexico. Together we are working to preserve and restore the natural integrity of forested ecosystems throughout the Southwest.

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center
Willow Bend is located near the intersection of Lone Tree and Sawmill Roads at the new Sawmill County Park. The Center demonstrates energy efficient construction methods and materials, and is be open to the public for educational activities. The building also provides offices for the staff of the Resource center for Environment Education, who provide environmental education services in schools in northern Arizona.

A few of our favorite national & international alternative media sources:

We are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Our aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century. To this end, Adbusters Media Foundation publishes Adbusters magazine.

AlterNet is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism. First launched in 1998, AlterNet's online magazine provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues. 

Common Dreams
Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. We are committed to being on the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool —  and creating new models for internet activism.

CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education and activism. We work to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization — a diverse movement for human rights, labor rights and environmental justice.

High Country News
A bi-monthly newspaper for people who care about the West. Covers environmental, economic and tribal issues, the New West and more.

Independent Media Center
A collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate news coverage.

The Progressive Populist
A Journal from the Heartland that believes people are more important than corporations. Our regular columnists include Jim Hightower, Molly Ivins, Ralph Nader, Arianna Huffington, Jesse Jackson, Russell Mokhiber & Robert Weissman, Ted Rall, Norman Solomon, Tom Tomorrow.

Yes! Magazine
YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, combines analysis of key problems with news of actions people are taking in the United States and around the world to create a more positive future. Stories commonly report on similar actions in many places that reveal patterns that show the potential for significant social change. 

Z Magazine
Z is an independent political magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the United States. It sees the racial, sexual, political, and class dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances and it aims to assist activist efforts to attain a better future.

The Canyon Country Zephyr
A bi-monthly newspaper out of Moab, Utah. Focuses on local environmental issues. "All the news that causes fits."