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  • We’re partnering with the High School for Environmental Studies to create a Secret Life class in which students make their own videos.
  • The Secret Life of Cell Phones was screened at cell phone recycling collection points throughout the Johns Hopkins University campus on Earth Day.
  • Zayed University in Dubai has requested use of Secret Life materials for its students.

Friends of INFORM

Arts Engine
Arts Engine supports, produces and distributes independent media of consequence and promotes the use of independent media by advocates, educators and the general public. By fostering the production and use of independent film, video and new media, Arts Engine connects media makers and active audiences in order to spur critical consideration of pressing social issues. They are also the organizers and producers of the annual Media That Matters Film Festival.

As You Sow
As You Sow is a non-profit which gives grants and also works toward corporate and institutional responsibility in relation to the environment and the human condition. They advocate for the purchase of recycled paper and for responsible fiber sourcing by large corporate users as well as for the availability of environmentally preferable papers through large US paper suppliers.

Basel Action Network
BAN is the world's only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts. Working at the nexus of human rights and environment, they confront the issues of environmental justice at a macro level, preventing disproportionate and unsustainable dumping of the world's toxic waste and pollution on our global village's poorest residents.

Center for a Livable Future
CLF aims to educate citizens about how industrialized food production systems impact human health and the natural environment. CLF's program areas are farming, eating and living. They are engaged in three principal activities: research, educational outreach, and community action.

Center for a New American Dream
An organization with a mission of changing consumption patterns to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice. See their “junk your junk mail” webpage and their responsible purchasing network at http://www.responsiblepurchasing.org.

Center for Environmental Education
Their mission is to provide the necessary resources, curriculum, expertise and guidance to cultivate environmental leadership in K-12 schools. They work to create environmentally healthy schools where children learn how to choose sustainable lifestyles.

Co-op America
Among many program areas, their Woodwise program helps consumers buy products that don’t promote deforestation and includes information on ways to reduce junk mail.

Eighteenth Street Media
ESM is a collaboration of creative talent from the political and commercial worlds that prides itself on creating dynamic ads, videos, web campaigns and documentaries that cut through the visual clutter.

Electronic Take Back Coalition
The ETBC promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Their goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

Environmental Defense Fund
One program within this large environmental organization focuses on paper and packaging. Of particular interest is their paper calculator, which anyone can use to determine the environmental impact of a wide range of papers.

Environmental Paper Network
The Environmental Paper Network provides resources to paper purchasers and suppliers in order to promote responsibly sourced fibers, recycling, and clean production. Up-to-date paper news is available on The Paper Planet Blog.

Green Press Initiative
Works with the book and newspaper industries to support use of environmental paper in publications. Has information for publishers about model paper policies, sources for environmentally responsible papers, and names of environemtally aware printers.

Healthy Schools Network
Healthy Schools Network, Inc. is a non-profit national environmental health organization that does research, information, education, coalition-building, and advocacy to ensure that every child has a healthy learning environment that is clean and in good repair.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center
The LESEC provides community based recycling and composting programs to supplement existing NYC curbside programs, develop local stewardship of public open space and increase community awareness, involvement, and youth development through environmental education programs.

Meatless Mondays
This is a non-profit initiative aiming to reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal health and the health of the environment.

The New York League of Conservation Voters
NYLCV is a non-partisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision-makers and the voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.


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