WiserEarth | WiserPlatform

WiserEarth helps the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances.

All tools and content are free to use. The site is commercial-free too.

Why WiserEarth?
The millions of organizations and individuals who actively work towards ecological sustainability, economic justice, human rights, and political accountability address issues that are systemically interconnected and intertwined. Their effectiveness to prevent harm and institute positive change is undermined by the lack of a collective awareness, duplicative efforts, and incomplete connectivity.
WiserEarth provides the ability for organizations, businesses funders, social entrepreneurs, students, organizers, academics, activists, scientists, and citizens to find each other, make connections, build alliances and share resources.

Here is what you can on WiserEarth:

  • Global Community: A community of 49,461 people around the world who are connecting, collaborating, and sharing knowledge.
  • Organization Directory: The world's largest, free and editable international directory of 112,762 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and socially responsible organizations.
  • WiserEarth Groups: Online community forums where members can engage in discussion, exchange knowledge, and collaborate on projects.
  • Areas of Focus Taxonomy: The world's most detailed classification of issue areas related to social justice and environmental restoration.
  • WiserTuesdays: Local face to face gatherings supporting collaborations across sectors working towards social change.
  • Event Listings: A calendar of events engaging us to be part of the global movement working for a better world. Find some near your and list events you help organize.
  • Solutions Database: There are amazing, and often hidden solutions to the worlds problems. This is where we gather those that work and potentially may work.
  • Resources Database: Useful and insightful information posted by WiserEarth members. Books, articles, websites, videos, reports, etc.
  • Job Board: A list of opportunities out there by which you can work for change. Post one to find a volunteer, intern or employee for your project.

Have questions about WiserEarth?
Contact Peggy Duvette, Executive Director at peggy@wiserearth.org


By conventional definition, this is not a movement. Movements have leaders and ideologies. You join movements, study tracts, and identify yourself with a group. You read the biography of the founder(s) or listen to them perorate on tape or in person. Movements have followers but this movement doesn't work that way. It is dispersed, inchoate and fiercely independent. There is no manifesto or doctrine, no authority to check with. Three different types of groups—environmental, social justice, and indigenous—are emerging as a global humanitarian movement arising from the bottom up. Historically social movements have arisen primarily because of injustice, inequities, and corruption. Those woes remain legion but a new condition exists that has no precedent: the planet has a life threatening disease that is marked by massive ecological degradation and rapid climate change.

from Blessed Unrest




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