Go Green Locally is a nonprofit information hub and online resource designed to help concerned citizens take action at the grassroots level to clean and repair the environment, protect our natural resources, and work for a more sustainable world. Based in Sun Valley, Nevada, the GoGreenLocally directory supports eco-conscious choices in cities and towns across the United States. At each local GoGreenLocally hub, visitors can search for resources in one of six directories covering local events, businesses, groups/nonprofits, promotions, projects, and online resources. It also offers marketing resources and tools for green businesses to help them promote their products and services to their communities. In addition, they are building a vibrant interactive community offering content to combat apathy and inaction by empowering people everywhere to take small steps leading to big change. Their ultimate mission is to be a resource for anyone interested in helping people and the planet.
Our mission is to provide information, resources, and support for people in their local areas to take individual and collective action to live more sustainably, and to clean, protect, and repair the environment.
Our vision is of a world in which ordinary citizens no longer have to fear eco-disasters or exposure to environmental toxins when they go about their daily lives thanks in part to our work to promote positive local change.
To provide a free platform for individuals and groups to share events that provide opportunities to learn, to help out, and to support sustainable earth-friendly living and environmental conservation projects in the community.
Providing a free platform to share green local groups, projects, nonprofits, online resources, promotions, and small businesses. Green certified businesses get a special badge of honor.
To encourage the creation, support, and sharing of local community groups and nonprofits that gather together and organize to implement sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for the community.
Educating the community by aggregating a directory of local green articles, blogs, podcasts, and video links from area specific non-affiliated, value-aligned resources.
Sharing interviews of those in the community that are taking on various types of green action through volunteer work, jobs, or businesses. People share their paths of green action in podcast Interviews to help inform and inspire others to find their own solution-based action that will work with their unique interests and abilities.
Provide a project listings directory to promote specific opportunities for local individuals, businesses, and groups to connect with others to support projects that improve the environment and the community.
ABOUT US / BRAND STORY
As our world’s stewards and caretakers, we have a choice: If we take meaningful and bold actions NOW, we can increase the odds of helping our planet and people.
We founded GoGreenLocally to spur this effort. Our nonprofit information hub and online resource was designed to help concerned and compassionate citizens take action at the grassroots level to clean and repair the environment, protect our natural resources, and work for a more sustainable world. Based in Sun Valley, Nevada, Go Green Locally currently supports eco-conscious choices in more than 60 U.S. city/state regions and counting.
Our organization was founded by Jenny Nichols, a concerned citizen who cares deeply about protecting our planet. As a student in public school, Jenny learned about pollution and the need to recycle, but it wasn't until she was a young mom that the truth about pollution really set in. She devoted herself to living more sustainably by seeking natural foods, growing a garden, and learning about and practicing things like permaculture, alternative health methods, and upcycling. After moving to Reno, Nevada and becoming an empty nester, she noticed a void in resources to help people at the local level to discover the people, organizations, groups, and resources available in their own towns. To address this issue, Jenny and her husband Alan launched the GoGreenLocally portal. This was the spark that led to the creation of the "Locals Share Green Action” podcast and local podcasts to promote the green solutions being implemented by local residents across the U.S.
At each local GoGreenLocally hub, visitors can search for sustainable farmers, upcycling artists, lending libraries, conservation projects, edible and eco-friendly landscaping companies, local compost services, zero waste shops, and much more in our six directories covering local events, businesses, groups, nonprofit initiatives, promotions, projects, and online resources. Anyone can create free listings in our directories. We also offer marketing resources and tools for businesses to help them promote their products, services, and efforts to their communities.
Go Green Locally is more than a green directory. We are a vibrant interactive community of likeminded people. We are working to combat hopelessness, apathy, and inaction by empowering people everywhere to take small steps leading to big change.
We encourage stronger reliance on local natural food systems, services, and goods. We are motivated by the simple belief that when small communities form tighter de-centralized circular economies, they grow stronger, healthier, and safer from the fluctuations and polluting of global economies.
Our ultimate mission is to be a resource for anyone interested in local resources that support their commitment to reversing the degrading and polluting of our shared: land, air, and water that support all people and eco-systems on the planet.