GoGreenLocally org is a nonprofit information hub and online resource designed to help concerned citizens take action at the grassroots level work with their communities to clean and repair the environment, protect our natural resources, and work for a more sustainable world. Based in Reno, 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 informational, organizational, and marketing resources and tools for local groups, and small nonprofits to help them be even more successful in their communities. In addition, they are working to connect a vibrant interactive community, and offering content to combat apathy and inaction by empowering people everywhere to take small action steps leading to big change. Their ultimate mission is to be a resource to support local community shared action that helps people and the planet.
Our mission is to provide information, resources, and support for people in their local area to take individual and collective action to live more sustainably, and to clean, protect, and repair the environment while helping each other experience happier and more meaningful lives.
Our vision is of a world in which ordinary citizens work together in sustainable local communities. Each town is celebrated for its unique solutions and contributions that actively meet the needs of their people while cleaning and restoring the environment.
Providing a sharing platform for local green events
Providing additional eco-friendly local directories for green: groups, projects, nonprofits, online resources, promotions, and small businesses.
Encourage local community groups and nonprofits to implement all types of sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for the community through fun and interesting activity/event ideas.
Providing activity guides and resources for local events that build on sustainability, connections with nature, and action on cleaning and restoring our environment under the guidance of holistic thinking, ecology-friendly, biology-based, restoration experts.
Assembling trusted educational resources affiliate links to free or low-cost books, classes, and videos.
Providing community-generated sustainability resource libraries for: photos, graphics, video clips, etc.
Sharing individual local paths of action stories and wisdom from across the US in podcast episodes and blogs.
Sharing content to encourage and support individual self-care while encouraging positive, productive ways to relate and thrive with others
ABOUT US / BRAND STORY
As our world’s stewards and caretakers, we have a choice: take meaningful and bold actions NOW, or give into gloom. By taking bold actions now we can build healthier, happier, and more meaningful lives that make a REAL difference!
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, GoGreenLocally currently supports eco-conscious choices in 60 U.S. city/state regions.
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 audio stories 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.
GoGreenLocally is more than a green directory. We serve a vibrant community of like-minded 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 pollution 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.