Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to preserve, protect and improve the environment.
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that are involved in pollution control and abatement; conservation and development of natural resources; control or elimination of hazardous or toxic substances including pesticides; solid waste management; urban beautification and open spaces development; environmental education and outdoor survival; and botanical gardens and horticultural societies.
Excludes: Organizations including those that operate refuges and fisheries that focus on the protection and preservation of wildlife (see D-Animal-Related); programs that focus on the protection and preservation of farmlands or soil and water conservation for agricultural, food production purposes (see K-Food, Agriculture & Nutrition); and organizations that develop and maintain recreational parks (see N-Recreation & Sports).
Organizations which seek to ensure that communities have a clean and healthful environment that is free from air and water pollution, pesticides and other hazardous substances, damaging radiation and excessive levels of noise.
Key words: Acid Rain; Air Pollution; Asbestos Removal; Asbestos Testing; Atmospheric Contamination; Carbon Monoxide Testing; Clean Air; Climatic Change; Drinking Water Testing; Environmental Hazards Cleanup; Environmental Hazards Control; Environmental Pollution; Environmental Sanitation; Global Warming; Greenhouse Effect; Greenhouse Gases; Hazardous Materials Cleanup; Hazardous Materials Control; Hazardous Materials Monitoring; Hazardous Materials Transportation; Hazardous Wastes; Household Hazardous Wastes; Indoor Air Pollution; Industrial Hazardous Wastes; Landfills; Lead Paint; Lead Testing; Medical Waste Disposal, Noise Pollution; Nuclear Wastes; Oil Spill Cleanup; Pesticides; Pollution Abatement; Pollution Control; Poor Air Quality; Radiation Control; Radiation Testing; Radon Testing; Rising Sea Levels; Sanitation; Sewage; Sludge Sites; Smog; Soil Contaminant Testing; Soil Testing; Solid Waste Management; Tap Water Testing; Toxic Substances; Toxic Wastes; Waste Disposal; Waste Management; Waste Spills; Waste Transport; Water Pollution; Water Pollution Control
Scope notes: Includes: Air pollution control; Global warming (greenhouse effect); Hazardous wastes and toxic substances; Noise pollution control; Radiation control; Solid waste management; and Water pollution control.