Resources

Resources

PIRGs

Environmental

  • Campus Community Garden Project We support and encourage community building and beautification, garden-based education and urban agriculture as means to improve food security in Windsor while fostering a sense of environmental stewardship.

  • Essex Region Conservation Authority ERCA was established in 1973 to manage the natural resources of the Essex Region

  • Greenpeace International is one of the leading organizations using nonviolent direct action to expose global environmental problems.

  • Rainforest Action Network works to protect the earth’s rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and nonviolent direct action.

Social Justice

Animal Rights/Welfare

Fair Trade

  • Maquila Solidarity Network promotes solidarity with groups in Mexico, Central America, and Asia organizing in maquiladora factories and export processing zones to improve conditions with a living wage.

  • Sweatshop Watch is a coalition of labour, community, civil rights, immigrant rights, women’s, religious and student organizations committed to eliminating sweatshop conditions in the global garment industry.

  • Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit Fair Trade Organization (FTO).

Alternative Media

  • DeSmog CanadaDeSmog Canada exists to clear the PR pollution that is preventing us from having sensible public conversations about critical issues around the environment, social justice and the economy. We work to clear the air and to explore solutions for cleaning up Canada’s polluted public square.

  • Adbusters Media Foundation describes itself as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age.”

  • Briarpatch Fiercely independent and frequently irreverent, Briarpatch tackles today’s most pressing problems from a radical, grassroots perspective.

  • AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet’s aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more.

  • New Socialist is a network of socialists in the Canadian state.

  • The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada since May 2003. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles.

  • The Independent Media Center provides up-to-the-minute reports, photos, audio, and video footage of global struggles.

  • The Student Movement The Student Movement is Windsor’s grassroots, student newspaper. Founded to inform and empower, TSM reports on political issues that affect the youth of Windsor, especially education and campus issues.

  • ZNet provides forums, commentaries, courses, and analyses on global issues.