Food & Water Watch
Rating: 4.75 stars 60 60 reviews 3,700
1616 P St NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20036 USA
Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.
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I volunteered with FWW to stop fracking in Los Angeles. As I got to know the local organizers (Alex Nagy & Walker Foley) I saw that this organization was thoughtful, strategic, and organized in a way that builds long-term change.
The first time, I heard about Food & Water Watch is when they hosted a movie screening for "Gasland," at my university. After watching this documentary, I learned what fracking meant and the serious implications on our health and the environment. Since then, I have volunteered for them whenever possible to raise awareness among vulnerable communities. Food and Water Watch protects our most valuable resources including Food and Water safety. As a Public Health educator, mother and concern citizen, I highly recommend them for all the outstanding work they do to protect the environment and our health. Thumbs up!
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I started volunteering with Food & Water watch about a year an a half ago and it has been a very empowering experience. I came in knowing very little about the issues that affect food and water in Colorado and have grown to understand what these issues are, like Fracking and anti-biotic resistance, but better yet, I have learned how I can change these issues. I have become more comfortable in my own voice through the various trainings and events that I have been able to work on with the organizers of Food & Water watch. I can honestly say that I wouldn't be where I am today in organizing if it weren't for the folks sat Food & Water watch.
I first learned of FWW by an event they held to carpool whoever wanted to visit a community in Colorado impacted by fracking, with local community members present to tell their tales. Wow. This takes money, and they can't do this often, therefore; but what a showstopper this was. I'm grateful they put this experience together.
The organizers in Denver are passionately driven by the mission of the organization, highly informed, humble to any personality type, welcoming and comforting, appreciative of veteran volunteers and new people testing the waters of their involvement. They're a dedicated bunch.
The volunteers FWW and its cause just happen to attract are gracious, passionate, silly-fun, discerning, and heart-warming people. If you're looking to get involved, this is a great organization; and you can do so on a very involved level or a once in a while, non-committal level. Your voice and efforts are valuable, no mater how you use them. I'm proud to volunteer with them. Presently, our causes are around banning fracking in Denver area and Denver's water supply, fighting for safe antibiotic use in the food supply - only as needed for animal health, and proper food labeling, especially as it pertains nowadays to GMOs, as we desire the ability to make informed choices of what we put into our bodies.
Food and Water Watch found me when I went to see Gasland II at my university. I'm grateful for their efforts to seek out students like me to join them in their campaigns. I attend monthly potluck meetings where I am always welcomed. Food and Water Watch encouraged and trained me to write my story of environmental awareness, they helped me develop and feel confident about my public speaking skills at neighborhood council meetings and public policy meetings, and most of all, they helped me realize that phone banking, protesting, canvassing, giving public testimony, petitioning and lobbying are critical in helping to protect our resources. The staff at Food and Water Watch work tirelessly all over Los Angeles to promote clean air, water and food and to protect our environment and they do this inclusively, humbly and with grace.
I've been working with Food and Water Watch as head of Take Back the Tap at Portland State University. They have been incredibly important in reducing and banning plastic bottle use across the country, and in the development of student activists. The staff work hard to make positive change, and never stop trying to develop their volunteers into tomorrows leaders.
Food & Water Watch is an amazing organization. They are fearlessly leading the charge against fracking in the United States, and they are working with front line communities throughout the nation to directly resist fossil fuel expansion in the communities who are already overburdened by the oil and gas industry. The people at Food & Water Watch are some of the most genuine, hard-working people I have ever met. They are not influences by big money - all of their donations come from the grassroots, from people like you and I. They don't devote their resources to regulations - they demand a ban on fracking and other forms of extreme oil & gas extraction. I am continually amazed at how active this organization has been on so many important issues.
I have had the pleasure of volunteering with Food & Water Watch organizers in the Los Angeles area. I got involved because I wanted to learn about issue campaigns and fight for things I care about. The Food & Water Watch staff and other volunteers were extremely welcoming and were so willing to let me become involved. I learned so much from them. The organizers are knowledgeable and passionate, and they do really great work here in LA and around the country.
I've been volunteering with and collaborating with Food & Water Watch California since 2013. They are wonderfully relentless, consistent, tenacious and responsible. As a fellow organizer for an environmental organization I admire F&WW's attention to detail and organizing skills. I like their frank and direct approach and I have yet to meet anyone on their staff who I wasn't impressed with.
Food and Water Watch has been extremely helpful in helping our community group organize to fight fracking in our city. We started Stop Fracking Long Beach in Long Beach, Ca originally in support of fracking statewide, we didn't realize to what extent our city was being fracked. (Apparently Oil & Gas doesn't think the public should know.)
When we found out how severe fracking and oil extraction was we were intially overwhelmed, we are small group standing against one of the largest and wealthiest industries in the world. I heard about FWW and was lucky enough to join them for a massive statewide rally in Oakland. they covered the costs of transporting a busload of us from Southern California. The event was so powerful, very inspiring to be amongst thousands of Californians to demand a ban on fracking and to take swift action against climate change. The event was so well organized and only captured the emotion of the movement, but ended with workshops and conferences and ways to organize locally. I now know that our small group is part of a massive coalition of independent groups who will organize and fight to protect our health and safety from the threats of fracking and extreme extraction.
They have provided training and helped us develop research as we approach local officials. They have introduced us to local residents in nearby cities who share our concern. We will win this fight to protect California's water against Big Oil and I know Food and Water Watch will be a major part of that victory. Thanks F&WW, we wouldn't be able to do it with you.
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