Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

working for a greater good

Environmentalism is always going to be something that starts within a person. In some people, their passion for environmentalism goes beyond their personal actions, all the way up to a charity or nonprofit organization. Nonprofits exist to get work done on a greater level, and there are many environmental nonprofits around working together to make this planet cleaner and better for everyone.


To check out the work some (truly, this is just a percentage of all the organizations) of them do, visit these organizations. One, or some, of them may inspire you to get involved as well!
  • 1% For the Planet is a growing global movement of over a thousand companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3,000 approved environmental organizations worldwide. (You can search through the member companies here if you want to support the movement!)
  • American Forests advocates for the protection and expansion of the country's forests. And their website has a neat little carbon footprint calculator, so you can see just what your impact is!
  • Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills.
  • Charity: Water works to bring clean water to every person in the world.
  • Environmental Defense Fund works to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends, focusing on the most critical environmental problems.
  • Environmental Working Group works to serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get straight facts so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment.
  • Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest  to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
  • Health in Harmony provides a sustainable, long-term healthcare solution that helps individuals and communities to protect the natural resources that keep the planet healthy.
  • The Humane Society works to protect the livelihood of animals.
  • The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
  • Ocean Conservancy works to and advocates to keep the oceans healthy and clean.
  • Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.
  • The Sierra Club protects wild places on earth, protects and promotes the responsible use of ecosystems, and educates citizens on how to protect the environment.
  • The Southern Environmental Law Center leverages the power of the law to protect the environment of the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia).
  • WWF is the leading conservation organization, and they work to conserve the world's most important natural places and change global forces to protect the future of nature.
 
To read about even more environmental organizations, visit these sources:

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