Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Giving Tuesday, giving meaning to the holiday season


Finished with your Christmas shopping, after hitting those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales? Yeah, me neither.

But what I AM ready for is Giving Tuesday, a day focused on giving back.

You can participate in your own way - volunteer with a nonprofit, donate food to the hungry or donate money to your nonprofit of choice. However you give, it will make a difference this holiday season.


You can also participate in Giving Tuesday by posting photos with #unselfie and #givingtuesday. You'll be featured on the Giving Tuesday website, and you'll share the message with all your followers! It's such a simple way to care about others for an important day.
 
If you want to support an environmental nonprofit this year, here are just a few to check out (but of course, choose any nonprofit you want!)
  • charity: water. Bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 
  • World Wildlife Fund. Conserving nature and reducing the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
  • Greenpeace. Uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. 
  • Global Green USA. Fostering a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future.
  • Trees for the Future. Planting trees for their ecological benefits, and to benefit people in need. 
  • People for Bikes. The movement to make bike riding better for everyone.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network. Saving wildlife by helping independent conservationists build connections and strong, sustainable organizations. 
  • Sierra Club. One of the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters.
  • The Conservation Fund. Working to save land for future generations.
  • Environmental Defense Fund. Working to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet.
  • Nature Conservancy. A leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
What's your favorite way to give back during the holidays?

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