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Featured Charities for Environment
At The Conservation Fund, we believe in conservation that makes economic sense. Every project places conservation at its center, and our entrepreneurial staff create and implement innovative, practical ways to benefit the natural world and the well-being of Americans from every walk of life. We inspire new, innovative models that prove strategic conservation is good for both people and the environment.
Our unique, cost-effective conservation model for protecting endangered species has been implemented successfully for over 30 years. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the expertise of our partners and the participation of local communities across the tropics, our reserves are exemplary models of international conservation.
American Rivers has been at the forefront of protecting and restoring rivers for nearly 50 years. We bring together the brightest minds in river and water conservation. Our national advocacy touches every stream in the country, while our local experts work locally on the most pressing challenges impacting specific rivers and communities.
Audubon protects birds during every point of their lifecycles throughout the Americas. Audubon organizes its work into five highly scalable core strategic priorities. These priorities cover the breadth of landscapes that birds need to thrive, including shorelines, lakes, bird-friendly cities, and habitat strongholds that will provide shelter to birds as the climate changes and their old homes disappear.
The National Forest Foundation is the leading organization inspiring personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests, the centerpiece of America’s public lands. Working on behalf of the American public, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. We believe these lands, and all they provide, are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities.
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
We believe real change comes from the ground up. We know that a small-but-committed critical mass of activists can not only transform society, but change the world.
That’s why we recruit, train, and mobilize people to become powerful activists, providing the skills, campaigns, and resources to push for aggressive climate action and high-level policies that accelerate a just transition to clean energy.
Since 1987, Conservation International has worked to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. Combining fieldwork with innovations in science, policy and finance, we’ve helped protect more than 6 million square kilometers (2.3 million square miles) of land and sea across more than 70 countries.
As the only community foundation for the ocean, The Ocean Foundation’s 501(c)(3) mission is to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. We focus our collective expertise on emerging threats to generate cutting edge solutions and better strategies for implementation.
Resources, Publications, & Articles
Some Major Environmental Challenges in 2022...
The climate crisis is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, and we are not ready for it. While the crisis has many factors that play a role in its exacerbation, some warrant more attention than others
Ways to Take Action
Plastic pollution can create big problems for human and ecosystem health. Everyday actions, however, can lessen the pain. You might know the 3 Rs — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — but we suggest 3 more:
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE … REMOVE, REFUSE, RALLY
Without leaving home, millions of users can record the quality of the air outside their windows. Users can take readings throughout the day to track how human activity and weather patterns change the air we breathe.
Each reading will add to a global database of knowledge and understand how our world works and how we can protect it.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is today.
Forests are one of our most powerful tools to combat climate change and provide food and habitat for the world's species.
But our forests are under threat. Our planet is currently losing forests at a staggering rate: We’re losing more than 18 million acres of forests every year — that’s about 27 soccer fields of forest lost every minute.
2023 AERE Summer Conference - Association of Environmental and Resource Economists • 1 Jun, 2023 • 12 AM - 11 PM
AERE’s signature Summer Conference gathers the world’s leading environmental and natural resource economists for three days of outstanding academic programming in a collegial atmosphere
We encourage participation from academic, public, and private sector environmental and resource economists as well as graduate students, in particular those entering the job market.
Virunga follows a brave group of park rangers in their fight to preserve the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s most biodiverse places and home to the Earth’s remaining mountain gorillas. It is also the most dangerous place to work in conservation. The park and its inhabitants are under constant threat from poachers, armed militia, and companies exploiting its natural resources. Tension turns to violence when the rebel group M23 overtakes much of the park. The good news is that gorilla populations have increased since 2014, and conservationists are working with villagers to build new industries and alternatives to war.
Where to Watch: Netflix
Actor and Earth Alliance co-founder Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with National Geographic to sound the alarm on climate change, with moving accounts of the rising sea levels, deforestation, and other destruction that humans have wrought. The film arms viewers with solutions, from reducing meat consumption to voting for leaders who will fight for our future. This essential primer is a great pick to educate kids or to sway skeptical friends and family members.
Where to Watch: Amazon, Google Play, Disney+
In this Emmy-winning series, hailed as “the most important television series ever made,” journalists and celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle, Jessica Alba, and Thomas Friedman travel the world to interview experts on climate crisis as well as the everyday people affected by it.
This well-researched show channels its star power wisely, using celebrities to draw viewers in and shining the spotlight on scientists. Producers include director James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and veteran producers from 60 Minutes.
Where to Watch: The Roku Channel, Sling TV