With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now behind us, the environmental impact of your shopping is not something to take lightly. The US Postal Service anticipates making nearly a billion deliveries between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, a 10 percent increase from last year. The environmental impact is growing along with it.
There are many non-profit organizations working to combat this impact and climate change. But, knowing where to put your efforts and money can be a challenge. We’ve pulled together a short list, highlighting some of the best ways for you to support action.
When making your contributions today, consider these organizations, and the changes they seek to drive with your support.
California Community Wildfire Relief Fund
Supporting the intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, and preparedness efforts.
Recent wildfires in California have devastated a number of communities in the region—killing nearly 100 people. While wildfires are a natural phenomenon in forests and landscapes, the abnormal severity and frequency of these recent blazes are a direct result of climate change.
For over a decade, the California Community Foundation and it’s Wildfire Relief Fund exist to support intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for those effected by such fires. Grants from the fund have support those displaced, left homeless, jobless, or suffering from medical or mental health problems in the aftermath.
See all the ways this tremendous organization is working to help the victims, and consider a donation in support here.
Stand up for our natural world by supporting the work of The Nature Conservancy—working to protect and restore landscapes, rivers, wildlife, and natural habitats.
Along with 21 institutional partners, the Nature Conservancy published a peer reviewed study on “natural climate solutions for the united states.” The revealed groundbreaking low-cost opportunities to cut carbon by “turbo-charging” our forests, rivers, lakes, and lands.
If all 21 pathway recommendations are implemented, the study shows we could cut greenhouse gas pollution by more than one fifth—greater than the equivalent pollution output of every car and truck on the road today.
Dedicated to exploring, enjoying, and protecting The Earth for everyone.
Your support doesn’t just have to come in dollars and cents. The Sierra Club are 80% to their goal—sending 80,000 letters in defense of the Clean Power Plan to EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler.
Follow this link to fill out the easy form letter with your signature and any additional comments. In just a few minutes we can help get the Sierra Club and it’s supporters over the top.
Building the global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to science and justice.
The members of 350 have a simple three point mission:
- Keep carbon in the ground.
- Help build a new, more equitable low-carbon economy.
- Pressure governments into limiting emissions.
350 is building a grassroots climate movement to hold leaders accountable and accelerate action on multiple fronts of the battle for a renewable energy. Check out their site here to see all the ways—big and small—you can support their work.