There are hundreds of environmental organizations in the United States alone. Knowing that organizations make more efficient use of their donations and charities, which are most effective in improving the health of our planet can be a difficult task.
The average person simply does not have the time to research a charity they wish to support, so that the website (and charity in its own right) CharityNavigator.com provides an independent third-party evaluation of pros and cons of a charity.
Charity Navigator also oversees charitable activities and waves of red flags in organizations when their budgets are not transparent when the donor money is put into higher wages or any other which could mean the contribution from a donor could be better put to another cause.
divided into four categories, here are eight environmental organizations that stand out as worth following.
Preservation of Nature
Environmental organizations that have the highest rate of efficiency are those who just use the money to buy large tracts of land and maintain the protected zone.
Forest Trust / World Land Trust
Selva confidence large acres of land and forest ecological importance in order to protect the habitat of endangered species and preserve biodiversity. the same simplistic model of organization based in the UK followed World Land Trust . After the purchase of land organization that provides resources and education for local communities to ensure the continued protection of the area.
Donors either rainforest trust or World Land Trust to get real tangible results of contributions; $ 10 saves an acre of land. It is a perfect model for people who want to ensure that their donations will surely give positive results.
The Nature Conservancy also buying land for conservation purposes. Since 1962 the organization has conserved more than 2.8 million acres. Donors Conservation of Nature also have the option of leaving the ownership of their property to preserve the environment in their will or testament to that land will remain preserved after his death.
strong environmental policies are useless unless some eco-smart lawyers are around to make sure they are met. Fortunately, there are some great organizations that do exactly that.
National Council of Defense Resources
For example, the NRDC recently took the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to court for their inability to protect the population of the monarch butterfly. Specifically, EPA is ensuring that all approved pesticides would not harm the environment or wildlife. However, the NRDC argues that glyphosate, commonly found in pesticides from Monsanto, are contributing to the population of the monarch butterfly in decline. Demand a fire under the EPA lit to take a stronger look the effects of the pesticide. Often, the NRDC reach agreements with EPA or other government agencies outside the court, which produce the strongest environmental laws and better control of ecological health.
Formerly known as the Sierra Legal Defence Fund Earthjustice uses the tagline “Because the earth needs a good lawyer.” After a similar model as the NRDC, Earthjustice is involved in numerous cases at the moment, including working to save coral reefs off the coast of Florida, the defense of the basins of the impacts of mining in Alaska and protection Oregon Deschutes river and endangered Oregon spotted frog.
Development of Renewable Energy
Possibly the biggest problem we face today is our transition from economies based on fossil fuels to one that is fed by clean energy revolution. To ensure that this happens in a timely manner need some very smart people working with budgets and resources.
American Coalition for Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Recognizing the need to develop the energy industry renewable at a rapid pace, ACORE brings together companies, politicians and investors. The organization investigates obstacles en route and how industry stakeholders from all different sectors can come together to overcome them. Often you will see in the market barriers that impede the development of the sector and make policy recommendations to politicians who break the barriers down.
ACORE has also established a partnership program US and China that allows renewable energy sectors in each country to share information and expertise. Not a bad idea considering the role that each country has to play in the global energy economy moves forward.
The Solar Foundation , as its name implies, works for the solar industry to pressure politicians to make decisions that benefit the solar industry. lobbyists renewable energy have much competition while trying to get the government’s attention, so it is even more important for people who work on behalf of clean energy development to be compatible. The foundation produces throughout the year reports on environmental and health impacts developed a solar industry, job creation and economic benefits.
Right now they are playing Pokemon Go (#FreePikatchu), but over time these little buggers are going to dominate the world. It will make decisions that affect society and the planet, so it helps to instill in them the love and respect for nature will go along way to ensure the future health of our environment.
Earth Rangers is a great charity that strives to make fun environmental education for children. Educators Earth Rangers are not only knowledgeable, but also trained to make learning a fun experience for children. If Captain Planet were to have a favorite charity, it would be this.
This article not even come close to mention all the major environmental organizations that exist throughout the world, doing so could fill an entire book instead of an article. That said, the above organizations certainly have won a special mention and are worthy of consideration.
– Ian Carey