Sunday, October 14, 2007
Blog Action Day!
Today is a day for all bloggers to unite and work together to help take action on the environment!
Blog on a favorite environmental project or organization or donate to any of these charities or another favorite environmental charity of your choice (I'm partial to the Natural Resources Defense Council, among others). I also challenge all of you to donate what you can to the fine organizations listed below, or to the environmental organization of your choice. My donation is already in! Another important step is to keep in touch with your state and national representatives about issues that are important to you. Write them a letter or call and let them know how you feel. Soccer Mom in Denial had a great post on the efficacy of taking personal action here.
I was going to write about zebra mussels and the health of our Great Lakes, since I write from Michigan and both of these are pet issues, but instead, I'd like to share some of my favorite environmental sites (along with some information from the Blog Action Day site, except for the NRDC information, which is provided from its site). To find out more about these organizations, please visit their websites:
Greenpeace International is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people
Natural Resources Defense Council works on a broad range of issues as we pursue our mission to safeguard the Earth; its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
The Sierra Club Foundation is a public charity whose mission is to provide financial support to the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations for tax deductible work. "We fund a range of environmental projects which fall into the three general categories of public education, litigation, and training."
The Conservation Fund is the nation's foremost environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting America's land and water legacy for current and future generations. Seeking innovative conservation solutions for the 21st century, the Fund works to integrate economic and environmental goals.