Thursday, December 18, 2008

Giving Green: Environmental Charities

Many are thinking of the earth this holiday season. As an impetus for change, the confluence of volatile energy prices and the global economic crisis presents a valuable window of opportunity. According to Planet Green, "change is needed now more than ever on countless eco-fronts. And giving to a green-guided charity just may be enough to help turn the tide."

Whether part of your normal holiday giving or in lieu of a gift, get to know your charity before making a donation. Below is a list of environmentally friendly charities:

Canadian Wild Lands
Center for a New American Dream
Click For Greenland
David Suzuki Foundation
Donate Solar Energy
Earth Justice NRDC
Environmental Defense
Environment Northeast
Environmental Working Group
Expand Nature Reserves in Scotland
Forest Watch
Keep Pollutants Out of the Ocean
Land Care Niagara
Patagonian Coastal Steppe
Plant an Oak Tree
Preserve United States Wilderness
Protect wildlife habitat
Race for the Rain Forest
Red FeatherMarine Wetlands, American Prairie or Rain Forest
Reduce Pollution
Remove CO2 from the Atmosphere
Save Swedish Forest
Santa Monica Baykeeper
South American Rainforest
Save the Rain Forest
The Environment Site
The Nature Conservancy
The Rain Forest Site
20/20 Vision

For an independent assessment of your charity, and a summary of environmental charities, go to the Charity Navigator: "Your Guide to Intelligent Giving"

1 comment:

David Dash said...

Huge supporter of Green Charities and think they are part of the key to helping move along growth in the industry and awareness. One to mention That I support - School Charging - which donates electric vehicle charging stations to schools.