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Environmental Organizations: General Focus


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Earthday.org Logo


Earthday.org endeavors to educate, diversify, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Since the organizers held the first Earth Day in 1970, they have worked with over 150,000 parents in 192 countries, making this effort the “world’s largest recruiter” of the environmental movement.

Link: Earthday.org [ https://www.earthday.org ]

Action: Action Center [ https://www.earthday.org/take-action-now/ ]

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Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Started by a group of scientists and lawyers in 1967 on Long Island, the Environmental Defense Fund succeeded in getting the toxic pesticide DDT banned across the country using scientific evidence. Using both science and economics, EDF works to find practical and lasting solutions to pressing environmental problems including climate, oceans, ecosystems, and health alongside other organizations, business, governments, and communities.

Link: EDF [ https://www.edf.org ]

Action: Get Involved [ https://www.edf.org/get-involved ]

One Earth

The goal of One Earth is to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and to achieve worldwide net-zero emissions by 2040. To achieve that goal, they support groundbreaking and actionable scientific studies, share inspiring media, and contribute to effective climate philanthropy. Their Project Marketplace helps donors contribute to the most innovative and impactful climate projects worldwide through an online database of vetted projects.

Link: One Earth [ https://www.oneearth.org/ ]

Action: Take Action [ https://www.oneearth.org/get-involved/ ]

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Project Drawdown

This organization tries to stimulate the world to reach Drawdown, which is the point when greenhouse gasses stop climbing and begin to decline, by educating on sources and supporting reductions, carbon sinks, and societal equality. In detailed sections, Project Drawdown covers a wide array of real-world solutions that are currently available, scalable, and financially viable, with solid research and statistics as well as models and methods for each proposed solution. This effort grew from a popular book of the same name (simply “Drawdown”) by Paul Hawkin into a large organization with many programs.

Link: Project Drawdown [ https://drawdown.org ]

Action: Get Involved [ https://drawdown.org/get-involved ]

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Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)    

The Union of Concerned Scientists uses independent, rigorous scientific research to create solutions for issues of climate change and the environment, for a sustainable and healthy future.

Link: UCS [ https://www.ucsusa.org ]

Action: Take Action [ https://www.ucsusa.org/take-action ]

World Wildlife Fund Logo


Originally the World Wildlife Fund, geared towards saving species and habitats, WWF has since expanded its scope to address six critical areas: forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food, and climate. WWF uses their resources to protect species, places, and local communities across the globe. They educate and encourage people to incorporate sustainable practices in both business and government.

Link: WWF [ https://www.worldwildlife.org ]

Action: How to Help [ https://www.worldwildlife.org/how-to-help ]