Earth Day 2014: 10 Terrific Nonprofits You Should Know About

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Almost 35 years ago, the first Earth Day was celebrated in United States. Since April 22, 1970, the movement to bring greater understanding of green issues has expanded across the globe.

Nearly 200 countries now celebrate annually the richness of the natural earth. They also strive to increase awareness of its most pressing problems, including climate change, dwindling resources, and ecosystem devastation, that demand education and action.

In honor of this worldwide holiday, we would like to highlight 10 fantastic green nonprofits that are doing wonderful work both in the United States and across the globe for the betterment of our environment and the amazing flora and fauna in it.

 

350.org

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Climate change can lead to multiple natural catastrophes… Rising seawater. Coastal Flooding. Drought. A major catalyst for these disasters is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

350.org aims to decrease carbon dioxide levels with its grassroots efforts to encourage stricter emission regulations by governments around the world.

 

Alliance for Climate Education

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The children of today will be the adults of tomorrow that must contend with the greatest effects of climate change. That is why the Alliance for Climate Education is taking action to teach our youth how they can make a difference now.

 

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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The wild animals of the world are quickly losing their natural habitats due to human development and deforestation. Many more are taken from their homes to serve as the pets of those keen on caging exotic animals.

The Black Pine Animal Sanctuary has opened its doors to black bears, chimpanzees, Asian leopards, and other wild creatures once housed as pets.

It also provides invaluable tours of its grounds so that visitors can learn about the rapid destruction of these animals’ native lands.

 

Center for Biological Diversity
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Imagine a world where polar bears no longer exist. Or tigers. Or giant pandas. The Center for Biological Diversity hopes that we will never have to imagine life without these magnificent creatures. This nonprofit organization endeavors to save the thousands of species close to forever disappearing from earth.

 

Center for Land-Based Learning

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Did you know that America is home to more than 2 million farms? Or that nearly one-fourth of all farm-produced items are sent to other nations around the world?

Without safe and sustainable farming practices, our nation and many more would suffer from a severe lack of food resources. The Center for Land-Based Learning helps adolescents understand the steps it takes to create healthy crops in a responsible manner.

 

Conservation Volunteers International Program

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Want to change the world while enjoying a memorable vacation? With the Conservation Volunteers International Program, you can!

This organization gives green-minded individuals the chance to preserve and protect threatened habitats through once-in-a-lifetime trips around the world.

 

Rainforest Trust

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The rainforests of the world contain some of the most unusual and biologically significant animals and plants not found in any other part of the planet. In fact, these important ecosystems house nearly half of all flora and fauna. The Rainforest Trust hopes to save these precious nature resources from permanent destruction.

 

A Spring of Hope

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Water fountains may be a common sight in schools across the United States, but for countess schoolchildren in Africa, they are difficult to find.

A lack of wells in this part of the world means limited drinking resources, which can significantly affect the health of students. A Spring of Hope is making daily drinking water a reality for these children with its well drilling initiatives.

 

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

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Drills across the globe search not for water but for oil. This other natural resource is also in high demand, but the incessant use of it has led to increasing air pollution. Enter the bicycle.

Invented in 1817, this transportation device, which requires only air for tires, has been taking people from point A to point B for centuries. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hopes to increase its presence so that people can safely enjoy this active mode of transport as they also lessen the need for oil.

 

Women’s Earth Alliance

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The responsibility of teaching our children how to care for the earth rests on the shoulders of us all. That is why the Women’s Earth Alliance is providing women around the globe with the assistance they need to make an environmental impact locally so that younger generations can learn from them to one day take up the cause of protecting our land, seas, and all the living creatures that inhabit them.

 

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Anna Keizer

Anna Keizer

writes for Oubly.com, an online platform specializing in stationery cards. When she is not writing for Oubly, Anna enjoys writing screenplays and creative non-fiction. You can also read up on her daily adventures through her blog The Chicago DispLAcement

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