22 Days Of Earth Day – Take The Daily Challenge

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“While we collectively take action as individuals to bend the curve and reduce the spread of coronavirus, we cannot lose sight of the bigger picture — our global climate crisis. The intrinsic connections between human health and planetary health sparked the first Earth Day in 1970, and today, we must rise to meet these dual crises again as Earth Day marks 50 years.

In the face of a challenge that forces us to stay apart, we’re bringing challenges to bring the world together.

 
Join us for the Earth Day Daily Challenge, a 22-day series that will allow people to connect through challenges to take action right now, and every day, for our planet.
Each challenge will be posted daily on Earth Day Network’s social media channels (@earthdaynetwork). Participants can get involved by following the channels and adding their actions with the hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EARTHRISE.”
Find out more here.
 

NRDC's New All In Helps You Take Effective Environmental Action

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Do you want to efficiently take effective action to protect our environment?
NRDC can help you with their new initiative – All In.
How does it work?
You choose how you’d like to be contacted (email, text, phone), the frequency of the alerts you’d like to receive, and the amount of time you’d like to commit – 1 minute, 10 minute, 1 hour, and deep dive.
They provide clear resources for taking action; some are as simple as signing a petition (I signed 3 today in less than 3 minutes) or calling your representatives at the right times and others are as ambitious as hosting an activist meet up. You choose your level of commitment. They help you be more efficient and effective.
NRDC’s All In is simply the best environmental grass roots initiative I’ve ever seen; it’s what I’ve hoped for decades … and it’s coming from the organization at the top of my list to support (and Robert Redford’s). (The Natural Resources Defense Council is historically the most effective independent American environmental organization that helps safe guard old and support new good legislation while shutting down bad legislation.)
Join me!
Please take 1 minute now and sign up today!
Better yet, take 2 minutes and take action right now!
Find NRDC’s 1 Minute Actions here.
Find NRDC’s 10 Minute Actions here.
Find NRDC’s 1 Hour Actions here.
Find NRDC’s 1 Deep Dive Actions here.
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Friends Of The Earth

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Support Friends Of The Earth.
“Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy. Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It’s hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.
We are members of Friends of the Earth International, a global network representing more than two million activists in 74 different countries. In the United States, we advocate in the halls of Congress, in state capitals, and with community groups around the country. With offices in Washington, D.C., and Berkeley, CA, and members in all 50 states, we urge policymakers to defend the environment and work towards a healthy environment for all people.”

Support The Environmental Defense Fund

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“Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

What distinguishes Environmental Defense Fund is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it.

We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet. This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climateoceansecosystems and healthSince these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations — as well as with business, government and communities — and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.”

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Support Earthjustice

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“Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. 
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Today’s environmental challenges are greater than ever. But we live in a country of strong environmental laws—and Earthjustice holds those who break these laws accountable for their actions. As the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, we leverage our expertise and commitment to fight for justice and create lasting change.
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We bring cases with the biggest impact, setting precedents for generations to come. Our decades of success are thanks to strong partnerships with many hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of passionate supporters. Of course, winning a case is only part of the battle. Our litigation is strengthened by policy and communications teams working with decision-makers in D.C. and within the court of public opinion to sustain our legal victories.”
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The Cousteau Society

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“Founded in 1973 by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the Society has more than 50,000 members worldwide. Under the leadership of President Francine Cousteau, the Society continues the unique explorations and observations of ecosystems throughout the world that have helped millions of people understand and appreciate the fragility of life on our Water Planet. Half a century of protecting water systems has expanded to embrace a wide variety of programs to encourage communities to achieve sustainable harmony with Nature as the Cousteau Label program.”

“Educating people to understand, to love and to protect the water systems of the planet, marine and fresh water, for the well-being of future generations.”

“To Understand
Through our ship Alcyone’s expeditions to the most sensitive regions of the planet, through movies, books and publications, multimedia technology, conferences and advocacy in international media and meetings as reported in News, through educational programs with Ecotechnie Chairs at the university level and with CousteauKids in the classroom for children.
To Love
Cousteau neigeThrough the link between members of the US- and France-based organizations and through the network of Cousteau Schools. Love for the environment entails diagnosing its needs and tending to it, which come at a price. To maintain their independence, The Cousteau Society and Cousteau Society accept no government subsidies. To finance projects, The Cousteau Society and Cousteau Society rely on the help of individuals. Join us! Help us! The more people who express their commitment to our cause, the more influence we have in the battles that loom ahead.
To Protect
Through the Cousteau Label program for integrated development of the world’s coastal regions, through the petition for an International Court of the Environment and through encouraging potential antagonists to request arbitration of their conflicts by the Permanent Court of Arbitration of The Hague, so that the Rights of Future Generations may be preserved.”

Audubon

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“For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.”
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Audubon’s Mission:
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To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all–in the U.S. and Across the Americas.
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Protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other fragile habitats; The ongoing recovery of the imperiled California condor and brown pelican; Adoption of innovative policies that balance habitat protection with green energy development on millions of acres; Continuing restoration of the Everglades and Long Island Sound.
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How we do it:
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Nearly 500 local Chapters nationwide engage members in grassroots conservation action; Audubon environmental policy, education and science experts guide lawmakers, agencies, and our grassroots in shaping effective conservation plans, actions and the policies to support them; More than 2,500 Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas identify, prioritize and protect vital bird habitat from coast to coast–in partnership with BirdLife International, our IBA conservation efforts support species and their habitats across the Western Hemisphere; “Citizen Scientists” collect vital data, through Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count, the new Coastal Bird Survey, and other initiatives, generating groundbreaking analyses and guiding scientists and policy makers in addressing the needs of birds and other wildlife; Special ecosystem-wide conservation initiatives focus on protection and restoration of the nation’s most special places from Alaska’s Tongass to Sagebrush country and the Louisiana Coast; Audubon Centers and sanctuaries are hubs of conservation exploration, research, and action, allowing millions to discover and defend the natural world; Educational programs and materials combine with Audubon, the nation’s most acclaimed conservation magazine to introduce schoolchildren, families and nature-lovers of all ages to the wonders of nature and the power of conservation at home and around the world.”
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iLCP – International League Of Conservation Photographers


Witness – An Introduction to iLCP from iLCP on Vimeo.
“iLCP is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through communication initiatives that create vital content and disseminate conservation messages to a wide variety of audiences.”
Find out more about ILCP here.
Find more recommended Environmental Organizations here.