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.)
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.
The fight for clean water is a fight for one of the most basic and essential human rights. With water resources declining in quality and quality in virtually every part of the world, communities everywhere are looking for ways to protect this right.
Waterkeeper Alliance provides a way for communities to stand up to anyone who threatens this right—from law-breaking corporate polluters to irresponsible governments. On over 244 waterways, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the Amazon to the Ganges, Waterkeepers are on patrol, in boats ranging in size from kayaks to research vessels.
“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: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. Since 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.”
It’s summer in the northern hemisphere and along with the scorching heat we have the occasional torrential rain. The collection and reuse of rainwater by harvesting systems help provide independent water supplies during regional water restrictions. These systems also circumvent the rainwater washing environmentally harmful lawn pesticides into storm drain, sewers and waterways. When rainwater is harvested we reduce the overall flow of these pollutants into public waterways.
In many regions of our country, cities, counties and even certain states have begun to encouraging rainwater collection to supplement local supply. Many countries worldwide have made rainwater harvesting mandatory. In India, rainwater harvesting to avoid ground water depletion, has been made a requirement for every building. In the United Kingdom a new building code has been established to encourage the use of rainwater collection for everything from flushing toilets to watering their gardens.
Learn more about Rainwater Harvesting here.
Learn how to collect rainwater here.
Be more green!
You can make a difference today!
Many small changes can make a big change!
And save a lot!
Take action now!
Here’s one idea.
Stop drinking bottled water, whenever practical.
Replace bottled water with your own reusable bottle and water you filter at home. Many people like Nalgene bottles. It takes 2,000 times more energy to produce a bottle of water than it does to produce tap water.69% of bottled water containers end up in the trash and not in a recycling container. In 2008, the U.S. used enough plastic water bottles to stretch around the Earth more than 190 times.
If your tap water’s not great, use a Brita filter to get great-tasting water without so much waste. The average Brita pitcher filters 240 gallons of water a year for about 19 cents a day. To get the same amount from bottled water would require 1,818 16.9 ounce water bottles a year
Imagine how much you’d save when you stop drinking bottled water.
Find more resources that will help you take action now here.
Find environmental organizations to support here.