Earth Day Gives us a Chance to Make a Difference, so let’s do it! There are many worthy causes, as we all know.
You don’t need me to tell you that our planet is in desperate shape. Mother Nature displays her distress through higher temperatures, snow and rainfall patterns shifting and causing havoc. More extreme climate events – like hurricanes and records high or low temperatures – are already happening. Our oceans are overfished, loaded with plastic waste, and overheating. We must all take action. Below you will find several non-profits making a difference, and I urge you to donate on this Earth Day 2021.
National Geographic Society
“Your generous contribution today will immediately be put to work supporting the things you care passionately about—exploring the planet, saving wildlife, protecting our ocean, empowering the world’s most innovative scientists to help solve the planet’s mysteries and challenges, and preserving our ancient heritage for future generations. As our partner, you are a crucial part of a team committed to making the world a better place through the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling.” Donate for Earth Day today!
Marine Megafauna Foundation
“The Marine Megafauna Foundation conducts pioneering research on marine megafauna and uses scientific evidence to educate the public and government to influence long-lasting conservation strategies. Leading the charge at the heart of MMF, we have our founders, whose passion, dedication, and expertise in the field have captured the attention of international media, and inspired world-class scientists, educators, and conservationists to join this mission.” I give 10% of my book sales to MMF!
“NOW, MORE THAN ANY OTHER POINT IN HISTORY, we have the distinct opportunity to become both the explorers and the ambassadors of this wondrous, liquid frontier.“– Dr. Andrea Marshall, Founder“
Are you a diver? Go on an expedition with Andrea Marshall’s Ray of Hope Expeditions! I try to go once a year, and I even managed a trip to Raja Ampat in 2020, just before Covid hit.
Donate now in honor of Earth Day!
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
“Best known for our work to protect elephants, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. But we do much more than this.” Elephants are endangered, and they need all the help we can give them. Give today for Earth Day!
The Jane Goodall Institute
“We are a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Everything is connected—everyone can make a difference.”
Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle Alliance
“Mission-Blue.org is an ocean community hub that seeks to make good on Sylvia’s wish by elevating public awareness about critical ocean issues and inspiring support for organizations, projects, and scientific expeditions that make a positive difference for the ocean. Decades of overfishing, pollution, climate change, acidification, and other human pressures threaten the fundamental nature of the ocean — and therefore threaten the future of humankind. We encourage all global citizens who care about our oceans to reach out and support Mission Blue in any way they can. Presently, approximately 2 percent of the ocean is fully protected; five years ago, that number was around 1 percent. With concerted effort and passionate people, we can continue this positive trend and help create a global network of Hope Spots, the seeds of tomorrow’s healthy ocean.”
These are just a few of the great nonprofits seeking to benefit our endangered species. I urge you to give generously to fight for their lives.