The Green Festival is coming to Portland this weekend, and with it, a new batch of Community Award nominees. Learn a bit about each organization, and come to the festival to vote Dec 9-11, 2016.
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Home Care Assistance, in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation plans to plant 5,000 trees in 2017 to promote a healthy environment and honor its present and former clients. Trees will be planted in the Tahoe National Forest in California and Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota.
WindAid Institute helps bring clean wind energy to rural areas of Peru. It also focuses on education and micro-enterprise support.
Planting Justice is a non-profit in Oakland, California that brings nutritious, sustainably grown food to inner city neighborhoods. It teaches people how to grow their own food and provides job training for chronically unemployed people.
What Could a Regenerative, Thriving Future Look Like? An Excerpt from Guerrilla Marketing by Shel Horowitz
Guerrilla Marketing, Shel Horowitz’s tenth book, addresses how climate change can be impacted by powerful social change. He asks what kind of world would we live in if the abundance paradigm were integrated into every aspect of society?
WeCycle Atlanta uses donated bicycles to reward students who complete a 4 week educational program that teaches them about growing their own food, recycling and sustainability.
As it becomes increasingly clear that traditional investments and holdings in fossil fuel companies are going nowhere fast, smart investors and companies are divesting from fossil fuels and putting their money into more sustainable investments. In a recent post on Grist, author Ben Adler explains that while divestment is often thought of in feel-good, sustainability […]
We’re losing forests at a staggering rate, with a forest area the size of New York City disappearing every two days, and because of that deforestation, we’re slowly losing one of our greatest allies in the fight against climate change. But we can help change that by backing a unique crowdfunding campaign, which lets us […]
Many of us are willing to regularly give from our own pockets to a worthy nonprofit or cause, but sometimes we may refrain from doing so, in part because we just don’t know which organizations are doing great work, and in part because we may feel as if we can’t afford to give enough to […]
A lot of shopping that we do is all about me. Or about you, if you prefer. We shop for the products that we want, solely for the purpose of meeting our own needs, with little thought given to the companies behind the products, the resources necessary to produce those products, or to those other […]
At a time when we’re well aware of the benefits of living forest ecosystems, in terms of not only mitigating the effects of air and water pollution, but also in recharging groundwater, storing carbon, serving as wildlife habitat, and perhaps even slowing climate change, it’s kind of silly to think of burning trees for electricity […]
If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all over the last year, you’re aware that the drought conditions, especially in states like California, are putting lots of pressure on local water systems. The answers to reducing that pressure, and to coming to terms with a drier future, are many, but one of them, […]
I’ve written about dumpster diving and freeganism for years, but, lately, I’ve really become fascinated by the subject (though I’m still working up the nerve for my first actual dive). I’ve fed this fascination with a couple of really active…
It’s great to see collaboration between two radically different types of organizations, with the end result being a win-win situation for both of them, while also serving to meet a common need in the community. Uber is teaming up with Goodwill tomorrow, May 3rd, and making it easy to spring clean closets while supporting an […]
The dirty little tricks that big energy companies use to maintain their stranglehold over their customers, while continuing to pollute the very regions the serve, have now taken on a new twist. Duke Energy, whose operations were responsible for spilling 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River, is now trying to run a […]
For most of us, what our mobile network does with the profits it makes from us is kind of a mystery. But for something like our mobile phone network, which is so essential to our work and our personal lives, and which we pay on month after month, year after year, wouldn’t it be better […]
Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping were in San Francisco recently, and held an inspiring sermon for an attentive crowd at the Bayview Boat Club. The reverend’s passionate words of warning about the cataclysmic climate change catastrophe that…
In a move that should make the process of donating to charity simpler, faster, and virtually effortless, a new service enables automatic micro-donations, based on when and where you spend your money. Changefolio allows users to sync their bank accounts and set up customizable donation rules, in order to give a little bit to charity […]
In principle, I think that just about everyone supports giving to charity, but in reality, most of us don’t make the effort to pull out the checkbook and donate some of our income to a charitable endeavor. But a new website aims to make it simple to donate to charity, and it doesn’t cost you […]
Email marketing isn’t just for traditional for-profit businesses, as nonprofits can use the same techniques to bolster their own fundraising efforts. In this video, the Pajama Program, a nonprofit that provides warm pajamas and books to children in need, demonstrates how they raise about $1000 with each email they send out to their list, using […]