Green, eco-friendly charities and environmental organisations
The Green Providers Directory supports a wide range of charities dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitats, helping endangered species, saving rainforests and alleviating poverty in third world countries. For a small donation you can make a real difference. You can even buy a piece of rainforest and protect it for life!
|Did you know? According to the Samaritans three out of five people regularly give to charity, with slightly more females donating than men. Older pople are also more likely to donate to charity than younger people.|
"Eventually we'll realize that if we destroy the ecosystem, we destroy ourselves." - Jonas Salk, American physician and microbiologist, 1914-95
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The mission of WWF - the global environment network - is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment, and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world's biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; reducing pollution and wasteful consumption.
Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty. Together. Doing amazing work. Together. People power drives everything they do. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed and serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
FYF has been working since 1960 with the poorest rural communities in India and Malawi to build stable livelihoods and access services that will enable them to develop long-term solutions to their poverty. Using their own skills and knowledge, FYF assists poor communities to increase their levels of food production and income and improve their access to healthcare, education and clean water so that they can create a better future for themselves.
Making life better for people by inspiring solutions to environmental solutions.
The People's Trust for Endangered Species is a conservation charity working to ensure a future for endangered and threatened species worldwide. They help tigers in Sumatra, hawksbill sea turtles around South America, water voles, dormice and red squirrels in the UK and many other species besides. The loss of biodiversity worldwide has a direct impact on us all: it affects food supplies and water availability; it limits the search for new medicines; it increases our vulnerability to natural disasters and heightens the effects of climate change. Through scientific research, exploring practical solutions and funding direct conservation work we can make a real difference. www.ptes.org
The Converging World invests in renewable energy projects in the developing world. All the profits from these are used to fund clean, sustainable development at a community level. www.theconvergingworld.org
the Eternal Forest Trust ltd
The Eternal Forest Trust nurtures life within woodlands, helping everyone to celebrate nature, including the disabled and young people. The Trust, based on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, offers woodland burials and dedicates plots and trees in memoriam and celebration.
Tools for Self Reliance supports grassroots development projects in Africa by providing practical help to practical people. Working with partner organisations, they deliver effective, targeted aid to people in poor communities. This allows people to start up or expand their small businesses, giving them the means to afford a living, send their children to school and build a better future for themselves and their families. Tools for Self Reliance raise money to provide business skills and other training, and each year they ship tens of thousands of refurbished tools and sewing machines to projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Sierra Leone and Malawi.
|The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has been established for the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere, the care of the wild animals, the promotion of, and the conducting of educational and training programs relating to environmental awareness, greening and clean-up projects, and conservation research. www.dict.org.za|
Trees for Life is a Scottish conservation charity carrying out forest conservation. Help them with their vital work - sign up for a Conservation Holiday, become a member or dedicate a tree to a loved one. Conservation Holidays run every spring and autumn in the Scottish Highlands. Work includes planting trees, removing non-native plants, tree nursery work and more. Minimum contribution of £80pw, includes all food, accommodation, transport from Inverness. Reasonable level of fitness, no previous experience required, 18+ years. Contact Rosie 01309 691444, email@example.com, www.treesforlife.org.uk
CCC is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that sends teams of volunteers to survey some of the world’s most endangered coral reefs and rainforests. Since its establishment in 1986, thousands of volunteers of all ages have participated in CCC expeditions throughout the South East Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean. Volunteers play a crucial role in the conservation of threatened tropical environments by collecting valuable scientific information, which is used to help formulate sustainable management recommendations, for the benefit of local communities and all those with a stake in the natural resource. www.coralcay.org/
Works to end deforestation, preserve primary and old-growth forests, conserve and sustainably manage other forests, and to commence the age of ecological restoration.
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