5 Amazing Eco-Friendly Charities Championing Sustainability
Concern for the environment in the UK is at an all-time high right now. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious about our climate problems and pollution issues, you’re not alone. But what can you do about it? One way you can easily help the eco-movement is by donating to charities that are at the forefront of environmental work, and to make it super easy we’ve put together five amazing non-profits that are championing sustainability.
1. The Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund is a non-profit that was founded in 1985. The organisation focuses on one task and one task only: protecting over seven million acres of land in the United States. With a vast and diverse landscape of forests, deserts, and waterways, even we in the UK should be investing in maintaining these landscapes for the stability of our planet. The Conservation Fund also puts 97% of all the money they receive directly towards their cause, which is an incredibly high rate and receives a big thumbs up from us.
An international organisation, 350.org were set up to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - an important and complex task! They’re currently working to reduce it to 350 parts per million, down from the 400 million we’re currently at, and are fighting fossil fuel industries with vigour. If you’re worried about climate change, 350.org are a key charity to donate to.
The world's oceans play a vital role in the health of our planet. From the crustaceans that absorb huge amounts of CO2, to the coral reefs that produce oxygen and prevent coastal erosion, our seas contain a balanced ecosystem that we all rely on. Oceana is a non-profit that’s committed to protecting the ocean for future generations, keeping it safe, stable, and teeming with life. They’ve had campaigns to end the trading of shark fins, halted the method of finding gas and oil with seismic airguns that devastate the ocean floor, and are constantly advocating to reduce the number of non-target fish caught in commercial fishing. Go Oceana!
4. Trees for the Future
Combining conservation with improving the lives of poor farmers, Trees for the Future have been working since 1989 to plant over 115 million trees around the world. By doing this, they’re encouraging biodiversity, improving thousands of acres of bad soil, and reducing the CO2 in our atmosphere. Trees are natural carbon catchers, and planting more of them is essential to our planet’s health.
5. The Union of Concerned Scientists
One of the older charities on the list, The Union of Concerned Scientists (TUOCS) was formed in 1969. It’s a non-profit group of scientists that are working tirelessly to create a safer, healthier planet for us all. They don’t accept corporate or government funding so that they can maintain their independence, which means they rely solely on donations from people like you to keep pursuing their vital work.
Donate to Charities and Live Sustainably
If you’re looking to make a positive change but don’t know how, donating to any of these five charities is a simple way to make a difference. Your money will be going towards creating real environmental change in the world, supporting our planet both now and in the future.
Aside from donating, there are plenty of other ways you can live a sustainable life. Keep following our blog at &Keep for more useful tips, and browse through our latest sustainable swaps for essentials that leave less of a footprint. Together, we can all make a positive difference!