Updated for 4/19/23
Looking to increase your positive global impact?
Yeah, doesn’t that sound overwhelming? We understand. There are so many wonderful causes out there. Where do you start? One step at a time. Charity doesn’t have to happen in one ginormous, bulk action. It can be given in increments over time. This Earth Day is a perfect place to start (or continue, if you’re already on this path).
Over the years, we’ve been able to donate to wonderful charities through our What’s Hot Wednesday “Do Good Spotlight”. Here’s a list of nature-related charities to get you started on your Earth-Day giving:
- charity: water – This organization works to help bring clean and safe water to every person on the planet.
- Tiny Heroes – charity: water empowers children who have created their own ways to help further the clean water cause.
- Clean Air Task Force – CATF is working to drive positive changes in global energy emissions policy and innovation to make the air safer for all of us.
- Access Fund – Access Fund is a nonprofit advocacy organization that leads and inspires the climbing community toward sustainable access and conservation of the climbing environment.
- Big City Mountaineers – Big City Mountaineers provides free, professionally-led outdoor and backcountry trips to city youth between the ages of 12-18. They share the love of nature to the next generation.
- Food & Water Watch – Food & Water Watch fights for safe food, clean water, and a livable climate for all of us.
- Solar Cookers International – Solar Cookers International’s goal is to improve human health, economic well-being, women’s empowerment, and the environment by promoting climate-friendly solar cooking for vulnerable populations worldwide.
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy – The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is the only full-time resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions.
- Great Swamp Watershed Association – The Great Swamp Watershed Association protects and improves the health of the Passaic River through science, education, land preservation and stewardship, and advocacy.
- Grow it Green Morristown – Grow It Green Morristown creates sustainable farms and gardens, and educates communities on healthy eating and environmental stewardship.
- Rolling Harvest – Rolling Harvest is focused on partnering with local farmers, making it easy for them to share their fresh, healthy produce with the food-insecure communities in which they live.
- The Nature Conservancy – This organization has over 1 million members dedicated to impact conservation in 76 countries and territories.
- American Red Cross – Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.
- New Jersey Future – New Jersey Future was founded to advance smarter, sustainable land use and growth policies.
- Your Local Parks System – Donate your time and/or resources to help your outdoor “homes away from home” stay clean and maintained for future generations. To help with National Parks, click here.
- Looking for something a little different? Find other charities through Charity Navigator or BeGrateful.org.