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Apr 22

Happy Earth Day! Here Are Seven Impactful Environmental Organizations Worth Checking Out

Happy Earth Day!

If you’re looking for a reputable charity to donate to this Earth Day, then have a look at these great organizations as options.  We all have causes that speak to our hearts, so hopefully this will help you choose one that you really feel passionate about.

All of these have been given high ratings from various charity watchdog organizations.  The Charity Navigator Scores are listed for each:

1.) Environmental Defense Fund

This fund works with governments, organizations, and companies to aid in a wide range of causes, including climate change, oceans, wildlife, and health.

Charity Navigator Score: 94.81

2.) Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance works to protect rainforests, but also help to protect the communities and wildlife living in these areas by providing certification of rainforest products like bananas and coffee.  In order to gain this certification, strict environmental guidelines must be adhered to.

Charity Navigator Score: 85.73

3.) Nature Conservancy

With the help of scientists, this group focuses on protecting important lands and waters and aids in climate change, fresh water, forests, invasive species, and marine ecosystems.

Charity Navigator Score: 84.35

4.) Ocean Conservancy

This organization solely focuses on keeping oceans healthy.  They help in oil spill clean-up, protect fragile ocean ecosystems from oil exploration and shipping damage, and protect oceanic creatures.

Charity Navigator Score: 90.87

5.) Greenpeace

Greenpeace is still as active as it ever was, working on protecting both land and sea from destruction, as well as the wildlife.

Charity Navigator Score: 88.01

6.) Sierra Club Foundation

The Sierra Club focuses on protecting land, solving climate change issues, and fostering a love for the outdoors in people.

Charity Navigator Score: 94.08

7.) Natural Resources Defense Council 

Last but not least, this organization received one of the highest scores on Charity Navigator, and The New York Times named the NRDC “one of the nation’s most powerful environmental groups” which utilizes the combined effectiveness of scientists, activists, and lawyers to defend wildlife and natural resources.

Charity Navigator Score: 96.35

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