Recycling. Maintaining trails. Planting trees. Writing your congressman. Volunteering to teach kids how to ride bikes.
All of these are what we typically think of "environmental actions." But one of the most powerful actions you can take is one you might not realize -- making a donation.
EarthShare Oregon and our 80 member charities can do more than most people realize with a gift of cash, even just a few dollars every month. With a regular donation, here are four examples of what our member groups can do:
There's so much more we can do to improve and protect Oregon's environmental treasures. We just need more people stepping up to help through EarthShare. Thank you for giving, and we hope you renew your commitment to sharing the responsibility for our state's natural legacy.
We all know that numerous threats to our natural world are growing -- and at the same time, environmental charities are having to reach further and spend more time and money just to pay for the important protection work they do. EarthShare is dedicated to do this work more efficiently for them. We engage people like you to support the environmental movement with your dollars as well as your time.
Here are some of the projects EarthShare helps make possible at our member organizations:
Willamette Riverkeeper - protecting the Willamette River from pollution and degradation with the help of volunteer "river monitors" as well as legal action. Read more...
Bicycle Transportation Alliance - Created a new Bicycle Education Safety blog and resources for those teaching kids to ride for the first time, or anyone wanting to brush up on their kids' safety skills. See the education series...
Audubon Society of Portland - Caring for injured native wildlife, including many raptor birds hit by cars this time of year. See how they helped several Great Horned Owls recently...
These are only three examples out of more than 70 charities that could use more help -- thanks for giving, and let's make their work easier in 2013 by giving again!
It’s fall, and that means this is a prime chance for you to protect Oregon’s unique quality of life for today and for future generations.
We know you understand that threats to our natural world are growing, as are demands on the lands, food, water, energy, and other resources people and wildlife need to thrive. As green as Oregon IS, the efforts made thus far are simply not enough. We need more people and businesses supporting the environmental movement. EarthShare, and your gifts to us, are working to make that happen.
Right now, EarthShare Oregon member groups are actively working on issues and threats like:
EarthShare Oregon workplaces are now launching their annual giving campaigns for employees; some companies even match employee donations. If you work for one of our business partners, or if you just want to help Oregon’s environment, give on Global Giving or through your workplace today.
Contact Meghan Humphreys at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of a business that could begin offering environmental workplace giving to their employees. Your help would make it easy for MORE people to be like you - a steward of Oregon's environmental legacy.