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Bringing fresh food to people who need it!
Bringing fresh food to people who need it!

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:

  • Beyond Toxics -- $4 per month will subsidize 5 low-income parents to attend an asthma care and green cleaning training workshop where they can earn a Green Cleaning Certificate to help develop job skills.
  • The Freshwater Trust - $8 per month removes 20 square feet of invasive species in a riparian area near an important river or stream. This allows native species to thrive, and protects fish and other wildlife that depend on a healthy river.
  • Growing Gardens - $6.25 a pay period builds a garden bed for a disabled and very low-income home gardener who may not otherwise be able to afford fresh food.
  • Institute for Applied Ecology -- $25 per month will seed a half-acre of prairie habitat with native wildflowers for butterflies and other pollinators. Some of this seed is grown through a program where people incarcerated in Oregon cultivate endangered species of wildflowers and other plants.

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!

Thanks!

Geese in the Klamath Basin
Geese in the Klamath Basin

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:

  • The health of the Klamath River basin:  35 environmental charities (including KS Wild, Oregon Wild and the Audubon Society of Portland) joined together, asking the Department of the Interior to provide water to the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) of northern California and southern Oregon. Without action, important bird habitat could go dry and is already causing wildlife die-offs.
  • Keeping pollution out of our local rivers:  the Oregon Environmental Council’s “Love Your River” challenge educated Oregonians on how to properly “Soap Up Your Car, Not Your River” to protect native fish and wildlife from chemicals.
  • Engaging local residents in caring for our natural treasures: Summer might be over, but EarthShare groups are still doing lots of volunteer projects and fun hikes and outings to connect you and your family with the great outdoors.

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 meghan@earthshare-oregon.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.

Thank you!

I Share for Our Children
I Share for Our Children's Future...

First, THANK YOU for helping to protect Oregon's unique quality of life for today and for future generations.

As you are certainly aware, 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:

  • Possible coal trains running through the Columbia River Gorge and Portland are threatening our natural treasures, as well as our health.  Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter is taking an active role in opposing this development: Read more...
  • A new, innovative water quality trading program by The Freshwater Trust is bringing business and environmental protection closer together.  Read more...
  • Our member groups are offering cheap, nature-focused family fun all summer! Visit http://earthshare-oregon.org/activities to find a paddle trip, hike, or birding trip perfect for you...

EarthShare Oregon also needs your help this summer -- we need Oregon businesses to join our team of engaged workforces.  We need your help to recruit new environmental donors, volunteers and supporters.  Contact Meghan Humphreys at meghan@earthshare-oregon.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.

Thank you!

Hikers in the Columbia River Gorge
Hikers in the Columbia River Gorge

EarthShare and our member charities are preparing to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd, with a long list of great ways for you to get involved.  Of course, the donation you've already made is good -- but you can use your time and talents, too, for volunteer opportunities and educational outings:

  • Friends of Trees is partnering with EarthShare-participating businesses to get their employees out planting trees along I-205 through NE & SE Portland. This long-barren stretch of highway is growing a new forest along the multi-use path frequented by walkers and cyclists, thanks to all the volunteers that are working so hard.
  • Columbia Riverkeeper trains and leads a team of volunteers to act as "eyes and ears" on a part of the Columbia River throughout the year, report pollution, pick up trash, and even take samples of the river water a few times a year.  These volunteers are crucial to protecting the Columbia River for all Oregonians!
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge is leading hikes, bike rides, and stewardship work parties with the goal of bringing you out to see a new place (and care for these spots) this spring and summer.

All these opportunities and more are always listed at http://earthshare-oregon.org -- all year long, you'll find events, classes, and ways to give your time to any of our EarthShare member charities throughout Oregon.

Thank you for giving through EarthShare -- your gift makes it possible for our 70 member charities to keep people healthy, protect places for wildlife, and reduce global warming, both in Oregon and across the globe.

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