The Monarch Effect: A Video to Watch for 8 Minutes

I received this email on Oct. 16th and watched the 8 minutes video. It demonstrates that individuals can make a difference in preserving the migration of monarch butterflies. Please watch! (The posting occupies the whole page; no margins.)
Environmental Defense Fund <>
Oct 16 at 4:18 PM
The world’s tiniest racers have begun the world’s most epic annual relay race.

Each leg of the monarch butterfly’s annual 3,000-mile migration through North America is completed by a new generation.

For each butterfly, the journey is brand new — and dangerous.

Along the way, these butterflies face changes to the American landscape, combined with extreme and variable weather.

These challenges make it harder to find the nectar plants and milkweed that their offspring — the next generation in the journey — need to survive.

Now, you can join monarchs on their incredible journey from Mexico to Texas to the Midwest in a new VR180 experience.

Habitat loss is the one of the major driving forces behind shrinking monarch butterfly populations.

Because most of the land along the monarch’s migration route is privately owned, forging partnerships with the farmers and ranchers who work those lands is the best way to ensure a future for monarch butterflies.

As you explore the Monarch Effect in VR180, you’ll meet farmers and ranchers who are taking action to keep this majestic species from disappearing.

I hope you’ll enjoy this fun and eye-opening opportunity to see the world from a butterfly’s point of view.

Happy viewing,

Emily Stevenson
Manager, Online Membership

Earth Day Every Day Reprise

While sorting through my files, I came across a hard copy of the list below that I had compiled last Earth Day, so I am reprinting it with some additional NGOs. THE ADDED (or updated) NAMES ARE IN GREEN.


Non-Profit Organizations Helping to Keep our Planet
Healthy & Safe for People & Animals

ALASKA WILDERNESS– Saving Alaska’s wild areas

AMERICAN  -Reforestation and forests restoration projects to promote clean air and water, expand wildlife habitats, and help combat global warning.

BREAST CANCER ACTION–– Challenging corporations with products that hurt the environment and trigger cancer issues.

CAMBODIA CHILDREN’S FUND– A wonderful organization that feeds, educated, and operates as a community, helping both impoverished children and parents the ability to be self-sufficient.

EARTH JUSTICE- – free legal representation to groups who want to preserve and defend wildlife & wild places, defend rights to a healthy environment, combat climate change, and advance clean energy.

ENVIRONMENT AMERICA – environmentamerica.orgCampaigning for clean air, clean water, and open space.

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP – –  Empowering people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS This organization’e sub-title is “Citizens Working Together to Save our Forests.”

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH – – Friends of the Earth fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

GREENPEACE –– Takes bold actions to protect the land and the seas of the USA.

NRDC (NATIONAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL) – – Their current campaign is saving the bees from extinction as their colonies have been dying and the link is to Bayer’s and others’ use of neonic products that kill the bees,

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY – www.nature.orgProtecting Nature. Preserving Life. – Protects Island Habitats and cultures with interesting projects

SIERRA CLUB – – long-standing grassroots environmental organization protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.

UNION OF CONCERNED – Working to build a safer, more sustainable world.

UNITED FARM – Helping farm workers live safer, healthier, better lives with decent and humane working conditions in US fields.

WATERKEEPERS – Main goal is to keep our water safe and clean and asking us to stand up for clean water.


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