Posts Tagged ‘reuse’

Earth Day Every Day Reprise

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

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.


Earth Day Lament in Rhyme

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Sunday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and this month is also National Poetry Month, so you get two postings for the price of one! I plan to have a table at the local Narberth Earth Day event with my clothesline book (For the Love of Clotheslines) and will post that next week.

April showers bring May flowers,
but will climate change mix the buds and bowers
in leafing trees?

Weather/whether or not, we’ve got to take a shot
to slow the changes in Mother Earth’s rages:

melting ice
arsenic in rice
polar bears starving
icebergs calving
bees dying
fewer birds flying

Is the planet lashing out?  Because without a doubt
the weather’s not behaving, so the Earth we need to be saving.

Let’s put on some speed, for what our “home” needs
is to keep Mother Earth from crying; the changes are stupefying!

Just do your part every day: recycle & reuse in every single way.
Celebrate Earth Day all year long, so we can greet ev’ry Spring with flowers & song!