As busy as we are and as much as we do, we know we can’t do it all! That’s why we support the incredible efforts of many non-profit organizations that are working to protect all of us from pollution, toxic chemicals, extreme weather events due to climate change, and more.
Who tops our list?
Women’s Voices for the Earth – The scientists at this top-notch research institute issue terrific reports on the toxic chemicals lurking in our cleaning products and cosmetics and advocates for change in the marketplace.
Moms Clean Air Force – This organization has figured out how to make air pollution and climate change relevant to moms (and dads!) all over the U.S. Their blog features informative posts and stories from women who are scientists, elected officials, policy makers and, of course, moms! They also mobilize citizens to come to Washington, D.C. and make their voices heard.
Alaska Wilderness League – I’ve supported AWL one way or another for the past 20 years. When I was in the communications consulting business, they were a long-time client. I then served six years on their board of directors. Now, I use my social media network to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling.
Miriam’s Kitchen – I personally contribute to this Washington, D.C. based support group for the homeless living in the nation’s capitol, and join other volunteers at our local farmers market to collect fruit, vegetables, and bread that the cooks at Miriam’s Kitchen turn into delicious and healthy meals for hundreds of people.
Clean Air Partners – Clean Air Partners works with businesses, organizations and individuals in the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan region to raise awareness about air quality and reduce air pollution through voluntary actions. Nearly 5,000 employers, individuals and businesses are registered as Clean Air Partner participants. The organization provides daily air quality forecasts, helps employers establish on-site programs for employees, and distributes educational curriculum to regional schools to help children learn about the effect air quality has on the planet as well as their health.