Organizations we think you should know more about
National Audubon Society
As Earth Day approaches, consider this: what would you do to make your community a little greener? Maybe you'd start a community garden or support green businesses. Maybe you'd simply buy less and reuse more. Or maybe you have an idea that's out of the box. Audubon believes that healthy communities don't just happen--people make them happen. For more than a century, Audubon has worked in communities across the U.S. and abroad to connect people to nature and empower them to make a difference--for the benefit of birds, biodiversity, and human health. Examples of this can be seen in, TogetherGreen, a national conservation program, with dozens of actions and ideas; Audubon at Home for tips you can use to create a healthy backyard and to create a greener community, and Pennies for the Planet, working on getting young people engaged. Visit www.audubon.org to find out more about how you can get involved!
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Since their founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. They work in all 50 states and more than 30 countries -- protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. In the spirit of Earth Day, The Nature Conservancy is celebrating planet earth by taking her out for lunch with a Picnic for the Planet. This event celebrates the bounty the earth provides and actions each of us can take to live more sustainably. To learn how to get involved go to http://earthday.nature.org.
World Wildlife Fund
This year is World Wildlife Fund's 50th anniversary, making it the world's leading and longest-running conservation organization. Today WWF works in 100 countries with the support of 1.3 million members in the U.S. and almost 5 million members worldwide. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
WWF's mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where it can, WWF works to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth.
The goal is that by 2020, WWF will conserve 19 of the world's most important natural places and significantly change global markets to protect the future of nature.
Visit www.worldwildlife.org for more information.
What are we doing?
To learn more about what ABC and Disney are doing for nature, please visit www.disney.com/conservation.