Helping the environment can mean a lot of different things. The fact is that there are a lot of areas where our planet and its inhabitants could use a helping hand.
From rising waters due to climate change and the endangerment of species due to habitat destruction and deforestation, there are charitable organizations working on a wide array of environmentally focused projects and programs.
We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite environmental charities who are making a big impact working to change the world for the better in a range of ways, from fighting deforestation to combating climate change.
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"Our planet’s surface is over 70% water. We simply cannot ignore the fact that what happens to our oceans can and does hurt us. While pollution kills ocean wildlife and overfishing damages fish stocks, the Ocean Conservancy is dedicated to protecting our planet’s waters.
Established over 40 years ago, the Ocean Conservancy lobbies governments, works with fisherman, cleans up trash along the coast, and partners with scientists in search of innovative, clear ideas for ocean conservation.
This charity is committed to finding science-based solutions for our oceans seemingly intractable problems.
For example, the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup program, part of their Trash Free Seas solution, has removed over 144.5 million pounds of trash from the oceans since its inception 25 years ago.
Part of what makes the Ocean Conservancy unique is their willingness to face head on some of the greatest global challenges to the environment with sound, science-based solutions"