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Cool Effect
Cool Effect

Think of us as a way to crowdfund the fight against climate change. We’re a non-profit dedicated to bringing the best carbon projects in the world to one platform. It’s never been easier to take action for Earth.

Trout Unlimited (Arlington, VA)
Trout Unlimited (Arlington, VA)

To conserve, protect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

MADRE's mission is to advance women's human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face. MADRE works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in policies that affect their lives. MADRE's vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues we address and by a commitment to working in partnership with women at the local, regional and international levels who share our goals.

Greenpeace Fund, Inc.
Greenpeace Fund, Inc.

Greenpeace Fund, Inc.'s mission is to halt environmental destruction and to promote solutions for future generations though public education, grassroots lobbying and grants to other environmental organizations. Also known as Greenpeace USA.

American Forests
American Forests

Since its founding in 1875, American Forests has pledged to be the pathfinders for creating healthy forests from coast to coast. The nonprofit organization seeks to create healthy and resilient forests, from cities to large natural landscapes, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. The organization advances its mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.

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The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation
The Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup has four core activities: 1) Research: conduct research into the plastic pollution problem. 2) Clean the legacy plastic in the ocean: develop a passive ocean cleanup system that uses the natural currents to capture and retain plastic in the ocean garbage patches. The first patch we are tackling is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We aim to deploy a fleet of systems able to clean 50% of the patch every 5 years. 3) Close the tap: scale up Interceptors (river cleanup systems) and then deploy in the top 1000 most polluted rivers in 5 years. The top 1000 rivers are estimated to be responsible for 80% of the plastic outflow of rivers. 4) Valorization: Recycle ocean plastic into beautiful and durable consumer products.

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Surfrider Foundation
Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains more than 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide..

Climate Neutral
Climate Neutral

Climate Neutral is on a mission to decrease global carbon emissions. The Climate Neutral Certified label is a trusted standard for all businesses taking bold and comprehensive action to measure, offset, and reduce carbon emissions now, making it easy for consumers to consider the climate impacts of the brands they buy.

American Lung Association in California
American Lung Association in California

For more than 100 years, the American Lung Association has fought some of our country's greatest health threats. In 1904, the fight was with tuberculosis, but over the years our focus expanded to prevent or cure all lung diseases, eliminate tobacco smoking through tobacco control advocacy, and address environmental health issues. In expanding our role in fighting lung disease, the Lung Association was the first health organization in California to become involved in the effort to keep California's air clean. Through community programs, medical research and advocacy efforts, the Lung Association is the leading private, not-for-profit health organization fighting lung disease in California. Their mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education and advocacy.

American Lung Association, National Headquarters
American Lung Association, National Headquarters

The American Lung Association saves lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment (CREATE!)
Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment (CREATE!)

The Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment (CREATE!) was established in 2008 to help rural populations in the developing world prepare for water, food, and fuel shortages resulting from the impact of climate change on their communities. CREATE! operates on the principle that all people have a right to water, food, shelter, energy, and the means to earn a living. We work with village populations to meet these needs through a culturally respectful, participatory process grounded in our belief that people must have a stake in their development and contribute towards solving their own problems. The cooperative groups in our beneficiary villages have already demonstrated the validity of this approach. CREATE! currently operates in Senegal. Senegal is representative of many Sub-Saharan African countries that are hardest hit by the increasingly disastrous effects of global climate change. CREATE! responds to the inter-connected crises generated by climate change with strategies that decrease dependence on fossil fuels, conserve natural resources, and increase the use of appropriate technologies. Our programs produce sustainable, human needs-based development at the village level while forging resilient and vibrant communities across rural Senegal. CREATE! seeks to face these challenges and assist rural Senegalese residents with small-scale, accessible, and "appropriate" technologies - technologies that are adapted to, and fit, their local conditions - and with human needs-based strategies that can both better their lives and build their capacity to meet these inter-connected challenges. CREATE! works in six villages in two regions of Senegal. One region is in the rural north of Senegal, centered around Linguere in the Louga Region, where CREATE! implements programs in the village of Ouarkhokh. The other region is in the central-west of Senegal, centered around Gossas in the Fatick Region. CREATE! implements program activities in five villages in this region. The total beneficiary population of the six villages is approximately 12,000 people, comprised of both agricultural and pastoral peoples. The average per capita annual income of the population in these villages is approximately $350 a year. In each of these villages, CREATE! staff work closely with local and traditional authorities, including village chiefs and imams, in addition to other community leaders, families, and public schools. CREATE! values the expertise and input of community members and strives to incorporate their knowledge and participation into each stage of our programs. As a registered NGO in Senegal, CREATE! works with government officials from the regional office of the Department of Water and Forestry. CREATE! also respects the Senegalese government's strategic development goals for rural communities. Although CREATE!'s administrative office is located in the United States, CREATE! relies on local Senegalese staff and volunteers to plan and implement successful development interventions. Barry Wheeler, CREATE! Founder and Executive Director, has spent the past 27 years working to alleviate suffering and to provide basic human needs for rural villagers, displaced persons, and refugees in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. After serving in the Peace Corps for six years as an Improved Cook Stove and Appropriate Technology volunteer, trainer, and technical advisor in Togo, Barry earned a Master's degree in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University. Barry has served as Country Director for the American Refugee Committee's programs in Uganda, Sudan, and Rwanda; as a consultant for UNICEF and UNHCR; and as a team leader and training coordinator in local capacity building, renewable and appropriate technology, and sustainable rural development. CREATE! Chief Operations Officer Louise Ruhr has more than 30 years of private sector and nonprofit management experience and has spent the past eight years working with international NGOs, including the American Refugee Committee, to support women's cooperative groups in Rwanda and Senegal. CREATE! Country Director Omar Ndiaye Seck oversees program activities and conducts site visits in CREATE! communities. He also manages CREATE!'s finances and staff in Senegal. Omar closely collaborates with local and traditional authorities, community volunteers, and CREATE! staff to achieve both organizational and village goals.

Clean Ocean Action
Clean Ocean Action

Our goal is to improve the degraded water quality of the marine waters off the New Jersey/New York coast. Clean Ocean Action will identify the sources of pollution and mount an attack on each source by using research, public education, and citizen action to convince our public officials to enact and enforce measures which will clean up and protect our ocean.