Please donate just $1 to environmental charities you help choose

earth piggy bankAs environmental writers and bloggers, we know that part of good stewardship is sharing information, but we also know we cannot make change without DOING something.

So The Good Human & Twilight Earth, along with Grass Stain Guru, Lighter Footstep, My Green SideA Little Greener Every Day, Fake Plastic Fish, Allies AnswersNatural Papa and me have teamed up to carry our message with one united strong voice. Our message is that great organizations exist out there which are suffering in this economic downturn through decreased donations . . . and they need our help!

So we have decided to give you, our readers, a voice and a choice. We have decided to take on a very simple fundraising mission, and we are asking you to donate just $1.00. A single dollar; that’s all. Who cannot afford a buck even in these times? We know you can spare a dollar to help out our fellow humans! But how do we all decide which charities to give 100% of all monies raised to? Well, we are going to put it to a vote and let you guys decide. The 10 websites participating have chosen 5 charities for all donors to vote for, and we are going to let you guys choose which two of them will receive the all monies donated.

Our purpose in doing this is three-fold

  • It gives YOU a voice. As loyal readers and stewards of our environment, we want to offer you the opportunity to make a difference without breaking the bank.

  • It gives the two charities with the most votes some much appreciated funds to continue their mission

  • It allows all of us an opportunity to connect as a community of like-minded people working for the common good of ourselves, our families and our planet.

So, we’ve selected Healthy Child Healthy World, Kiva, Sustainable Harvest, Environmental Working Group and Water for People. Take the poll and help us choose the recipients of our collective donations.

If the community of folks who care about our planet cannot come together to rise up to a challenge, who will? That is why we are asking you for a $1 donation. While $1 may seem insignificant all by itself, by pooling our resources together we really can make a difference in these tough economic times. $1 is less than the price of a candy bar and can usually be found under the seat cushions of your couch (unless you have small children, then you won’t have any change in your couch. At all. Because they hunt for it.)

Won’t you help 2 of these charities with your $1 donation? (Now, if you want to give more, please – feel free. We won’t stop you! And by all means, send this to everyone you know so we can raise even more!) Because I’m having trouble, to vote, head over to The Good Human and vote for your favorite of the 5 charities we picked and to make your donation. I’m sorry – I’m lame and couldn’t get the codes to work.

We ask that you please donate a dollar to the charity pool if you are going to vote, and know that even if your absolute favorite does not finish first or second, all the money donated will be going to worthwhile causes. If everyone we know who reads our sites, our Twitter feeds, our Facebook sites, etc. donates just $1, imagine the impact we can have as a group. And please, spread the word! 

Times are tough and our collective might can really help them out. The results will be tallied two weeks from today, and we will write another article detailing the amounts and the two charities who garnered the most votes and will be receiving the money collected.

 It’s only $1, so please donate!

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