Greenpeace

Greenpeace

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Learn more about Greenpeace’s mission, what you can do help protect the environment and slow global warming, and how you can support Greenpeace.

From time to time, USA Fundraising puts the spotlight on a charity whose work we admire.  This month we chose Greenpeace, as we are all concerned about the future of our planet, our children and our children’s children.

Greenpeace

“Greenpeace exists because this earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.”  www.greenpeace.org/international/about

We couldn’t agree more – our earth deserves a voice.  We have so many concerns these days such as climate change, destructive fishing, the depletion of our forests, nuclear weapons, hazardous chemicals and more.

What can we do to save our planet from these urgent and serious problems?  It has to start with ourselves.  We have to be responsible and change the way we do things in our day-to-day lives.

Here are a few ideas we can start with:

– Take a shower instead of a bath:  Showers take up four times less energy.

– Make sure you recycle:  This can save 2 400 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

– Try car-pooling or telecommuting.

– Plant a tree:  One tree absorbs one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

– Buy locally grown and produced foods:  This will help save fuel.

For more ideas on how you can make a difference, check out these 50 tips.

On top of making important changes in your daily routine, you can also help by supporting Greenpeace.  Greenpeace is globally campaigning to help change attitudes and behaviours for energy revolution, to defend oceans, protect forests, work for disarmament and peace, create toxic free futures, support sustainable agriculture and more.

Find out how to support Greenpeace by visiting http://www.greenpeace.org/international/supportus

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