Due to various natural and man-caused reasons, our planet Earth is in dire straits at the moment. The future seems unsustainable at the pace our industry is moving right now. We are experiencing an unstoppable growth in pollution, consumption, extinction of species, and the depletion of resources.
Therefore, the planet Earth needs all the help it can get. Luckily, there are many global organizations that help protect the environment and that are very good at doing it. Below is a list of our favorite global organizations that help the environment.
The Conservation Fund was founded in 1985 and it has protected more than 7 million acres of land so far. It operates in all 50 states. The goal of the organization is to preserve as much land as it can for the future generation while maintaining a balance between the ecology and the economy.
The fund has three main points of strategy. The first one is securing land for both private and public purposes. The second one is sustainable programs, which include a conservation institute and a leadership program. The third one is conservation ventures, including forest management and the green business.
Conservation International’s motto says, “People need nature to thrive!” We could not agree more. This organization is a bit younger than the previous one since it was founded in 1987. Its main goal is preserving the climate, water, air, food, and resources. However, they are not environmental extremists and realize the importance of balancing the economic development into this image as well.
This organization operates in four areas: field work, government policy, science, and partnerships. They make partnerships with the EU, the US, and numerous other global governments to maximize their impact and influence.
Earthjustice is an organization that was founded in 1971 which claims that the planet Earth needs a lawyer as well. However, they do not really represent the planet Earth in legal matters. They provide legal aid to organizations and individuals involved in environmental legal issues.
Three criteria are used when choosing whether to accept or decline a case: whether the stakes are high, whether there is a landmark impact, whether the case would create long-lasting partnerships with local or national groups.
Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Defense Fund was founded way back in 1967 in New York City. The main goal of the organization is to preserve the natural environment on which we all depend. They do this by trying to balance the ever-clashing interests of ecology, science, and economics. Their work is based in four main areas, including oceans, climate, ecosystems, and health. Because of this, they are known as the most economically literate campaigners. This organization also boast of being the first such organization to hire an economist with a Ph.D. in 1975.
Natural Resource Defense Council
The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) calls themselves “The Earth’s best defense!” This is a huge organization with more than 1.4m members and more than 350 staff members, including lawyers, economists, scientists, and policy experts.
The organization has 7 main priorities: creating the future with clean energy, managing global warming, defending endangered species, reviving the oceans, ensuring sufficient and safe water, protecting health, and supporting sustainable communities.