You probably love on planet Earth all the time but today is a special day, so support your planet a little extra in whatever way you can! :)
With BIPOC communities being hit the hardest by the effects of climate change, we thought we would spotlight 3 of our favorite nonprofits working at the intersection of climate and justice for Earth Day this year. Join us in selecting 1 or 2 to monetarily support, or commit to take action in other ways like supporting important climate legislation or volunteering to help your communities.
These organizations are community focused climate change organizations that are focused on a just / equitable transition to a fossil fuel free economy. Keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Networks and alliances are a great way to distribute resources to multiple grassroots movements. You can also find individual nonprofits and partner organizations on their websites if you prefer to donate to any of them directly. We’ve included two networks/alliances and one independent organization in our list.
This year, we decided to donate to the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Mission: “IEN is an alliance of indigenous peoples whose shared mission is to protect the sacredness of earth mother from contamination & exploitation by respecting and adhering to indigenous knowledge and natural law.”
Next on the list is the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA). They take an intersectional lens to their mission, putting race, gender, and class at the center of the solution to make a truly just transition.
Mission: “Climate Justice Alliance was formed in 2013 to create a new center of gravity in the climate movement by uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force.”
Last one on our list is 350.Org an organization standing up to the fossil fuel industry to stop all new coal, oil, and gas projects and to build a clean energy future for all. 100% of sales from our Keep It Cool tee are donated to 350 — let’s give back together!
Mission: “350 is building a future that’s just,prosperous, equitable, and safe from the effects of the climate crisis.”