I am distraught over the results of the presidential election. As part of increasing my activism I'm going to be writing a post here once a month about the environment, urban planning and or sustainable agriculture. I want to get more of the knowledge in my head out into the world where I hope it can do some good. So let me know if there are any topics you want covered.
Today we are going to start simple with a list of environmental organizations that I like that you can donate to. Our president elect doesn't believe in anthropocentric climate change. And it is part of the Republican Party platform to sell off our national parks. So these issues are critical right now. The Nature Conservancy
This group works to buy environmentally sensitive lands and preserve them. They also have many programs that work with fishers, farmers and ranchers to make those practices more sustainable. The Wilderness Society
Advocacy group for wild lands. Land Trust Alliance
Use this group to find a land trust near you, or donate to support land trusts in general. Lands are groups that buy lands and to hold in trust for future generations. They help create trails and parks and can work to reduce urban sprawl. Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)
I learned about this awesome farmer group while I was living in Iowa for grad school. They are a group of farmers who help teach each other about sustainable practices. They have been force for change by doing peer-to-peer education about farm sustainability. Califorina League of Conservation Voters
Politically advocacy group in California that works to educate voters about environmental issues. Also puts out an environmental score card for California legislators. Xerces Society
Invertebrates aren't cute and fuzzy but they are a vital part of every ecosystem. The Xerces Society works to protect them and their habitats.