Thursday, January 5, 2017 | By heatherfurr | Comments Off on Cooking Locally Grown Food Is Greener
Did you know that cooking at home and shopping at farmers markets can not only help save money, make you healthier but it will also help our environment? Western meat consumption is impacting Climate Change in a massive way. Not the meat itself but the industrialization of farming and upkeep of animals. The major by-product of this process is methane gasses. Eating more plants and cooking at home can help not only your health but the state of the environment. Eating more thoughtfully can put the world on a greener path.
Watch Mark Bittman’s Ted Talk “What’s Wrong With What We Eat”
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | By heatherfurr | Comments Off on Shocking Statistics About Waste
Ready for some shocking statistics? In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. Do the math based on how many people living in your home, and that’s a lot of food going into the garbage. Of course, wasted food is only a portion of the 220 million tons of waste produced in the United States per year. If you want to lessen your impact and produce less waste, we found the perfect technology for your home. Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | By EarthShare | Comments Off on EarthShare Member Accomplishments 2016
2016 Environmental Wins
Many EarthShare members are working on the ground and in policy to protect the pollinators that provide us with food and other important crops.
EarthShare’s nearly 600 member organizations are working every day to protect wildlife, find solutions to climate change, and build healthy communities in the U.S. and around the world. In fact, you’ll find our members behind some of the biggest environmental victories of the past year.
We need your help to keep up our work for a healthy future. Please make a tax-deductible year-end gift today to support the work ahead of us in 2017.
Supporters like you made many accomplishments possible in 2016. We’ll have to work even harder in 2017, but we will continue to build bridges between stakeholders and find common ground to support a healthy future. Here’s just a glimpse of what can be achieved with your support:
- Across the globe, helped put more than 121 million acres of farms and forestland under sustainable management and trained more than 1.3 million people in sustainable land management (Rainforest Alliance).
- Supported the rescue/relocation of countless animals, including two lionesses from a circus in Germany, two pangolins in Zimbabwe, three cheetah cubs from illegal pet trade Ethiopia, 28 cockatiels from a home in Michigan, two lions in Bulgaria, and 2 vervet monkeys rescued from the pet trade (Born Free).
- Worked to elevate the youth voice throughout the Paris Climate Agreement process, and sent two young people to the UN Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Ceremony, where they served as representatives of youth around the world taking action on climate change along with Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other world leaders (Alliance for Climate Education).
- Restored and protected 150,000 acres of US pollinator habitat, and assisted cattle, orchard, vegetable farmers across the US with comprehensive farm conservation plans(Xerces Society).
- Facilitated hands-on programs about local ecosystems and stewardship for 1,124 elementary students from the Baltimore area (National Aquarium in Baltimore).
- Planted 13,360 trees in the Chesapeake Bay restoration project, part of the Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Program. The newly planted streamside forests will filter pollution, stabilize stream banks, and provide habitat (Arbor Day Foundation).
- Partnered with child care professionals to eliminate or reduce environmental health hazards found within child care facilities. Child care facilities qualify for the Eco-Healthy Child Care® endorsement by complying with free or low-cost environmental health best practices that immediately benefit the well-being of young children (Children’s Environmental Health Network).
- Partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to create a unique raptor identification guide app that includes overviews, photo galleries, range maps, and flight behavior videos with voice-overs (HawkWatch International).
- Started the Southeastern Water Supply Security and Sustainability project to create a stronger and more effective voice for healthy flows in rivers throughout this region. The Southeastern US, historically an area of relative water abundance, has experienced rapid expansion of water stress over the past ten years (River Network).
- Worked with the Save San Onofre Coalition to win an 11 year fight against a toll road that was proposed to cut through San Onofre State Beach, irreparably harming the park and surrounding watershed (Surfrider Foundation).
- Partnered with the Nepal government to support their anti-poaching initiatives that have led to a third year of zero rhinos and elephant poaching. Nepal hosted the Towards Zero Poaching in Asia symposium where leaders from 13 Asian countries unanimously agreed to launch a regional response to advance zero poaching across Asia (World Wildlife Fund).
These victories for our air, land, water and wildlife would not be possible without donor support. We need you on Team EarthShare to fuel our members for the conservation work ahead of us in 2017. Use your tax-deductible contribution to protect the people and planet you love.