Wise Giving Wednesday: Earth Day 2022

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calendar icon Apr 20, 2022

Fifty-two years ago, Earth Day had its first observance on April 22, 1970. It has grown into a global movement that involves over 100 countries. BBB Wise Giving Alliance believes one of the best ways to honor this day is to contribute to charitable organizations that address environmental issues. Listed below are environmental charities that have been evaluated by BBB WGA and found to meet all 20 of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability  (i.e., BBB Accredited Charities.) Giving USA 2021 reported that of the $474.44 billion donated in 2020, giving to environmental and animal organizations is estimated to have increased 3% over the previous year to $16.14 billion.

Nationally Soliciting BBB Accredited Environmental Charities (i.e., meets all 20 BBB Charity Standards for Charity Accountability):

1% for the Planet Animal Legal Defense Fund Appalachian Trail Conservancy Big Life Foundation USA Center for Watershed Protection Chesapeake Bay Foundation Defenders of Wildlife Ducks Unlimited Earthjustice Earthworks Food & Water Watch Friends of the Earth Galapagos Conservancy International Rivers Land Trust Alliance National Arbor Day Foundation National Audubon Society National Environmental Education and Training Foundation National Park Trust National Parks Conservation Association National Wildlife Federation Nature Conservancy NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation Ocean Conservancy Pandas international Planet Aid Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Rainforest Action Network Sierra Club Foundation Student Conservation Association Union of Concerned Scientists  Waterkeeper Alliance The Wilderness Society Wildlands Conservancy World Wildlife Fund Yosemite Conservancy

Video of the Week

As part of our Ukraine Relief Charity Interview series, BBB Wise Giving Alliance has produced two more videos: (1) Mark Smith, Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs, World Vision and (2) Miguel Abi-hassan, Chief Rescue and Care Officer, Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International. Both discuss their organization’s activities in and around Ukraine.

Recent Reports

We are always working with charities to publish or update reports for donors. Visit Give.org or local BBBs to check out any charity before giving. Our recently evaluated charities include:

Finally, remember to let us know by going to give.org/charity-inquiry if you are interested in seeing a report on a charity not on the list and we will do our best to produce one.

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