Goal: Interested in supporting the environment? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are creating ecologically sustainable solutions that balance human rights and sound environmental policies.
Mission Statement: As the Amazon basin is increasingly subjected to industrial natural resource extraction, its rainforests and indigenous peoples are in ever greater need of our support.
Oil and gas drilling, logging, poaching, road-building, damming and mining all have highly destructive impacts on the region?s precious ecosystems and the indigenous communities that have lived in harmony with its rainforests for millennia. Amazon Watch works to prevent these impacts and, when impossible to stop, to minimize them.
We do this in two ways: 1. By positively influencing the policies and practices of companies currently or potentially operating in the Amazon and the public sector banks that finance them; and 2. By empowering indigenous communities confronting industrial ?development? projects on their ancestral territories.
Amazon Watch uses a range of tactics including media outreach, direct dialogue with corporate and development bank management, mobilizing shareholder pressure, legal and media capacity-building among indigenous communities, monitoring, documenting and publicizing the negative impacts of specific projects, and calling for the establishment of rainforest reserves to protect the Amazon?s biodiversity and rainforest communities.
In this age of global climate change, fueled in part by the deforestation of the Amazon, we believe these indigenous communities are providing a service for all humanity. We are honored and humbled to partner with them.
Mission Statement: EarthRights International (ERI) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, our Earth rights. Earth rights are those rights that demonstrate the connection between human well-being and a sound environment, and include the right to a healthy environment, the right to speak out and act to protect the environment, and the right to participate in development decisions. ERI's mission is to protect humans and their natural environment from abuses occurring in the name of development. Specifically, we: 1) INVESTIGATE, MONITOR AND EXPOSE human rights and environmental abuses; 2) INCREASE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY of governments, transnational corporations (TNCs) and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) as they undertake investment and development activities; 3) PROTECT INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES working to defend the earth; and 4) ENSURE BIODIVERSITY, conservation and ecological integrity.
|Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Mission Statement: CHEJ mentors a movement, building healthier communities by empowering people to prevent harm caused by exposure to chemicals in their environment. CHEJ provides the information, tools, direction, training, technical assistance and encouragement local leaders need to prevent harm by keeping dangerous chemicals out of their air, water, food and consumer products. CHEJ has assisted over 12,000 groups nationwide since we were founded in 1981.
|Earth Conservation Corps
Mission Statement: ECC provides DC youth with the opportunity to reclaim two of the country's most threatened resources- the environment and themselves. Our mission is to restore the environment with the strong arms and minds of ECC members; to educate and train Corps members; inspire them, and open doors to future employment; and to empower communities by improving economic opportunity and inspiring pride of place.
|Natural Resources Defense Council
Mission Statement: The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.
We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.
We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.
We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.
We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.
Mission Statement: The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
|Trees for Life
Mission Statement: Trees for Life promotes self-help as people take charge of their own lives,unleashing extraordinary power that impacts lives.
Our activities meet these needs: education, health and environment.
We continue to provide education, information and contacts for those worldwide who wish to begin planting/growing moringa leaves, either for themselves or to develop an income-producing business.
We are creating 3-minute videos for teachers in developing countries to see visually how to work with young children to ensure better education/learning. Our initial work is centered on ages 4-6. The videos will be available on-line in early 2016.
|Sierra Club Foundation
Mission Statement: The Sierra Club Foundation bridges the intersection of strategic philanthropy and grassroots advocacy. As a publicly supported charity, we partner with thousands of donors across the U.S. to invest in organizations that have an outsized impact on the health of the planet. To support our vision for a powerful, inclusive environmental movement focused on climate solutions, conservation, and movement building, we give special consideration to charitable programs that reinforce and advance these imperatives.
|National Wildlife Federation
Mission Statement: The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
|Union of Concerned Scientists
Mission Statement: The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
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|I Do Foundation Environment Fund
Mission Statement: Interested in supporting the environment? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are creating ecologically sustainable solutions that balance human rights and sound environmental policies.