Ten Square Miles

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5 Excellent Environmental Charities

Who’s going to use your money the best to better the planet?

1. World Wildlife Fund

The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. World-Wildlife-Fund.jpgWWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

2. The National Geographic Society

national-geographic-logo.jpgThe National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

3. Friends of The Earth

Friends of the Earth, as an outspoken leader in the environmental and progressive communities, Friends-of-the-Earth.gifseeks to change the perception of the public, media and policy makers — and effect policy change — with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct. This hard-hitting advocacy has been the key to our successful campaigns over our 45-year history.

4. The National Wildlife Federation

The NWF works to improve federal and state policies National_Wildlife_Federation.jpgthat will improve wildlife conservation on hundreds of millions of acres of publictribal and private lands, including thousands of miles of streams, rivers, lakes and coastlines across America. The organization encourages Congress to pass legislation that includes adequate funding for natural resources and directs federal agencies to include climate science in their wildlife conservation management plans.

5. The National Audubon Society

Audubon.jpgAudubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Taylor Graham Visit

Taylor Graham’s Visit

By Haley Brennan

I thought Taylor Graham’s visit was fairly interesting. I always wondered how students made documentaries overseas- where the funding came from, how they met the people to begin with- so 156435_4087661118139_622653943_nit was interesting to see his process and learn about the grants he received and how he got in contact with the people in his film. Hearing his process made it seem a lot more manageable. I enjoyed the film and thought it was brave of him to continue filming even when he wasn’t supposed to. This offered viewers a rare insight into what is going on over there. I think it is a huge feat that he managed to singlehandedly make this documentary- not having a crew or any sort of help would be really difficult. I think this pushed him creatively to think outside the box (like when he talked about recording voiceover under a blanket to muffle other sounds). I feel he must have a large sense of pride after making a documentary completely on his own, as that is not something many people do. Overall, I though it was very interesting- both the film and the Q&A session afterward.

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