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6 Top World Advocate Organizations for Environmental Protection

People have always known that the environment and our planet are important and that it needs protecting. Not all of these organizations were started when talks of global warming and climate change started. They were started long before that because people knew that we need to protect our most precious resource.

Today, Community Environmental Center would like to mention a few of the great environmental organizations that are making a difference in the world. We would also like to thank them for fighting for our planet.

Sierra Club – Founded 1892

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This organization is one of the oldest that is still in existence. They are one of the most successful and most powerful environmental advocates and have made many great things happen to affect change in the USA. The organization has over 1.3 million members.

World Wildlife Fund – 1960s

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WWF is something that everyone has heard about and we’re not talking about wrestling. This organization may only be a half-century old, but it has made some great changes and done a lot of good in those years. The organization has approximately 5 million members and its main aim is to preserve nature and its creatures. They strive to create harmony between humans and nature.

Greenpeace – 1971

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This is another well-known organization across the world. This organization is known for its hands-on and in your face protests and actions. They have taken on many wrongdoers and have stopped whaling, nuclear testing and many more wrongs that caused harm and injury to nature and animals.

National Wildlife Federation – 1936

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This organization has the main purpose of protecting our animals. It works closely with all the American states to help ensure that wildlife is preserved and protected. With 4 million members, it is one of the largest organizations in the world and they fight for wildlife issues and the protection of animals.

Forest Stewardship Council

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This council certifies that companies are green or eco-friendly. If you have a certification from these guys, you know you’re green. The organization is non-governmental and non-profit. It was started to protect our forests and is now also the organization you want green certification from.

National Geographic Society

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It is amazing but this organization is more than 100 years old. It is world-famous and has done a lot for the education of the world and creating awareness. National Geographic tends to focus on science-based research and conservation. They take a different approach to making a difference and protecting the environment by celebrating the beauty and the wonder.

There are many more organizations that daily advocate for the protection of our planet, the conservation of animals and plants, the cessation of cruel practices, and more. In recent years, other newer organizations have also popped up to help reduce our impact on the planet. Leonardo DiCaprio is involved. Ian Somerhalder started his own environmental organization called the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. These guys are using their fame and power to make a difference. We will have more on them later in the year.

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How Your Business Can help Protect the Environment

Running a business is hard work and takes a lot of planning. It can also be very rewarding. If you want to save some money and be more eco-friendly, we have some great tips for you. Community Environmental Center visited a few green businesses and asked them for the low-down on how to make businesses more eco-friendly. We also asked them if it really saves them money and the answer from all of them was YES.

Running a green business is not just great for the environment but also great for your employees.

Change the light bulbs – LED or CFL is what you want to use. These lights are eco-friendly and they last much longer than normal incandescent ones. They may be more expensive to buy, but they will outlast that cost with years.

Get a green audit – A green audit will tell you where in your business you can make changes to make it more eco-friendly. These audits can tell you where you can save energy, water, and money. If you ask, you may even get subsidies for making your business more green.

Use less paper – For most businesses, some form of paper use is still needed. However, if you can reduce the amount of printing you do and also your general paper use, you will be going a long way to help the environment and saving yourself a lot of money. So, opt for email, video conferencing, etc.

Use alternative energy options – If you can make use of solar panels or other types of alternative energy sources, your business will become green and you will again save money. Initial costs may be expensive, but in the long run, it is definitely worth it and you will soon get that money back triple-fold in savings.

Green your appliances – When appliances or equipment need to be replaced, choose more energy-efficient replacements. Energy Star products are guaranteed to save you money and make your business more green. You will be amazed at how much energy and other resources you will save by using these Energy Star products.

Recycle and reuse – Recycle all recyclable products like plastic, paper, and tin. You can also make a difference and save money by replacing old furniture or other equipment with vintage furniture items rather than new ones. You can get really great and good quality items for affordable prices at second-hand stores or even online at Craigslist.

Choose green web hosting – Green web hosts are eco-friendly hosts that do things to counter their carbon footprint or reduce it. These companies either make use of alternative fuels or they plant trees or buy carbon offsets to make up for the environmental cost of their operations.

These are all great things that will help you make your business green and save money in the process. You will not regret taking these actions and making a difference. If you would like ideas for green businesses you can start, have a look at this article about green business opportunities.

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7 Tips for Protecting the Environment in Your Community

Protecting the environment in which you live is important. All of us want to live in a place where we feel safe and healthy and where our kids can grow up without fear of developing diseases because of dirty water or serious pollution. There are things that everyone can do to help have a cleaner and more environmentally friendly and safe community.

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1. Keep your home eco-friendly. When you do things differently in your home to be more green, you will already be helping your community. If everyone in the community does their part and reduces their own carbon footprint, the sum of all that will help make a better community environment.

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2. Protect the parks and trees. If there are any parks, tree lanes, or other natural areas, help ensure that they remain clean and protected. Those trees and other plants help reduce the carbon dioxide in the air. Natural areas are also important for conserving wildlife. Don’t you want your children and grandchildren to know what a deer looks like in its natural habitat? You can also plant your own trees in your garden or an open space – get the whole community involved.

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3. Paint your house with latex paint. Oil-based paints release hydrocarbon fumes which are bad for you and the environment. Latex paints are less harmful and will be good for you and the rest of the community.

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4. Drive better. If you can, buy a car that is electric or buy one that is the most environmentally friendly you can afford. If you can’t buy a new car, make sure that your car is serviced regularly so it can be as fuel-efficient as possible. Try to drive only when necessary and rather ride a bicycle or take a walk if it is close enough to do so.

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5. Don’t burn waste in your yard. Burning waste is actually illegal in some states and should not be done. Apart from the legal issue, burning waste releases mold spores and other contaminants that can cause allergies and respiratory problems. Keep your community healthy and don’t burn waste in your yard.

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6. Use water wisely. You may not think that your using less water will make a difference but it will. Use water sparingly and make changes like using a bucket and not the hose when washing your car. Don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth and shower rather than a bath. There are many ways to save water and help your community have a steady supply of water.

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7. Recycle and reuse. Recycling is important because reusing or recreating something that is already halfway what it should be, reduces energy use and pollution. It reduces the cost of making things and it also helps the local dump site to be more eco-friendly.

Your community should be a priority when it comes to health and the environment. We can all do more to help keep our communities and our natural parks clean and healthy and somewhere we would like to live.

If your community has interesting eco-friendly or similar projects, let us know about them. Tell us your story and how you got the community involved. For more information on writing for this website, please visit the CONTRIBUTE page.