Giving / by Karie Luidens

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Today is Giving Tuesday—as the movement describes itself on its website, “a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.”

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Feeling generous? Here are a few nonprofit organizations working hard to protect the planet (and all of us who live on it) that could always use our support.

  • Reporting on all things environment and climate, including investigative deep dives: Grist

  • Informing consumers of the importance of their purchasing decisions: Story of Stuff

  • Organizing communities to engage political leadership: Citizens Climate Lobby

  • Influencing public policy and developing incentives for companies to improve their environmental stewardship: Environmental Defense Fund 

  • Employing hundreds of scientists to help protect ecologically significant waters and lands around the globe from threats like development, pollution, and invasive species: The Nature Conservancy