Archive for November, 2007

Reality Charity

Reality Charity is the world’s first direct fundraising platform and philanthropy community. Organizations and individuals around the world may raise money for good causes, directly and instantly, by harnessing the power of the Internet to reach their social networks as well as other generous donors at home and across the globe.”

Center For The New American Dream

photos by: (left) En Pieza (right) Studio Verissimo
The Center for The New American Dream is a Washington DC based forum that "helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice." It works with "individuals, institutions, communities, and businesses to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, and change the way goods are produced and consumed." They empower the public to live consciously, buy wisely, and make a difference.

Baltimore Harbor Waterkeepers

photo by: Doug Retzler

The Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper is the local program of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to preserving and protecting water from polluters. The Waterkeeper serves as a voice for the waterway and its community, and as a model for protecting that community, its ecosystems, and water quality.

Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance

arranged by: Gordon

The CSBA is an alliance that “educates the public on the importance of supporting the local economy, and encourages businesses and consumers to be environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.” Through local business ownership, economic justice, cultural diversity, and a healthy natural development, they build long-term economic empowerment and prosperity in communities. The public is educated to reduce material and energy costs, recycle and reuse waste, and buy and sell locally.
CSBA’s current initiatives include: recruiting and engaging members, expanding the successful Buy Local Baltimore campaign (http://www.buylocalbaltimore.com .com ), working on the Buy Fresh-Buy Local campaign, and supporting other initiatives including Biodiesel Cooperative (http://baltimorebiodiesel.org ), Recycle Bank, and the Green Walking Tour and identifying high-priority member needs to guide future programs.

Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps

The Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps is a summer program promotes environmental stewardship and education among the youth of Baltimore. It seeks to instill leadership and teamwork skills in its participants, then putting those skills to the test while working on ecologically restorative projects.

Howard County Tomorrow

Howard County Tomorrow’s mission is to engage the citizens of Howard County “in the work of building an ecologically restorative, socially just, and reliably prosperous sustainable community that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” While focusing on topics such as local economy, green business, ecological land use, and affordable housing, Howard County Tomorrow seeks to educate its local community to further the cause of a sustainable community.

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