All illustrations provided by Carlos Uribe

The Protectors of The Wood is happy to support and partner with environmental, youth development, or social justice organizations & events.  Please contact us at protectorsofthewood@gmail.com to help with fundraising, music, education, etc...

Below are organizations that the Protectors of the Wood believes in.

 

350.org

350

350.org is building a global climate movement.  The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

350.org believes that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. The 350 movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all.

Material for Make it Happen on Global Divestment Day

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From: Cat Jaffee - GoFossilFree.org <350@350.org>
Date: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Subject: Global Divestment Day -- are you in?
To: John Kixmiller <jkixmiller@gmail.com>

Hi friends,

The fossil fuel divestment movement has built up some serious momentum in 2014, and next year we're not slowing down.

In fact, this February we're pulling together something really exciting:

On February 13th & 14th, we’re calling for the first ever Global Divestment Day, and we want you to be part of it.

Right now, as climate negotiators from around the world meet in Lima -- exactly one year before a new global climate deal must be signed in Paris -- we face a pivotal moment in our movement’s response to the climate crisis. We know that world leaders won’t act in accordance with the urgency of the crisis as long as the fossil fuel industry holds the balance of power.

That’s why the growing divestment movement is directly challenging the social license of these rogue corporations that continue to profit at the expense of people and planet -- and that's why we need as many people and institutions as possible to stand with us.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook:

 

As February gets closer, we'll be in touch with more ways that you can plug in.

See workshop on Global Divestment Day; watch the video here.

See this link for further resources; special faith divestment resource page


NRDC

NRDC

Natural Resources Defense Council is one of the nation's most effective environmental action groups, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 300 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

The New York Times calls NRDC "One of the nation's most powerful environmental groups." The National Journal says NRDC is  "A credible and forceful advocate for stringent environmental protection."


New Yorkers Against Fracking

New Yorkers Against Fracking

New Yorkers Against Fracking is a coalition calling for a ban on the dangerous and polluting practice of fracking. The coalition includes members from every part of the state and a diverse collection of consumer advocacy, health, religious, food, and environmental organizations and dozens of grassroots groups.

The fossil fuel industries are not all-powerful. They can be defeated!

This is what happens when people organize with enormous skill and dedication. People, especially scattered in small towns across upstate New York--with some help from the big city--showed the whole movement how it's done.

Congratulations!

Photo credit: Josh Lopez


NYLCVEF

NYLCVF

New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund mission is to educate, engage and empower New Yorkers to be effective advocates on behalf of their environment — from clean energy and funding for parks, to solid waste and green buildings.

NYLCVEF educates New Yorkers about environmental issues and the environmental decision-making processes at the local, regional, state and federal government levels.

They engage in all sectors – elected officials, policymakers, businesses, community groups and grassroots citizens – in open, non-partisan discussion about sustainability policies in order to achieve the environmental breakthroughs that New York needs.

They empower New Yorkers to make environmental change by engaging them in the civic process,  including voter registration, helping residents make their voices heard on environmental issues, and connecting New Yorkers with candidates, elected officials and policy makers.


Free courses and other resources on sustainability. https://www.coursera.org/course/sustain