LINKS to

WORLD IMPROVEMENT sites

(charitable organizations and the like)

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more and more dead links on this page over time. It may be years at a time
before I return to this page to remove dead links and replace some links
with better links. In the meantime, 'WEB SEARCH links' are provided on this page.

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Note: You can use the 'Find' option of your browser to find keywords on this page, such as 'water' or 'ocean' or 'air' or 'gorilla' or 'cancer'.

Each organization is placed in a single category. So the 'Find' option can help when you are trying to find an organization that could fall under more than one category.

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NOTE: I have not tried many of these sites. Most of these web sites were collected from mailings asking for donations. My apologies if some of these sites are loaded with annoying pop-ups, are slow to load up, or are not what they seem to be. When I become aware of sites like that, I will remove them.

I personally prefer organizations like Earth Justice that bring legal action against organizations that are damaging our environment or health. This seems much more effective than public education programs (anemic) and more effective than throwing money at a problem (no long-term effect). In most cases, legal action is the only recourse for stopping organizations who are pursuing the almighty buck no matter what the cost is to the rest of us.

Earth Justice performs legal services for other worthy organizations like the Wilderness Society and the Sierra Club. So, in a sense, supporting Earth Justice is supporting those organizations as well.

ANIMAL sites
(for wildlife: gorillas, monkeys, elephants, tigers, whales, ... and domestic: dogs, etc.)

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ECONOMIC AID sites
(small loans, livestock donations, home building, etc.)

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ENVIRONMENT sites
(clean air, clean ocean, clean rivers and aquifers, temperature, trash, etc.)

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  • Al Gore web site - www.algore.com
    (climate change issues)

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation - cbf.org

  • Climate Action - climateaction.org

  • Co-op America - coopamerica.org
    ("you can find place to buy [Fair Trade products] in Co-op America's National Green Pages")

  • Earth Justice - www.earthjustice.org
    (provides legal services to other environmental organizations)

  • Earth Policy Institute - www.earthpolicy.org

  • Green America - greenamericatoday.org
    ("for safe and socially responsible products" - Strongly supports recycling and proper disposal of toxic substances. Many of the links in the RECYCLING section below came from Green America lists. Green America is rather confrontational in regards to big businesses, like Walmart, Exxon, CocaCola, Nestle, Monsanto, General Motors, and McDonalds, but can provide some guidance on products you may want to avoid and products you may want to support.)

  • Green Pages - greenpages.org
    ("a nationwide directory of screened socially and environmentally responsible businesses")

  • Green Peace - greenpeace.org
    (an organization active on many fronts - whaling, global warming, and more - But I am starting to have doubts about Greenpeace. They send me requests for money every few months, seemingly hoping that I have forgotten that I gave to them only a few months ago. This seems like what political parties do, leading up to presidential elections.)

  • National Park Service, Rivers & Trails program - www.nps.gov/rtca/

  • NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) - www.nrdc.org

  • Nature Conservancy - nature.org
    (buys land to preserve it from destruction ... for plant and wildlife protection)

  • Ocean Conservancy - oceanconservancy.org
    ("defends ocean environments and wildlife")

  • Population Institute - www.populationinstitute.org
    (strives to increase awareness of consequences of rapid population growth)

  • Rainforest Alliance - rainforest-alliance.org
    ("striving to save the Amazon and other rainforests around the world - before it is too late" - "more than 85,000 acres are slashed and burned every day")

  • Responsible Shopper - www.responsibleshopper.org

  • River Network - www.rivernetwork.org
    (a river stewardship program)

  • Sierra Club - www.sierraclub.org
    (works to protect national parks, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas)

  • Waterkeeper Alliance - www.waterkeeper.org
    (purpose - "monitor, expose, and take legal action against those who illegally pollute our waterways and threaten human health" ; Chairman - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.)


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FOOD sites
(food and water supply issues. Also see the ENVIRONMENT section.)

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HEALTH / MEDICAL sites
(Cancer, malaria, AIDS, ... and less obvious. For example: water wells, for health
as well as efficiency, are here rather than in ECONOMICS or ENVIRONMENT.)

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PEACE and HUMAN DECENCY sites
(Can't we just get along --- most of the time?)

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POLITICAL ETHICS sites
(esp. truth-in-politics sites ... example: anti-election fraud)

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  • ACLU - aclu.org
    (Trying to preserve constitutional liberties.
    Not doing so well against Bush's idea of democracy and freedom. "I am the decider.")

  • MoveOn.org - moveon.org
    (Political action. Example : "We must act quickly to secure
    our elections with ... audits before November.")

  • One Vote 2008 -
    www.onevote08.org/ontherecord/visitafrica/?rc=visitafricataf
    (A petition to the 2008 presidential candidates urging them to commit to visiting Africa during their first term in office. We need to “wage peace” energetically.)


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RECYCLING sites

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Company SUPPORTER/ADVOCATE sites
(companies and other organizations that support world improvement organizations)

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WEB DIRECTORIES of PHILANTHROPIC organizations
(such as DMOZ)

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Page was created 2008 Feb 27. Page was changed 2010 Aug 10.
Page was changed 2015 Jun 17. (Removed dead links to the old
Google and Yahoo 'web-directories'. Removed some dead links.
Added some links.)