In our latest (and last holiday episode, we promise) video and podcast episode, we talk about last minute holiday ideas including some of The Best Climate Charities of 2020
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Nobody is pretending that 2020 wasn’t a bizarre and difficult year. Thankfully here at the Green Divas we try to keep our sense of humor. To that end, GD Meg shared her new CalamityWare Holiday mug. The collection is called Things Could Be Worse. Look closely and you will see all kinds of chaos.
Ancient Remains Prove Women Have Been Running Shit for at Least 9000 Years
From MIC.COM By Tebany Yune
As if those of us who are women didn’t already know this… heavy sigh. We talked about it and promised we would give you the link. So, here ya go!
Words have influence
Words can be more powerful than we realize and they can be used to help OR harm. Words can do damage, not just in the form of gossip, but energetically as we visit with our friends or family, or post on social media.
This year especially it seems we have been bombarded by people behaving badly to the point where it has become normalized. It’s not folks!!! Some of our favorite entertainment films and series are very well written and can draw you in, but then quickly reveal the dark side of all the characters and it only gets worse. In these difficult times please consider the media you are consuming, as well as what you put out in the world. And as GD Meg suggests, keep you self speak on the kind side as well.
We found this article that analyzes the top ranking climate influencers and the positive and negative words they use. Interesting stuff.
Have a look at what words your favorite climate activists are using.
Thoughtful last-minute gift ideas
Here’s a great gift idea for some of our older friends and family. While hunkering down in the safety of our homes with potentially time on our hands, why not write your story for future generations to enjoy? Seems daunting? Try a prompting journal to help get you or your loved one get started. It’s a great way to remind someone of that time when….
EWG.org – The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.
Depending on when you are seeing or reading this, It may be too late to get the gifts for Christmas, but you deserve some joy:
Make a tax-deductible donation of $135 or more and you’ll get our new 2012 Holiday Gift Box as a special thank you. This limited edition gift is filled with great new products that will help you live greener and cleaner, including “Weelicious Cookbook: 140 Fast, Fresh and Easy Recipes,” EWG’s “A Year of Healthy Living” tip booklet, a 4-pack of Klean Kanteen’s stainless steel pint glasses and so much more!
Coalition for Rainforest Nations – according to VOX this is the number 1 best non-profit for climate change to contribute to… it is an intergovernmental organization of over 50 rainforest nations around the world, from Ecuador to Bangladesh to Fiji. According to Founders Pledge’s cost-effectiveness model from 2018, a donation of just 12 cents to the Coalition for Rainforest Nations will avert approximately a metric ton of CO2 (or the equivalent in other greenhouse gases). This means that if you donate $100, you can avert around 857 metric tons of CO2. rainforestcoalition.org
EarthJustice – love their tagline… Because the earth needs a good lawyer! Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit public interest environmental law organization.
“We wield the power of the law and strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlikf, to advance cclean energy, and combat climate change.
Earthjustice earns top ratings because 79% of every dollar you contribute goes directly to program work.”
Lonely Whale – “Lonely Whale stands for community and caring, with the ocean and you at the heart of everything we do. Our journey begins with the story of the world’s loneliest whale, 52 Blue, and an incredible community of creatives, innovators, and big-picture thinkers.”
Actor-Activist Adrian Grenier and producer Lucy Sumner founded Lonely Whale in 2015 with the intent of bringing the world’s ocean closer to everyone. Dr. Dune Ives, CEO, was brought on board in January of 2016.
Gifts to Lonely Whale have helped us ban plastic straws from entire cities, give agency to thousands of kids around the world to provoke policy change in their communities and schools, transition global brands from plastic to more sustainable alternatives, and build a diverse and global community of caring people who love the ocean. 100% of donations support our work.
3 reasons to consider donating to Lonely Whale or some other worthy ocean conservation / preservation organization…
- In the year 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic than fish by weight
- Only 9% of all plastic produced has been recycled
- 80% of marine debris is plastic waste
WWF.org – World Wildlife Foundation – Their mission:
To stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by:
- conserving the world’s biological diversity
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
They’ve been around for 50 years now. Give to WWF’s global conservation efforts and share symbolic adoption kits, apparel, and more.
Companies We Dig
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BioLite – Turning fire into electricity using less fuel while charging your phone.
About 10 years ago when I worked with MSNBC, I’d done an interview for a new company that I fell in love with, BioLite. At that time, they were just pitching a small stove for camping that the founders designed as tech geeks improving their own camping experience. The upside, and it’s a big one, is that it used very little fuel (twigs and sticks) to produce a hot cooking fire that would charge their cell phones at the same time. And while doing that, they created a safer way for people in emerging markets to cook inside their huts with less smoke, causing less health issues. No more gas canisters on your camping trips. Woohoo!
Their mission: Energy is Essential
Energy sits at the center of our lives, keeping us safe, productive and comfortable. Energy improves health, combats climate change, enables communication and education, generates income and empowers women.
Nearly half the planet lacks clean, affordable household energy, cooking meals on smoky open fires and having little or no electricity in their homes. At BioLite, we engage in two distinct customer segments: off-grid households in emerging markets and outdoor recreation users seeking fuel-independent cooking and charging….
Happy Holidays from us to you!
Remember to check in on those who are alone for this holiday season. Connect on FaceTime or Zoom to see each other’s faces. Share a cup of tea, a meal, bake cookies together online. At the very least, give a call. It’s going to be a long winter folks.