‘Tis the season of giving!
At Rebel Green, we make an extra effort to give back to social causes that mean the most to us, not only during the holidays but all year round as well.
In Part 1 of this series, we shared 9 different social causes that are in line with Rebel Green’s mission: “Clean Water, Clean Air, Clean Food Is a Human Right.” Here are 8 more that we love and recommend for ensuring that your donation has the greatest impact:
World Wildlife Fund – As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF’s efforts extend far beyond wildlife. It also works to protect forests, food, oceans and fresh water. WWF is supported by nearly five million members in more than 100 countries, and we can’t help but love its panda logo, since Rebel Green bamboo paper products are made with these beautiful creatures in mind.
Rainforest Foundation US – Human life depends on the rainforests, which clean the earth’s air and water, help keep global climate stable, and are home to more than half of the world’s animal and plant species. But our rainforests are disappearing. They once covered 14% of the planet, but today they make up only 6%. The Rainforest Foundation helps indigenous communities protect their rainforest lands and heritage.
National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation – Sea turtles once roamed the oceans by the millions, but over the past few centuries the demand for sea turtle meat, eggs, shell, leather and oil has greatly reduced their numbers. Since 1987, the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation has worked to provide educational programming, promote public awareness of Florida’s marine ecosystems, and support sea turtle research both in the United States and abroad.
Ian Somerhalder Foundation – After witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill just five years later, “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder was inspired to establish the Ian Somerhalder Foundation in November 2010. Along with “Twilight” saga actress Nikki Reed, Ian and his foundation work to advance science, promote the conservation of natural resources, and provide relief to the poor and underprivileged.
CannedWater4Kids – According to the World Health Organization, every 8 seconds a child dies from drinking dirty water. CannedWater4Kids has come up with a unique strategy for raising awareness and funds to provide safe, clean water to children worldwide – by selling drinking water in sustainable aluminum bottles and cans.
Cinderella Project – You know those special occasion dresses that you wear only once? Winter is a great time of the year to purge them from your closet and donate them. The Cinderella Project takes gently worn evening gowns, prom dresses and homecoming dresses and offers them to young girls who might not otherwise be able to afford them. Now that’s glamorous recycling!
American Lung Association – For more than 110 years, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and clean, healthy air. Whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe, the work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day.
The Leaping Bunny Program – In an effort to make shopping for animal-friendly products easier for consumers, the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) sets a single comprehensive standard with its Leaping Bunny logo. Monetary donations help the program build a trustworthy list of cruelty-free brands. (And yes, Rebel Green products are on the list!)
TELL US: What other causes do YOU love to support?