Conscious Eco-Giving

Conscious Eco-Giving

By Stephanie Seferian

Nonprofit organizations work tirelessly for the better good and they depend on donations from you and me to fund their programs. But giving is not equally distributed: in 2021, just 3% of all donation dollars went to environmental and animal welfare organizations (source). While we do indeed have the power to use every dollar we earn for change, giving can be confusing. There’s a massive difference between a worthy cause and a solid nonprofit and so on today's show I'm giving you the tools you need to find a quality charity that speaks to your heart. I'm also suggesting 7 environmental charities worthy of our hard-earned donations. Here's a preview: [5:00] Stay away from these shell non-profits, PACs, and misinformation funnels [7:45] It's a minefield out there! How to vet a nonprofit like a boss [19:00] Environmental catch-all orgs do an awful lot. Here are two of the best [21:00] Care about animals? I've got you!  [24:00] Want to remove carbon from the atmosphere? 2 nonprofit recs   Resources mentioned: GuideStar BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Navigator Environmental Defense Fund Natural Resources Defense Council  World Wildlife Fund The National Audubon Society Rainforest Alliance Clean Air Task Force Carbon180 Episode #289: The Convenience Tax Episode #353: Are Carbon Offsets Worth It? -- Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.   Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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