The environment is connected to all aspects of our lives. Therefore, we do not have a limit the scope of issues to work on. Below is a sampling of what we have worked on as well as areas we want to have impact.
Climate change affects most facets of our life, from weather to health, from food sources to wildlife and recreational activities. Find out more.
All species have purpose in their natural ecosystems. We promote efforts to make that possible, from protections of habitat to smart sense legislation to species awareness to wildlife bridges.
Nature-deficit disorder is the idea that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, and the belief that this change results in a wide range of behavioral problems, alienating us from the natural world.
We need clean water for a variety of uses - drinking, recreation, food processing and other daily requirements. Every plant and animal species also need clean water to survive.
We need clean air to survive. Polluted air is an issue that affects all of us, even those in perfect health. From breathing issues to the effects of climate change, we must work harder for clean air.
Much of the air pollution we experience results from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, natural gas, and gasoline. The process of getting those fossil fuels is also hard on the ecosystem.
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are here to stay. They're cleaner and much less harmful than energies we get from fossil fuels. We can learn a lot from how other countries have promoted renewable energies.
Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of our planet, holding 97% of the planet's water. They also produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb the most carbon from it.
Though separate in focus, poverty and the environment are inescapably linked, usually in negative spirals caused sometimes by greed, but mostly by the simple human desire to survive. Deforestation is just one example.
Agriculture and the environment are intimately entwined, from emissions to variables such as rainfall and temperature. Farming techniques also play a part although vary around the globe.
From farm to factory to store to table, there are always things that can be done to make food healthier for the consumer. Likewise, we will help make the consumer more aware of what to look for when shopping.
Transportation has a major effect on the environment from highways and traffic issues to air travel. We can do it better for the environment and for travelers.
Invasive flora and fauna are a major problem across the country. Exotic species like iguanas and pythons taking over native habitat in the Florida Everglades is just one example. Bamboo growing out of control is another.
Hemp has many environmental benefits from less reliance on fossil fuels, more efficient use of energy, forest conservation, pesticide use and pollution reduction, and landfill use reduction. Likewise, hemp is superior to many other plants for many uses.
As cities grow, deforestation takes place. This affects wildlife species that had resided there as well as natural carbon capturing by trees as well as other impacts.
There are many ways that the environment can impact human health in either positive or negative ways. It has been seen that approximately one quarter of disease worldwide is caused by environmental factors, many of which we have the power to change.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle! It's a simple message but one that if implemented will help not only save the environment but also keep more money in your bank account. Reducing consumerism is a win-win.