Use Earth Day to Make A Global Difference

Now 40 years old, Earth Day has always been a celebration of possibilities, a recognition that we humans must make some changes in how we treat the planet and, by extension, each other.

Of the many choices we’re faced with, perhaps the greatest is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone else.

GlobalGiving an online organization that allows you to make a difference in the lives of people in another part of the world. Select from a wide variety of world projects, give a tax-deductible contribution to that project and GlobalGiving will match your donation 50 percent.

The GlobalGiving Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization that’s dedicated to connecting people with world-changing ideas with people who can make these ideas happen.

Want to help build sustainable housing in Africa? How about helping restore Australia’s fire-devastated forests? You can help provide fuel-efficient solar stoves for children and families in several poverty-stricken countries or help create clean water and conservation in the Philippines. You choose the project you want to contribute to. You can even suggest a project of your own. GlobalGiving will verify it, then make it available for others to contribute to also.

In these challenging economic times, it’s important to remember that families around the world are facing even more difficult life and environmental circumstances. Take the Earth Day challenge. Give whatever you can manage to a family or community in need. Make a real difference in someone else’s life today.

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One Response

  1. Thanks for the nice shout-out for GlobalGiving. I wanted to add that we still have some matching funds available as part of our “Give a Little Green” campaign – so donations to our projects helping address climate change (which you can see at are being matched 50%, increasing your impact – so it’s a good time to give!

    Happy Earth Day.

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