Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Small Number

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Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Small Number

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We are completely reliant upon healthy natural systems. Unfortunately, not all natural systems are healthy.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 2:00pm

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Sigh.

Three percent. That’s it. Check out the Charity Navigator statistics if you don’t believe me. Only three percent of 2015 charitable gifts were directed to the Environment/Animals sector.

Again, I say – sigh. Now, don’t get me wrong. I value the other sectors immensely. Education is extremely important, as is religion. My wife and I give a good percentage of our charitable budget to our church, so I can’t criticize that. And who can argue with supporting health and human services?

That said, I’m here to lobby for the environment with a simple ask. Please, in this annual season-of-giving, consider making a gift to your favorite environmental charity. Don’t have a favorite environmental charity? Then I hope you’ll go and find one! Our Foundation would be happy to make a few recommendations if you aren’t sure where to start.

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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