5 Organizations That Are Fighting Climate Change

1: Environmental Voter Project

According to a study by Pew Research Center, only 42% of registered voters listed climate change as a “very important” determining factor in who they were voting for in the 2020 presidential election. While this is better than data from previous years, it displays a lack of urgency in voters’ concerns about climate change. This is where the Environmental Voter Project (EVP) has set its sites.

2: 350.org

350.org is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 which aggressively fights for environmental reform. Unlike many other climate organizations, 350.org will not be satisfied until the world has rid itself of fossil fuel consumption completely. 350.org is extremely goal oriented, staging numerous events and campaigns to motivate the public to take climate change seriously. Even their name is a goal, referring to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is considered the threshold for safe levels of air pollution.

3: Turning Green

It is no secret that young people, on average, care more about climate change than older generations do. However, how can passion be translated into direct action? The answer is to give young people avenues to make substantial change within the system. President Biden has already announced plans for a Civilian Climate Corps, which would employ young Americans to look for and enforce solutions to climate change. While this would be momentous in its own right, still more must be done.

4: Citizens’ Climate Lobby

During the 2018 midterm elections, the fossil fuel industry spent $359 million in federal campaign donations and lobbying. That is thirteen times more than the renewable energy industry, which only spent $26 million. Numbers like this display the stronghold which the fossil fuel industry has over American politics, directly influencing apprehensions and even denial of the importance of shifting to clean energy. In spite of this, Citizens’ Climate Lobby is fighting against the tide of denial and telling U.S. representatives to vote for a green future.

5: Ecosia

On an average day there are about 3.5 billion searches performed on Google. That breaks down to more than 40,000 individual searches every single second. Now, imagine if every one of those searches removed a kilogram of CO2 from the atmosphere. Ecosia has turned that concept from far fetched dream to reality.

Support Those Who Support The Planet

Many organizations are working to save the environment, but they all need your help. Donating, volunteering, even sharing them on social media are all essential means of supporting planet-saving organizations. The more people who voice their interest in climate reform, and the more power which environmentally focused organizations hold, the sooner a green future will become a reality.

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