Ecocentricity Blog: That's a Small Number

Dec 12, 2016 2:00 PM ET

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



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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Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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