Rachael Carson, Lois Gibbs, Erin Brockovich--history is replete with stories fighting for environmentally sound practices. In schools the teachers, who are mostly women, introduce students to the complex interdependence of humans and nature, management of the fragile equilibrium, ecosystems of fauna and flora, the need for patient and peaceful coexistence, and so on. Women play a significant role in the transfer of the knowledge base and infusing motivations that make environmentally conscious citizens.
Five years post-Katrina
Take a look back at the Gulf Coast region 5 years after Hurricane Katrina. Click above to access Big Picture's past and present photos then visit the Forum to discuss with other WeCareers members.
Organization Feature: Volunteer Match - Impact Your Community
Volunteer Match is an exceptional website portal that allows users to search for volunteer options based on their locations. You have the ability to search for specific areas of volunteerism including non-profits with an environmental focus. Volunteer Match's vision is to bring communities together by encouraging Americans to use their disposable time to help others. How can you help? Check out their website and find a passion project albeit reading to the elderly, mentoring children or anything else. In the future we will spotlight specific nonprofit projects and events. If you have an idea for a worthy organization or project, please visit the Contact Us page. Find even more information under Get Involved.
Interesting Reads in Environmental News
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