"Every parent who wants to raise a nature-loving child should keep a copy of this book on their kitchen counter!" --Ken Finch, President, Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood
"Wow! The book provides very practical advice for ways to ensure that sustainability is woven into our very busy daily lives. Well done!" --Kristi Wamstad-Evans, Sustainability Coordinator for Omaha, Nebraska
"The authors provide a rich and varied cache of ideas and resources for anyone who chooses--with family members, friends and neighbors--to create a better world." --Mary A. Ferdig, Ph.D., President and CEO, Sustainability Leadership Institute
"Seeing philanthropy as something for everyone, rather than just wealthy folk, is inspired." --James Greyson, Educator, Researcher, Writer, U.K.
"What a great idea! I like the sharing aspect of it and the sense of abundance in community." --Sally Lever, Coach, Writer & Educator specializing in sustainable living, U.K.
reminds us that environmentalism is not about valuing nature over people; it is about valuing nature and
people." --Ariana Miller, Environmental Educator
"Green Philanthropy For Families
has redefined philanthropy . . . It outlines how parents, and others, can teach our children well!" --Donald Preister, Nebraska State Senator, Green Bellevue Chairman, Gardener
"Wonderful book and website!" --Tonya Ward, President, Grameen Rosenblatt Women's Association, Founder and CEO of Energy Rescue, Inc.
From the Back Cover
"That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics."
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
This book contains 160 no/low-cost green philanthropy ideas for families, individuals, and groups. You can choose to begin in your own home or in your own backyard or with a gift, action, activity or project that involves community or global outreach.
Wherever you decide to start, there are green philanthropy ideas appropriate for everyone in your family or group. Some are specifically geared toward youth or adults, but most can involve all ages.
A single random act of green philanthropy may not seem significant alone, but when it's multiplied tens of thousands or a million times over it brings big results, saving: small farms, urban habitats, parks and refuges, organic foods, community gardens, native and heirloom seeds, wild places, wildlife, the ancient mountains of Appalachia, forests and rainforests, rivers, lakes, and streams and more.