December is a time for family and friends to gather together. People celebrate in many ways over the holiday season, depending on their cultural or religious beliefs.
But everyone shares the spirit of the season. It is a time for gratitude, giving and sharing, joy, peace on earth, and spreading good cheer to your neighbors.
We encourage you to make a statement this holiday season!
When giving gifts this season consider supporting one of the many groups of people who are actively working to help reduce the impacts of Climate Change. Spend an afternoon exploring these various projects with your children.
- Learn more about what each group is doing
- Make a donation in honor of your recipient
- Show your children that you care about their future
As members of the Global Giving family we recommend any of our partners for 2 reasons:
1) GlobalGiving performs rigorous due diligence on every organization in the GlobalGiving community in order to ensure they are performing charitable work in a transparent and accountable manner, and that they meet local requirements for registration with their local government.
2) These groups are actively working to reduce the impact of climate change over a broad spectrum. Supporting their work is an active step in creating a brighter future for your children.
We have 2 projects our our own, or you can choose from our partners projects. This giving season make your gifts matter. Help spread hope, read the inspiring actions these groups are taking to help make the world a better place.
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
You may remember Aesop’s Fable about the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse? When I visited this website that is what came to mind.
People choose where they are comfortable living, for the Town Mouse he was not satisfied with the food available in the country. When the Country Mouse visited his friend in the city he enjoyed the food but was terrified of the threat of the dogs, and decided it was “Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.”
What is the connection to climate change you may be asking.
We are all, country folks and city folks, impacted by the climate changes. We choose where we live, and each area has their own problems and contributions to climate change.
Here in the country we are diligently working on resolving one of the major contributors to global warming. We started off locally, and through years of trials and testing, we are on the verge of spreading our solution around the globe to all the country folk that have the same problem, how to eliminate the smoke from agricultural waste.
For city folks you are facing different but just as important problems.
LAHomes.com has put together an extensive report Urban Heat Island Guide.
“As concerns about climate changes increase, focus has turned to minimizing urban heat islands and their impact on the environment. Urban heat islands are metropolitan areas with much higher temperatures than their surrounding rural areas.”
Their guide is clear and comprehensive, but best of all it offers solutions (we really like solutions!) “Thankfully, there are nearly as many potential solutions as there are negative impacts. Explore the topics in this guide to learn all you need to know about urban heat islands”.
We encourage all of our city friends to read, understand, and take action where you can!
From our family to yours, we wish you a holiday season filled with love, laughter, and good health.