Sometimes you don’t have time to sit down and read an essay about what you can do to help the world. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to make a change – somewhere between that lunch meeting and your niece’s birthday party. For those days, check out Earthshare.org. This site offers daily environmental how-to tips focusing on ways you can simply reduce your burden in various areas of life. It’s not heavy reading, more like an RSS headline feed, but it’s a good way to jog your memory on the importance of practical application when “going green”. You’ll find the tips indexed by topic or date, for easy browsing.
Here’s their mission statement, in their own words:
Earth Share supports a nationwide network of America’s leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations, and works to promote environmental awareness and charitable giving through workplace giving campaigns. Founded by its member charities in 1988, Earth Share is an opportunity for environmentally-conscious employees and workplaces to support hundreds of environmental groups through a charitable giving drive.
It especially focuses on the workplace, and has partnered with many large corporations and other organizations to provide a blueprint for greening the office place, their EarthShare workplace campaign. You will also find links to EarthShare.org affiliate sites, one for most states in the US, which offer stories, opportunities, and tips tailored for your neck of the woods. And be sure to check out the links section for interesting reading should you ever find yourself with that elusive free moment.