Environmental Defense Fund – Finding the Ways That Work

Environmental Defense Fund – Finding the Ways That Work.

Connect with this organization  through their homepage and also on:

Facebook – Connect with them through Facebook and get their posts in your news feed

Twitter – Connect with them through Twitter and stay updated

All Blogs and Social Media – This last link offers choices on RSS feeds, EDF Blogs on all their topics and more

They use four core strategies to get results.  Here are their strategies and links to more information:

1. Sound Science

2. Economic Incentives

3. Corporate Partnerships

4. Getting The Law Right

Donate or they have other ways that you can support their cause.

They have a 4 star rating by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

Evaluation methodology

Using publicly available tax returns (IRS Form 990) filed with the Internal Revenue Service, and information posted by charities on their web sites, the Charity Navigator rating system bases its evaluations in two broad areas — financial health and accountability/transparency. Based on how the charity rates in each of the two areas, it is assigned an overall rating, ranging from zero to four stars. To help donors avoid becoming victims of mailing-list appeals, each assessment of a charity’s performance is accompanied by a review of its commitment to keeping donors’ personal information confidential.

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker


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Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker.

This is an article written by Malcolm Gladwell of The New Yorker called, “Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted”.  This is interesting because I have often thought, as I shared something on my Facebook or even through this blog, of how diluted  individual causes and passions have become on the net.  It is very hard to sift through EVERY cause that EVERY friend is concerned with.  We spread ourselves too thin because signing that petition is one click away.  I don’t even remember all the petitions I signed.  I meant it at the moment though.  Give this article a read and leave some comments, opinions, or thoughts!!