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It’s a short list, but it’s an important one. These green charities are worth a look and a donation for the work they’re doing for the planet.


Maybe you’re seeing this list on or around Earth Day. If so, I hope the day is inspiring a spirit of service in you. Of course, in my house, we like to say: “EVERY day is Earth Day!”


And we mean it! I’ve actually shared the groups on this list before. They’re part of a longer list of organizations I like to highlight each year on Giving Tuesday. Get that full list here.


Green Charities: Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon was founded in 1896 by Harriet Lawrence Hemenway and Minna B. Hall. With an eye on women’s fashion and conservation, the two sought to protect birds from having their plumage harvested for hats.


Over 125 years later, Mass Audubon operates over 60 wildlife sanctuaries across Massachusetts. Their focus is on stewardship, protecting wildlife, and education. Learn more here.


Green Charities: Sierra Club

One of the most well-known environmental groups in America. Preservationist John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892. Their influence is wide-ranging, from government lobbying to land protection.


Here in Massachusetts, the local chapter is active in clean energy, clean transportation, and a move toward zero waste. Learn more about their projects and how to get involved here.


Green Charities: Trust for Public Land

TPL’s mission is simple: “We create parks and protect public land where they’re needed most so that everyone will have access to the benefits and joys of the outdoors for generations to come.”


I love that they don’t just work on protecting wild spaces. They purchase and protect land in urban, suburban, and rural areas. See what they’ve been up to in your community over here.


Keep scrolling to learn a bit more about these three organizations doing great work on Earth Day and every day.

  • Mass Audubon

    I’ve been a Mass Audubon member for years. I’m a big fan of their Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and Habitat, which is located in Belmont. Right now, a Family Membership is half-off: $35 down from 70! Get into it!

  • Sierra Club

    Sierra Club is doing great work here in MA to recognize the connection between climate change and income inequality. What’s more, they’re doing something about it. Get involved: made a donation, become a member.

  • Trust for Public Land

    They’ll buy old farmland to keep it from being developed. They’ll take over an old railyard and turn it into a park and playground. TPL is doing outstanding work in our communities and you can donate to them here.

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