Earth Day – Appreciate & Preserve

Earth Day – Appreciate & Preserve

Earth Day is more than a greeting card holiday. It is a day to celebrate the majesty of our planet and at the same time to consider ways to invest in the safety of its future. I think taking the opportunity to enjoy some aspect of your natural environment on Earth Day could energize you to make a greater effort to protect its future, including donating to effective climate change nonprofits. There are also a large number of excellent documentaries listed here about climate change and ones that celebrate our planet.

As an individual, fighting climate change too often seems overwhelming and hopeless.  Supporting one of our recommended climate change nonprofits may be an empowering and effective way to celebrate Earth Day.  The Life You Can Save’s Board of Directors and senior leadership unanimously agreed to add three excellent organizations whose purpose is to fight climate change to our list of recommended charities.

You can read more about the climate crises and the reasons for our decision here. The organizations we recommend are:

Carbon 180 (tax deductible in the US & Germany)

Clean Air Task Force (tax deductible in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden & Switzerland)

Evergreen Collaborative (tax deductible in the US)

Download Giving Green climate guide for Australia

Whatever you do on Earth Day, please take the time to renew your appreciation for the beauty and natural diversity that is still around us. And, of course, please donate to one of our climate change organizations.

Do Good. Feel Good,

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Charles Bresler

After earning a PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology from Clark University, Charlie became Director of Behavioral Medicine for The California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno (CSPP-F), where he was a full-time professor and founder of a teaching clinic for treating anxiety & stress disorders. He was recruited to The Men’s Wearhouse where he became head of human resources, stores, and marketing and ultimately President. He stepped down in order to fulfil his long-standing desire to work directly on social and economic issues, especially wealth inequality. In 2013, Charlie became volunteer Executive Director of The Life You Can Save, a non-profit dedicated to reducing extreme poverty and its devastating effects on over 700 million people globally. Through his financial support and leadership, Charlie has helped TLYCS’s Founder, Peter Singer, develop the organization from the ground up. Charlie lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his wife Diana, a family physician, who partners in supporting The Life You Can Save. He welcomes discussion and questions at

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The views expressed in blog posts are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Peter Singer or The Life You Can Save.