👍 Support Our Work
There are many ways to support our work.
Now that Earthwise Aware is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donations are tax deductible! We just set up a donation platform, it’s easy and fast. If you haven’t already give it a try! ♡
Of course, we need your help so that we can continue developing our Nature Ethics framework, our guides, our etiquettes. We are a small team and it is pro bono work on our part. Our funds at this time are mainly seed funding from the founders.
We are savvy and work hard at operating at minimal cost. If you don’t like the look of a button on our page, a menu highlight – well… chances are that we don’t either. But the beauty is that we did setup this site at minimal cost (countless hours of work excepted) and learning how to handle or work around constraints. Then enjoy it as much as we do just for this reason: It shows clever work!
- Retaining our 501c3 status
- Improving and developing further our current content and ethics platform.
- Continuing developing and promoting new guides and etiquettes in collaboration with biologists, conservationists, and experts.
- Reaching out to local and global communities providing ecological literacy and ethics coaching, and conservation advocacy support.
- Developing volunteer policies and hiring volunteers and interns to come and work with us on our content and conservation/ethics projects.
- Developing the fundraising and membership structures…
And if you want to volunteer, give us ideas or participate in what we’re doing: don’t hesitate to contact us!
Most of the harm that wildlife suffers at the hand of humanity is indirect and unintentional: it is a by-product of human negligence, ignorance or apathy” – Hunter, M.
A great way to support what we stand for is also to keep an ear open, to get the knowledge about how to be ethical and responsible. Hear the issues, learn about them from reliable sources, ask experts or ask us if you’re not sure and then talk about it. Talk, discuss, challenge issues, wildlife ethics, environmental behavior with your kids, your parents, your siblings, at work.
In short, talk about it whenever and wherever you can… That is the first most important action and everyone can do it. Then remember to ‘act your words’: We all can be citizen conservationists.
Ultimately you are the only one who can know & judge the relevancy of a cause, a conservation organization, a wildlife tourist venue, a volunteer project that you are exploring. The responsibility to do something you think is right is yours, but it only comes from ‘knowing’. And at EwA, we are dedicated to helping you build that knowledge so that you can make your informed decision…
Speaking out is already acting/volunteering for the benefit of wildlife conservation. But you can take a step further and also volunteer locally, or volunteer abroad for short or short term periods. In short, you can donate your free time… You would be surprised how much you can do and if well guided how much you can really contribute to helping.
You can volunteer with at Earthwise (contact us).
And if you wish to volunteer, join a citizen project, or want to donate for a cause, follow us on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, Google+) and check the organizations and projects we discuss… You can also contact us and discuss directly with us about it.
We remind you that our mission is not to recommend an organization specifically –but rather to coach our followers so that they identify ethical, choose and promote responsible venues. However, on occasions, we mention and may praise few organizations that we are directly involved with or for which we have a high degree of confidence (at the moment we mention them). Although it should never prevent that you do own research. Again never take a piece of info for truth simply because someone or a supposed conservation organization says the venue benefits conservation or the welfare of an animal. Too many well-intended volunteers have fallen into that trap. Nobody is safe from making this mistake, us included (and if we do and you know something that we don’t you can always contact us). We’ll be glad to listen, discuss, help.
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Thanks again for your support!