According to 1% For The Planet, while Americans gave a record $306 billion dollars to charity in 2007, the environment received significantly less than 2% of the total. This is not enough to address the needs of more than 1,000,000 public environmental charities around the world.
If you want to make a difference, here's how you can help:
• Do you already have a favorite non-profit that's a member of 1% For The Planet? Great! If not, browse through the list of non-profits at 1% For The Planet. We realize that 1%'s non-profit list is big, so it can be a bit overwhelming, but you just might come across a non-profit you've never heard of that has a great cause.
• In the Comments section below, nominate the non-profit you think we should support.
• Check back with us next week as we round up the Top 6 Nominations and vote for your favorite! Once a winner is chosen, we'll write them a check with thanks from all of us!
So, check out the list now and tell us what you think!