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April 22, 2012
BENEFITING: Conservation International
ORGANIZER: Conservation International
EVENT: Groupon Earth Day Challenge
Conservation International wrote -
At Conservation International (CI), we work to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all — because people need nature to thrive.
We depend on nature for so much. A stable climate, fresh water, clean air, healthy food, inspiration, recreation, and jobs — all of these things come from our one and only Earth.
Why, then, are we depleting our resources as never before? And if we keep it up, how are we going to provide food, water and energy — not just to the 7 billion people who are already here, but to the 2 billion more who are coming by 2050?
Make no mistake. This is a crisis. But we can solve it.
That’s where you come in.
You are one of the 7 billion people on this planet who, sure as the sun will rise, need nature. But nature can’t fight for itself. Just as you need nature, nature needs you.
At CI, we’ve made it our mission to restore and maintain the ecosystems that give us so much. Moreover, we’re working to make sure that nature is a first thought, not an afterthought, in development decisions made around the world.
But none of this vital work is possible without your support.
Don’t worry — you’re not alone. CI works with governments, businesses, indigenous peoples, foundations and scientists, and all of them understand our core belief: People need nature to thrive.
By working together, we can protect our planet and support our own well-being. Please, join us, and lend us your support.