Water Charity RESOURCES


WATER FOR THE PEOPLE

Water For People is an international NGO organization that exists to promote the development of high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. Our work in nine countries will ultimately enable millions of people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. * Charity Navigator Review

CLEAN WATER FUND

Since 1974, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner and safer water, cleaner air, and protection from toxic pollution in our homes, neighborhoods and workplaces. Organizations and coalitions formed and assisted by Clean Water Fund have worked together to improve environmental conditions, prevent or clean up health-threatening pollution in hundreds of communities and to strengthen policies locally and nationally. * Charity Navigator Review

CHARITY: WATER

Charity: water is a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization inspires giving and empowers others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions. 100% of public donations are sent to local partners on the ground, who build and implement the projects. When the projects are completed, charity: water proves every one of them using GPS coordinates, photos and details of the community served. * Charity Navigator Review

BLUE WATER BALTIMORE

Blue Water Baltimore's mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore's rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. To achieve our mission, we monitor water quality, train citizens to report pollution, advocate for stronger environmental laws and take legal action against polluters. We remove hard surfaces such as concrete and replace it with BMPs(Best Management Practices) such as bioretention which treats polluted runoff before it reaches our waterways. We implement these projects on public and private lands by engaging neighborhood residents, local schools and city agencies as partners. We engage schoolchildren in hands-on activities to teach them about the relationship between community health and healthy waterways. We plant and maintain thousands of trees each year in order to increase Baltimore City's tree canopy. Our work comprehensively addresses greening and public health goals in addition to improved water quality. * Charity Navigator Review

WATER.ORG

To draw attention to the world's number one health problem, unsafe and inadequate water supplies, and to raise funds to help fight this immense problem -- one community at a time. * Charity Watch Review

 

SUSTAINABLE + Recycling RESOURCES


FABSCRAP

FABSCRAP is your one-stop textile reuse and recycling resource. The friendly volunteers come and drops off the fabric scrap bags. REUSE: Students, artists, crafters, quilters, sewers, teachers, and of course, other designers can use any material they collect that is not proprietary. Make an appointment to come to the warehouse to "shop" the scraps. Some larger pieces and Scrap Packs of smaller pieces, organized by color, are sold online through our partner, Queen of Raw.

SUSTAINABLE HOME

Living sustainably at home means taking large and small steps in our everyday lives to reduce our environmental impact, something we care a lot about at Five Rivers MetroParks. We strive to create a culture of conservation that inspires local residents not only to visit and care about our parks but to live their daily lives in a way that protects our environment for future generations. Park visitors can learn about protecting natural resources, creating habitats, reducing utility usage and minimizing waste using modern technology and traditional practices. MetroParks sets examples of sustainability in the way we manage and maintain our parks. Sustainable living is also the subject of many MetroParks class

COUNCIL FOR TEXTILE RECYCLING

Council for textile recycling is devoted to creating awareness about keeping our clothing, footwear, and textiles out of landfills.

RECYCLENATION

RecycleNation is a dynamic recycling and green living-focused website that makes recycling, conserving, reusing and living wisely easy.

RecycleNation features a comprehensive recycling location database that gives the user the ability to easily assemble a recycling to-do list. The database is location based, and aims to make your recycling needs as easy as possible, whether you’re clearing out the house during spring cleaning or simply looking to recycle a few shopping bags.

RecycleNation is regularly updated with important how-to directives aimed at increasing recycling awareness. Visit regularly for eco-friendly stories, ideas, news, anecdotes and initiatives. By changing the way we think, we can change the way we live.

PRECIOUS PLASTIC

Precious Plastic was started in 2013 by Dave Hakkens and is a global community of hundreds of people working towards a solution to plastic pollution.  Knowledge, tools and techniques are shared online, for free. Its currently at its third iteration (version) counting on dozens of people working on the project, remotely or on site (somewhere below sea level in the Netherlands). Join the fight against plastic pollution.