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Here’s How You Can Help Get Solar Power to Puerto Rican Households Now

October 3rd, 2017|

A Call for Immediate Donations to the Puerto Rico Emergency Solar Energy Fund

IEEFA has never made a fundraising pitch on its website before, but times change, sometimes for the worse.

One million households in Puerto Rico do not have electricity today. In the wake of monumental damage from Hurricane Maria, power to most inhabitants of the islands is not likely to be restored for many weeks or months.

The only short-term prospect for getting electricity to people who desperately require it for their most basic household needs now is by dispatching small 1- or 2-kilowatt solar generators, solar […]

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CGBD is becoming the Biodiversity Funders Group!

September 30th, 2017|

You’re going to see some web and email address changes!

You’ve been hearing about the CGBD Rebranding for awhile. In an effort to be more streamlined and nimble, the CGBD has been through a reframing effort with the able help of Spitfire Communications and with the support of the Organizational Effectiveness Program of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

CGBD staff, foundation representatives, program co-chairs and the board, with humor and creativity, reaffirmed the organization’s liveliness, friendliness, relevancy and sense of integrity. All focused on the CGBD’s value in helping funders learn together, build strong relationships, and move […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Awards $20 million in Environmental Grants

September 20th, 2017|

Read the full release here

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced today its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants, increasing the organization’s total direct financial impact to over $80 million since 1998.

The new grants, $20 million to more than 100 organizations, have been awarded for wildlife and habitat conservation, to aid in the defense of indigenous rights, and to support innovative grass roots efforts aimed at combating climate change and solving complex environmental issues. These grants support the work of LDF partners around the world that range from major environmental organizations, to local partners who are fighting to […]

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Barbuda Hurricane Relief

September 14th, 2017|

The Waitt Institute and Waitt Foundation, in partnership with the International Community Foundation, have established the Barbuda Recovery and Conservation Trust Fund to support response and restoration in Barbuda. The Waitt Foundation has seeded The Fund with a $100,000 grant. As soon as weather and safety concerns allow, Waitt staff are heading to Antigua and Barbuda to assess the situation on the ground, and work with the Government coordinating aid response, specifically to the people of Barbuda. As you know, the nature of these kinds of recovery efforts are long and expensive. The goal of the […]

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Climate change did not “cause” Harvey, but it’s a huge part of the story

September 5th, 2017|

9 things we can say about Harvey and climate.

Several people have written some version of “what you can say about Hurricane Harvey and climate change” in the past few days. I’ll link to some of them below.

But I think they are all saying too little. There’s much more to say, so much more! In fact, here are nine things you can say about Harvey and climate change. Read the full story on Vox.

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NASA Sees Fourteenth Eastern Pacific Ocean Potential Tropical Cyclone

August 30th, 2017|

NASA Sees Fourteenth Eastern Pacific Ocean Potential Tropical Cyclone

Potential tropical cyclone 14E of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season appeared to be coming together off the southwestern coast of Mexico. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured temperature data on the storm that is producing torrential rains over southwestern Mexico.

Read the full story at Nasa.gov

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CGBD Seeks Executive Director

August 16th, 2017|

CGBD Seeks Executive Director

The Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, a 30-year-old association and network of environmental funders, seeks to hire an executive director.

Our ideal candidate has a high quotient of emotional intelligence, warmth, and a sense of humour to deploy in connecting our members with each other and outside experts to enhance our collective knowledge, effectiveness, and inspiration for action. The executive director should have a wide-ranging curiosity for many topics, familiarity with philanthropy, experience organizing conferences and facilitated discussions, and be a practical problem-solver.

They will lead a team of ten staff and oversee programs focused […]

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New Funding Opportunity CALIFORNIAN CONSUMERS ADVANCING AGROECOLOGY AND ORGANICS (CACAO)

August 15th, 2017|

The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation (Noyes Foundation) announces CACAO, a new funding opportunity through which it will award one-time grants to eligible non-profit organizations working in California to build the movement for agroecology and organic food and consumer products by: […]

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An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm

August 14th, 2017|

Click on the link below to access the full article, published in Bioscience.

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The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen

August 9th, 2017|

From NPR’s Morning Edition(8/3/17)

It has become a rite of summer. Every year, a “dead zone” appears in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an area where water doesn’t have enough oxygen for fish to survive. And every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissions scientists to venture out into the Gulf to measure it.

This week, NOAA announced that this year’s dead zone is the biggest one ever measured. It covers 8,776 square miles — an area the size of New Jersey. And it’s adding fuel to a debate over whether state and federal governments are […]

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