of our favorite non-profit organizations are listed below.
We especially recommend supporting The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and Yothu Yindi Foundation, all of which directly help Aboriginal communities.
We also support Aboriginal culture via direct and indirect purchases of traditional didgeridoos, boomerangs, bull-roarers and other items.
** Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation (alnf.org) - teaching people in remote and marginalized communities how to read and write, opening up a world of opportunities. (Shockingly, 80 percent of indigenous Australian kids living in remote communities cannot read!)
** Fred Hollows Foundation (hollows.org.au) - Tackling the social determinants of poor health in indigenous communities, and supporting the work of Aboriginal-controlled organizations and health services.
** Yothu Yindi Foundation (www.yyf.com.au) - Working for Yolngu and other Indigenous Australians to have the same level of wellbeing and life opportunities as non-Indigenous Australians.
Center for Biological Diversity (biologicaldiversity.org) - Working to secure a future for all species hovering on the brink of extinction.
Defenders of Wildlife (defenders.org) - Working to protect and restore Americas native wildlife, safeguard habitat, resolve conflicts, and educate and mobilize the public.
Defense (edf.org) - Creating innovative,
equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental
National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org) - Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
Natural Resources Defense Council (nrdc.org) - Safeguarding the Earth, its people, its plants, its animals and its natural systems.
Oceana (oceana.org) - Working to protect all of the world's oceans, and the people and creatures that depend on them.
Rainforest Action Network (ran.org) - Using savvy and hard-hitting market campaigns to align policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection.
Rainforest Alliance (rainforestalliance.org) - Working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
The Nature Conservancy (nature.org) - Working worldwide to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Union of Concerned Scientists (ucsusa.org) - Working for a healthy environment and safer world by combining independent scientific research and citizen action.
Wildlife Warriors Worldwide (wildlifewarriors.org.au) - Supporting the protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife; founded by Steve & Terri Irwin
World Wildlife Fund (worldwildlife.org) - Working to conserve nature by preserving the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems.