EarthShare Member Accomplishments 2018

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Throughout its 30-year history, EarthShare has supported the work of America’s most respected environmental and conservation organizations, while helping millions of people discover and understand their role in caring for our air, land, water, wildlife, and health. EarthShare’s 600 member organizations are working every day to protect wildlife, fight climate change, and build healthy communities in the US and around the world. In fact, you’ll find our members behind some of the most important environmental work of the past year.

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Supporters like you made so many accomplishments possible in 2018, including:

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) celebrated a conservation win for mountain gorillas after a new census revealed that their total population has surpassed 1,000, up from the previous global number of 880 in 2011. AWF will also invest $25 million over the next four years to support efforts by African governments and local communities to protect wildlife and wildlands on the continent.

The American Bird Conservancy helped protect a 39,915-acre expanse of cloud forest and wetlands in northern Peru within the new Monte Puyo Private Conservation Area.

Audubon Louisiana and other local groups successfully prevented a commercial airport from being built on critically important bird habitat along the Louisiana coast.

The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club, among others, successfully blocked the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in court.

Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched the AgWater Challenge in 2016 to encourage better water stewardship among the world’s most influential food and beverage companies. In 2018, Target and ADM joined seven participating companies who have made commitments to better protect freshwater resources in their agricultural supply chains.

Defenders of Wildlife won a case in US District Court that will protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves living in eastern North Carolina.

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy introduced a new tool, Pedestrians First: Tools for a Walkable City that will promote walkability in urban environments around the world.

The National Forest Foundation raised more than $150,000 for the restoration of popular trails and forest health on the Olympic National Forest through donations made by guests of the Lake Quinault Lodge.

A US District Court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate fine particle air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley. The court order was in response to a lawsuit brought by National Parks Conservation Association and others.

The National Wildlife Federation and dozens of local project partners, were awarded a $1.2 million grant through National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore the Great Marsh estuary which includes New England’s largest saltmarsh.

Physicians for Social Responsibility and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released a report, Saving Energy Saving Lives, that examines the public health benefits and medical cost savings of cutting annual electric consumption.

The Trust for Public Land,The Atlanta Regional Commission, the city of Atlanta, and Cobb County commissioned a $1.5 million study to create a new vision for the Chattahoochee River that will increase access for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups released an incredible video showing the successful re-introduction of 24 zebras into Tanzania’s Kitulo National Park.

World Wildlife Fund launched an educational resource, Wild Classroom, that connects educators and parents with the materials they need to help kids explore and understand the natural world around them.

Despite our progress, we’re now facing a turbulent time for the environment. Threats and challenges to environmental health – and therefore our own health and future – have never been more evident. But with your participation, we can build a thriving future for all inhabitants of our beautiful planet. Thank you!

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