Supporting brands that champion sustainable and ethical practices is an incredibly important action we can all take, as is reducing, reusing and recycling the things we buy.
Here are some other ways to get more hands-on in making a difference.
On A Mission
On A Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable reforestation efforts worldwide. They partner with companies to help them understand their carbon footprint, reduce it, and support sustainable reforestation action. Donations from individuals and companies allow them to plant trees as reforestation projects.
Trees 4 Trees
Trees 4 Trees is an organization that produces seedlings that are distributed to local farmers free of charge. They offer guidance on planting, good forestry practices, and education on a healthy environment. They strive to improve the environment and the lives of people in local communities
The Ecoalf Foundation
The Ecoalf Foundation is a Spanish non-profit organization born in 2015 and registered in the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment's Registry of Foundations. The Foundation is a space for innovation in the circular economy, with a clear vocation for ocean preservation and a partnership-based methodology. Their team is formed by a technical pool of experts, supported by a highly experienced and motivated board of trustees led by Javier Goyeneche. On top of this, different international partners join forces to make projects a reality.
Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization that began in 1996. They are dedicated to protecting the rainforest and advancing the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. They partner with Indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.
Breast Cancer UK
Breast Cancer UK works with organizations to educate and make voices heard about breast cancer. They fund research to try and find a way to prevent breast cancer. They dedicate themselves to providing information to check oneself for cancer, prevent it, and resources if one does have breast cancer.
Sumatran Orangutan Society
Sumatran Orangutan Society protects orangutans, their forests, and their future. They develop and fund effective conservation programs and partnerships, supporting immediate boots-on-the-ground protection, building the capacity of their partner organizations, and setting the wheels in motion for long-term conservation solutions.
The National Forest
The National Forest is dedicated to creating a forest for everyone. Their purpose is to continue to grow, manage, and make it more accessible so that the benefits are felt by everyone. The National Forest has planted 9 million trees to date. The National Forest spans parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.
Just Giving Schools and Education Charity is an organization that believes all children deserve to receive a good education. They look to improve the quality of schools and education for young people in less fortunate areas of the world. Just Giving offers resources to fundraisers and crowdfunds to support the goal of allowing children to receive an education.
Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage is an organization that campaigns for a thriving ocean, which leads to thriving people. They advocate for water quality, plastic pollution, ocean recovery, ocean, and climate emergency measures. By supporting this organization, you are giving a voice to the ocean.
One Tree Planted
OneTree Planted is a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. Since 2014 they have more than doubled the number of trees planted each year. They are working with partners across 80+ countries. Their goal is to make it simple for anyone who wants to help the environment. Together, you can restore forest, create habitat for biodiversity, and make a positive social impact around the world.
Canopy is on a mission to protect the world’s forests, species, and climate, and to help advance indigenous communities’ rights. They work with some of the world’s largest fashion, food and beverage, and beauty and care brands, as well as publishers and printers, to bring forest-saving solutions.
Splash is an organization at the forefront of a growing movement to ensure that children have the resources they need to thrive. They provide water, sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health solutions. They focus on children and school because they are the most vulnerable yet will become the backbone to a stronger future for the world.
Just One Tree
Just One Tree is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation. For just one dollar, they’ll plant a tree. This method makes it easier for any individual, school, business, or organization to work together to combat climate change.
Refugee Community Kitchen
Refugee Community Kitchen serves hot, nourishing meals to displaced people in the UK and France. Since 2015 Refugee Community Kitchen has served nutritious food without judgement to those fleeing war, poverty, persecution, and climate change and living in Northern France and the UK.
Trees For the Future
Trees For the Future is an organization that confronts hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation by serving the people at the heart of the global food system: farmers and their families. They train farmers in agroforestry and sustainable land use so that they can grow vibrant regional economies, thriving food systems, and a healthier planet.
RestoringVision envisions a world where everyone who needs glasses has them. With financial support and a network of agencies and government partners, RestoringVison works to deliver glasses to those in need. They have been dedicated to spreading clear vision across the globe since 2003.
Black Girls Code
Black Girls Code is dedicated to engaging girls of color with computer programming education to nurture their careers in technology. This program partners with schools, local organizations, and dedicated volunteers to ensure learning opportunities for young girls. Youth of color can power the future, and Black Girls Code will support their creativity and boldness.
NewLife Charity for Disabled Children is an organization dedicated to supporting children with disabilities and terminal illness, as well as offering aid for their family. NewLife offers a lifeline for families. They offer equipment, support, and health professionals. This charity wants to make life better for disabled or terminally ill children and their families.