Support Favorite Environmental Organizations

Environmental organizations benefit from the generosity of our artists.  Each organization works towards protecting and preserving a wild part of our planet.  They go about it in different ways yet they have this in common: they are tireless, they are determined, and they need our support. 

 

Click on an organization to go to their web site and learn more about the work they do for the planet, or click on a supporting artist to shop at their store.  All environmental organizations listed here are non-profits.  Most of them are based in the US.  All artist donations are based on the sale price of items they sell, excluding the costs of tax and shipping.

 

Our list of environmental organizations will grow as artists come forward suggesting ones they would like to support.  Someday we hope to have every environmental nonprofit in the US listed here, each lovingly supported by an artist.

American Forests

 

American Forests inspires and advances the conservation of forests by protecting and restoring threatened forest ecosystems, promoting and expanding urban forests, and increasing the understanding of the importance of forests.  Since 1990, we have planted over 50 million trees, helping to restore forests in all 50 states and nearly 50 countries.  We will plant millions more.  Our projects help recover wildlife habitat, safeguard vital watersheds, absorb greenhouse gases, and protect stunning landscapes. 

Visit us to learn more at AmericanForests.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Andalee Hyatt / Andalee's website or Andalee Illustration Etsy store.  Watercolor illustrations.  Proudly supports American Forests.

Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Our mission is three-fold.  1. To propagate the world's most important old growth trees before they are gone.  2. To reforest the Earth with the offspring of these trees to provide the myriad of beneficial ecosystem services essential for all life forms. 3. To archive the genetics of ancient trees in living libraries around the world for the future.

Visit us to learn more at AncientTreeArchive.org.

Supporting Artists /Stores:

Victoria Pendragon / on Saatchi Art's website: Mixed media artwork and acrylic paintings.   Pledges 5% of the sale price of each item.

Big Cat Rescue

 

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats.

We are home to about 80+ lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.  What sets Big Cat Rescue apart is that we are working to end the abuse at its root by ending the private possession and trade in exotic cats through legislation and education.

Our mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end abuse of big cats in captivity and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild.  

Visit us to learn more at BigCatRescue.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Roxane Gabriel / Roxane Gabriel Art: Colorful oil paintings of nature and people with a touch of spiritual awakening and consciousness.  Pledges 10% of the sale price of each item in the "Our True Nature" series.

Bioneers

 

Bioneers promotes the sharing and dissemination of practical and innovative solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.  Attend our annual conference bringing together innovators, visionaries and people from all backgrounds sharing an interest in models, strategies, and solutions inspired by nature.  Learn what is possible from our website, radio series, television productions, DVDs, and books.

Visit us to learn more at Bioneers.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

In search of a supporting artist.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Saving the Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration. 

Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.  Serving as a watchdog, we fight for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

Visit us to learn more at cbf.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Cindy Grisdela / Cindy's website or Cindy's Etsy store: Vibrant wall quilts.  Proudly supports CBF.

Environmental Defense Fund

 

Since 1967, we've found innovative ways to solve  environmental problems.  We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet.  This has drawn us to areas that span the biosphere: climate, oceans, ecosystems and health. 

Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach.  We work in concert with other organizations - as well as with business, government and communities.

Visit us to learn more at edf.org.

>Supporting Artists / Stores:

In search of a supporting artist.

International Dark-Sky Association

 

The International Dark Skies Association works to protect the night skies by combatting light pollution.  Plants and animals depend on Earth’s daily cycle of light and dark rhythm to govern life-sustaining behaviors such as reproduction, nourishment, sleep and protection from predators. Scientific evidence suggests that artificial light at night has negative and deadly effects on many creatures including amphibians, birds, mammals, insects and plants. We encourage communities around the world to preserve and protect dark sites through responsible lighting polices and public education.

Visit us to learn more at DarkSky.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Erika McGinnis / Erika McGinnis Art: Ethereal paintings and drawings.  Proudly supports IDA.

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the world.  With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats.  

Our work connects animal welfare and conservation, demonstrating that healthy populations, naturally sustaining habitats and the welfare of individual animals are intertwined.  We are sensitive to the needs of communities and work for solutions that benefit both animals and people  Visit us to learn more at ifaw.org.  

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Bria Neff / Pigtails Art: Original acrylic paintings and prints of endangered wildlife.  Pledges 75% of the sale price of each item.

Keiki Kohola Project

More than 60% of female humpback whales of the Central North Pacific head to the waters around Maui to raise their calves.  The

Keiki Kohola Project conducts management-oriented research to help preserve this region as a nursery, where humpback whale mothers can safely raise their calves.

Visit us to learn more at CaringForCalves.org

Photo image courtesy of Cesere Brothers Photography

Supporting Artists / Stores:

John and Dan Cesere / Cesere Brothers Photography.  Fine art underwater photography.  Pledges 10% of their sale proceeds from all humpback whale images.

Molluscan Science Foundation

The Molluscan Science Foundation works to advance the study and preservation of mollusks through education, research, and expeditions.  Though they don't get much publicity, mollusks are an important part of an intact ecosystem; they are an important food source for other creatures.  Many people know mollusks from the distinctly pretty cowrie shell, yet there are 200,000 species of mollusks.

Visit us to learn more at molluscan-science.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Judith Gale / Judith Gale Art: paintings of hidden wonders.  Pledges 10% of the sale price of each item.

Potomac Conservancy

Founded in 1993, Potomac Conservancy is a member-supported nonprofit that works to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean water, healthy lands, and vibrant communities.

The Conservancy fights for improved water quality through conservation and advocacy; and empowers local landowners, volunteers, activists, members, and partners to lead the charge for clean streams and safe drinking water sources. 

Visit us to learn more at potomac.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Eileen Doughty / Doughty Designs: Landscape art quilts, thread sculptures, and fiber art jewelry. Pledges 1% of the sale price of each item for items sold from galleries and 5% of the sale price of each item for items sold elsewhere.

Rainforest Trust

Our mission is to purchase and protect threatened tropical forests and save endangered wildlife through community engagement and local partnerships.

Celebrating 25 years of lasting conservation action, Rainforest Trust has saved over 7 million acres of tropical forests and habitats for endangered species by strategically preserving the highest priority areas. 

Visit us to learn more at RainforestTrust.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Ann Kruglak / Mystic Dreamer Art: Whimsical and fun polymer clay art gifts. Pledges 100% of the sale price of each item.

Sanctuary Forest

 

Sanctuary Forest is a land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas in Humboldt county, California, for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.

Visit us to learn more at SanctuaryForest.org

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Kim Reid /   Kim ART and Design.  Illustration and paintings.  Pledges 50% of her sale proceeds from each limited edition print of Sanctuary Forest inspired paintings (Luna and Big Red).

The Natural Land Institute

Our mission is to create an enduring legacy of natural land in northern Illinois for people, plants and animals.

Visit us to learn more at NaturalLand.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Ingrid Dohm / Ingrid Dohm Fine Art: Paintings, prints, phone cases, and note cards.  Pledges 5% of the sale price  of each item.

Carel Schmidlkofer / on Saatchi Art's website: Photograph and fine art prints based on nature.  Pledges 5% of the sale price of each item.

The Nature Conservancy

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and water on which all life depends.  The Nature Conservancy is based in the US and works around the world.

Visit us to learn more at TheNatureConservancy.org.  

Supporting Artists / Stores:

The Nature Conservancy:

Alarna Valerie / Enchantingly Soulful Creations.  Creative art pieces beautifully handmade from natural, raw, and earthly materials.

The Nature Conservancy of Maryland/DC:

Christine Darton-Henrichsen / Potshots By Christine.  Fine photography including travel, architecture, people, animals, nature, and just for fun.  Pledges 5% of the sale price of each item.

Trees for Life (Scotland)

The Caledonian Forest is one of Scotland's most important forest ecosystems.  Providing a home for spectacular wildlife, it is severely fragmented and in many places consists entirely of old trees.  Trees for Life is working to expand and link these ancient pinewoods by using three strategies: natural regeneration, planting native trees, and removing non-native species.   Re-establishing areas of healthy young forest scattered throughout the barren, deforested glens will lead to natural regeneration in the surrounding areas.

Visit us to learn more at TreesForLife.org.uk.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Coming Soon: Alyssa Riley

Turtle Island Restoration Network

Our mission is to mobilize people in local communities around the world to protect marine wildlife and the oceans and inland watersheds that sustain them.  We accomplish our mission through grassroots empowerment, consumer action, strategic litigation, hands-on restoration, environmental education, and by promoting sustainable local, national, and international marine policies.

There are many ways to be involved.  Divers may be interested in joining one of our conservation research expeditions.

Visit us to learn more at seaturtles.org.

Supporting Artists / Stores:

Andrea DiFiore / Aqua Bloom Gallery: Creative photo collages of flowers from around the world in water.  Pledges 10% of the sale price of items in the Floral Waters series.