50 Organizations Promoting Environmental Issues Recognized in 2011 Green Choice Campaign

April 5, 2011 at 10:05pm

Just in time for Earth Day, GreatNonprofits today announced that 50 organizations working to protect and preserve the environment across the country have qualified for the 2011 Top-Rated Green Nonprofits List based on user reviews submitted during a national campaign in March.

The reviews were posted as part of the 2011 GreatNonprofits Green Choice Campaign, conducted in partnership with GuideStar and a broad coalition of leaders in the field including, The Sierra Club and Environmental Volunteers.

Over the course of the campaign, more than 120,000 people visited the GreatNonprofits site to read and write reviews. A total of 128 nonprofit organizations were rated and reviewed by stakeholders. In the process, a total of 1,147 new user reviews were gathered. All the organizations on the top-rated list received ten or more positive reviews.

During the month of March, thousands of reviewers helped tell the story of how these organizations strengthen our environment and our planet. Among the nonprofits making the top-rated list is Panthera, an organization committed to ensuring a future for the world’s largest and most endangered cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.

“Panthera’s community of supporters is ever-growing,” explains Susie Weller, a coordinator for Panthera, “and it is with the help of platforms like GreatNonprofits that we are able to accelerate awareness and support for our wild cat conservation initiatives. GreatNonprofits is a particularly unique ‘crowd riser’ because reviews of our organization posted on this site reflect the voluntary, genuine and personal accounts of individuals’ experiences with, and perceptions of, Panthera.”

Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity agrees. “It’s an honor to be named one of GreatNonprofits’ top environmental groups for 2011. Because we put the vast majority of our budget toward hiring expert staff to save endangered species and wild places, we don’t advertise or rely on marketing gimmicks. Instead, we count on our enthusiastic supporters to spread the word about what we do. That includes talking with friends and relatives, posting our latest news on social networking sites and sharing their thoughts on how we’re doing on GreatNonprofits’ review section. We’re grateful to get so much positive feedback from our supporters and look forward to many more years of their commitment to our work saving imperiled plants, animals and the places they live.”

The entire list of Top-Rated Green Nonprofits can be found at http://greatnonprofits.org/issues/green-choice

About the Campaign

The 2011 Green Choice Campaign ran throughout the month of March 2011, and all reviews submitted appear on both of the GuideStar.org and GreatNonprofits.org websites. The qualifying organizations that received ten or more positive user reviews are listed on the 2011 Top-Rated Green Nonprofits List.

 Partners in the Campaign

Guidestar
The Sierra Club
Environmental Volunteers

Media Contact:

Emma Bundy
emma@greatnonprofits.org
(510) 504-2048

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