Nicodemus Wilderness Project

Rating: 4.76 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Environment

Location: P.O. Box 40712 Albuquerque NM 87196 USA

Mission: Our mission: To protect wildlife and our environment and to build future conservation leaders by engaging youth in environmental stewardship projects worldwide. Our vision: We envision that all young people will take personal responsibility and action toward protecting wildlife and the environment in their communities through NWP projects, and that these inspired youth volunteers will become the next generation of conservation leaders worldwide. Our values :  * Youth volunteers become leaders when they are given the freedom to identify and solve environmental problems on their own.  * Wildlife and the environment benefit from litter cleanups, native tree plantings, nonnative plant removal, and community recycling programs.  * Young people develop leadership skills and confidence, which helps them become responsible citizens, when they are empowered to make a difference.  * Stewardship of the environment, for the benefit of wildlife and communities, requires long-term commitment from concerned citizens.
Results: As of April 2010, * NWP Youth Volunteers = 17,781 * Total Hours Volunteered = 119,213 * Number of Countries Represented = 133 * Trash Removed/Recycled (kg) = 127,192 * Native Trees Planted = 83,648 * Area Restored for Wildlife (hectares) = 11,616
Target demographics: Kids, teens, and college-age students with an emphasis on youth from 13 to 21 years old.  We also have special programs for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.
Direct beneficiaries per year: About 5,000
Geographic areas served: United States and International
Programs: The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged thousands of young people (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ are to: * Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects, * Empower young volunteers to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities, * Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I made a purchase from Nicodemus and I am so glad that I did. The socks are awesome and the customer service is the best. I love this organization and the all the good they do!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I ordered organic cotton socks, because I have an allergic reaction to regular socks. I ordered size 9-11 for my size 10 feet. Apparently, however, that size for socks translates to size 4-7 for men's shoes. I posted an angry note on the Website, and then wrote them off. However, I got a personal response from someone who had obviously read my post with real concern. They offered to take back the socks and send me the correct size. Which they did, even though I had already washed the socks (didn't realize they were too small until I tried them on after washing). They have followed up several times since. What was a bad experience has turned into a very good one. Could not ask for a better response.

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Got great customer service.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

One minor change to the Website, which I have already suggested.

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