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Catholic Relief Services
July 22, 2013

Fiscally responsible, ethically and morally sound group! I love this group because I feel like it helps me live my faith. Christ said "What you do for the least of your brothers, you do for me." This is a way to help people living in abject poverty. I can't possibly travel to these places on my own and yet I know they need help and CRS is there. They help not only in emergencies and disasters but are also engaged in trying to create long term change. Their best programs are the ones that help build infrastructure like digging wells and help people become economically independent. Whether they are digging wells, building schools or medical clinics, empowering women, or fostering economic development, CRS does a great job!

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2013

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GREEN AMERICA
July 22, 2013

Great group that has fostered the green economy! I love the national green pages that connect me with businesses around the country trying to sell truly green goods. I know when a company is listed in the National Green Pages that Green America has checked them out and they are the real deal. I can now easily find truly environmentally-friendly and socially-just clothes, foods and household items I need. I live in a small town and it is not easy to find these things locally. I also like it when they point out large national businesses that are trying to jump on the fair trade or the environmentally-friendly band wagon without actually changing their practices. Something Green America refers to as "green-washing." I love chocolate and eat lots of it. I now make sure I buy organic, fair trade chocolate because of Green America. I feel they are looking out for my health as well as the health of the planet and the well-being of the poor in developing countries.

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2013

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Environmental Defense Incorporated
July 22, 2013

This is one of my favorite environmental groups. They have practical, concrete solutions to environmental problems. For example, about 20 years ago I bought two canvas grocery bags from EDF and have faithfully used them every time I visit any store. They are very high quality bags (unlike others I have purchased subsequently) and still going strong after 20 years. It is a small thing but I feel like I have done something meaningful by refusing plastic and paper bags for the last 20 years. I also thought they did a great job with the recycling campaign they launched years ago and then the follow up campaign about closing the loop by buying goods made of recycled materials. I have been recycling everything I can and have bought paper towels and toilet paper made from recycled paper for over 20 years. Again it is small but meaningful to me to have something concrete and practical to do to help the environment. I've installed CFLs in all light fixtures. Through their suggestions I have tried to lead a "greener" life. I also like the programs they have engaged in with governments and businesses, trying to help them be greener. I do not like the groups that just yell and scream and ask for money so they can yell and scream some more. For example, while some groups urged me to send used Styrofoam to McDonalds to protest their packaging, EDF sat down with McDonalds and came up with over 100 points that would reduce their waste. Also coming up with ideas like cap and trade for pollution from businesses and catch shares to save dying fisheries are very practical. I like a thoughtful organization that is trying to work WITH members, the government and businesses to find practical, specific solutions to the problems. EDF fits that bill.

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I would have them engage in the fair trade movement more. Most fair trade foods are organic and they help people in developing nations to better utilize their resources which protects the environment.

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