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Organizations That Matter

I don't preach. But occasionally I'm asked what I believe in. I guess, at my core, I believe in working hard for things that matter. The things that matter to me might not matter to you and vice/versa, but the point is be passionate about something(s), and get things done.

Over the last several years I've become involved with a few selected organizations who stand for issues I believe are important. Some touch me personally, some touch others far away. But all do a good job of getting things done. Consider visiting their sites and seeing what they're about.

»The International Campaign for Tibet
Almost a half a century ago, Chinese troops invaded Tibet, bringing to a sudden and violent end Tibet's centuries old isolation beyond the Himalaya. Tibet's unique brand of Buddhism formed the core of Tibetan culture and society, a radical contrast to the atheistic and materialist dogma of the Chinese communists. Today, the movement to help Tibetans is growing, as public awareness, and public outrage builds. World governments are beginning to recognize the atrocities, and to address them. But Tibet is entirely dependent on grass-roots support, and the ICT needs your help. On a troubling note, read one of the sadder reports in recent memory.
»The Access Fund
The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and to conserving the climbing environment. Even if you're not a climber, if you're a lover of the outdoors, if you've ever visited Yosemite Valley or wanted to, if you love the mountain environment and want to keep public lands public, visit The Access Fund.
»The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
»The World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands. The largest privately supported international conservation organization in the world, WWF has more than 1 million members in the U.S. alone. Since its inception in 1961, WWF has invested in over 13,100 projects in 157 countries. WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species, and addressing global threats.

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