7 Groups Educating People About Environmental Issues

With climate change and other ecological disasters threatening our planet, it's more important than ever that we understand the effects we have on our environment and rise to the occasion to do our part in protecting it. Providing critical eco-education, the groups included here are committed to ensuring that our world can remain a safe, sustainable, and hospitable place for all. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

7 Organizations Providing Necessary Environmental Education

Name Mission
The FlipFlopi Project Abolish single-use plastic, and foster a sustainable circular economy in which plastic is re-used, re-purposed, and recycled
The Long Island Pine Barrens Society Promote the preservation of the Long Island Central Pine Barrens as open space, and raise awareness of the issues facing Long Island’s water quality
The Word Forest Organisation Plant trees in Kenya, bolster environmental awareness, and improve the health of the planet for all its inhabitants
The Environmental Voter Project Significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters
Solutionary Rail Electrify US railroads and open rail corridors for renewable energy transmission
IslandWood Provide exceptional learning experiences that inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship
The Wild Center Offer experiences, exhibits, and programs designed to open new ways to look into our relationship with nature

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Year after year, it becomes clear that people all over the world want to know more about how humanity and the natural world can coexist. With climate change becoming a serious social and political issue, there are programs and organizations all over the world looking to make a positive impact on the world. In no particular order, here are seven fantastic groups that are determined to educating people about environmental issues.

First up, at #1 is the FlipFlopi Project. The project began in 2016 when its founders decided to try to build a boat entirely from plastic collected on beaches and roadsides in Kenya to show the potential of already used material. Two years later, using over ten tonnes of plastic waste and 30,000 repurposed flipflops, the project achieved its goal.

Founder Ben Morison and co-founders Aki Skanda and Dipesh Pabari simply want to demonstrate that single use plastic doesn't make sense, and they hope people around the world are inspired to find new ways to repurpose already used plastic.

Founder Ben Morison and co-founders Aki Skanda and Dipesh Pabari simply want to demonstrate that single use plastic doesn't make sense, and they hope people around the world are inspired to find new ways to repurpose already used plastic.

Coming in at #2 is the Long Island Pine Barrens Society. This organization is an environmental education and advocacy group focused on protecting drinking water and preserving open space, especially in Long Island's Pine Barrens. It is dedicated to promoting the preservation of the area as an open space and raising awareness of the issues facing the region's water quality.

Best known for their political campaign to protect the Pine Barrens that led to the region's state designation as a nature preserve in the 1990s, the Long Island Pine Barrens Society has been a leading resource for education on the remarkable Long Island ecosystem for over forty years.

In at #3 is the Word Forest Organisation. This UK based charity plants trees, builds classrooms, facilitates education, and supports a women's empowerment group in Kenya. It also raises environmental awareness and plants trees in the UK as well.

It also raises environmental awareness and plants trees in the UK as well.

The Word Forest Organisation's values are quite simple. It is committed to operating as an environmentally conscious, sustainable and ethical organization. Beyond that, the group's hope is to spread respect for the earth and a desire to protect the planet, its inhabitants and natural resources.

Taking the #4 spot is the Environmental Voter Project. This group's prime mission is to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists. Once inactive voters have been identified, the project then aims to turn them into consistent activists and voters.

The project approaches these goals by using cutting-edge data analytics and predictive modeling tools. The project has identified tens of millions of environmentalists across the United States who don't vote as often as they should. The project also encourages its supporters to regularly reach out to friends to get them involved in the cause and to remind environmentalists across the country to vote in each election to fight climate change.

The project has identified tens of millions of environmentalists across the United States who don't vote as often as they should.

Coming in at #5 is the Solutionary Rail campaign. It has taken a business approach to environmentalism and has proposed a strategy for shifting rail transport away from primarily moving heavy fossil fuel commodities and freight for large shippers to more diversified high value freight.

Solutionary Rail believes that modernization, electrification and transmission foundations could augment the private rail infrastructure to speed up and increase efficiency of freight and passenger rail in order to draw freight and people off highways and airplanes and back onto the tracks. Solutionary Rail is dedicated to invigorating the transportation and energy infrastructure, creates jobs, and serves private and public interests.

At #6 is the IslandWood organization. Through experiential education, it takes urgent issues and makes them relevant to young people, shedding light on the power people have to change the world. IslandWood's approach prepares the next generation of environmental problem solvers to work together to make an exponential impact on the planet, now and in the future.

IslandWood's approach prepares the next generation of environmental problem solvers to work together to make an exponential impact on the planet, now and in the future.

For those who are interested in applying to its graduate program, IslandWood's requirements entail that applicants have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. It also asks that applicants demonstrate interest or experience in culturally responsive teaching, environmental and social justice issues, experiential education, and working with youth. Its programs take place on its 250-acre campus on Bainbridge Island, at the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant, and in Seattle classrooms and neighborhoods.

Finally, at #7 is The Wild Center. At The Wild Center, staff is committed to a future where people and the natural world can coexist in a healthy and productive way. The center invites guests to discover the story of the Adirondacks, and to explore new ways that people and nature can thrive in the same place.

Its mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks and teach people who visit ways in which they can be more forgiving to the natural world. Highly regarded publications such as "The Wall Street Journal" and "The New York Times" have heralded the learning center as glorious and stunning.