Our Part for the World's Forests and Oceans
Photo credit: FG Trade Sao Paulo, Brazil
Earthwise Beauty has set up an ongoing quarterly donation program to carefully selected nonprofit organizations that not only spread the word about man-caused damage to the planet earth, its climate, and its fauna and flora, but that have the know-how to effect real changes.
This is how it works: every time you make a purchase on our web site using the discount code ForTheWorld'sForests, you will get 10% off your order (excluding the shipping) and we will make an automatic donation of 10% of your order value to whichever nonprofit we are featuring that quarter. We generally change which nonprofit we are supporting every few quarters in order to spread our contributions among a range of deserving organizations.
Currently all proceeds from this promotional code will be going to Amazon Frontlines. This nonprofit organization works with indigenous peoples to defend their rights to land, life, and cultural survival in the Amazon region. Their team of human rights lawyers, environmental activists, forestry specialists, anthropologists, farmers, and others works side-by-side with indigenous peoples to protect their territory from encroachment by oil, logging, and other industries; replant threatened ancient medicinal plants and traditional crops; enable the ongoing transfer of traditional skills and knowledge from elders to today's indigenous youth; and secure their rights to basic necessities such as clean drinking water and renewable energy. Our first payment to Amazon Frontlines was made in April 2020, reflecting all contributions from the first quarter of the year.
Previous contributions through the ForTheWorld'sForests code have gone to support the Amazon Forest Fund, which is managed by Earth Alliance. One hundred percent of donations to this fund go directly to support indigenous communities and other local partners in combating the fires that are ravaging the Amazon, protecting indigenous lands, and providing relief to the communities that have been affected by fire and deforestation.
In addition to our quarterly donation program, we are also a proud monthly donor to SeaLegacy, a Canada-based organization run by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier dedicated to the protection and recovery of the world's oceans. SeaLegacy uses a project-driven, three-pronged approach to driving lasting and sustainable change: First, they lead photographers and filmmakers on expeditions to capture the beauty and the threats below the surface of our oceans. Next, they use this media to create visually stunning global campaigns that reach millions of people every week, and that are designed to trigger advocacy and global change. And finally, they invest in inspiring, community-centered projects around the world that are creating healthier, more abundant oceans one solution at a time.
There are a number of other pro-environment nonprofits that do meaningful work in regards to the climate change and nature reserves protection as well. We would encourage you to support any of these organizations, and we plan to support each of them with our quarterly donation program in the near future:
- The Orangutan Project: This small, devoted organization is committed to defending jungle habitats against deforestation by the palm oil industry. Led by wildlife experts with over two decades of experience in orangutan conservation, The Orangutan Project's collaborative spirit and mindful, flexible approach have prompted them to collaborate with several conservation projects in a multifaceted effort to protect these intelligent creatures. We are proud to support their fight against wildlife poaching and illegal logging and clearing for palm oil, as well as their habitat preservation efforts.
- Greenpeace: This global organization uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote effective solutions. Their past successes have included bans on commercial whaling, convincing world leaders to stop nuclear testing, ensuring protections for Antarctica, and more, and today they are working to combat global warming ,the destruction of ancient forest, and the deterioration of the world's oceans.
- Rainforest Action Network: The Rainforest Action Network is devoted to preserving forests, protecting the climate, and upholding human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns. They support the leadership of the indigenous and frontline communities that have been directly impacted by profit-driven systems of injustice in working on strategic and effective solutions to protect people and the planet.
- Rainforest Alliance: This nonprofit is focused on building an alliance at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests with the goal of protecting forests, improving the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promoting their human rights, and helping them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.
- Rainforest Trust: For more than thirty years, Rainforest Trust has been creating and implementing scientifically-based conservation plans with the goal of permanently protecting endangered species, rainforests, and other vital habitat throughout the world.
- The World Wide Fund for Nature: This nonprofit is focused on six major global goals: ensuring the resilience of the world's fisheries and ocean ecosystems, securing the survival and recovery of endangered species in the wild, preserving the integrity of our most important forests, protecting freshwater ecosystems and flow regimes that provide water for people and nature, achieving a global shift toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future, and creating sustainable food systems that conserve nature and maintain global food security.
- Amazon Watch: This group works directly with indigenous partners to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, including campaigning for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.