MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability - Related links
Edge of Africa 
The organization's specialized teams help you find an ethical placement which not only benefits you but also makes a long term difference to the projects and people of Africa.  Visit site
More about: Children  Environment
Planet Drum (Ecuador) 
Planet Drum was founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance.  Visit site
More about: Ecuador  Environment
Freiwillige in Parks (Germany) 
The volunteer programme in the Nationale Naturlandschaften invites volunteers to support the German national parks, nature parks and biosphere reserves. International volunteers contribute to the park's activities through their special competences and experiences – e.g. language skills, expertise and own traditions – and are a big benefit. (Website in English, German and other languages)  Visit site
More about: Germany  Environment
Wildlife Direct 
WildlifeDirect is set up to transfer donated funds from all around the world, quickly and efficiently, to where they are intended in their entirety - net only of bank fees. To do this it is separately registered as charities in the US, UK and in Kenya, and its commitment to conservationists and donors is total transparency. Online volunteer bloggers are required to help out.  Visit site
VFCD 
Organization in Viet Nam whose goal is to set up international voluntary projects to develop community and conservation of natural environment, to exchange,  explore cultures, to broaden experiences and to improve skills between Vietnamese volunteers and international volunteers.  Visit site
More about: Viet Nam  Environment
Nataté Voluntariado Internacional A.C. 
Mexican voluntary service organization based in San Cristobal de las Casas.
The organization proposes short and long term voluntary service placements around the themes of ecology, water and forest management and minority empowerment. (In English and Spanish).  Visit site
More about: Mexico  Environment
See the difference you can make: Join Earth Hour! 
It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?

The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour.

On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour. If the greenhouse reduction achieved in the Sydney CBD during Earth Hour was sustained for a year, it would be equivalent to taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.

With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off, and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.   Visit site
More about: Activism  Environment

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