Organizations we support with donations:
Each year Earth Body and Soap donates 5% of its sales to an environmental charity. This year, 2016, our chosen charity will be The Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV). This is an organization that is very personal to me, as I have a dear friend that works for OLCV. We are proud to be able to support her and her team in this way! Boy has this been a crazy year in politics! As we all know, politics decides the future of our environment. I have a feeling 2017 is going to be a difficult time for those of us that work so hard to protect our planet. OLCV believes that to truly protect Oregon’s natural legacy, we can’t afford to ignore politics. OLCV works to pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, hold elected officials accountable, and elect pro-environment leaders. Thanks to all of you that made 2016's donation happen!
Each year Earth Body and Soap donates 5% of its sales to an environmental charity. This year, 2014, our chosen charity will be National Wildlife Federation (NWF). They will also be doubling the donation, yay! Please allow me to go into detail.
On March 24, 1989 just days after I turned 11, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef spilling millions of gallons of oil into Alaskan waters. I remember it clearly and it was one of the major events that made a deep impression on me as a child and that lead me to be the environmentalist I am today. At the time, it was one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters and the largest in US waters until, just one day before my daughter’s 5th birthday, the Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling rig, exploded. Killing eleven people and pumping more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 87 days, making it the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
NWF has been cleaning up from the beginning of the Deepwater Horizon event. They are helping wildlife recover by providing the impacted species with clean, healthy habitats where they can recuperate and thrive. While they are working for restoration of the Gulf ecosystems, they are also working to reconnecting the Mississippi River with the marshes and wetlands which would restore the vanishing coast line. And finally, working to reform offshore drilling policies to improve safety and enforce environmental laws and to lift liability limits on companies responsible for the spill. For these reasons, NWF will be the recipient of our annual donation. I thank all of you that supported us this year and without you this donation would not be happening. You are helping to save the environment one item at a time!