The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Environment http://philanthropy.com/topic/Environment/244/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:36:59 EDT <![CDATA[Cornell Lab Gives Bird Lovers Free Tools— in Exchange for Their Email Addresses]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/148225/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Cornell-Lab-Gives-Bird-Lovers/148225/ The university’s popular bird site has doubled donations by getting savvier about collecting contact information.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Divers Scour the Ocean to Remove Old Nets That Kill Fish]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141725/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Volunteer-Divers-Scour-the/141725/ The work can be so challenging that the organizers require almost military-like precision from those who take part.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching Program Aids Dementia Patients]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139333/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bird-Watching-Program-Aids/139333/ The Audubon Society and a nurse have figured out a way to calm Alzheimer's patients and lift their spirits.

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Not All Charities Win in $4.5-Billion BP Settlement]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136020/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Not-All-Charities-Win-in/136020/ Environmental groups that work on the Gulf Coast won't get much direct aid, but the settlement is a victory for advocacy groups seeking big spending to restore the region damaged by the Macondo oil spill.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[An Environmental Group Studies What Donors Want]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136038/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Environmental-Group-Studies/136038/ The Nature Conservancy has been adding employees, revamping its Web site, and doing all it can to measure results as it seeks to amass more online gifts.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Gets $10-Million to Study Climate-Change Threats to Oceans]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135652/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Smithsonian-Gets-10-Million/135652/ Michael Tennebaum, an investment manager, is an avid scuba diver who was inspired to give when he learned about the challenges facing marine life.

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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Environmental Leader Reads for Information and Calm]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135682/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Environmental-Leader-Reads-for/135682/ Mark Tercek says his iPad is filled with books on the environment and the economy as well as detective fiction and meditation lessons so he can deal with the stress of running a big nonprofit.

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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Steady Stream of Testing Brings Big Success]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134706/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Steady-Stream-of-Testing/134706/ One Acre Fund, a charity that helps poor farmers in Africa, stays nimble by devoting 15 percent of its budget to research and innovation.

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Carlos Slim Turns From Skeptic to Big Conservation Donor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134730/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Carlos-Slim-Turns-From-Skeptic/134730/ The billionaire has given $50-million to an ambitious plan to conserve six regions of Mexico.

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bloomberg’s Parks Chief Joins Trust for Public Land]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133025/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Bloomberg-s-Parks-Chief/133025/ Adrian Benepe will give up his government role to become senior vice president of city park development at the nonprofit.

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Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Head of Ocean Conservancy Will Lead Grant Makers Group]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131515/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Head-of-Ocean-Conservancy-Will/131515/ Vicki Spruill, who has a strong background in communications, will become the new president of the Council on Foundations in July.

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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Not Your Grandmother’s Audubon’ Seeks to Woo Young Supporters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131348/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Not-Your-Grandmother-s/131348/ By offering innovative Internet games, hip social events, and other events that attract people in their 20's and 30's, the National Audubon Society seeks its next generation of supporters.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Festival Spotlights People Striving for a Greener World]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131201/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Film-Festival-Spotlights/131201/ The 180 productions featured in Washington's Environmental Film Festival come from 42 countries and tell diverse tales, some of them offbeat.

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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Goals of New Appalachian Mountain Club Head Include Major Growth]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130830/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Goals-of-New-Appalachian/130830/ John Judge previously worked in the city government of Springfield, Mass., overseeing a project to turn a 14-acre site into a field that generates solar energy.

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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Making Mission Central to a Fund-Raising Event]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129390/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Making-Mission-Central-to-a/129390/ The Natural Resources Defense Council taught donors about the carbon emissions used to prepare the dinners they were eating at a benefit.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Grass-Roots Drive Raises Millions for a Historic Bridge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129214/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Grass-Roots-Drive-Raises/129214/ A retired veterinarian with no fund-raising experience managed to attract more than $2-million in private gifts to restore a collapsed stone aqueduct outside Washington.

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Sun, 02 Oct 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A New Mission for Environmentalists]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129024/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-New-Mission-for/129024/ Conservation groups won't have any credibility if they keep seeking global action. Instead, they need to promote local approaches to saving the planet.

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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Conservancy Emphasizes Relationships, Online and Off]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/128751/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nature-Conservancy-Emphasizes/128751/ The organization uses social media to arrange in-person events, such as picnics held around the world on Earth Day.

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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Corporate Grant Maker and a Charity Build a Local Tradition Together]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/128328/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Corporate-Grant-Makera/128328/ How the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation won $1.25-million from Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

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Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Toyota and Audubon Team Up to Groom Environmental Leaders]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127511/ http://philanthropy.com/article/ToyotaAudubon-Team-Up-to/127511/ A new fellowship project encourages unorthodox tactics for furthering conservation causes.

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Sun, 15 May 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Journalist Takes Senior Job at Environmental Group]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127301/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Journalist-Takes-Senior-Job-at/127301/ Eric Pooley is the new senior vice president for strategy and communications at the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Sun, 01 May 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Former Movie Stunt Man Wins an Environmental Award]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127294/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Former-Movie-Stunt-Man-Wins/127294/ Hilton Kelley won the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work to protect his hometown of Port Arthur, Tex.

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Sun, 01 May 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Community Fund Pulls La.’s Coastal Region Together to Fight Erosion]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127296/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Community-Fund-Pulls-La-s/127296/ The Greater New Orleans Foundation has started an ambitious effort to protect the wetlands devastated by environmental disasters—and sustain the livelihoods of all who depend on the seafood industry.

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Sun, 01 May 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A New York Charity Works to Keep the City’s Parks Vital]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/127142/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-New-York-Charity-Works-to/127142/ The City Parks Foundation runs education, arts, and sports programs in 750 open spaces in the five boroughs.

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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Foundations Need to Take the Long View on Climate Change]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/126417/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Need-to-Take-the/126417/ Grant makers should move away from promoting a single approach to curb global warming, write two executives at the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Legacies: Richard N. Goldman, Philanthropist]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/125821/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Legacies-Richard-N-Goldman/125821/ The philanthropist was one of the first entrepreneurs to promote social responsibility. He also pushed foundations to give more each year, saying they shouldn't save so much for the future.

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Sun, 09 Jan 2011 13:00:00 EST