Tell environmental philanthropists how to spend their money!

Don’t have huge wads of cash to donate but wish you did? Tell philanthropy-minded rich folks how to spend their environmental dollars. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (of NPR advertising fame) funded the Keystone Center for Science & Public Policy to create a “listening survey” designed to answer this question:

What are the major challenges to biodiversity conservation over the next 5 to 10 years and beyond and what might be the most significant opportunities for philanthropic impact?

The results will inform the Doris Duke Foundation’s giving. In other words, this survey could have a real impact in how environmental dollars are spent. So click here to tell them what you think!

The survey took me about 15 minutes to complete. There aren’t many questions, but many of them are open-ended. And you get a cookie at the end! (ok, it’s only a nerd-cookie, but you do get to see the results of the survey so far. including write-in comments.)

Via Bug Girl


5 Responses to Tell environmental philanthropists how to spend their money!

  1. […] anyray wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptDon’t have huge wads of cash to donate but wish you did? Tell philanthropy-minded rich folks how to spend their environmental dollars. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (of NPR advertising fame) funded the Keystone Center for Science … […]

  2. karen eberhardt shelton says:

    I’ll be 69 on my next birthday and I can’t bear the thought of leaving this world without having my longed-for Earthkin Trust in place. I have some money, but not enough to set up the Environmental Trust I’ve written and talked about over the years. I have no family to leave anything to so want what I have of value to wind up in the hands of this Trust. I CAN’T DO THIS ON MY OWN. I’m so demoralised by how difficult it is to get someone to pay ATTENTION. Talk to me; find out what I know and have to offer. I’m a rare specimen and should not be wasted. Google me and you will find out more. I want nothing to do with personal gain or wealth; I only want to do everything I can for the Earth. I have many challenging ideas and implore someone who is genuine about applying wealth to the well-being of this awesome planet to simply TALK to me about how lack of cash prevents me from putting my passionate ambitions into motion. Without support from someone else who cares, I can’t go forward. K. Eberhardt Shelton

  3. Samuel M. Giles II says:

    I feel a major item on the environmental front is the greenhouse gases and pollution. This issue will impact air quality, many species of life, and the future evolution of life on this planet. The very existence of humans on this world may be threatened if this cannot be dealt with. A primary cause of this problem is, obviously, our energy consumption. Politics and public demand for energy will not lend any success to reduction of emissions by voluntary or regulatory means fast enough to avert possible disaster. The best move on this front is to find realistic energy sources that will provide for needs, demands, and wants without harming the environment. I am referring to electricity and fuel. Windmills, solar, and tidal power are great supplements, but they cannot sustain the needs of this world. Bio-fuels are considered neutral, but have supply issues and do not help to reduce gasses. Neutral is not a reduction. Environmentally friendly fuels and generation means must be developed. I am currently working on this very problem in my search for funds. This is not a request for funds, but rather a recommendation that philanthropists hoping to have a serious, realistic impact on the future environment of this world, look at finding and funding large scale, profitable, environmentally friendly energy and fuel producing systems. All the feel good inventions and cool ideas will not help long term or on a large scale if they cannot be sustained in a global economy. I hope to do just this and hope this recommendation will drive those who fund research and development to ask if ideas are sustainable on a large business scale before investing or granting funds.
    Thank you for reading. I hope it helps.
    Samuel M. Giles II

  4. Fiona says:

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