Sorry I haven’t been posting these! I always forget which week it is. Anyway, today I’m going to share a website I think you should all join:
Care2 makes a really big difference. If you check the homepage and scroll down a bit, you can see their most recent successes- they’ve gotten congress to pass an act about violence against women, canceled the oil drilling plans of a major company, and gotten Obama to talk to the Supreme Court about gay marriage. They’re really making the world a better place, and you can easily help them!
Here are some of the cool things you can do on Care2…
Sign and start petitions
Post entries and news stories
Discuss with the community
Send free ecards
Click to donate
Redeem ‘butterfly credits’
One of the great things about Care2 is that everything I mentioned above is completely free! When you click to donate, sponsors are notified of your clicking and they will put in the money for you to save big cats, give food to a needy child, support wolves, or whatever section of the site you click on. With 11 or 12 categories you can click on once a day, you can make a difference that grows with each click. I’ve only been clicking for 6 or 7 days and already, I’ve:
Supported 7 days of child sponsorship
Preserved 51.8 square feet of rainforest
Protected 2 acres of large cat habitat
Protected 700 square feet of ocean
Donated 6 meals for rescued primates
Offset 6 days of computer energy use (offsetting reduces the energy, so offsetting a day’s computer use is like not using the computer at all)
Supported 6 days of wolf adoption
Look what you can do by simply clicking a button every day! Forgot? You can sign up for an email that reminds you. It only takes about five-ten minutes to start making an impact.
Petitions and clicks aren’t all Care2 does, however. They alert you of big news stories, and even more important, smaller ones you may not have known of. They also give you other ways to take action and links to projects. Taking action on Care2, like participating on the petition site or discussion boards, results in points they call butterfly credits. You can use butterfly credits to buy gifts for the world- completely free! All the paying is done by sponsors. From the time they began, as a community, the Care2 members have:
Offset 58,229 pounds of carbon
Provided 40,739 days of safe water for poor people
Given 6,138 weeks of clean cooking
Planted 24,883 trees
Given snacks to 6,714 seals
And a whole lot more. This is just the first page of things.
There’s a sale on trees- only half the number of credits!
This summer I am starting a project I want you all to be part of. I want to plant as many trees as possible, as a collective online community. And Care2 butterfly donations will count! This project isn’t starting until this summer so remember to follow us and you will be notified immediately of when your tree donations will count.
Please, pretty pretty please join Care2, because it makes a huge difference.
Ceej, Vice President of Bonsai