Educate a woman, you educate a nation. –Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Deputy President 4th annual Women’s Parliament Conference Mission & Vision Mission: The mission of Girls Education International is to expand and support educational opportunities for underserved females in remote and undeveloped regions of the world. Vision: Girls Education International envisions a world where educational opportunities for women and girls are equal to those typically afforded boys and men, and thus provide the foundation for healthier and prosperous societies that reflect their unique cultural differences. Learn more. History Since its inception in November 2006, GEI has been hard at work partnering with local organizations to bring education to girls and women in underserved areas.
EXPLORE, ENJOY, AND PROTECT THE PLANET WHO WE ARE Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy. BY THE NUMBERS 1892 Founded by John Muir - Read more about John Muir 2.4 Million Members and Supporters - Join the Sierra Club today 64 Local Chapters Nationwide - Find your local Sierra Club Chapter 250 Million Acres Protected - Places we want to protect 20,000+ Local & International Outings Per Year - Go on a trip 200 Coal-Fired Power Plants Retired - Take action WHAT WE DO CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SIERRA CLUB AND GET INVOLVED
OUR MISSION We're protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations. OUR STORY Since our founding in 1919, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage. Over the last 100 years, NPCA has become an advocacy powerhouse that speaks for America’s favorite places. Together with our more than one million members and supporters, we use the legislative system, the power of public opinion, and the courts to shape public policy to protect our national parks. We are the storytellers, the mobilizers, the protectors, and the advocates. We leverage our nationwide network of offices, committed volunteers, staff lobbyists, community organizers, and public relations specialists to influence decision makers to ensure that our national parks are protected.
Snowriders International is an organization of skiers, boarders, and mountain recreation enthusiasts. We are dedicated to the promotion of winter sports and protection of the environment across the globe through service, education, research, and advocacy.                    .
The ASCA is a bare bones non-profit organization of dedicated climbers who replace unsafe anchors and reduce the visual and environmental impacts of climbing. The ASCA returns classic climbing routes to their original danger level by replacing deteriorating old fixed anchors, usually bolts, with modern camouflaged gear. We do not add bolts to make climbs "safer." Climbing is inherently extremely dangerous. For more information click here. The ASCA has replaced over 14,000 old bolts to date in Yosemite and many other areas throughout the U.S., mostly in the western states. For detailed information on the routes click here. The ASCA has a wide selection of information on bolts, other fixed anchors, and climbing safety. For more information click here. Help to preserve the cliffs and parks where climbers love to explore the vertical environment. To find out more about how to help, SUPPORT THE ASCA Thank you to the following... American Alpine Club Black Diamond BlueWater Ropes Fixe Hardware Mammoth Mountaineering Supply Metolius Moses Enterprises Mountain Gear MountainProject Petzl Planet Granite Redpoint Climber's Supply Southern California Mountaineers Association Supertopo Titan Climbing Tom K Michael, D.D.S., P.S. Touchstone Climbing Yates Mountaineering
The Jeff Lowe Mountain Foundation's mission is to promote the joys of climbing; secure access and preserve the mountain environment. This 501c3, not for profit corporation, Federal Tax ID: 71-0975247, co - produced Jeff Lowe's Metanoia, the feature length documentary film. To Learn More or Donate... Jeff Lowe's Metanoia is a film about one man's journey from the top of the world to the end of the line. Jeff helped make climbing what it is today, through technical innovation and more than a thousand first ascents, including "Metanoia" on the north face of the Eiger, where he experienced a spiritual transformation that continues to this day. Jeff's story inspires us all, as he brings the creativity and strength that characterized his climbing career to the challenge that he faces today: his own mortality. The Metanoia Journey Starts with Jeff Lowe The life that inspired this movie began in the Wasatch Mountains of Ogden, Utah. In 1950 Jeff Lowe was the fourth of what would eventually become a total of eight children born to Ralph and Elgene Lowe. Ralph passed down his love of all things wild to his offspring, and Elgene never allowed her own fears for her kids to interfere with their dreams. Jeff was skiing with his parents and older siblings by the time he was four, and started climbing with his dad and older brothers, Mike and Greg, at six. At seven Jeff became the youngest person to climb Wyoming's Grand Teton when Ralph took Jeff and Greg up the Exum Ridge. Jeff began ski-racing in 1959. For more than a decade ski racing and climbing battled to be the focus of Lowe's passion. - Read More About Jeff -
The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, or Camp Wamp, is a non-profit providing outdoor education programs for children with physical limitations. Camp WAMP has been providing life-changing outdoor education opportunities for disabled kids. The ages range is 10-18 with physical disabilities/limitations. The foundation started in 2002. The children that attend Camp WAMP, enjoy a sleep-away week of camping under the stars. Outdoor activities include fishing, canoeing, singing around the camp fire, hiking, making new friends, participating in “survival challenges”. Being part of a team, is part of enjoying the fantastic fun and adventures that the wilderness of the high Sierra’s offer. Nature is our living classroom and the more kids are exposed to it in life the more they appreciate the natural environment. One of the main teachings during their week is the “leave no trace” motto and how nature is effected by humans. Disabled children often are wanting to experience the great outdoors like their able bodied peers. Through foundation funding from grants, private donations and corporations, Camp WAMP provides an experience like every other able bodied child. The Wampler Foundation introduces the outdoors of the high Sierra’s to a population that is other wise left out. The outdoor education that is provided is partly based on the boy scouts, wilderness survival courses and the Sierra club’s conservation of nature. The foundation making the high Sierra’s accessible to all disabled kids. Opening are new facility in 2017! We will welcome groups throughout the world. We want kids with disabilities to experience the great outdoors with accessibility to the three acre lake an 96 ares of remote, rugged wilderness. All kids will be able to fish, swim, singing songs, sleep under the stars and [...]
About Adventure Scientists We enable informed conservation decisions by supplying partners with difficult to obtain data, grassroots support, and outreach by leveraging the unique skills of the adventure community. Special Ops for Conservation Adventure Scientists is a ​501 (c)3 organization based in Bozeman, Montana. Since our founding in 2011, Adventure Scientists has sent thousands of specialized adventurers on missions to collect data from remote, difficult-to-access locations for our conservation partners. These partnerships have led to the discovery of more than two dozen new species, provided key information to guide climate change decision-making, and helped protect threatened wildlife habitat around the world. Our work has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, and our volunteer adventurers are making a difference around the world. ​ Not Your Typical Citizen Science Citizen science is one of the most rapidly growing fields within the scientific community. However, the focus in these volunteer driven research efforts is often solely on the education of the volunteer. Adventure Scientists exists to provide our partners the data they need to make informed decisions. Our emphasis is on recruiting individuals who have the necessary skills to plan and execute successful expeditions, because these skills are transferable to successful scientific data collection. The same attention to detail, ability to creatively problem solve, and wherewithal to persevere in difficult environments ensures success in both fields. We are a capacity building service, building projects from the ground up. With each new project, we address our partners' specific needs and provide the data needed to inform species and habitat management. We recruit, train and manage skilled volunteers, saving our partners time, money and effort. EXPLORE OUR WORK Featured Adventure Scientists Films "Gregg Treinish: A [...]
Rivers Connect Us American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. Through our river conservation work we are ensuring clean drinking water supplies, revitalizing fish and wildlife, improving recreation, and leaving a legacy of healthy rivers for future generations. The Important Places The Important Places by Forest Woodward & Brendan Leonard Short film about the connection between a father and son, and the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The film explores the growth of these two men, through different stages of their lives, and how the thread woven between them, the Colorado River, brought them back the most important place of all. What We Are Working On By focusing our efforts on the issues below, American Rivers is making a significant impact on the health of rivers and communities nationwide. We are ensuring clean water supplies, revitalizing fish and wildlife habitat, improving recreation, and leaving a legacy of healthy rivers for generations to come. Water Polution We are working with communities to stop polluted runoff and sewage spills, making our rivers and streams safer for for drinking, swimming, fishing and boating. Learn More » Protecting Water Supplies American Rivers helps communities secure reliable and predictable supplies of clean water. And we work to protect the water flowing in rivers, so that it can continue to nourish our communities for years to come. Learn More » Dams & Hydropower American Rivers is the national leader in removing outdated [...]
ABOUT US OUR MISSION IS TO ENGAGE AND MOBILIZE THE SNOWSPORTS COMMUNITY TO LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. OUR FOCUS IS ON EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES, ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY-BASED ACTIVISM. The past decade has been the warmest on record, with 2015 the warmest year ever. Meanwhile, the northern hemisphere has already lost a million square miles of spring snowpack since 1970—an area the size of three Texases. Snow levels are rising and winters are shorter. Climate change is already affecting winter. By 2007, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones found that more and more resorts he’d always counted on for good riding were closed due to lack of snow. Something was clearly going on, and he felt the need to act. But he couldn’t find any organizations focused on mobilizing the snowsports community on climate — there was a gap between the impacts that climate change was already having on our mountains, and any organized action being taken to address it. And so Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters. Soon afterwards, we brought on other concerned pro athletes, individuals, resorts and winter sports companies. The result: the kernel of a social movement on climate, designed to activate a passionate community and create the political will for meaningful action by state and federal policymakers. And what better place to germinate a movement than the snowsports community, which includes world renowned athletes, respected, and beloved businesses, and is defined, above all, by passion and energy. This was the perfect group to give a national voice to winter tourism, an industry that supports 900,000+ jobs and creates $66 billion in economic revenue. While the fossil fuel lobby may outspend environmentalists 20-1 in Washington, we share a passion that crosses party lines, [...]
OUR MISSION Paradox Sports improves people’s lives by creating physical adaptive sport communities built to inspire. We’re an IRS public charitable organization Tax # 26-0153796. Paradox Sports seeks to recognize and foster an individual’s potential and strength, defying the assumption that people with a physical disability can’t lead a life of excellence. We provide inspiration, opportunities and specialized adaptive equipment so that anyone is able to be an active participant in human-powered sports.
ABOUT US Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience. As the national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society recognizes that foot trails and hiking are essential to connect people with nature, conserve open space, provide biological corridors for diverse plants and wildlife, and for the health of Americans and our natural environment. We represent millions of hikers who are committed to beautiful places to hike and believe that the preservation of hiking trails and their environments is important and a worthwhile legacy to leave future generations. American Hiking Society champions conservation issues, builds public and private partnerships, supports volunteer stewardship, and provides critical resources to help plan, fund, and develop trails. We also provide resources to the public about how and where to hike and are committed to increasing the participation and enjoyment of hiking by everyone. POLICY & ADVOCACY American Hiking Society works with Congress and federal agencies to shape public policy and legislation affecting hiking. Our efforts ensure funding for hiking trails, the preservation of natural areas and the protection of hiking experiences. Through our national advocacy/Hike the Hill® and regional initiatives American Hiking protects trails and the hiking experience in areas of the country where specific and urgent needs exist. VOLUNTEERISM & STEWARDSHIP American Hiking Society organizes and coordinates Volunteer Vacations and National Trails Day® – nationally recognized programs that help keep our trails open, safe, and enjoyable. Our National Trails Fund is the only national private grants program for hiking trails across the United States. OUTREACH & EDUCATION American Hiking Society is committed to increasing Americans’ participation in and enjoyment [...]
MISSION: To support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb. VISION: A united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. AUDIENCE: Everyone who loves climbing. CORE VALUES: Authoritative climbing information, knowledge and resources benefit and inspire us and future generations. Advocacy and leadership advance our climbing interests and promote conservation. Community and competency strengthen and embolden us to push our limits. CRAGGIN CLASSICS The AAC's Craggin' Classic Series is a premier gathering of the tribe celebrating our traditions, culture, and craft. The components of the Craggin' Classic Series include community fellowship, competency and education, stewardship of our resources, and fundraising for critical programs such as the AAC's Live Your Dream Grant. LIVE YOUR DREAM GRANTS All climbers have dreams. Let us help you live yours. The American Alpine Club's Live Your Dream grant powered by The North Face, is designed to help you, the every-day adventurer take your abilities to the next level. The purpose of the Live Your Dream grant is to support and promote unforgettable experiences for climbers—specifically, experiences that provide the skills and confidence to realize one's climbing ambitions; to dream big, to grow as a climber, and to inspire others. The grant seeks to fund individuals or an individual of a small team of all ages and experience levels, as well as a range of climbing disciplines (including but not limited to: bouldering, sport & trad climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, peak running, exploration—you name it). We encourage you to grab a friend or three, dream big, and send us an application. The application period opens February 1st and closes March 1st. Winners will be announced by April 15th. Grant awards will vary depending on the prospective [...]
MISSION NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. ABOUT US NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 2 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 500 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. The New York Times calls us "One of the nation's most powerful environmental groups." The National Journal says we're "A credible and forceful advocate for stringent environmental protection." Our dedicated staff work with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today. Our priorities include: Curbing Global Warming and Creating the Clean Energy Future Reviving the World's Oceans Defending Endangered Wildlife and Wild Places Protecting Our Health by Preventing Pollution Ensuring Safe and Sufficient Water Fostering Sustainable Communities THE NRDC STORY NRDC was founded in 1970 to protect our air, land, and water from the forces of pollution and corporate greed. We protect. We defend. We lead the way. - Learn More SUPPORT NRDC - Become a Member
Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. BCM has a proven track record of improving young peoples’ lives with: Increased likeliness to stay in school Reduction in violence Reduction in drug use In addition to adult mentors who donate a week of their lives to improve the future of the youth we serve, we also rely on the support of our Summit for Someone climbers. Without the dozens of courageous volunteers who sign up for Summit For Someone each year, BCM would cease to exist. Our SFS climbers take on two formidable commitments: mentally and physically preparing to climb one of North America’s most challenging peaks, and raising thousands of dollars. All to help improve the lives of kids they might never meet. THE TEAM AT BIG CITY MOUNTAINEERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR COLLEAGUES IN THIS ENDEAVOR: OUR VOLUNTEERS, CLIMBERS AND DONORS. TOGETHER WE WILL CONTINUE IMPACTING LIVES AND DELIVERING TRANSFORMATIVE WILDERNESS MENTORING EXPERIENCES. MISSION AND HISTORY The mission of Big City Mountaineers is to instill critical life skills in under-served urban youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. We combine elements of mentoring programs with an outdoor wilderness expedition designed specifically for under-resourced urban youth. The core BCM program is a weeklong expedition at the center of which is a five-day wilderness backpacking or canoe expedition in which adults and teens work together. BCM Expeditions: Provide wilderness opportunities to under-resourced urban teens age [...]
OUR PASSION No one loves our climbing landscapes and the experiences they offer quite the same way that climbers do. But we must be willing and committed to fight for them. Not just for access, but for the integrity of these amazing places. As our sport continues to grow in popularity, overcrowding is stressing these outdoor landscapes beyond their ability to recover naturally. This not only threatens access, but it degrades the climbing areas that we hold so dear. Today, 1 in 5 climbing areas in the United States is threatened by an access issue—whether its private land lost to development, public land managers over-regulating climbing, or climber impacts degrading the environment, the list of threats is long and constantly evolving. But they can be managed. At Access Fund, we are on a mission to protect climbing access and the integrity of America’s outdoor climbing areas. Now, make a decision to help. Commit to protecting the places you love to climb. Commit to The Pact from Access Fund on Vimeo. OUR APPROACH Threats to climbing access come in many forms—private climbing areas put up for sale, land managers over-regulating climbing, user impacts degrading the climbing environment, landowners fearful of liability, the list goes on. Our approach to protecting climbing areas is as multifaceted as the threats. CLIMBING POLICY & ADVOCACY The vast majority of our climbing areas are located on public lands. Every day, land managers use their legal authority to regulate climbing—often times without the experience or knowledge to make informed decisions. Imagine how chaotic that could be if there wasn’t an advocacy organization there to represent climbers’ interests. Thankfully, you don’t have to. Learn More LAND ACQUISITION & PROTECTION Sometimes the only way to save a threatened climbing area [...]
Our Mission The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts. Our Story Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation is founded on a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support the National Park Service. Read our Congressional Charter » Our Values The National Park Foundation is founded on core values that reflect an unwavering commitment and connection to our national parks. Philanthropy: We believe private resources are critical to embracing America’s national parks, monuments, historic places, and programs. Stewardship: We believe the national parks are treasured resources and that all Americans have a responsibility to understand, protect, and care for them. Outreach: We believe that by engaging people across all ages, races, and backgrounds that we will create the next generation of park supporters. Partnership: We value quality relationships and partnerships that best multiply direct, positive impacts to the National Park Service. Commitment to the National Park Service: We are dedicated to working jointly with the National Park Service, advancing mutually beneficial relationships built on trust, collaboration, and a shared vision for our national parks. Vitality: We make innovative investments and support activities that build a financially and perennially strong Foundation (NPF). Accountability: We place a premium on carefully measuring and clearly communicating how our resources are being invested to support the NPF mission. Our Work As the only national nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, the National Park [...]
About Yosemite Conservancy Thanks to your support, we provide grants to Yosemite National Park based on the highest-priority needs of the park. Your dedication has funded the restoration of the trail to Lower Yosemite Fall, electronic bear-monitoring equipment to keep bears safe, life-changing youth programs and so much more. What We Do Your gifts to Yosemite Conservancy fund projects and programs that are essential to Yosemite’s future: Trails, Wildlife and Habitat: We fund trail and habitat restoration projects, wildlife-protection programs, scientific research and more to preserve and protect Yosemite’s natural wonders and enrich the visitor experience Youth in Yosemite Programs: Thanks to your support, these programs transform the lives of youth of all ages, while youth help transform the park There are many ways to get involved: Join us in providing for the future of Yosemite. Make a gift to Yosemite Conservancy today. Your gifts help fund important projects in the park, while also giving you access to discounts on programs, accommodations and invitations to special events. Explore Yosemite with our Outdoor Adventures. Experienced naturalist guides lead a variety of tours, including day hikes, backpacking trips, photography workshops and bird-watching tours. Capture the beauty of Yosemite in an art workshop, or enjoy a live theater performance to uncover Yosemite’s history and little-known stories. Volunteer with Yosemite Conservancy to develop an even deeper connection to the park, while sharing your passion with others. Shop in Conservancy bookstores or in our online store, and proceeds go back into essential park projects. Yosemite Conservancy’s Mission Providing for Yosemite’s future is our passion. We inspire people to support projects and programs that preserve and protect Yosemite National Park’s resources and enrich the visitor experience. Click to see more NATURE NOTES

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