To not include something like this on my personal website seemed like a missed opportunity to show off more of my interests. To me this seems much more authentic than a "I enjoy coffee and travel"-esc About Me page. After writing every High School and College essay on some variation of Environmental or Animal Activism and implementing those ideas into my personal life, I'd like to use this as my "yes and" to take the next step to cultivate my passion for wildlife prosperity.
Please consider doing good today for no reason... but also for all of the reasons!
Good umbrella places to donate!
My current favorite is the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Based out of Kenya, they allow you to choose which project your donation goes to. Their projects are The Orphans' Project (linked below), Water for Wildlife, Aerial Surveillance, Anti-Poaching, Canine Unit, Community Outreach, Saving Habitats, Eco Lodges and the Veterinary Unit.
Sponsor an animal!
Here are links to two initiatives I love. Shore Buddies was started by a little girl who uses plastic found in the ocean to make stuffed animals. Wildlife Connections sells jewelry that comes with a tracking code to track your own sea turtle or elephant. A portion of their sales are donated to Save the Elephants, Sea Turtle Conservancy, and Orca Research Trust.