Bushfires, floods and extreme temperatures dominate the news headlines lately and have one main cause: climate change. But what has climate change to do with the Amazon rainforest? Well, the Amazon is one of the biggest remaining rainforests on earth and is called the lungs of the world. Nowadays, the Amazon is threatened by deforestation. The forest is rapidly cut down to expand agricultural lands for coffee, palm oil and soy. Luckily, the native inhabitants do everything in their power to protect “their” Amazon.
Mushrooms in Uganda? Yes you read it well! Growing mushrooms in Uganda is a big thing. Eco-Agric is a local organization that empowers local people to start their own mushroom farm. Moreover, there is a food supply for the people in the communities and it creates a sustainable income for the mushroom farmers. So it’s a win-win situation!
Have you ever wondered how you can help people, animals and the planet on the other side of the world but want your help to go directly to the organizations who need it? This was actually my thought that I had one year ago. This is the story behind the development for a global platform for local giving. Spoiler allert; a trip to Vietnam and the COVID-19 crisis had a postive influence!
Earth Day 2021 is an annual event to demonstrate support and raise awareness for the protection of our planet. This year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth” and every living creature on this earth can have a positive impact on this planet. What can you do? The good news is, every little gesture matters! Another way to take concrete action on Earth day (and any other day) is by supporting a Local Charity with an ecological mission. Read more about those organizations in this article.
In Jordan a woman has been on a mission since 2015 to promote the human treatment of dogs and cats. Therefore, Rodica has started a shelter in Aqaba called Al Rabee Society for Nature and Animal Protection (RSNAP) for street dogs. Read more about their good work.
Grateful, such a beautiful word! For what are you grateful today? Today it’s a special day: International Day of Happiness!
Having a happy and joyful life is very important. It all starts with appreciating the small things in life. If you strive for more happiness in your life, don’t focus on the things you didn’t achieve (yet), focus on the things that you have right now. At Local Charities Worldwide we are grateful for the expanding community with organizations that are doing tremendous work. Read more about our vision towards happiness.