EAA’s Regular Tree Care Volunteer Activity in Midtown Manhattan!

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Our responsibility? Very Easy.

Tree Care volunteer work includes disposing of any garbage around the trees, mixing the soil, and watering the trees.

For more information about EAA’s volunteer tree care program, please contact us at 212-695-8840 or email us at volunteer@environmentaa.org

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Buy a Life Savers Candy, Donate $1 to EAA!

Would you like to donate for a good cause while enjoying the yummy candies? To celebrate its 100th Anniversary, Life Savers has set up a Share Ring for 100 worthy charities. When you enter a code and choose a charity, you automatically join its Share Ring. Then your charity gets a $1 donation from Life Savers (up to $250,000 for all 100 charities), and the Share Ring of your charity grows by one. The three largest Share Rings at the end of the promotion will share an additional $25,000 from Life Savers.

A SHARE RING IS HOW LIFE SAVERS
IS EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO GATHER AROUND
CHARITIES THEY CARE ABOUT.

Here is how you can participate:

1.       Buy a Life Savers pack with 100th Anniversary logo.

2.       Visit the website  http://bit.ly/T6cVMy

3.       Enter code from Life Savers 100th Anniversary packaging.

4.       Life Savers will donate $1 to Environment Action Association.

5.       Invite friends to join your charity’s share ring and watch it grow.

EAA announces partnership with 1% for the Planet!

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New York, NY, 7/26/12-The Environment Action Association (EAA) is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

 

The EAA is now eligible to receive donations from 1% member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations.  1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $22 million in 2010.  Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which EAA can look to for support.

 

Newly approved Environment Action Association contributes to a healthier planet by carrying out its mission to empower, unite people in communities to protect and preserve the environment.

 

Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% network, and over $70 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date.  “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” explains Yvon Chouinard, founder of 1% for the Planet.

 

“We are thrilled to be a part of 1% for the Planet. Here at EAA, we really give it our all working to help bring about a more sustainable future for our children and our communities. We strongly believe that 1% of support from like-minded businesses will really complete our efforts,” says Soo Greenstein, Manager of Environment Action Association.

 

See our Partner page for more details at www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

 

About 1% for the Planet

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,350 member companies in 43 countries that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Each day, more than one new business joins the 1% for the Planet movement. As a network, the 1% community has become a frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to:www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

 

About EAA

Started with only a few founding members in Korea in 2001, EAA has grown drastically in the past 10 years with a network of more than 230 branches in 26 countries. EAA’s NY office was launched in February of 2011 with an independent 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. With a motto of “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Clean Environment”, all of our activities are designed to inform and educate the public so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children. Thus, we envision a future when every person on this earth becomes an active caretaker of environment. To learn more about the EAA, please visit www.environmentaa.org

Interview! Meet one of our friends!

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Meet Haiyao Zheng, a Curtis High School student, who has always been interested in environmental issues. She volunteered with us by helping us plant trees in the city.

We took some to time to sit down with her and asked her a couple questions. Here’s what she has to say!

Q. Were you interested in environmental issues and volunteering before?

– If yes, tell us about which environmental issue concerns you the most and your volunteer experience (if any).

A. The environmental issue that concerns me the most is tree quality in the city. I’ve had volunteer experience with EAA by helping them plant trees.

Q. Which topic is the most interesting to you and why?

A. Recycling is the most interesting topic to me because it saves resources and has a significant impact on our lives.

Q. For that, what do you do in your daily life? (Please share your examples.)

A. I organize unused papers and water bottles for recycling.

Q. Volunteering is one way to help save the environment. After volunteering, do you feel that your life is different than before?

A. Yes. After volunteering, I found my life to be different than before, because I learned a lot of interesting information that I can apply to my everyday activities.

Q. Any comments to encourage others to volunteer with EAA?

A. Volunteering with EAA is a great way to learn about how to save the environment, while at the same time giving back to the community. They gave me the opportunity to enrich myself and my community. The feeling of satisfaction that I get from volunteering with EAA is by far one of the best I’ve felt in a long time.

EAA’ s Second Save the Earth in Your Hands event!

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This past Saturday, July 21st, EAA hosted its second annual hand-painting activity in Central Park. At the event, park visitors had the opportunity to use their hands to paint a banner with the words, “Save the Earth in Your Hands!” Children and adults from all over the world participated in the activity, even newborn baby and dog as well! In addition, participants could also take part in an environmental trivia game, teaching them various environmental conservation tips and facts. Overall, it was a blast!Also, we would like to thank the many volunteers that helped make this event possible ? they helped us fetch water for cleaning, helped us encourage people to participate. Thanks a bunch!

We believe that activities like this are a great way to spread environmental awareness in a fun, creative way. So that’s why we hope you’ll join us again in the future!

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Another great day at “City of Water Day”

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EAA joined a line of environmental organizations and associations waiting for ferry to go Governors Island on July 14th in order to celebrate City of Water Day. This was the 2nd time for EAA to be a part of the … Continue reading

EAA’s Second Hudson River Clean-up Activity

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In an effort to help revitalizing the Hudson River, Environment Action Association hosted its second Hudson River

Clean-up activity at Pier 66 Habitat Garden area of Hudson River Park on July 10, 2012.

In spite of the very hot weather, a group of more than 8 volunteers from brothers of Phi Sigma Chi fraternity at Adelphi University and Syracuse University took part in our activity.

After a brief introduction on different types of weeds by Hudson River Park Trust staff, all volunteers worked with a great enthusiasm and removed weeds so that their seeds are not reintroduced into the soil.

The three blocks of this beautiful waterside garden is not open to the public; is designed to attract birds and butterflies.

We are pleased to be a part of protecting, revitalizing the Hudson River.