Whole Foods Market’s non-profit arm, Whole Planet Foundation, kicks off its 2011 Prosperity Campaign at its stores nationwide with the goal of raising $2.5 million to fund microcredit projects in poor communities around the world.
As part of its 20th anniversary commemorating its founding, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) has launched the annual Innovation Leadership in Sustainable Tourism Awards to recognize innovative leadership of individuals and organizations who promote sustainable tourism that results in tangible benefits to communities and conservation. TIES is the world’s oldest and largest association dedicated to promoting ecotourism.
The Red Cross has estimated that up to 3 million people may have been affected by Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti. Many of us are looking for ways to help after hearing about the devastation. There is an immediate need for doctors and nurses. Otherwise, the consensus from most organizations is that money is needed most […]
First hotels are offering free nights for community service, now retailers are embracing community volunteering or giving back — consumerism meets volunteerism. Popular retailer, Banana Republic, announced the launched of the “ONE+ALL” campaign this week which will help local service organizations match up with Banana Republic customers who are interested in volunteering based on their […]
Are you thinking about volunteer travel aboard, voluntourism or volunteer vacations, but don’t know where to start? Idealist.org is sponsoring a free Global Volunteering Fair in Boston, New York City and Washington DC next week. You can meet reps from over 30 international volunteers organizations, hear about the global opportunities and check out their programs. […]