Environment

Spotlight: Conservation International’s Celebrity Supporters

Founded in 1987, Conservation International aims to conserve the Earth’s living heritage, our global biodiversity and demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature. Harrison Ford served as a board member and vice chairman. One of the world’s leading environmental research groups, Conservation International provides a fund for scientists in 30 countries to identify and overcome biodiversity threats. It focuses its efforts on tropical wilderness areas, marine areas, and major wetlands, and since its inception has donated over $100 million to conservation partners around the world. Celebrity supporters Conservation International has 13 known supporters, including Bill Clinton, Salma Hayek, and Harrison Ford Areas of work AnimalsEnvironmentConservatio...

Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Pathway To Paris: Concert To Fight Climate Change

Pathway to Paris, a climate change initiative focused on turning the Paris Agreement into reality, will partner with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and 350.org for a concert on climate action, to be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 5, 2017. Pathway to Paris promises to be a night of incredible musical performances and rousing speeches aimed at advancing the important work of fighting climate change while offering innovative solutions. Set to take place on the eve of COP 23 – the United Nations conference on climate change that kicks off in Bonn, Germany – the evening will feature internationally recognized musicians and speakers, including Patti Smith, Bill McKibben, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Tanya Tagaq, Flea, Talib Kweli, Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Tenzin C...

Felipe Lopez Fights Malaria In The Dominican Republic With Nothing But Nets

Former NBA player and NBA Cares Ambassador Felipe Lopez recently traveled with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to Dajabon, Dominican Republic to help fight malaria. There, he met with officials from the National Center for Tropical Diseases Control within the country’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance to learn about the progress made toward malaria elimination on the island of Hispaniola. He also met with community health workers, civil society organizations, children and families affected by malaria. Lopez, a native of Santiago, also visited the Dominican Republic to see the efforts of his private foundation, the Felipe Lopez Foundation, that provides opportunities for at-risk youth. “I’m happy to see that my home country is o...

Heidi Klum, Christian Siriano, Jason Wu, Isaac Mizrahi And More Join Charitybuzz Fashion Auction

Charitybuzz is changing online fundraising by design with the introduction of their first ever curated Fashion Auction, part of this year’s successful Charitybuzz Curates program. As New York Fashion Week pitches its tents, Charitybuzz is showcasing their fall line, featuring bidding opportunities on specially curated experiences and one-of-a-kind luxury items — all to benefit charity. The Charitybuzz Fashion Auction runs August 8-24 at Charitybuzz.com/Fashion. Bidding is now open on one-of-a-kind opportunities like: ● Meet Heidi Klum at the Season Finale of Project Runway during NYFW to benefit the Television Academy Foundation ● Meet Christian Siriano with seats to his ready-to-wear show to benefit Delivering Good ● A private cocktail party — for...

Game Of Thrones Star Has Birthday Wish For A Healthy Planet

As part of his 47th birthday celebrations, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador and the actor playing the role of Jaime Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, is calling on his friends, family and fans to help him raise funds to support UN climate action programmes. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP by refereeing the world's first amateur women's World Cup soccer tournamentCredit/Copyright: UNDP/Freya MoralesAccording to UNDP, Mr. Coster-Waldau has announced that all he wants for his birthday this year is a healthy planet. “Like most parents, I want my daughters to achieve their dreams in life,” Mr. Coster-Waldau, a father of two, said. “But we cannot create opportunities a...

Don Henley Performs Exclusive Concert To Benefit Oceana And The Walden Woods Project

A plethora of stars attended an exclusive concert by Don Henley and friends Jackson Browne and Bill Murray in support of Oceana and The Walden Woods Project. Don Henley Performs With Jackson BrowneGuests included Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Sam Waterston, Dean Norris, Bridget Norris, Dylan McDermott, Bill Murray, Brooklyn Decker, Kelly Lynch, Anjelica Huston, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, Jackson Browne, Mitch Glazer, Sharon Lawrence, Ed Begley Jr., Peter and Tara Guber, and Tony Thomopoulos. Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. The Walden Woods Project, founded by Don Henley, preserves the iconic landscape that inspired Henry David Thoreau, father of the modern conservation movement, and utilizes Thoreau’s land and lite...

Nia Long To Fight Malaria in Tanzania With Nothing But Nets

In a few weeks, actress Nia Long and her son Massai Dorsey Jr. will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria. They will visit one of the world’s largest refugee camps to see the impact of malaria firsthand, meet with refugee families, and distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets that help keep families safe from the disease. They will also meet with officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to learn about the UN’s humanitarian work. “Malaria is a truly devastating disease and one that has personally affected my family,” said Long. “When I learned that a child dies every two minutes from this disease, I had to find a way I cou...

Celebrities Join Group Of Humanitarian Organizations To Fight Famine

For the first time, eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to urge the American public to donate to the new Hunger Relief Fund in response to looming famines and persistent hunger threatening millions of people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and neighboring countries. Video: George Clooney: Famine & drought in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, YemenMore than 20 million people face starvation in the coming months and, without immediate help, 1.4 million children who are severely malnourished could die. “Drought, displacement and conflict have converged with alarming consequences,” according to the chief executive officers of the organizations in the Global Emergency Response Coalition. “In the 21st century, innocent ...

Ted Danson, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston Help Raise $1.2 million For Ocean Conservation

Ted Danson, Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Alison Pill, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Stephanie Cayo, Briana Evigan, Heidi Nazarudin, Christina Ochoa, and Sally Pressman were among those who attended the 10th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Laguna Beach on Saturday evening to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. Ted Danson, Lily Tomlin, Sam WaterstonCredit/Copyright: OceanaThis year’s SeaChange Summer Party honored Sam Waterston and Lily Tomlin for their support of Oceana and work as advocates for the oceans. The sold-out evening was held at a private coastal villa in Laguna Beach. Nearly 400 guests attended the event, raising more than $1.2 million for Oceana and local ocean conservation efforts. Award-winning actor and longtime Oceana Board Member ...

Ted Danson, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston Help Raise $1.2 million For Ocean Conservation

Ted Danson, Sam Waterston, Lily Tomlin, Alison Pill, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Stephanie Cayo, Briana Evigan, Heidi Nazarudin, Christina Ochoa, and Sally Pressman were among those who attended the 10th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Laguna Beach on Saturday evening to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. Ted Danson, Lily Tomlin, Sam WaterstonCredit/Copyright: OceanaThis year’s SeaChange Summer Party honored Sam Waterston and Lily Tomlin for their support of Oceana and work as advocates for the oceans. The sold-out evening was held at a private coastal villa in Laguna Beach. Nearly 400 guests attended the event, raising more than $1.2 million for Oceana and local ocean conservation efforts. Award-winning actor and longtime Oceana Board Member ...

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