$10,000 Grant to Surfrider Foundation to Support Clean Water Initiative
Submitted by: DotGreen Community, Inc.
Posted: Aug 18, 2015 – 11:00 AM EST
LARKSPUR, Calif., Aug. 18 /CSRwire/ - DotGreen Community, Inc., stewards of the Internet’s new .green Top-Level Domain (TLD) and EarthShare, a non-profit federation that partners with business and employees to develop innovative programs offering dynamic environmental philanthropic and learning opportunities, today announced a $10,000 grant to the Surfrider Foundation based in San Clemente, CA. The grant is to support the Surfrider Foundation’s Clean Water Initiative, a suite of complementary programs, campaigns and tools that the network of Surfrider chapters use to improve ocean water quality in coastal communities and ecosystems in the U.S.
The funding for the grant was provided by DotGreen Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2008 to receive a percentage of revenue from the sales and renewals of .green domain names by DotGreen Community, Inc. DotGreen has partnered with EarthShare to collaborate on a grants program to support sustainability projects around the world.
“It’s critical to the ultimate success of the green movement that the global environmental community, including the organizations, scientists and educators on the front lines, is able to participate in the economic benefits of the growing green economy and the expansion of the Internet,” said Annalisa Roger, DotGreen Community’s Founder and CEO.
Surfrider’s Clean Water Initiative provides ways to protect local water supplies and prevent pollution from reaching our ocean, waves and beaches. Upstream, Surfrider works in communities to educate and advocate for sensible and effective water management solutions like water conservation and water recycling. Downstream, Surfrider focuses on water quality by testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution.
“DotGreen’s grant is important support for our work in protecting our coasts, so it is safe to surf, swim and play in the ocean,” says Steve Blank, Director of Development for Surfrider. “And their broader mission of connecting the green community by harnessing the power of the Internet with .green will give us all on the environmental front a more powerful voice.”
Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. With 84 chapters, plus 30 high school and college clubs, and more than 250,000 supporters, volunteers and activists around the country, the Surfrider Foundation is working on about 100 different campaigns in four core areas: beach access, clean water, coastal preservation (coastal development) and ocean protection. http://www.surfrider.org/pages/mission
DotGreen Community, Inc., with roots in the Northern California environmental movement and Silicon Valley innovation and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, was founded in 2007 to support the green movement. DotGreen Community, Inc. manages and markets the new domain address, .green, and donates a percentage of the sales and renewals of ,green domain names to organizations supporting sustainability around the world. Visit www.dotgreencommunity.green for more information. Follow us on Twitter @DotGreenTLD and like us on Facebook at DotGreen Community, Inc.
The DotGreen Foundation is a California based US tax exempt 501 (c)(3) Public Charity focused on supporting global projects and education aimed at sustainability. DotGreen Foundation has partnered with both The DotGreen Community, Inc. and with EarthShare for trusted global distribution of .green domain name registration contributions. Donations from the public can also be made directly at www.foundation.green.
EarthShare is a national non-profit federation with more than 25 years of experience in connecting people and workplaces with effective ways to support critical environmental causes. Thanks to EarthShare supporters, more than $300 million has been raised for nearly 600 international, national and state-based charities that protect our air, land, water and wildlife. For more information, visit www.earthshare.green.
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