We are doing a $40k match offer this weekend for Earthjustice. It was $30k as of yesterday morning, but this tweet changed that number yesterday afternoon:
@fredwilson @Earthjustice @susandanziger @albertwenger @abatchelor @bfeld @thegothamgal Great idea, great org. Never been a more important moment to fight for the planet. I’ll add another $10k to the match, Fred!
— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) April 1, 2017
So we are now matching up to $40k in donations to Earthjustice this weekend. If we fill up the entire match, we will raise $80k for Earthjustice this weekend.
So what is Earthjustice?
It is an organization that pursues legal cases against those who are doing things against the interest of our planet.
Here are some examples:
- Earthjustice recently won cases in New Mexico and Nevada in which utility companies were trying to reduce the amount of money they pay consumers for their solar power.
- Earthjustice litigation led to the shutdown of the Big Sandy coal plant in Kentucky.
- In 2014, Earthjustice helped to secure a landmark Supreme Court ruling that upholds the EPA’s authority to limit carbon pollution.
- Earthjustice is currently litigating to halt illegal dumping of oil waste into California’s water supplies.
These are just a small sampling of the legal work that Earthjustice does. You can read more here.
If not Earthjustice, who would file and work on these cases? The interested parties, the polluters, utilities, carbon industry, etc have massive balance sheets that allow them to work the system in their favor. Society needs well funded organizations to fight back for all of us. And that is what Earthjustice does.
Our match offer is good all weekend. If you want to participate, please do so today.
Here is how you can do that:
- Go to our EarthMatch page on Crowdrise and give any amount (minimum is $10).
- After you complete the donation, tweet your donation out using the blue Tweet button on the post donation page. That will register it for our match.
- If you don’t use Twitter, you can forward your email receipt by following the instructions on the post donation page. Tweeting is much better though as it will amplify the campaign.
And please post this match offer [https://www.crowdrise.com/EJMatch] on social media and wherever else you might find people who want to support Earthjustice.