It’s time again for our monthly match, our once a month team match offer for a cause that is helping to protect the country and the world from the current administration.

It was hard to pick a cause this month because the administration has done so many awful things recently (executive order rolling back climate change efforts, working to defund Planned Parenthood and Meals On Wheels, etc, etc). But we’ve landed on climate change because our team this month, Susan, Albert, Amy, Brad, Joanne, and me, feel that our planet needs our help right now and we are going to do something for it today. Plus its going to be Earth Day soon. It is April. And this is no April Fools except for the fool in the White House.

Our cause this month is Earth Justice, an organization whose tag line is “the earth needs a good lawyer” and god knows it does now with these carbon lovers running things in the US.

We are putting up a combined $30,000 match ($5k from each of us) to raise money for Earth Justice this weekend.

Here is how it will work:

  1. Go to our EarthMatch page on Crowdrise and give any amount (minimum is $10).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

All of us will be posting and tweeting about this campaign today. Please join us in doing that to get the word out. And please donate to EarthJustice. We will match your donation up to $30k of total donations this weekend.

Let’s go.

#climate crisis#hacking philanthropy

Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    total annual pollution generated globally by cargo ships crossing the world’s oceans would place it second on the list of nation state polluters, but it all happens in international waters and is therefore beyond the reach of any authority, treaty, or agreement.

    1. reece

      …and there’s a startup working on that problem.

    2. ShanaC

      couldn’t it be regulated because ships need to carry a flag of its home waters/port?

  2. reece

    love this!

  3. andyswan

    Another great example of private citizens voluntarily coming together and freely contributing to the causes they believe in!

    1. ShanaC

      *hug* thank you for being awesome today!

  4. ReevesJB

    Hi, Fred. I’d like to make a request. I volunteer with the New York City Rescue Mission (, the oldest homeless shelter in the United States, right down in TriBeCa. It’s a tremendous organization that sleeps and serves hot meals to several hundred men and women in NYC every night, as well as offering addiction counseling, basic medical care and job placement.The NYRM has a major need for financial support. Feeding and sheltering hundreds is expensive work, and the homeless population in NYC is surging. Would you consider the NYRM as future beneficiary of your monthly match?If you’d be interested, I’d be happy to put you in touch with the Rescue Mission’s development officer. Thanks for the consideration.

  5. Richard

    With 900 cigarettes per person produced each year, the litter and deforestation due to cigarette consumption is barbaric. If you factor in medical costs and cigarette being a gateway drug, stopping tobacco should be a on everyone’s list. (Yes that means you too!)Why the ACA didn’t impose a penalty for smokers is shameful

    1. andyswan

      “voting block”

  6. Dave S

    Donation made. Part of my civic duty. Thanks for matching! (This techno-peasant is not on Twitter.)

  7. ShanaC

    Word of note: we’ve recently had a commentator who only post on political/pseudopolitical posts. They are using some extraordinarily inflammatory, bullying language, including say that people who have different political opinions are traitors to the US, should be shot, or thrown out of a helicopter a la extrajudicial killings by the Juntas in the Argentinian Dirty War.We know that right now politics is incredibly difficult for everyone. There a huge number of people here with a huge variety of experiences, backgrounds, and political beliefs. Furthermore, not everyone here (including one of the moderators) even lives in the US nor is a US citizen. We realize that this can exacerbate arguments at times and/or make people easier to troll, since sometimes it can be very hard to listen to someone very different than you. Having a commentator come in and use inflammatory language does not help listening.However, just because politics is a huge cultural dividing line does not mean we’re tolerating this sort of language. We asked this poster to change at least one post because of the language used (otherwise the post would have been taken down within 24 hours of the request). I personally see this poster’s language use as tactical form of bullying. However, we’re in discussion about what to do long term.As an FYI: Please tag us/get us in a reply if you see someone using highly threatening language (EG: people who agree with climate change should be shot)Thank you, and have a pleasant spring weekend!

    1. Russell

      Thanks for your work moderating @ShanaC and @William. A difficult task made harder in the recent climate (if you’ll excuse the pun)! Chapeau!

  8. awaldstein

    This is well articulated and I thank you.The current occupant in my opinion has rejected humankind along with the planet. Never–even as a product of the sixties–have I felt such a need to act to right things.Thanks my friend.

  9. Susan Rubinsky

    Really love how you say this, especially:”Privatize the profits, socialize the pollution.”and”Profit at the expense of people.”

  10. Richard

    I’m not into this plotical team BS. The point is, on a day to day timeframe, there is no bigger annoyance and harmful activity than smoking. It’s that simple. Now go put your obama jersey on, grab your remote and get ready to watch the Sunday shows.

  11. Richard

    He was negligent by omission. He had, over the last 8 years, the ears of every high school and college student, every black inner city voter, every hipster weekend environmentalist.

  12. Richard

    Everything he did will probably be forgotten. Had he reduced smoking in the inner cites he would have been a hero for all time. https://uploads.disquscdn.c

  13. SubstrateUndertow

    A true case of systemic “level-mixing”.As in focusing on lower-level solutions to a global-level systemic problem. Sure every bit helps but without an appropriate high-level systemic intervention disaster awaits.

  14. SubstrateUndertow

    “The point is, on a day to day timeframe, there is no bigger annoyance and harmful activity than smoking.”Here is just one of many bigger annoyances1- wide spread systemic ideological extremism2- ????3- ????. . . . . . . .

  15. Richard

    Nope, don’t buy it. This is static analysis

  16. Richard

    one is a low probability event with a a high cost, the other a high probability event with a lower cost, both a problematic