With the new year just beginning, many of us set personal goals and resolutions to try and improve our daily lives.
However, what many of us don’t do is set resolutions that focus on bettering the world around us. Personal fulfillment is often found in helping others – if you’re looking to better yourself, look beyond just focusing on personal goals.
The following organizations inspire us for many reasons: their persistence, dedication to preserving our natural resources, and general focus on doing good. If you’re still looking for a resolution or goal, make it donating your time or personal resources to one of these non-profits.
Parley for the Oceans is a community of thinkers, creators and leaders that have come together with one common goal in mind: protecting our oceans, one of the most important and fragile ecosystems on our planet.
Founded on the premise that everyone deserves access to clean water, Waves for Water provides filtration systems to communities around the world that would otherwise not have access to clean drinking water, one of the vital pillars of life.
Waves for Water responds to natural disasters including tsunamis, earthquakes, and more, all over the world. Waves for Water’s mantra is “Do What You Love.”
Look at incorporating humanitarian work as a lifestyle, rather than an afterthought.
The Rob Machado foundation focuses on eliminating single-use plastic products while providing children with key education on sustainability and eco-friendliness.
Founded in 2004, the foundation has since installed water stations across schools in Southern California that provide clean drinking water to students, established the Green Team, which focuses on controlling waste at the Switchfoot Bro-Am, and supported the healthy eating and drinking of students at Cardiff Elementary.
One of the most well-known non-profits in the action sports community, the Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to preserving and protection the world’s ocean and beaches through their expansive volunteer network and staff.
Surfrider’s programs include the Blue Water Task Force, a volunteer-based program that tests water quality and alerts communities to water status, the Ocean Friendly Gardens, which sculpt landscapes to retain rainwater and keep water from getting into the oceans and Rise Above Plastics, a system that works to eliminate plastic materials from out waters.
This last non-profit is centered around the ocean, but focuses on those that can benefit from its healing powers. Part of protecting the ocean is saving it for future generations to enjoy.
The Mauli Ola Foundation works to provide hope to those that live with genetic diseases. Through using the ocean as a conduit to heal, Mauli Ola uses ocean-based activities to provide therapy.