Earth's on the good list

At this time of giving, consider donating money to nonprofit groups such as World Wildlife Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, Audubon, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ocean Conservancy, African Wildlife and the Sierra Club. Or, help save dogs, cats and feral horses through the ASPCA or the La Plata County Humane Society.

The U.S. and the world is in an extinction crisis of 10 million species due to human-caused climate change,habitat loss, overpopulation and pollution. 

So think about giving in ways that benefit fellow creatures and the Earth. Besides checking out holiday gifts with environmental organizations, buy an electric car, install solar and vote for renewable energy and conservation.

– Margaret Mayer Durango