Bluewire Audio was founded by lifelong runners and outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for being in nature. We are committed to doing our small part to protect our planet and see the accelerating effects of climate change as a call to action.
The climate change issue is inherently complex. This discourages most people from getting informed beyond the headlines and to date, the question “What should we be doing?” has been debated in mostly partisan terms. As a society and as individuals, we owe it to future generations to do better than this. The decisions we make today must rely on the best scientific evidence available to ensure that our adaptation and mitigation strategies preserve the planet for them.
We plan to donate 5% of our profits to support the organizations listed below. They have worked tirelessly and effectively to defend environmental safeguards and promote science as the best guide for the development of sound policy.
The Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council has a global reach that has mobilized the dedication and expertise of over three million members, including more than 600 lawyers, policy advocates and scientists across a variety of disciplines. Initially started in 1970, the Natural Resources Defense Council still abides by its original mission statement to “ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water and the wild” (www.nrdc.org). The NRDC works to identify the most critical environmental challenges facing us and uses science, litigation and advocacy to promote the most effective solutions.
Some of the environmental programs that have been launched include the International Program which is focused on preservation of oceans, rainforests, marine line and biodiversity within habitats worldwide, the Climate and Clean Air Program which focuses on clean and renewable energy and its role in protecting our health our communities and our planet, and the Center for Market Innovation whose goal is to accelerate the shift to a greener economy by identifying the economic benefits.
To learn more about the Natural Resources Defense Council, please visit www.nrdc.org
The Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Defense Fund was started in 1967 with its first major accomplishment being the 1972 ban on the use of DDT, a pesticide used to curb the population of mosquitoes. Since then, the Environmental Defense Fund has expanded its areas of work to include oceans, ecosystems, climate and energy, environmental economics, and overall human health.
They have a long history of cultivating corporate partnerships with large organizations that has resulted in several key accomplishments such as the use of electric vehicles by FedEx and biodegradable food containers by McDonald’s. In recent years the EDF has been at the forefront of the movement to increase global food security. By working directly with farmers and fishermen, they have been able to implement sustainable farming practices and management systems that will ultimately improve soil health, reduce pollution and increase the fish population.
To learn more about the Environmental Defense fund, please visit www.edf.org
The League of Conservation Voters
The League of Conservation Voters was founded in 1969 with the goal of educating and mobilizing voters and advocating to “turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities” that lead to “sound environmental laws and policies” (www.lcv.org).
They have orchestrated a grassroots movement that has seen its members going door to door in neighborhoods, making phone calls and attending events all with the intent of engaging local communities and putting pressure on elected officials to uphold their promises of protecting our environment. The top priority of their efforts revolves around addressing climate change and its lasting impact on our environment. They are advocating for an accelerated transition from fossil fuels to clean energy and investment in sustainable and smart solutions that will mitigate the impacts of climate change.
To learn more about the League of Conservation Voters, please visit www.lcv.org
The Ocean Conservancy was founded by Bill Kardash after he attended an annual meeting for the International Whaling Commission in 1971. He was inspired by the work being done and created the Whale Protection Fund as one of the first initiatives of the Ocean Conservancy (formerly known as The Delta Corporation). Since then, the Ocean Conservancy has spearheaded countless programs based on their belief that “taking the ocean into account is critical for successfully addressing global climate change,” and that “addressing climate change is likewise critical for the future health of the ocean. The two are inextricably linked.” (www.oceanconservancy.org)
They are at the forefront of the Aquaculture movement, which is analyzing the risk of fish farming and advocating for national standards for safe aquaculture practices that will protect the longevity of our marine life and their natural habitats. One of their most notable accomplishments is the creation of the International Coastal Cleanup program. Over the last 30 years, nearly 250 million pounds of trash have been removed from our oceans through the efforts of more than 12 million volunteers.
To learn more about the Ocean Conservancy, please visit www.oceanconservancy.org