Long Island Environmental Directory
The Long Island Environmental Directory is a direct outcome of the Master Naturalist training and certification program informing students on how to get more involved in local conservation and education efforts. The Directory provides educational resources, sustainable products and services, and nature-based solutions to climate change (learn more). Listings are searchable by name or category . All listings are professionally vetted.
Environmental Fund: Be Part of the Climate Change Solution
Though some environmentalists directly work on reducing CO2 emissions, not all of us do. Why not put value in all of our good works? This isn't a far fetched idea, it's just one of the many ideas Quality Parks spearheaded over the years, including: Pine Barrens Marittime Reserve Act, NY Adopt A Stewardship Program, reopening Brookhaven State Park, and rebuilding the Cranberry Bog Bridge for public and natural resource benefit.
So how do we bring credibility and recognition to all of our efforts, no matter how unlikely linked to reducing CO2 emissions? What we've been referring to as specialities are nature based solutions (NbS) which "have a vitally important role to play in addressing both the causes and consequences of climate change (IUCN)." Since our Environmental Directory is already a professionally-vetted resource based on our more than 20 years of Quality Parks local knowledge and experience, we're requesting additional support to expand its certification.
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Quality Parks; P.O. Box 143
Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0143
Please specify: Environmental Fund
Please donate to our Environmental Fund, where money will be spent on promoting and supporting local environmentalists through our Long Island Environmental Directory, and working on ways to certify and quantify their nature-based solutions to climate change.
The specialities listed in our directory are nature-based solutions (NbS) defined by IUCN as "actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems, that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits." We are working on building out content on how nature-based solutions contribute to climate change solutions.