5 ways to help those affected by the oil spill

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Gulf oil spillI think most of us have been shocked and horrified by the recent oil spill. It’s times like this we can feel helpless and unable to figure out what we can do. These feelings can immobilise us and the enormity of the situation can paralyse us.

Fortunately there are 5 simple ways you can help those affected by the oil spill.

I’ve been contacted by The Nature Conservancy asking me to share news about a wonderful TV programme airing tomorrow night.

On CNN at 8pm ET, there is a 2 Hour Gulf Coast Relief Telethon to raise funds for the The Nature Conservancy to help restore the Gulf Coast.

The Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration has been launched by the Nature Conservancy to fund their work in the long term recovery of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas.

Money raised from this fund will help scientists and staff aid the recovery of critical ecosystems such as the future of oyster beds, marshlands and estuaries.

Celebrities lending their support to the telethon include Sting, Ted Danson, Robert Redford, Harry Connick Jr. and Edward James Olmos.

Here are 5 ways you can help those affected by the oil spill:


RSVP to the Nature Conservancy’s facebook event and encourage your friends to tune in to the Telethon too.

Stay informed

Follow the Nature Conservancy bloggers who report directly from the Gulf.


Follow @Nature_org and retweet using  the #CNNHelpGulf and #oilspill hashtags.


Donations help the Nature Conservancy continue their work in the areas affected by the oil spill.


The Conservancy is currently assessing volunteer opportunities and are coordinating with groups like the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. You can register your interest now.

Don’t forget to tune in to the Gulf Coast Relief Live Telethon tomorrow night!

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. happy solstice to my favorite greens, blues and lovely folks, a devoted follower from the isolated trenches, nadine with fervent wishes and gratitude.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    @nadine sellers: Why thank you sweet lady – happy solstice to you too. The Sun God is currently sleeping behind clouds, but I think he’ll be out later to warm us. Have a lovely day.

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