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Keep 2,400 Gallons of Polluted Runoff Out of Puget Sound

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Help prevent rain from becoming polluted runoff that flows into Puget Sound.

Puget Sound is a series of channels, inlets and islands on the western coast of Washington state. Most people don’t realize that the biggest polluter of the Sound isn’t industrial waste or fertilizers; it’s urban rain water runoff.

Urban runoff refers to the rain water that travels across impervious surfaces such as sidewalks and streets, collecting toxins as it moves. When it runs unfiltered into streams and lakes, it carries these dangerous toxins along with it, with very serious consequences.

Toxic ocean water:

  • prevents salmon from being able to spawn
  • causes massive erosion in urban creeks
  • silts up shellfish beds and critical habitat for marine wildlife
  • threatens the beautiful orca, which relies on clean water and a healthy salmon population to thrive

The good news is, this type of runoff is entirely preventable. Rain gardens are large, man-made depressions in urban soil designed specifically to collect clean rainwater and prevent it from becoming harmful runoff. These gardens and other forms of “green infrastructure” undo the cause of runoff pollution right at the source.

Your click helps create rain gardens across Puget Sound that will eliminate thousands of gallons of polluted water runoff. Click today!

Recent Projects

Give 20 Households in Kenya the Tools for a Kitchen Garden: Completed October 20, 2014

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120,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Good nutrition is critically important for households affected by HIV/AIDS — the impact of malnutrition on the immune system can be fatal. Help create a sustainable solution to malnutrition in AIDS-affected Kenya by supporting household kitchen gardens. Click today!

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Transport 20 Women in Need to Breast Cancer Treatment: Completed October 16, 2014

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80,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

The cost of cancer treatment is daunting, and simply being insured isn’t always enough. Your click helps cover the cost of transportation to and from treatments for women in need. This is a vital step in the fight against breast cancer. Click today to help a patient get the care she needs!

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Give 7 Weeks of Insulin Supplies to 19 Diabetic Cats: Completed October 15, 2014

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79,800 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Animal shelters around the country are severely overrun, making it difficult for neglected and abandoned cats to find homes. For cats with diabetes, it’s nearly impossible. Help give homeless diabetic cats the insulin injections they need to survive!

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Cure 2 Women of Cervical Cancer with Radiation: Completed October 12, 2014

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Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer among women, and though it is well controlled in the U.S., it is still deadly in developing nations. Click today to help a group of American radiation oncologists treat — and even cure — women in Senegal of cervical cancer using a High Dose Brachytherapy Afterlader machine (HDR)!

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Plant and Protect 26 Threatened Wetland Plants for 3 Months: Completed October 8, 2014

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The Sky Islands of southern Arizona and New Mexico are under serious threat from drought, wildfires and human encroachment. You can help save this struggling ecosystem! Click today to help plant crucial native species in the Sky Island springs.

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Put 10 Children in Afghanistan Through a Full Year of School: Completed October 7, 2014

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After 30 years of war, the education system in Afghanistan is in disarray. Thousands of schools have been demolished at the hands of the Taliban, and today’s supply of students far outweighs Afghanistan’s teaching capacity. Click today to give 10 children the chance to attend a revolutionary new English instructional school!

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Help Fund 2 Emergency Clubfoot Surgeries for Children In Need: Completed October 5, 2014

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The disabled are often the poorest of the poor. Rehabilitation services are scarce and expensive, especially in rural and remote areas. Unable to support themselves, amputees and other mobility-impaired citizens often rely on handouts to survive. Help provide corrective surgery for children born with clubfeet so they can grow up to become productive members of society.

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We Are GreaterGood

Real Impact: Act Where It Matters

With so many simple, easy ways to be involved – from a free click to a direct donation that funds a specific program – your smallest actions online matter, creating real results at GreaterGood.

Already, your actions have given $30 million to nonprofit charities around the world since 1999. That means millions have received help and assistance because of your efforts: hungry families fed, pets rescued, rainforests saved, breast cancer caught and treated, children helped, and so much more.

What You Can Do: Small Actions, Big Results

We invite you to explore the network of great charities and good works that make up GreaterGood. Find the cause, program, or project that speaks to your passion for helping others and start making a difference today.

We believe that no good action is too small and, with all the new tools at our websites, together the results are greater than ever before. Make a daily click, sign a petition, donate what you can, shop where it matters, and help us spread the word.

Every day our community grows larger and the good that we have done together grows greater. Every day we’re adding new pieces to our story. , read our blogs, or join us on Facebook to learn even more about how your actions continue to make a difference daily.

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