Filed under: Microphilanthropy | Tags: environmental action nyc, ioby, Microphilanthropy, volunteer in your backyard
Not long ago I wrote about how you can volunteer in your pyjamas. If you’ve done lots in your pyjamas and feel like trying something in the sunlight, try volunteering in your own backyard.
This week a blog reader suggested that I look at ioby.org. It stands for In Our Backyards, and is a microphilanthropy site that fosters environmental knowledge and action in NYC. Unlike some of the sites that offer purely online actions, ioby gives a mix of actions that you can do both offline and online. Online you can donate and post projects. Offline you can participate in projects like restoring gardens, cleaning parks, build outdoor classrooms for children, and teach composting. Project progress is posted on their blog, so you can see photos of your money in action if you choose to donate.
I’d love to find a similar site for Toronto, so if you know of one, please give me a shout!