Posts tagged ‘fundraising’
Click and save gorillas! Vote for YoG project online
In just ten seconds online you could help YoG and the Gorilla Organization to continue funding a vital project that reduces pressure on precious Mountain Gorilla forests in DR Congo, helping them survive in the long-term.
Out of nearly a thousand nominations, the Year of the Gorilla ‘Jiko Stoves’ project in the area surrounding the Virunga National Park has been selected as one of only twelve finalists in the World Challenge 09 competition.
Online voters simply have to visit http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/2009-finalists-project04.php?
and cast a vote for the DR Congo ‘Jiko Stoves’ project. It takes only ten seconds and does not require registration. Please forward this to EVERYBODY to ensure the Stoves project wins the prize!
The area surrounding the Virunga National Park in DR Congo, home to the critically endangered Mountain Gorilla, is densely populated, with most families reliant on firewood and charcoal for cooking and heating. The collection of firewood often has a detrimental effect on the gorilla habitat, and is also very time-consuming and physically exhausting for the villagers and children involved.
Partnering with local group AIDE-Kivu, the Gorilla Organization launched the fuel-efficient stove project in 2008, producing and distributing Jiko stoves which reduce the consumption of firewood and charcoal by at least 75%. Families with fuel-efficient stoves are now using on average just 1.5 sacks of charcoal a month compared to four sacks per month before.
The Director of The Gorilla Organization, Jillian Miller, says “The Jiko Stoves project in DR Congo has shown proven success in reducing the consumption of firewood and charcoal which is a huge threat to the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Winning the $20 000 prize money in the World Challenge competition would fund this vital project for an entire year.
Looking for an easy way to help support primate conservation? If you shop at Ralphs and have a Ralphs Club card, 3% of your purchases could be going towards the Gibbon Conservation Center. It’s free for you to sign up and all you have to do is sign up and remember to use your Ralphs Club card when you shop!
Click on the sign up button, and once you are registered and activate your email. Once signed in you need to add your Ralps Club card number and then click on the link that says:
Edit Community Contribution Program Information
You can search by keyword Gibbon and the 2nd option is for the Gibbon Conservation Center. And that’s it!
Thanks for supporting gibbons and primate conservation!
The Primatology Student Association and Happy Hollow Zoo are teaming up to raise money for orangutans! If you have an old cell phone (broken or working!) that you are not sure what to do with, please consider donating it to us. 100% of the money raised will go directly to The Orangutan Conservancy to help protect these amazing animals. We will have a box beginning tomorrow (April 16th) in MH-426 which is the Anthropology office. If you would like to donate a phone but can’t seem to make it to the office just contact us and we will try to come to you when you are on campus.
If you would like to mail a phone or phones please send to
Department of Anthropology
Primatology Student Association
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6846 Fullerton, CA 92834-6846
We have officially started our change box drive for this semester. If you would like to donate your spare change to help conserve orangutans, the rain forest, and people of Indonesia please look for our box in the anthropology office MH-426! All funds collected will be donated to Health In Harmony.