Photo via Shutterstock Donate Money to the Red Cross The American Red Cross is the number one disaster relief charity in the US, and it’s far and away the most trusted and most popular charity that you can donate to. In the days since Hurricane Sandy hit, the Red Cross has seen its donations spike, and its disaster response vehicles have been on the ground distributing hot food to hurricane victims. To make an immediate impact, you can donate money to the Red Cross website . Photo via Occupy Sandy Donate Goods and Money to Occupy Sandy One of the early leaders in organizing and distributing shipments of much-needed goods to some of the places that were hit hardest by the storm has been Occupy Sandy . The group is taking both cash and in-kind donations, and it has even set up a wedding registry on Amazon.com where you can donate things like cleaning supplies and blankets. Photo via Shutterstock Donate Food Although sending cash is the easiest way for people from around the country to pitch in and help the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, you can also give food. You can donate nonperishable food and money to City Harvest and Food Bank in New York City. Occupy Sandy and several churches in the NYC and New Jersey areas are also collecting food donations. Photo by David Berkowitz Volunteer Your Time If you live in NYC or New Jersey, one of the best ways you can make a direct impact on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts is to volunteer your time. There are hundreds of volunteer opportunities available. Mayor Bloomberg is directing people to the website NYC Service , which lists several organizations through which you can volunteer; Occupy Sandy also has a regularly updated list of places where volunteers are needed. The website Volunteer Match is also a great resource to locate volunteer opportunities. Photo by Lauren Bozarth Donate to Architecture for Humanity’s Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction Campaign Architecture for Humanity , a volunteer non-profit organization that provides design and construction services after disasters, has developed a five-point plan for long-term reconstruction of areas that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The group plans to provide community planning and architectural support to local agencies as they rebuild to ensure that coastal communities are greener and more resilient, and they are currently taking donations. Photo via Shutterstock Blankets for Sandy With cold weather setting in and a potentially strong winter storm brewing later this week, new blankets are one of the best things you can donate to Hurricane Sandy victims. The Huffington Post has done a nice job of rounding up some of the different churches and other locations that are accepting blanket donations in New York and New Jersey.
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Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims
Standing 84.5 cm tall, One Two Tree is an eco-friendly Christmas tree that consists of 26 ‘branches’ that rotate on a ‘trunk’. A hole drilled in the end of each branch enables you to create a unique look that can be updated year after year. One Two Tree is cut from untreated high-grade Australian hoop pine plywood grown in managed plantations in the Yarraman region of Queensland, Australia. It arrives flat packed with easy-to-follow instructions for instant assemblage. Check out One Two Tree’s video to see how easy it is to set up! + One Two Tree The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!
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One Two Tree: An Eco friendly Christmas Tree That can be Styled to Suit any Space
Did the many thousands of Occupy protesters who took to the streets last year to protest corporate malfeasance think to turn the finger to their own employers first? What happens if and when they do?
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The Activist Employee: Why Business Must Learn to Listen
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Mattresses, dining chairs, cell phones and even a small red guitar with its neck snapped – these were just a few of the items that made up the 25 tons of debris left by Occupy Los Angeles protesters who were evicted from their encampment last week,…
Occupy LA Leaves Behind 25 Tons of Trash
Occupy London has been on a roller coaster ride this week, and casualties include three senior Church officials that have now quit.
Studio Schneemann, together with the Kenyan initiative Uniqueco, collect and turn wasted flip flops from the beach into colourful and squichy furniture and lighting.
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Upcycled Rubber Design Products; A Flip Flop Story (Photos)
November 3, 2011 by
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How can a simple bag of bird barf help save a species? Here’s how.
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Woman Pays $400 For Endangered Bird’s Barf
Occupy Wall Street Turns To Sustainability With Bike Energy
October 31, 2011 by
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The remarkable tale of John McIntosh, the original apple revolutionary.
Long Before Apple’s Macintosh, There Was McIntosh’s Apple
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Screengrab from Why? Simply Because video Prompted by my curiosity about global movement known as Occupy Wall Street, on Saturday I headed out to the Occupons MontrÃ©al / Occupy MontrÃ©al protests, which mirrored similar events springing up in Toronto , Vancouver, Berlin