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How to Save the World
Unformatted Document Text:  20 concerted effort to ensure they are protected. “More people are realizing that there is a direct correlation with their environmental surroundings and their quality of life. And they are getting concerned,” points out one officer. The future will see much more collaboration between city and rural environmental agencies, points out several respondents. A few years ago, these were often considered separate entities with distinct priorities. Back then, the city groups fought for more green space in the parks and better public transportation while the rural organizations dealt with clear-cutting and overgrazing. Now the rules have changed. There is no longer the “not our problem” attitude. “People are finally figuring out that pollution and urban sprawl is everyone’s problem,” says the director of one Boston-based umbrella group. “ It doesn’t matter if you live in the backwoods of Vermont or Central Manhattan. These are problems that will continue to affect everyone unless the everyone can unite.” Non-profit organizations that take a proactive approach to connect with other groups around the world will greatly benefit themselves and strengthen their commitment to the environment. Discussion This paper is an exploration of the latest, most effective methods that environmental nonprofit organizations use to approach the fundamental issues. The groups we interviewed were surprisingly open and forthright about the different strategies they successfully employ; this points, we believe, to a major trend in the industry. The respondents knew that all their information could be shared with other competitive groups in their immediate area, yet they still believed that their overall cause is more important than their individual operations. This proactive approach to networking is an interesting development in the nonprofit sector. (Worth noting is the fact that they ignored the established corporate rules of competition. Consider for a moment, 15 international corporations candidly sharing revenue goals and communication strategies in the knowledge that this information will be shared with other similar groups.) By interviewing a broad cluster of different nonprofit environmental organization, we have pointed out that these groups are receptive to the idea of building on their local networks to connect with groups in other countries. While some may say this development is inevitable with the advent of the Internet and other global tools, this is one of the first studies to point this fact

Authors: Nordhoff, Andrew. and Downes, Edward.
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concerted effort to ensure they are protected. “More people are realizing that there is a direct
correlation with their environmental surroundings and their quality of life. And they are getting
concerned,” points out one officer.
The future will see much more collaboration between city and rural environmental agencies,
points out several respondents. A few years ago, these were often considered separate entities
with distinct priorities. Back then, the city groups fought for more green space in the parks and
better public transportation while the rural organizations dealt with clear-cutting and overgrazing.
Now the rules have changed. There is no longer the “not our problem” attitude. “People are
finally figuring out that pollution and urban sprawl is everyone’s problem,” says the director of
one Boston-based umbrella group. “ It doesn’t matter if you live in the backwoods of Vermont or
Central Manhattan. These are problems that will continue to affect everyone unless the everyone
can unite.” Non-profit organizations that take a proactive approach to connect with other groups
around the world will greatly benefit themselves and strengthen their commitment to the
environment.
Discussion
This paper is an exploration of the latest, most effective methods that environmental nonprofit
organizations use to approach the fundamental issues. The groups we interviewed were
surprisingly open and forthright about the different strategies they successfully employ; this
points, we believe, to a major trend in the industry. The respondents knew that all their
information could be shared with other competitive groups in their immediate area, yet they still
believed that their overall cause is more important than their individual operations. This
proactive approach to networking is an interesting development in the nonprofit sector. (Worth
noting is the fact that they ignored the established corporate rules of competition. Consider for a
moment, 15 international corporations candidly sharing revenue goals and communication
strategies in the knowledge that this information will be shared with other similar groups.)
By interviewing a broad cluster of different nonprofit environmental organization, we have
pointed out that these groups are receptive to the idea of building on their local networks to
connect with groups in other countries. While some may say this development is inevitable with
the advent of the Internet and other global tools, this is one of the first studies to point this fact


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