The Central Park Conservancy’s mission is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The CPC is a private, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1980, that manages Central Park under a contract with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, corporations, and foundations, and the City of New York, the Conservancy has invested more than $550 million to date in the Park, making it a model for urban parks worldwide. The Conservancy raises 85 percent of Central Park’s $37.4 million annual Parkwide expense budget and is responsible for all basic care of the park.
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. With headquarters in the greater Washington, D.C. area, CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents.
Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America, Europe and South and Central America. More than 500,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana. For more information, please visit http://www.oceana.org/.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.3 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.
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The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation will provide carbon offsets through it’s Monaco Carbon Offsetting Program to counter the carbon emissions associated with the event, making the event nearly carbon neutral. Bid to Save the Earth will do this by implementing the Foundation’s three-step program: estimate the event’s greenhouse gas emissions, reduce emissions at the source and offset emissions by funding innovative energy projects. The projects funded by the Foundation are Clean Development Projects following guidelines set by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Any of the above links can be attached.