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CFC spotlights environmental protection

There are several nonprofits that do work related to protecting the environment.

The Combined Federal Campaign’s cause of the week is environmental protection.

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, released a 2,000-page report in February on the state of the environment.

Environmental Nonprofit Conservation International boiled it down to one alarming sentence: “The catastrophic impacts of climate breakdown may soon outpace humanity’s ability to adapt to it.”

In April, the IPCC released another report. Conservation International found within it reasons for hope:

“When you look closely, the IPCC shows what is possible if we take action now — not only to secure a livable and stable climate, but to take a massive global leap forward in terms of equity, justice and human development,” Chief Executive Officer M. Sanjayan said.

The topic “environment” encompasses so many of the campaign’s causes, including food, shelter, health care and civil rights.

If you’re unsure of where to focus your giving in this category, the website for the campaign, also called the CFC, can help:

• Under “CFC Giving System” on the homepage, choose “online charity search.”

• In the “Find A Charity” section, you’ll see “Select a Specific Category.” From there, choose “Environment.”

The Combined Federal Campaign is the federal government’s workplace charity drive.

The latest campaign began Sept. 1 and runs through Jan. 14.

Participation in the CFC is voluntary.

The website has more information.

This is the 13th in a series of articles spotlighting the Combined Federal Campaign’s cause of the week. Next week: mental wellness.