After writing a visceral post about environmental organizations that accept money from large corporations, in protest of greenwashing, Arwa interviewed the Emirates Diving Association, who explained their decision to accept $10,000 from Ford.
One of the world’s largest auto manufacturers, since 2000 Ford has donated more than $1 million to 130 environmental initiatives throughout the Gulf and the Levant, including to whale and dolphin research, beach cleanups, sea turtle and monk seal research off the coasts of Syria, and to Omani Leopard Conservation.
This year the company has teamed up with UNESCO to expand its reach. Government and non-government initiatives committed to Conservation Engineering, Protection of the Natural Environment, or Environmental Education are encouraged to apply for a share of $100,000 currently up for grabs. If that’s you, please visit Ford’s website and fill out the application before 10 September, 2011. Rules and further details available there.
image via farm4
More on corporate sponsorship: