Welcome to The Rainforest Site
EcologyFund Is Now The Rainforest Site
At the heart of GreaterGood's mission to help people, pets, and the planet is a our focus on amplifying the good by caring for our planet.
For over 20 years, EcologyFund.com has been an integral part of that mission. It's with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to EcologyFund.com. But don't worry, you can still make a difference for the planet through FREE, daily clicks!
When you click the “Click to Give” button on The Rainforest Site, GreaterGood funds tree and seed planting and land conservation for habitats in need as well as programs to study and protect endangered species. We hope that you'll continue to support these efforts by clicking daily at The Rainforest Site.
Learn moreabout all our signature programs that care for our planet and wildlife that your clicks support.
Questions & Answers
Question: What happened to EcologyFund?
Answer: Both EcologyFund and The Rainforest Site are operated by GreaterGood and both have had a similar mission: to protect the environment and wildlife through free, daily clicks. In order to better serve this mission and to provide a better experience for our visitors, we've decided that consolidating these sites was necessary.
Q: What will happen to my EcologyFund.net email address?
A: You can continue to use your Ecologyfund.net email address. Log into your email via the Webmail login page. Everyone.net supports Ecologyfund.net email addresses. If you have trouble with your email please reach out to them.
Q: How can I keep helping the environment if EcologyFund is gone?
A: Make your daily clicks on The Rainforest Site now! You can also support causes you care about with direct donations here:
About The Rainforest Site
See a few of the many ways your free clicks at The Rainforest Site are helping the planet!
Tree Planting to Enrich Ecosystems
Trees help protect the environment and are one of our best tools in the fight against climate change. They store carbon, improve water and soil quality, and provide necessary habitat for many species. Deforestation for agriculture and development have taken many of these important plants from us. However, there are efforts to plant more to harness their superpowers.
We're contributing to such efforts in a variety of ways. Among them is an annual commitment to fund the planting of nearly 100,000 trees with the American Chestnut Foundation, PASA/Ngamba, and Forest for Monarchs. These organizations focus on planting trees to restore habitat, tackle the issue of greenhouse gas emissions, and improve forest health.
The American Chestnut Foundation aims to return that specific tree to its historic range. PASA is working to protect native primates by restoring trees to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust in Uganda, an effort that was helped along by a Greater Good Charities grant to plant 240,000 seedlings. Forest for Monarchs, meanwhile, reforests lands within Monarch butterly habitat to help the struggling species.
We work with additional organizations that use your donations to plant trees. Based on the level that you'd like to contribute, you could help cover the cost of seeds, supplies related to each project, or getting volunteers to the site. To see the possible ways you can contribute, click here.
The Payunia Provincial Reserve in Argentina is home to the largest protected guanaco population within the species' range. Darwin's rheas, Andean condors, and pumas roam its lands, as well. The endangered Andean cat has even been making appearances in recent years. Unfortunately, livestock production leads to competition for precious resources on the reserve, as producers still have grazing rights there.
To minimize these conflicts, we teamed up with WCS Argentina to compensate retiring livestock producers for the resignation of their grazing rights in the reserve. With these resignations, the province has agreed to ban livestock on these lands, which are then incorporated into the preserved core area of the reserve. We're working to expand this action on additional lands in the area.
Limiting livestock has helped guanacos avoid competition over food and water and protected their breeding range. It's also helped save endangered Andean cats from retaliatory killings due to goat predation.
Over the years, our habitat preservation efforts have also extended to projects with the Rainforest Trust. We've contributed to their mission of purchasing rainforest land and developing new protected areas in the process. This has largely focused on endangered species habitat or areas with high biodiversity.
The Madrean Sky Islands, which run from southern Arizona and New Mexico to northern Mexico, are a unique ecosystem consisting of 57 mountains. The area has an exceptionally high level of biodiversity because it's the meeting place of four vastly different biological regions: the Sonoran Desert to the west, Rocky Mountains to the north, Sierra Madre Occidental from the south, and the Chihuahuan Desert to the east.
Though surrounded by grasslands and desert, the islands themselves are isolated, forested mountains with a variety of wildlife. At any given time, you could find migrating and resident pollinators like bats, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as plenty of mammals. This special place faces challenges, however, and it's important to understand its inner workings to create the most effective conservation plans.
That's where Madrean Discovery Expeditions comes in. This program brings in scientists, students, photographers, and nature lovers from across the globe to record the region's plants and animals. All this information is made available in an open-source database that everyone can access. The goal is to use these resources to preserve this ecosystem.
Of the 57 islands, 20 have already been documented. We hope to add on the other 37 in the future. To find out how you can help, click here.
Flower Planting to Save Bees & Other Wildlife
Much of the food on our dinner table each night is there thanks to pollinators like bees. That includes staples like berries, flowering vegetables, and nuts. Unfortunately, bee populations are declining, largely due to the loss of their main food source: pollen and nectar from flowers. This crisis has led to efforts to boost the food supply for these important insects, as well as other pollinators like butterflies and birds.
We have worked with several organizations to fund seed-planting projects that restore native flowers while feeding pollinators. The target areas are places impacted by natural disasters and those with struggling bee populations. With your contributions, we cover the cost of perennial and annual seeds, as well as the labor to get them in the ground.
Among the areas we've helped is the Madrean Sky Islands, where invasive species, landscape degradation, and drought have impacted plantlife. Planting native flowers has helped restore the landscape in this biologically diverse and unique ecosystem.
With one contribution, you can fund the planting of up to 500 square feet of flowers. Even 15 square feet can be covered with modest donations. Learn more about how to help here.
As you can see, your actions can make a huge difference to our planet.
Remember to click daily at The Rainforest Site to continue to help with vital projects around the world. Together we change the world!