DO-GOODER & GROUNDWORK OPPORTUNITIES
In 2001, Chevron purchased Texaco who dumped over 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater in the Ecuadorian rainforest. The pollution destroyed farmlands and lives of the Ecuadorian natives. When Chevron made the purchase, they knew about this destruction and that it had not been adequately remediated. When Chevron acquired Texaco they also took over Texaco’s debt both financially and environmentally. All Do-Gooder wants is for Chevron to resolve this debt in land and lives by cleaning up the wasteland they purchased. That's why we are supporting ClearWater until this happens. ClearWater builds rainwater catchment systems so the affected people have fresh drinking water and begin the healing process. 10% of the retail price of the following Do-Gooder products support ClearWater's cause.
“Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin.”
Amazon Defense Coalition
“We are a group of Amazonian grass roots organizations and communities who have joined to defend and sustain our peoples and environment through unification of our forces and the integration of the entire Ecuadorian Amazon.”
End Dirty Engergy Program
“As part of the True Cost of Chevron Network, Global Exchange has helped to put a human face on oil addiction and link together communities living at the points of oil exploration, production and refining, into one growing global movement working to rein in the oil industry.”
Rainforest Action Network
“Dubbed “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business” by the Wall Street Journal, RAN uses hard-hitting marketing campaigns to align the policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection.”
What is the main purpose of Do-Gooder?
Do-Gooder is an entertainment company that creates productions and products that give back to support victims of corporate irresponsibility and human rights violations.
When I buy a shirt, how much money goes to the cause?
Generally, we give 10% of the retail price of a t-shirt to a cause we support. Even without factoring the cost of creating the t-shirt, that’s quite a chunk of change.
Now think about other companies who only make or sell products. How much do they give to charity or causes? Target gives back 5% (under certain conditions) to local schools. Sales Force and Google give back 1% of their billions of dollars. This is all highly commendable, but we wanted to create a company on the foundations of giving back from our products.
How do you select your beneficiaries?
We originally selected our beneficiaries through word of mouth from our NGO friends and networks. Now, we use charity navigator as a major part of that decision making process to assure that the charities we select have staff and financial beneficiary as well as the same passion we have for making the world a better place.