Fundraising Ideas to Help Save the
Raise funds for your organization, church, or favorite
charity while helping to save the environment and protect Mother Earth. It is like hitting two birds with one
When looking for ways to raise funds through green fundraising, the biggest question is what kind of campaign
should you take on. Here are some of the most popular green fundraising ideas that you can do to help save the
· Beach Clean-up Drive
This kind of fundraising event is best done during summer
when all roads lead to the beach. You do not only raise money, you also help save the
Look for a private corporation or the local community or
neighborhood to partner with you and sponsor your cause. Ask them to donate a specific amount for every half
mile or half hour that you and your friends, volunteers, or members of the youth ministry will be able to clean
On the day of the event, bring large trash bags and
gloves. Slowly walk along the beach and pick up any kind of trash that you will find along the way —throw away
food in plastic bags or wraps, broken plastic toys, sunscreen bottles, cigarette butts, magazines. As each bag
is filled, another smaller group will collect them and give the larger group a new bag to fill. You can also
earn more by forming another smaller group who will segregate the trash from recyclables and bring them to the
nearest recycling facility that will pay for all the plastic bottles and aluminum cans you
Collecting ink jet cartridges and laser ink cartridges as
well as used cellphones, laptops, iPods, digital cameras, and video cameras is one of the most innovative,
spontaneous, and earth-friendly fundraising ideas. Instead of throwing them in local landfills, recycle them!
Moreover, this kind of recycling program will not cost you anything. You only need to
Ask the members of your organization, your friends, family
members, neighbors, and other interested individuals as well as local business owners to donate their used
gadgets, ink jet or laser cartridges for recycling and reuse. You can also approach the leasing managers of
office buildings if you can solicit from the offices in their building.
How can you generate cash from these items? You can sell
them online or to local companies and they will refurbish the used gadgets or refill the ink
Funding Factory is one of the good sources
of a complete cartridge recycling setup without any cost to your organization or favorite
It has helped more than half a million schools, non-profit organizations, and other groups raise funds by recycling
used printer cartridges and small electronic devices.
Sell flowers and plants
Selling plants, flower bulbs, herbs, and seeds is not only
one of the most successful fundraising ideas but also promote a healthier and greener environment. People love
flowers and plants in their gardens. Some individuals even pick fresh flowers and place them on their tables and
Look for trade fairs or festivals where you can set up a
booth. Talk to the organizers that you are doing this as a fundraising activity to receive discount on rent. You
can also hold your own trade fair or “green” festival on Earth Day, Earth Hour, International Diversity Day, and
other special commemorative days held to campaign for a greener environment.
Think of other items that you can sell to promote
earth-friendly environment. Reusable bags are good suggestion, particularly if you are campaigning for the
reduction of plastic and plastic bag waste. Similarly, earth-friendly soy-based candles will also give you high
profit level while giving healthier air quality. Organic breads and vegetables are also bestsellers for
vegetarians and health-conscious individuals.
· Run a Marathon
Running for a cause is not an easy deed. But think about
it, running on a marathon does not only make our bodies healthy but it also helps save the
Organize a marathon run in a public park or major business district and pledge to donate plant a tree to your local
or national park for every registered runner.
Schedule your marathon on a weekend or a holiday to
encourage more individuals, families, neighbors, organizations, and communities to run for your cause.
Distribute posters and flyers for information dissemination. Include relevant information, such as date, time,
venue, length of the run, and registration fee.
Although the marathon has already started, make sure that
you bring your sponsorship forms with you. You will never know when onlookers and passersby will support and
give donation for your cause after learning about your activity. Some people may have heard or known about the
marathon but, for some reasons, cannot run yet still want to volunteer or donate.