I’m Leonard, and I have a Giving Tuesday challenge for you: Donate to Ecojustice in the next 24 hours and I will match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000.

Raised in a Jewish-American family, I came of age when Dr. Martin Luther King led the March on Washington and Freedom Riders put their lives in peril to protest segregation. My upbringing instilled in me a belief that we must each strive to create a better world.

For me, that means putting my money behind good causes.

I’ve supported Ecojustice for ten years and now serve as the Chair of its Board of Directors. This gives me a front row seat to how they’ve built their impressive track record of legal victories for the environment. I’ve seen up close their strategic and deliberate approach. They never shy away from a tough fight. And they’re dedicated to their clients — who they represent for free. In other words, you’re making a good investment when you donate to Ecojustice.

Please give today. Now is your chance to double your impact and build the case for a better earth on this worldwide day of philanthropy.

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the Great Bear Rainforest. As I sat by the edge of a salmon-spawning stream waiting for a grizzly bear to appear, I felt my day-to-day concerns melt away. The running water, magnificent trees, and soaring eagles calmed me. Finally, a grizzly appeared, and I was surprised by its black fur — until this point, I had only seen cinnamon-hued Alaskan grizzlies.

This experience reminded me how being in nature can help us connect to our innermost being.

My holiday wish is for nature to be protected for all our children, grandchildren and future generations.

And because Ecojustice is on the case, I’m confident that my wish will become a reality. But they can’t do it without us. Supporters like you and I play an important role in creating that reality.

Let’s join forces this Giving Tuesday. Donate within the next 24 hours and I’ll match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000.

Yours,
Leonard Schein, Chair of the Board

P.S. Help build the case for a better earth by making a gift today. Your gift helps retain experts, run costly litigation, and advocate for strong laws and policies that protect our environment.