Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos if some will recall back in February, announced the creation of his “Bezos Earth Fund” which is a $10 billion USD initiative with the goal of combating climate change. Currently he took to Instagram to announce that the first-round of recipients have been chosen. The first-round is comprised of 16 environmental organizations, all of which will be getting a total of $791 million USD, though it was not disclosed as to how much they received individually.
The beneficiary list is so far comprised of: ClimateWorks Foundation, Eden Reforestation Projects, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, NDN Collective, Salk Institute For Biological Studies, Union Of Concerned Scientists, World Wildlife Fund, World Resources Institute, The Solutions Project, Rocky Mountain Institute, The Nature Conservancy, The Hive Fund For Climate and Gender Justice, Energy Foundation, Dream Corps Green For All and The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund.
Bezos’ statement written in the caption of his IG post reads as follows: “I’ve spent the past several months learning from a group of incredibly smart people who’ve made it their life’s work to fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world,” he continues. “I’m inspired by what they’re doing, and excited to help them scale… We can all protect Earth’s future by taking bold action now.”
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