Countless animals have been displaced and possibly even endangered – on the brink of extinction – at this point. Fires have engulfed over 12 million acres in Australia. WIRES is a non-profit organization dedicated to taking care of Australia's wildlife and now are rescuing them from fires.
"Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife." - WIRES
For the entire month of February 2020, we accepted donations to the WIRES Emergency Fund for Wildlife in the wake of the Australian bushfires. We raised $392 USD and will match this to make it $784 USD. If you missed out on this donation drive, you can make a donation here.
Marianne Mitchell of Appalachian Priestess is a shamanic energy medicine practitioner who uses ancient wisdom to bring her patients back to a state of remembering... remembering who they truly are.
Marianne has completed a number of trainings and certifications including: cranial-sacral unwinding 1, 2, & 3, reiki master and teacher, kundalini yoga teacher, and massage therapist.
She offers in-person private sessions, private distance sessions, Divine Feminine Shamanic Circles, Men’s Council Shamanic Circles, The Starlight Project, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation Classes, Land & House Clearings and Blessings as well as Rites of Passage Ceremonies.
Multiple Earth Magick team members see Marianne as a crucial part of their personal and spiritual development.
Make an appointment with Marianne today!
The mission of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is to return the iconic American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) to its native range. Using a full toolbox of approaches, their overall goal is to restore an entire forest ecosystem.
In the process, TACF also hopes to create a template for restoration of other tree and plant species threatened by non-native pests and pathogens.
Earth Magick has been a member of the American Chestnut Foundation for the last two years.
Join us in becoming a member!
Wild Heart Farm & Sanctuary is a new non-profit created by Beryl Lynn with people, animals and our planet in mind. Their 13.26 acres in Mars Hill, NC will house rescued farm animals, grow abundant permaculture gardens and serve as a healing and educational space for the community.
For the month of July 2019, we at Earth Magick accepted donations for Wild Heart, matching all donations made for a total of $600. Wild Heart used these funds, along with many other generous donations from our community, to help fund the construction of a shelter for a senior mare they rescued name Juniper.
Wild Heart depends on the community, so donate today!
Asheville GreenWorks works to enhance the environment and quality of life for all residents of Asheville and Buncombe County through community-based, volunteer-led environmental conservation projects and education programs.
With thousands of volunteers, Asheville GreenWorks engages the community in grassroots projects such as urban forestry, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.
Earth Magick saves any non-recyclable items, especially styrofoam, and takes it to Asheville GreenWorks Hard2Recycle events where these items can be recycled and made into other items. V, our curator, has also volunteered at their litter cleanup events with her children.
Volunteer today to enhance Asheville's community!
This collaboration is near and dear to us as V, our curator, travels to Bali for dreamcatchers and other treasures. She sees this devastating crisis first hand. She spent a lot of time with the waters in Bali, praying and making offerings. She also volunteered with Trash Hero to help cleanup the beaches.
Alex and Andrew, two surfers created 4Ocean after visiting Bali and seeing the amount of trash in the ocean. 4Ocean collects trash from the oceans around the world and transforms the trash into cute bracelets. The bracelets are made with recycled materials, every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4ocean has removed 4,317,335 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
Purchase your bracelet today and help save our waters.
BeLoved Asheville believes in the power of community! You have heard it takes a village to raise a child. They believe that everyone needs a village. Each of us needs a supportive network of people in our lives, ways to use our gifts, and meaningful ways to engage the world and make a difference. BeLoved Asheville creates create innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face as a community.
Are you tired of the way this country is going? Tired of ranting behind a screen? Interested in Tiny Homes? Latinx cultural organizing? Kids Justice League? Systemic change work? Come together to be inspired to be the change we wish to see!
In 2018, we donated $500 to an emergency fund in support of families endangered by ICE. For the month of February 2019, we collected and matched donations to fund their tiny home project, contributing over $350 total.
The Tiny Homes Community will “bring together volunteer labor, recycled materials, and a focus on sustainability to build this vibrant village. Community members will be involved in the designing of the kind of home they wish to live in. Villagers will build the amenities that they want/need including community gathering space, community kitchen, and community gardens. Village residents will share meals regularly, share childcare, grow food together, share community vehicles and bicycles for transportation, and more. Community members will organize themselves through regular residents meetings.”
Black Fairy Godmother is an online movement led by Simone Gordon. She frequently organizes donation drives that provide financial assistance for women of color in need. At any given time, she is raising money for many different cases – whether it's to help a woman get out of an abusive living situation, raising money for medical procedures, and more.
In 2020, Earth Magick contributed to the emergency domestic violence fund.
A vital, creative and inclusive spiritual community that celebrates the divine mystery in all of creation. Their commitment is to love and respect one another regardless of differences. They value compassion, generosity, forgiveness, creativity and play. They honor each person and their uniqueness of their journey.
Earth Magick contributes to Jubilee in multiple ways. Quarterly, we make a monetary donation, and when we can, we volunteer our time to support local homeless women, through food preparation, washing laundry and more.
Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement. They are committed to providing lasting, on-the-ground protection, which requires the ongoing support and participation of local communities. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the expertise of their partners and the participation of local communities across the tropics, Rainforest Trust reserves are exemplary models of international conservation.
For the month of September 2019, we accepted and matched donations to the Rainforest Trust, through their specific fundraiser to protect indigenous lands in Peru. They aim to raise about $4.6 million to title more than 6 million acres to indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon. Having the legal title to this land would allow the local communities to protect the land against the disastrous industries causing the fires that are currently terrorizing the Brazilian rainforest.
Because of their ongoing SAVES Challenge, every dollar donated was matched, so that means that all donations were quadrupled, which means that the Earth Magick Community added a total of $2,260 to the cause. That equates to more than 2,900 acres of rainforest land.
SAHC works to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee for the benefit of present and future generations.
Since 1974, they have conserved over 71,000 acres of lands and waters. Your membership, donations, time, energy and ideas will help meet the challenges of protecting these magnificent natural resources for ourselves and for future generations.
We invite you to join the effort!
Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. They are the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. They stop loggers, miners, and oil companies from destroying tribal lands, lives and livelihoods across the globe. They lobby governments to recognise indigenous land rights. They document and expose the atrocities committed against tribal people and take direct action to stop them.
From the Amazon to the Kalahari, from the jungles of India to the Congo rainforest, they work in partnership with tribal peoples to protect their lives and land. These people suffer racism, land theft, forced development and genocidal violence just because they live differently. It must stop.
Survival International gives tribal peoples a platform to speak to the world. They have had over 200 victories since 1969, but their work is far from over and they need your help.
They reject money from governments and shady corporations so their integrity is never compromised. Donate today!
Tranzmission offers education, advocacy and support for nonbinary and transgender people in Western North Carolina. Their membership includes nonbinary, genderqueer and gender fluid folks as well as trans women, trans men, family, friends, and allies. Their membership continues to change and evolve, and they continue to celebrate and nourish the incredible diversity within our community.
In 2019, we accepted and matched donations for Transgender Day of Visibility, donating $60.
Based in Asheville, Zamani Refuge is non-profit dedicated to helping heal the profound after effects of the transatlantic slave trade.
Zamani seeks to develop educational materials and community actions derived from a frank view of this historic period. Such a frank view requires that we let go of blame, denial and judgment. It requires that we simply look at the legacy at all appropriate levels and manifest the integrity to take appropriate corrective actions.
Earth Magick has contributed monetary donations over the last two years, and although we try to avoid shopping with Amazon, when we do, a percentage of our total spent goes directly to Zamani Refuge.
Connect with Zamani Refuge on Facebook.
Community Roots is a grassroots non-profit in Asheville, North Carolina dedicated to helping communities protect the planet and dismantle corporate rule. They believe communities have the right to make decisions about what happens to our water, air and soil, over Corporations.
We recently partnered with Community Roots and received signatures for their citizen-led initiative to get a Climate Bill of Rights on the ballot in the City of Asheville. This will get the city to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and stop investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure.
We encourage you to sign the petition today.