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Celebrate Earth Day 2008 with a free and ongoing donation to the Nicodemus Wilderness Project! 

What if the Nicodemus Wilderness Project earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can! is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch your donations add up with no cost to you! is an online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause.

Just click the button below to start searching and supporting NWP for free! Remember to add GoodSearch to your toolbar and make it your homepage.

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!


Featured NWP Apprentice Ecologist Essay

"The snow melted to reveal the remains of a battle zone. Litter lined the highways, and trash defaced our natural regions. I decided that, no matter how small the act, something had to be done. As May approached, I led a group of interested Eco-Act members and other school volunteers to clean up one of the areas I knew to be suffering the most in Williamsport, Pennsylvania...Riverfront Park. Riverfront Park is located on a small island along the Susquehanna River; it consists of a bike path, gardens, and several waterside benches facing west to welcome the setting sun....(Read More)"


NWP Youth Volunteers Make A Difference (Updated: April 22, 2008)


Youth Volunteers
Hours Volunteered
Trash Removed from Environment (lbs.)
Native Trees Planted 

Area Restored for Wildlife (acres)
Number of Countries Represented
U.S. Dollar Value of Volunteer Time
Value of Your $50 Gift Contribution


You Can Help Save The Earth

  • Appliances and personal electronics are estimated to require about 20% of the average monthly home energy use. Examples of the some of the most common types of energy using (and time-saving) devices used in the home include:
    • Clothes washers and dryers
    • Computers
    • Dishwashers
    • Home audio equipment
    • Refrigerator and freezers
    • Room air conditioners
    • Televisions, DVD players, and VCR's
    • Water heaters

  • Look for these endorsements before buying your next major home appliance:

    EnergyGuide Label

    The Federal Trade Commission requires EnergyGuide labels on most home appliances (except for stove ranges and ovens), but not home electronics, such as computers, televisions, and home audio equipment. EnergyGuide labels provide an estimate of the product's energy consumption or energy efficiency. They also show the highest and lowest energy consumption or efficiency estimates of similar appliance models.


    ENERGY STAR labels appear on appliances and home electronics that meet strict energy efficiency criteria established by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The ENERGY STAR labeling program includes most home electronics and appliances except for water heaters , stove ranges, and ovens.

(Source: DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy)


Eco-Quote: Be Inspired So You Can Inspire Others

Edward Abbey: "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."

Reading: Desert Solitaire, The Monkey Wrench Gang, Down the River


I hope you've enjoyed this edition of the Nicodemus Wilderness Project eNewsletter.


Robert K. Dudley, Ph.D., Director
Nicodemus Wilderness Project



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