So, I work as my mother's assistant, part time.
The mother-figure is participating in Authors for Earth Day
this year. (Mom is a children's book author - her most popular works are for 2nd-4th graders, ish...) Authors for Earth Day is brand-new, only started in 2008. Mom LOVES the idea, and hopes her little bit of fame and participation will help it become a bigger event in future years. She's so excited to take part.
Basically how it works is she will be making an appearance at a school (even though we live on Cape Cod, it will be a school somewhere near Austin, Texas, since that's where she will be traveling for other school visits at the time.)
She will do her normal two-part appearance: a presentation to students, plus a book signing after.
The thing is, she will donate her honorarium (appearance fee) to a cause. She picks FIVE causes, and the students she speaks to get to vote on which one the money should go to.
SO... As her lovely assistant, it's up to me to locate/research five causes she'd be happy to support.
And I'm open for ideas.
Help please? If you had a decent chunk of cash to throw at an organization in honor of Earth Day, which would it be?