By Amanda Stone
There’s no doubt that that the recent Gulf Deep Horizon oil spill is going to have devastating environmental and economic impacts for many years to come. One group who will be particularly affected is the fishermen and women, whose livelihoods depend directly on the Gulf for income. But organizations like Citizen Effect–a non-profit that empowers and inspires Citizen Philanthropists to work directly with communities in the developing world– are trying to see what positive impacts they can foster out of the crisis. Click here to learn about their mission to combine the local expertise and knowledge of Gulf fishermen and women with their own social media networking abilities to galvanize awareness about and interest in cleaning up the Gulf.
Amanda Stone is a communications intern with the Nourishing the Planet project.