Should environmental groups shy away from receiving corporate financial support to carry out their earth-friendly causes? Well some, like John Stauber of the Center for Media and Democracy believe the money can have a corrupting influence, and calls it “a Faustian bargain, at best.” But according to AbetterEarth.org, at least one group that is funded solely by corporations is doing a remarkable job of cleaning up our nation’s waterways. The group, Living Land and Water, uses thousands of volunteers to clear tons of garbage from rivers across the eastern U.S., and is a prime example of how environmentalists and corporations can work together as allies, instead of viewing each other with hostility or suspicion.

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  • Christina Norman

    Christina Norman serves as the Director of Development for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. She is also responsible for CFACT’s website building, web maintenance, and graphic design. Christina holds a BA from the University of MN-Duluth and is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program. Christina is passionate about the environment and outdoors, particularly our lakes and rivers in Minnesota. She and her husband live in Lake Elmo, and have 3 beautiful children.