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Vote for the Earth Institute in the eBay Fundraising Tournament for the Environment

n140780127187_990Do you share our belief that the world has the know-how and resources to solve our environmental challenges in a sustainable manner? Do you support efforts by the scientific community to help understand the effects of climate change, reduce environmental degradation, and advance renewable energy technologies? Then please vote for the Earth Institute in the eBay Fundraising Tournament for the Environment!

The eBay Fundraising Tournament for the Environment is meant to raise awareness and garner support for environment-focused organizations in areas including climate change, conservation, recycling, renewable energy and pollution. Earth Institute scientists and experts are hard at work in our centers and programs finding cutting-edge solutions in these and other crucial areas. We’re mobilizing the resources of Columbia University to investigate strategies like carbon capture and sequestration and climate adaptation and also promoting ecosystem conservation.

eBay has seeded the tournament with $50,000, and that total will grow significantly during the next two months as donations from supporters magnify the prize pool total. We need your votes to earn a spot as one of the 30 organizations who will be able to share the prize. Go to now to cast your vote for the Earth Institute as your favorite organization working on environmental issues. Once you’ve voted you can earn more votes (which you can in turn allocate to us!) by referring your friends to vote or donating to the Earth Institute or the larger tournament!

Help spread the word!

Help us spread the word by tweeting or posting this message on Facebook! “Please vote for Earth Institute in the eBay Tournament for the Environment #HumanityCalls”

How it works:

· Log in to to get one vote for the Earth Institute.

· To earn additional votes, donate directly to the Earth Institute through the website, donate to the larger cash pool or refer your friends to cast a vote and donate at

· When the tournament ends on June 22nd, the 30 most-voted nonprofits will proportionally share the cash pool, which will consist of the original $50,000 seed funding from eBay, plus all donations made to the tournament prize pool. Help the Earth Institute earn one of those top 30 spots by voting or donating now!

100% of all donations collected by Humanity Calls during the tournament (minus third party payment processing fees) will be passed along to the participating environmental organizations. It only takes 5 minutes to register. Go to to sign up now!

About Humanity Calls is a social giving tournament website designed to bring together nonprofits, companies, and individuals focused on addressing global challenges such as the environment, health, education, poverty and human rights. Humanity Calls is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization powered by volunteers that supports itself through direct individual donations and corporate sponsorship fees.

For more information about Humanity Calls, the eBay Fundraising Tournament for the Environment, a complete list of currently participating nonprofits or information on becoming a corporate sponsor, visit

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