Our planet’s waterways are diverse, rich in individual personalities and local nuances. Just as diverse are the people, organizations, and initiatives that care for our rivers and their future. This is why, in addition to creating powerful stories of solutions, rivers are life is committed to uplifting projects that positively impact these vital ecosystems.
Local Effort, Global Impact
According to a 2023 study conducted by Rivers are Life, 86% of people agree that river pollution greatly affects human health – yet the majority have never taken action to clean their local river.
Local advocates and community leaders understand their river, and the problems it faces. By investing in their knowledge and potential, we are supporting community resiliency, strategic – and often groundbreaking – solutions, as well as environmental health.
Every Project receives support from Rivers are Life in different ways, including but not limited to strategic partnership building, direct funding/donation, in-kind donations, and/or branding and marketing support. We prioritize projects with an evident impact and clear outcome. Specifically, those that will create meaningful, timely change within a watershed, industry, or community.
After careful consideration, projects selected by Rivers are Life seek to solve pressing issues within the following key areas:
Projects With Purpose
From small, community-focused initiatives to large, collaborative efforts, Rivers are Life Projects positively impact our world’s river ecosystems.
Projects can focus on conservation, research, innovation, wildlife protection, activist campaign efforts, cleanups, among many other initiatives. They are often made up of both public and private sector collaboration.
By investing in and supporting these individual projects in communities across the globe, Rivers are Life brings resources and attention to the knowledgeable, boots-on-the-ground, community-based advocates who are making a difference.
Get Involved in Our Impact
By engaging with Rivers are Life and our River Heroes, you help bring to light the wonder of our world’s rivers, the humans and wildlife that call them home, and the issues that threaten these vital natural resources. Share the stories of our River Heroes to promote their work, or donate to them directly. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our projects.