Hello! I'm Peter Watson, a student at Macaulay Honors College @ CUNY Lehman College. I love nature and painting so I decided to combine the two and start an art business to help the environment.
On this website, I sell prints, posters, and other merchandise featuring my paintings of natural scenery. Aside from the costs of maintaining this website and store, all revenue from Paintings for the Planet goes to environmental charities.
Proceeds go to the following organizations:
NY's clean water advocate
Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the Hudson River from source to sea and safeguard drinking water supplies, through advocacy rooted in community partnerships, science, and law. Riverkeeper focuses on three overarching problems facing Hudson River communities:
Restoration of the Hudson River ecosystem, with emphasis on minimizing water pollution and fish kills;
Protection of New York City’s drinking water supply; and
Improving public access to the Hudson River.
To learn more, visit the Riverkeeper website!
WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.
WE ACT envisions a community that has:
informed and engaged residents who participate fully in decision-making on key issues that impact their health and community.
strong and equal environmental protections.
increased environmental health through community-based participatory research and evidence-based campaigns.
To learn more, visit WEACT.org!
NYC H2O’s mission is to inspire and educate New Yorkers of all ages to learn about, enjoy, and protect their city’s local water ecology. Through providing public and school programs at historic reservoirs, parklands, watersheds, bays, rivers, and wetlands, they encourage diverse citizens to advocate for responsible public policy. Their activities include:
Promoting science-based knowledge about local ecosystems and urban water resilience in a time when the impact of climate change continues to escalate;
Working toward environmental justice through a more inclusive history of NYC, its water system, and its connection to equitable access to public health;
The Water Ecology & Engineering STEM Field Trips Program for students from second grade to high school--In 2014, the first year of reservoir trips, they gave 50 tours reaching 1,200 students. In 2017, they gave 173 field trips reaching 4,780 students, 90% of whom were from Title I Schools.
To learn more, visit the NYCH2O website!
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