With support from Journey's and the Student Conservation Association, Timberland takes greening commitment to LA, NYC and Chicago
It’s been 3 years since we launched our five-year Urban Greening commitment. Throughout the years, we’ve learned many valuable lessons, like how to plant a tree without getting your Timbs dirty (just kidding, they always get dirty), how to move two thousand bricks via human chain and most importantly, that we have the potential to do more. So, this year, we set out to green not just one city, but three.
For the past five years, Timberland has been a proud sponsor of the University of New Hampshire’s Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC), an innovative competition for students and community members to share sustainable, business-oriented solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges. Now in its sixth year, the SVIC inspires a large and diverse group of thought leaders to develop innovative, solution-orientated thinking and provides a forum to promote their ideas.
At one time cotton was Haiti’s fourth largest agricultural export, but by the late 1980s, its cultivation largely ceased for economic, political and environmental reasons.
Now however, the Caribbean’s first independent nation is on the cusp of welcoming back cotton production due to the work of Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). Since 2010, the popular outdoor lifestyle brand has supported SFA’s efforts to boost the yields – and the pocketbooks – of Haiti’s farmers.
While community service is a core part of Timberland’s DNA, and employees around the globe volunteer at many events each year, we don’t always have the chance to return to the partners we serve and see the lasting impact of our work. I recently was able to revisit the Philadelphia Rail Park, which was the focus of Timberland’s 2017 urban greening effort and the site of a large-scale volunteer event to bring the park to life.
Volunteers install new pocket park and restore a growing garden for seniors in Blue Island neighborhood
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Timberland recently convened a team of volunteers in Chicago to take another step toward fulfilling the brand’s five-year, five-city commitment to double its footprint with urban green spaces by 2021. More than 65 volunteers from Timberland, Journeys, the Student Conservation Association and the local community gathered in the Blue Island neighborhood of Chicago to transform an overgrown triangular lot into a community park and restore a growing garden for residents of a nearby senior center.
STRATHAM, N.H., November 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Known worldwide for its outdoor heritage and environmental responsibility, Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. Not only the great outdoors, but the city parks, community gardens and green spaces people explore every day.
Fall foliage in New Hampshire is at its peak and the employees at Timberland’s global headquarters in Stratham, NH recently took a few hours to celebrate the season. If you live in New England, and in New Hampshire specifically, you know that there is something special about fall. The sky is bright, the air is crisp, the colorful leaves bring you joy and my 45-minute commute into work seems to fly by.
Over 50 Timberland employees and wholesale partner volunteers recently convened in New York for the brand’s 18th annual 9/11 service event. Volunteers from Timberland, Kicks USA, Macy’s, Zappos and more made physical improvements to the buildings and grounds of Greyston Foundation’s Center for Open Hiring in Yonkers, NY.
Online and in-store recycling program strives to create both environmental and social value
September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - With a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors, Timberland constantly seeks ways to make its products responsibly and minimize its impact on the environment.