By: Atlanta McIlwraith, Senior Manager of Community Engagement and Communications
I recently had the opportunity to join over 800 Rotary members from 30 different countries at Rotary’s Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference was focused on Environmental Sustainability and Peace, the first of six Peacebuilding Conferences to be held in different locations around the world on Rotary’s core focus areas.
Since 2012, TD Bank Group (TD) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have collaborated to help grow the amount of protected forest habitats across the eastern seaboard of the United States. TD’s support has helped The Nature Conservancy protect over 19,000 acres of critical forest habitat.
The report, Putting a Value on the Ecosystem Services Provided by Forests in the Eastern United, shows the value of forest conservation, not only in creating a legacy of healthy forests for future generations to enjoy, but also the economic value that it provides.
Company Recognized for Leadership and Commitment to Conservation in the Amazon Region at Annual Gala
RACINE, Wis., November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson today announced it has received Conservation International’s most prestigious award: the Global Conservation Hero award. Conservation International (CI) presents this award to remarkable individuals and organizations whose environmental commitment and actions have had a transformative impact for the good of the planet and its people.
More than 57,000 Square Feet of Green Space Restored in New York and Philadelphia to Date
STRATHAM, N.H., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announces the completion of its second annual urban greening commitment to create and restore outdoor spaces in the U.S. with a transformative community service event in Philadelphia last week.
Project will Restore Nearly 70,000 Acres in Brazilian Amazonia
RACINE, Wis., October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SC Johnson today announced that the funds raised from its 2017 acre-for-acre match challenge will be used to kick off the world’s largest tropical reforestation project in the Brazilian Amazon. Through a partnership with Conservation International (CI) earlier this year to support the virtual reality film Under the Canopy, SC Johnson enlisted the public to help protect 10,000 acres of the Amazon rainforest through its acre-for-acre match campaign.
Nowhere is a tree species so intertwined with a place as the baldcypress is with swamps. Beginning with the art and literature of early America, images of baldcypress trees have been used to portray mystery and melancholy in the watery lowlands.
Know the joy of helping the world to be a better place. Put a shovel in the ground, leave a tree your family can trace.
Meet Larry. Poet, philosopher, gentleman, and Foundation member. His passion for life and making a difference in the world can be felt through his poems. Larry wrote the excerpt above, expressing his love of planting trees.