Celebrating Earth Day with our partners

by Liz

While we wonder what the future will hold beyond COVID-19, the stewards of our planet are working hard to foster a healthier world for us to inhabit.

As a Certified B Corporation, we’re part of a global community that's committed to sustainable practices. B Corp standards drive and inform how we operate as a business and whom we choose as partners. 

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we want to recognize some of our partners who are committed to leaving the world better than they found it.

Many of these organizations depend on community support, which is particularly needed right now. Their doors might be closed to the public, but they’re providing expanded resources online and diligently continuing their work on the ground to benefit the greater good.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Earth Day alongside them.

-Heifer International has been working for more than 75 years to systemically end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. As the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, they’ve constantly adjusted to better support small-scale farmers, who are facing new challenges and are essential to feeding those in quarantine.

They’re also using their platform to drive awareness about a dire issue that’s not at the forefront of many people’s minds: keeping the bee population alive and healthy. Recognizing that bees play a critical role in pollinating crops, they launched their #SaveTheBees initiative. We had the pleasure of helping them bring this to life online and are proud of the work they’re doing to ensure that we can live in a more viable environment in the future. 

-The Dallas Zoo has experienced major shifts, even since we featured them a few days ago in a piece about ways you can help cultural institutions survive their coronavirus closures. Because the zoo typically relies on attendees, it’s in immediate need of donations to help care for the more than 2,000 animals they provide a home for. As you read this, zoo leaders are strategizing ways to reopen safely when the time comes, but for now, you can follow along with your favorite animals in their web series #BringTheZooToYou

-Klyde Warren Park is providing a much-needed green space in downtown Dallas and is open for socially distanced strolls. If you’re in the area, check it out as an alternative to the busy trails – and when you get back home, enjoy their amazing programming that’s continuing online, from yoga to storytime for the kids.

-The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden might be closed right now, but they’re offering digital tours of their iconic gardens led by Vice President of Gardens Dave Forehand. Need a quiet moment of peace? Enjoy koi fish swimming through water or tulips dancing in the breeze with their Zen YouTube series. And if you’ve got little ones, try out their Garden STEM at Home activities for fun in nature.  

If you have the means, consider becoming a member of the Arboretum. Your support will help maintain a jewel named one of the top gardens in the world by Architectural Digest. It includes 66 acres of beauty and a life science laboratory for continued research.  

-The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is regularly rolling out new programming online. Make your own hydropower turbine or choose from any of Perot’s Amaze Your Brain at Home series.

If you need a break from the kids, mark your calendar for the Perot’s popular adults-only Social Science event, which they’re streaming live for the first time at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24. Make a cocktail at home and cozy up to hear from paleo experts. Donations much appreciated!