Silver Coast Company Giving Back
The Nature Conservancy is an American charitable environmental organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its mission is to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends."
We at Silver Coast Company are committed to this by making a donation to fund the planting of 10 trees for every purchase made. We believe it is our responsibility to sell furniture in an environmentally friendly manner.
Protecting nature, for people today and future generations. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
How do they achieve this mission?
Through the dedicated efforts of their diverse staff, including more than 600 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and more than 35 countries.
-With the help of their many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations.
-By using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to their five unique core values.
That’s how The Nature Conservancy has done more than anyone else to advance conservation around the world since their founding in 1951.
The Conservancy has over one million members, and has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. The Nature Conservancy also operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. The organization's assets total $6.18 billion as of 2014.
The Nature Conservancy is the largest environmental nonprofit by assets and by revenue in the Americas.
The Nature Conservancy rates as one of the most trusted national organizations in Harris Interactive polls every year since 2005 and was named by that organization in on their list of "10 of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of". The American Institute of Philanthropy gives the Conservancy an A− rating and includes it on its list of "Top-Rated Charities".
Plant a Billion Trees campaign
The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Campaign is an effort to restore 2,500,000 acres (10,100 km2) of land and plant one billion trees by 2025 in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Each donated dollar results in one planted tree in the Atlantic Forest.
The Plant a Billion Trees campaign has also been identified as a tool to help slow climate change, as the Atlantic Forest – one of the biggest tropical forests in the world – helps regulate the atmosphere and stabilize global climate. The reforestation of the Atlantic Forest has the capability to remove 10 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year. The Nature Conservancy states that this is equivalent to taking two million cars off the road. The Atlantic Forest's restoration could help to slow the process of climate change that is affecting the earth.
The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Campaign also aims to protect 10 critical watersheds in the Atlantic Forest that provide water and hydro power to more than 70 million people, create 20,000 direct jobs, and an additional 70,000 indirectly as part of this effort. The Plant a Billion Trees Campaign is also associated with The Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program, which consists of nine locations, including Brazil.
The Nature Conservancy plants one tree in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil for each dollar donated by supporters.
Helpful resources to connect you with The Nature Conservancy.
The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606
Office Phone: +1 (703) 841-5300