Thank you Austin for the biggest and best “Give 5% to Mother Earth” campaign yet! By shopping, eating, playing, and more at the generous participating businesses this year, YOU helped us raise over $95,000!
A huge thank you this year to our amazing sponsors Green Mountain Energy, Reagan Outdoor, Thundercloud Subs, Heritage Title, Balcones Resources, AT&T, Subaru, Enterprise, McCarthy Print, Silicon Labs, and Christie and Bill Nalle! The marketing and publicity around the campaign this year was fantastic thanks to all of our sponsors, partners, and the community! Read our full press release here, and see a KVUE segment here!
We will keep you updated with exact totals when we have them, but for now, it’s not too early to get involved for next year. Are you a non-profit interested in participating? Click here! A businesses interested in becoming a participant? Click here!
Questions, comments, or need more info? Email Harper Connell!
About “Give 5% to Mother Earth”
Consider Austin without its beautiful trees, without open space, without Barton Springs, without Zilker Park, without beautiful Lady Bird Lake, Barton Creek, and other flowing creeks and springs. If that was our Austin, how would it affect YOUR business? Conservation organizations like Texas Land Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, and more work tirelessly to make sure that Austin never happens. But it takes work, and it’s not cheap!
Good news is, you can help! “Give 5% to Mother Earth” is a collaboration between Hill Country Conservancy, Texas Land Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, Tree Folks, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Urban Roots, and Clean Water Fund. It is a campaign designed to encourage local businesses to commit to donate five percent of gross sales on Earth Day to these non-profits that dedicate their time and energy into making Central Texas a better place. In return, the participating non-profit partners encourage the local community to celebrate Earth Day by supporting these businesses throughout Earth Day weekend.
Each year since inception, the campaign has doubled in profits! In all, the campaign has raised nearly $200,000 for our local environmental non-profit community!
If you’d like your business to participate, sign up here!