This is the fourth year that we have participated in Giving Tuesday. Thanks to you, and our sponsor Ontario Power Generation, Giving Tuesday has allowed us to make a significant impact for nature in Ontario. In the past three years we have raised nearly $73,000!
Those funds have had direct, on-the-ground impact for nature. Some of the things we have been able to accomplish include:
Plant pollinator-friendly habitat for bumblebees, moths and birds;
Plant trees for sensitive birds;
Recreate habitat for turtles;
Improve water flow for fish;
Support our Youth Council’s Pollinator Program, which encourages municipalities to commit to pollinator-friendly practices and;
This year, we are devoting our Giving Tuesday cause to protect the places we all love. Ontario Power Generation will match every dollar you give, up to $15,000.
Protected places provide safe havens for wildlife, increase our resilience to climate change, benefit and diversify our local economies, and much more. That’s why we are pushing the government to meet their international commitment to protect at least 17 percent of our lands and inland waters by 2020. All of the funds raised this Giving Tuesday will contribute to reaching that goal.
So this year, please consider sharing some of your savings from Black Friday to help nature in Ontario. Together, we can protect the places we love for generations to come.