Our goal is to help support conservation organizations and projects we believe in by personally donating to these causes and by also donating a portion of our net proceeds from all our store sales.
Beginning in 2019, we are selecting an organization or project to support each month.
This fall, we will be donating to: Xerces Society.
We chose this organization because we appreciate the work they are doing for invertebrate conservation through research and educational efforts. Many people do not understand the great importance of invertebrates in the functioning of Earth's ecosystems. Recent research suggests many populations of diverse invertebrate species are declining precipitously in many parts of the world, due to pesticides, climate change, and habitat loss. The Xerces Society is working to turn the tide through their efforts to protect invertebrates and their habitats and increase awareness and appreciation of invertebrate species. Learn more at Xerces.org
We are personally committed to continually working to reduce our own environmental footprint. We have installed a solar photovoltaic system to power our home and business and Sue's glass kiln. It also powers most of our heating, our hot water, and our primary vehicle, an all-electric Nissan Leaf.
We aim to recycle everything we can and choose to print our paper products on either post-consumer recycled paper or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper. We seek to ensure that any business we work with to produce our products shares our concern for nature and is similarly working to reduce the impacts of their business practices.
Thank you for your participation and support.
Together, we can change the world.