To celebrate Earth Day 2011, we are dedicating a collection of sustainable products from our Home, Gifts, and Fashion collection to raise funds for Evergreen, a Canadian charity whose objective is to make cities more livable. In the month of April, 25% of proceeds from each sale of products from this collection will go towards supporting Evergreen’s endeavours in greening Canadian cities.
Evergreen’s most innovative project to date, Evergreen Brick Works is a stage and incubator for Evergreen’s programs to bring nature close to communities. Evergreen has transformed the former Don Valley Brick Works from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into an international showcase for urban sustainability and green design. In 2010, Evergreen Brick Works was named as one of the world’s top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic.
Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre for education programs that foster the relationship between nature, culture and community through experimental learning, collaboration and fun. Through this program, they are inspiring school groups, families and individuals to learn and then integrate these experiences into their daily lives to build a culture of caring for nature. To make this experience more interesting they are providing kid activities, art activities, yoga, movement & meditation, and farmers market on-site.
Evergreen Brick Works program is addressing a range of social and environmental challenges and by providing innovative programs and facilities they are extending the reach of charities, non-profit organizations and socially conscious private enterprises working on these issues. Working collaboratively with some of Canada’s leading non-profit organizations, Evergreen Brick Works is providing visitors opportunity of experiencing nature in the city.
As our cities are facing more and more challenges every day due to increasing poor air and water quality, degraded natural environments, and deteriorating public infrastructure, Evergreen is helping Canadians in finding the solutions. This April, purchase a sustainable product from our Earth Day collection and we’ll contribute 25% of retail price to Evergreen. Support us help Evergreen in their endeavours in improving the health of Canadian cities. Under this program, Evergreen raised $48,682, 616 from 320 donars, and working towards their goal of $55,000,000.