Seven Ways a Donation to the Rainforest Alliance can make a Difference

Seven Ways a Donation to the Rainforest Alliance can make a Difference

By Dresden Joswig, Editorial Associate, Rainforest Alliance


In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Last month, we heard from Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley, and a few weeks ago from Edwin Link, Sr. Director of Academic Success, Arts, and Innovation at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Today we feature Dresden Joswig from the Rainforest Alliance.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 9:00am

This month, the Rainforest Alliance was the proud recipient of a $25,000 donation from Symantec. We thought we’d say “thank you” by sharing a short list of a few of the ways a donation to the Rainforest Alliance helps to protect the planet.

  1. It helps to safeguard endangered species. Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farm and forestry operations and Rainforest Alliance Verified™ hotels abide by strict standards to ensure that local wildlife are protected and their habitats remain intact.
  2. It protects waterways. When logging roads are built and trees are felled, soils can erode into nearby waterways. Similarly, runoff from farms can pollute local water sources. Rainforest Alliance Certified and Verified farms, forests and tourism businesses manage buffer zones (which protect water quality), treat wastewater and implement water conservation practices.

Read the full post on the Symantec CR in Action blog here.

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