Posts Tagged ‘Friends of the Urban Forest’

Supporting Environmental Organizations on a Local Level: Cast Your Vote!

Partnering with local environmental organizations is second nature to a brand committed to protecting the outdoors. Whether we’re opening a store near to our New England roots on Newbury Street in Boston or on rue du Faubourg Saint Martin in Paris, France, Timberland knows the importance of giving back to the communities in which we work and live.

Ramsey and I headed to San Francisco for the opening weekend of the new Timberland store. There we witnessed firsthand one way Timberland is supporting organizations committed to bettering the Golden Gate City – by giving away a $2,500 grant to one of four local environmental organizations! In our latest vlog, learn more about this Timberland grant and how to vote for your favorite:

While we were there, we met up with folks from Friends of the Urban Forest, Nature in the City, Surfrider Foundation and Livable City. Want to know what they’ll do with the grant money if they’re chosen as the winner? Well, we’ll let them do the honors:

From the San Francisco area? Be sure to stop by the Timberland store on 845 Market Street before May 31st to cast your vote!

Digging It in Outer Sunset

This Saturday, October 18 marks Timberland’s fourth and final Dig It event of the year, taking place in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood.  An environmentally-underserved community, Outer Sunset suffers from a lack of trees which exacerbates the city’s water drainage issue with serious consequences; water runs over the concrete jungle of the neighborhood, picks up a variety of chemical pollutants and runs untreated into storm water drains that take the water straight to San Francisco bay. 

To reduce the runoff issues and improve the environmental quality of life in the community, local nonprofit Friends of the Urban Forest will lead volunteers in planting nearly 200 trees this weekend.  Friends of the Urban Forest helps communities plant over 1,000 trees each year, while also engaging local residents in the ongoing maintenance of existing trees through its Tree Care program. 

Friends of the Urban Forest bringing green to the streets of San Francisco

Further increasing the positive environmental impact of Saturday’s Dig It event:  A bicycle-powered generator will help provide clean power to the effort, and volunteers will be shuttled around the service area in a bus fueled by 75% biodiesel.

Stone Gossard fans, this is your last chance this year to see him live in exchange for a few hours of Earthkeeping labor!  To register for Saturday’s Dig It event, click here … and stay tuned for photos, clips and results from all four Dig It events.