Three Bears Tea, SPC donates 20% of our net profits to a different charity every quarter. Customers can also make additional donations at checkout.
In the third and fourth quarter of 2021 we raised $151.42 for the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project. In addition to our donations to ne Tree Planted and Mountains to Sound Greenway we have raised $1,060.32 for environmental charities. Thank you to all our customers for your continued support!
This quarter's beneficiary
This quarter's beneficiary is Trees, Water & People, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to "improve people's lives by helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends."
This quarter's donation – the 20% of our net profits and any donations our customers add at checkout from January through March 2022 – helps support TWP's work promoting sustainable family agriculture, agroforestry & reforestation, renewable energy, and gender equity.
Addressing underlying causes, not symptoms
Trees, Water & People's founders wanted to address the widespread deforestation in Latin America by addressing its root causes, not just cleaning up the aftermath.
Through local response
Local people are at the center of TWP's work. Their cleaner-burning stoves are produced in-country using locally sourced materials, not only reducing the amount of firewood needed by 50-70% and saving 1.5 tons of carbon per year per stove, but also providing jobs in the countries where they work.
They work with locals to build agroforests that provide:
- Support for rural livelihoods
- Diverse sources of nutrition that improve diets
- Healthier soils and cleaner water
- Self-sufficient communities that define their own food system
- Locally led food production that plants culturally significant species and retains traditional ecological knowledge
All while building and conserving forests that sequester carbon.
To discover more about their mission and work, visit TWP's website.