• Eden Reforestation Projects 2020

    Eden Reforestation Projects is a nonprofit organization that works in developing countries to rebuild natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation. Eden works directly with villages and communities suffering from extreme poverty resulting from the deforestation and destruction of the land that sustains them. Eden Reforestation Projects is pleased to partner with Finley’s Green Leap Forward to celebrate […]

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  • Pristine Seas 2018

    We are proud to support Pristine Seas as they explore and protect the last wild places in the oceans. The Pristine Seas Project, led by explorer Enric Sala is National Geographic’s largest initiative dedicated to environmental protection.  Their team of determined scientists and filmmakers work with partners in local governments around the world to create projected areas in […]

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  • Rainforest Trust 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Rainforest Trust helps protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around vulnerable areas.  Through these partnerships, Rainforest Trust ensures sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold. Our 2018 grant to Rainforest Trust is being put to work helping to […]

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  • Cool Earth 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Cool Earth focuses on stemming climate change by helping indigenous populations live sustainably within the rainforest through improvement to health, education, and livelihoods.  To date they have saved 901,679 acres of at-risk forest and protected over 216 million trees from being felled by illegal loggers.  Cool Earth works with villages from Peru to the Democratic […]

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  • Catalog Choice & Story of Stuff 2016, 2017

    Catalog Choice is a website that over the past seven years, has helped millions of people reduce junk mail and simplify their lives—a website Finley knew well as she cancelled hundreds of catalogs as part of her Highland School Green Team initiative. Now, thanks to the Story of Stuff Project, Catalog Choice is once again […]

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  • Global: Green Belt Movement 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    The Green Belt Movement (GBM) empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods. GBM was founded by the late Professor Wangari Maathai in 1977 under the auspices of the National Council of Women of Kenya (NCWK) to respond to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported that their streams were drying up, their […]

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  • Local: Cacapon Institute 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

    West Virginia Project CommuniTree (CTree) promotes tree planting and education on public land through volunteerism in the Potomac Headwaters of West Virginia (Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, & Pendleton counties).  The program also focuses on enhancing and promoting awareness of watershed and riparian area needs such as storm water management, water quality issues, buffer […]

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  • Personal: Finley’s Forest – ONGOING

    Finley’s forest began with Finley’s desire that people plant a tree rather than send gifts to the hospital while she battled Cholangiocarcinoma. Friends and strangers alike have been planting trees around the globe making a personal contribution to “Finley’s Forest” and to a healthier, more sustainable planet. Click here to see the growing forest:Finley’s Forest

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