Partnering for the Planet

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Jessica Provinski

By Jessica Provinski

We’re excited to announce that our friends (and new sponsors of the Trail Creek Outfitters Wild & Scenic Film Festival) at GreenWeaver Landscapes have reinforced their commitment to the environment as a 1% for the Planet company.

Jennifer Nichols.
Jennifer and Greg Nichols at the Stroud Center’s The Water’s Edge gala.

“We have always supported local environmental nonprofits,” says Jennifer Nichols, GreenWeaver’s owner. “So, when we joined 1% for the Planet and saw Stroud Water Research Center listed as an environmental partner, we were thrilled. If done thoughtfully, landscaping has tremendous potential to improve our lives as well as the environment, and through these types of partnerships, we can enact real change.”

1% for the Planet was the brainchild of Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Files. The idea was simple: because companies profit from the resources they take from the earth, they should protect those resources. It has become an excellent place for companies to state their intent to donate 1% of their profits to nonprofit organizations (like the Stroud Center) making a difference in the environmental sector.

GreenWeaver Landscapes is a landscaping firm that believes our backyards should be vibrant, dynamic ecosystems. By choosing diverse groupings of native plants and high-quality, natural materials like composted leaf mulch, they work with nature to build wildlife habitats and healthy soils. They empower their clients to reduce lawn area, leave the leaves, and make other healthy choices for their land while creating beautiful outdoor living spaces. They are committed to improving each property they treat through thoughtful, earth-friendly landscaping. 

Congratulations to GreenWeaver Landscapes on this important step in fully committing to the environment, and thank you for supporting the Stroud Center and Brandywine Red Clay Alliance.

Your Business Can Make a Difference
If you are interested in joining 1% for the Planet, take the first step here. If you are already participating, please contact Jessica Provinski about designating us as a beneficiary.