SEATTLE, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- glassybaby, maker of one-of-a-kind, handblown, 100% sustainable, glass votives today announced that it will donate 10% of all glassybaby.com sales in April to Conservation International's 'Protect an Acre' campaign, with the ultimate goal of protecting more than 2,000 acres of tropical forest. glassybaby will match all donations to 'Protect an Acre' dollar for dollar up to $25,000. In honor of Earth Day and to celebrate our precious planet, the company has also launched a signature votive called 'mother earth'-- now available in stores and at glassybaby.com.
Although forests provide the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, reduce pollution and support the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, the statistics paint an alarming picture:
- Despite their immense value, nearly half of the world's forests have been lost.
- Deforestation accounts for about 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans — comparable to the emissions from all of the cars and trucks on Earth combined.
- Forests have the potential to offer 30% of the solution to climate change but every year, the planet loses an area of forest the size of England.
"At CI, we know of that climate change is one of the most urgent issues our global community is facing today, and we cannot solve it without protecting our forests. We are so grateful to the glassybaby community for joining us in this important endeavor," said Shyla Raghav, Director of Climate Policy at Conservation International.
"Our collective well-being depends on a clean and healthy planet and the preservation of forestland is one tangible way that we can stop climate change," said Lee Rhodes, Founder, glassybaby.
"As a socially conscious company, we believe you can run a successful business, create beautiful products, promote sustainability and have a positive impact on the world," said Bill Cummings, CEO, glassybaby.
glassybaby are one-of-a-kind hand blown glass votives and drinkers made by glassblowers in Berkeley CA and Seattle WA. glassybaby come in 400+ rich colors, each with a unique name like 'joy', 'hope', 'gratitude', 'roots', 'home', 'bff' and 'frog hunting'.
glassybaby was founded in 2001 by three-time cancer survivor Lee Rhodes. During her chemo treatments, Lee met patients who could not afford basic needs such as bus fare, childcare or groceries. When she founded glassybaby, it was with the core mission of helping to alleviate these struggles. The giving mission has since expanded to help people, animals and the environment heal. To date, glassybaby has donated over $4.5 million to more than 300 nonprofit organizations. Learn more about glassybaby and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Conservation International
Conservation International (CI) uses an innovative blend of science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature people rely on for food, fresh water, and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, CI works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about CI and follow our work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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