Every December for the last five years I have donated a percentage of my earnings to a cause very important to me. Conservation Northwest strives to keep one of the most beautiful areas in the world wild for the good of all. I live in that area, and I am very fortunate, but with its soul-elevating natural beauty it is a place for the whole world to look after and enjoy.
Each year I grow a little more deeply impressed at the creative solutions to complex issues that CNW innovates, fosters and implements. They are gaining conservation easements with the help of ranchers; they are supporting the use of range riders as non-lethal control in land shared by wolves and livestock.
Most of all for me, CNW works to save the grizzly bear. Ever since I can remember, I have loved bears and the more I know about their importance in the environment, the more I care about them.
In 2013, Conservation Northwest joined forces with other organizations in founding the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative. Grizzlies don’t stop at the border, and neither does this coalition, which includes the St’át’imc First Nation of British Columbia and Sierra Club BC among others.
Right now, and through December 31, 25% of all my sales at denisebrain.com will go to CNW. If you don’t see the right vintage item for you, I have also set up this page for direct contributions to this fundraiser. YouCaring takes no money from the cause.
For the last two years I have been able to raise $500 for Conservation Northwest during December, and I know this is possible again, with your help. Edit 12/26: We have exceeded this goal, thank you very much! With six days to go I would love to be able to donate $50 more.
Stop by my web storeor Etsy shopand have a look at the offerings—and bear in mindthe good we can do together!
I will post updates from sales here, to let you know the complete tally.
Photos of grizzlies in the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, BC. © Heather Johnson