Submitted by Anonymous on April 21, 2017 - 07:35

Celebrate Earth Day!

This blog post is by Shannon Sullivan, Director of Strategic Planning; you can read more about Shannon and learn how to contact her here.

The focus of Earth Day 2017 is all about climate literacy and creating a global citizenry who understand the severe threat climate change is and will continue to be to our planet and thus ourselves.  As the nonprofit sector continues to absorb significant proposed and actual hits to federal funding streams alongside countering the dangerous argument the climate change is not, in fact, real, Mission + Strategy is proud to have the opportunity to stand alongside three new clients all engaged in protecting the future of our planet: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago, IL), Openlands (Chicago, IL), and Heart of the Lakes (Bay City, MI).  All three organizations are engaged in conserving nature and connecting people with their planet.  As M+S partners with them on strategy, leadership, culture, and structure, we seek to maximize their documented impact and increase their capacity for collective impact across the field.

 You can read about how our clients are observing Earth Day at the links below:

Several of the Notebaert staff are walking in the March for Science; you can read more here

Openlands outlines their plans (and those of several other Chicagoland agencies) here

Heart of the Lakes has no specific Earth Day plans, but their upcoming Freshwater Dunes Summit will include all sorts of information about the world’s largest freshwater dune system. You can learn about it here.