Every Friday The Foundry Home Goods contributes 5% of our total sales to a different community-nominated small-and-mighty cause. This Friday's Foundry Giving Friday recipient? Beyond Pesticides!
As the temperatures just *begin* to rise, we are starting to see honeybees making their spring cleansing flights, stretching their wings to visit the very earliest of the blossoms. This is also a time when beekeepers start to take stock of their beeyards, who made it through, and who didn't.
With bees on the brain, this week's Giving Friday recipient is Beyond Pesticides. This DC based national non-profit has over 40 years of advocacy and policy experience protecting public health and the environment with science, policy, and action, leading the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.
And while it was nominated by our friend Beekeeper Kate (of Minnesota-Clover-Honey + Iconic-Beeswax-Goods fame) Beyond Pesticides does more than just protect bees and pollinators. Dangerous toxic pesticides are shockingly ubiquitous, and this organization works to inform people on the local level what's going on/into their parks/schools/public spaces/food production spaces/drinking water and empower them to demand and enact alternatives. Seriously, they're everywhere.
If you don't need anything from us, please consider donating directly to Beyond Pesticides here. If you do find yourself in need of fresh beeswax or our favorite way to keep bugs at bay (we swear it works), know that your purchase goes to support good change happening on the community level.
Thanks to Kate for the nomination!
If YOU have a worthy cause to nominate for our Foundry Giving Friday initiative, pop on over to our Nomination Page and drop us a line. We're all in this together.