In 2020, we decided to support two initiatives of immense impact.
The first was the Kiss the Ground Impact Fund, which supports farmers, ranchers and land stewards from around the globe in their transition to regenerative practices that heal the soil, revive ecosystems, increase farmer wellbeing and help balance the climate.
During this global pandemic, we felt that it was of vital importance to highlight our connection with nature, the link between our health and the health of our planet. The climate crisis and the real threat of our own extinction can be resolved by urgent, targeted action to regenerate our soils.
Healthy soils are crucial for drawing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, thus reducing the environmental impact of greenhouse gases. Healthy soils also counteract desertification, water pollution, soil erosion and flooding, as well as ensuring that the food we eat is nourishing rather than devoid of nutrients and laced with toxic pesticides.
For further information, we would highly recommend watching the film Kiss the Ground on Netflix and exploring the website kisstheground.com to learn what we can all do to help tip the balance back in favour of nature and a verdant future for our planet.
The second impactful initiative we supported was Save A Child's Heart, an international humanitarian charity that provides life-saving heart treatment and follow-up care for children from developing countries that do not have adequate access to care in their own countries. Since opening in 1995, Save a Child’s Heart has treated over 5,555 children suffering from heart disease.
2020 was a very difficult year for the Save A Child's Heart's mission of saving a child every day. With closed borders, reaching the children who most needed the mission's help was the greatest challenge. We were moved to continue supporting this initiative for the second year running through this gruelling time.
Visit the Save a Child's Heart website to learn more about their work and how you too can help: