Fauna & Flora International
Fauna & Flora International (FF) is the world's oldest international wildlife conservation organization. Their focus is on protecting the Earth's biodiversity (underpinned by healthy ecosystems), which is critical for the essential systems all species rely on. Their mission is to, "conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide".
Sadly, our biodiversity is being lost at 1,000 times the natural rate due to the strain we put on our planet. It needs to be stopped.
FFI works towards tackling the human-made pressures on our biodiversity, such as pollution, poaching, hunting, etc. The organization plays a huge role in safeguarding some of the world's most sought-after plants and animals.
WHY did we choose fauna & Flora International?
With the booming success of the plant industry and plant lovers, sadly, there are some taking advantage of the situation by exploiting rare plants for personal gain.
Plant poaching has become extremely common in the Pacific-Asia countries. It is the illegal act of extracting a rare plant from its original habitat. This has resulted in a growing number of plant species growing extinct or endangered. As a result, this has caused disruption in the ecosystem and has impacted natural habitats. Similarly, the plant industry has suffered as prices have surged due to its rarity.
We, at thrive n' gro, are advocates for responsible plant parenting. We ethically source our plants and ensure that they are collected from responsible growers. We decided to donate 1% of our total profits to Fauna & Flora International so that we can support them in their initiative to protect rare plants in the Pacific-Asia regions and to safeguard them from illegal poaching. We hope to protect the beautiful plant species our Earth's biodiversity has to offer.
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established and most extensive mental health organization in Canada. This organization advocates for the importance of mental health and its support to help those in need.
Their vision is to integrate "mentally healthy people in a healthy society". CMHA aims to promote inclusivity for those with mental illnesses and decrease the negative stigma surrounding mental disorders. They help all age groups and embrace the voices of people with mental health issues.
They offer a variety of different services: programs and resources to help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
WHY DID WE CHOOSE THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION?
Mental health is a topic that is near and dear to our hearts. It is an illness that is not visible, but can take a large toll on a person without anyone even realizing. We named our company "thrive n' gro" with the idea that just like our plants, our customers will thrive, flourish and grow with us - to reach their full potential and to find comfort and resilience in plants.
We are committed to donating 1% of our total profits to the Canadian Mental Health Association to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and to help support those that are struggling and have recovered. We want to help the community build resiliency and to normalize mental health in our society, free of stigma.
2% of our total Profits
Together, we want to contribute back to our community, internationally and locally, by donating 2% of our profits.