Honoring the Planet

By on Apr 22, 2024 in Giving

Yardi is energized for good! Our corporate motto is to take care of our clients, take care of our employees, take care of our communities, stay focused and grow.

Volunteers doing a community clean up for the environment

In honor of Earth Month, we would like to showcase a few Yardi-supported nonprofits that focus on keeping the planet green and healthy and teaching younger generations to care for it, its animals and its community. Along with ongoing projects, Yardi has significantly contributed to making the world a better place.  

Environmental Stewards: These grassroots nonprofits aim to create a more sustainable environment through advocacy and community engagement. Each has a unique, discerning way of focusing on the planet.

Community Environmental Council: Santa Barbara, Calif.: For over 50 years, CEC has strategically catalyzed change on the Central Coast of California, specializing in real-life solutions for environmental problems.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful: Reno, Nevada, founded in 1989, works to reduce waste and hosts several community clean-up events, overseeing hundreds of volunteers. With thousands of volunteers contributing to clean-ups, KTMB has gathered over 100K pounds of trash and green waste.

Chattahoochee Nature Center: Roswell, Georgia, founded in 1976, preserves and protects the Chattahoochee Forest and river and offers various educational and conservation opportunities, such as guided hikes and canoeing. This is the only organization providing direct access to the Chattahoochee River in the Atlanta metroplex.  

Texas Conservation Alliance: Dallas, Texas, founded in 1972, works to protect wildlife, state forests, prairies and rivers. Along with various trash pick-ups, TCA performs annual tagging of Monarch butterflies. During bird migration, Dallas turns off the lights downtown to decrease light pollution so the birds have a safe route.

Explore Ecology: Santa Barbara, Calif., founded in 1990, promotes environmental education and artistic expression. With its unique approach to turning beach scrap into art, Explore Ecology offers outdoor classrooms on school campuses and provides a “Makerspace” for community creative collaborations.

The Los Padres Forest Association: Goleta, Calif., founded in 1979—ensures that the second largest forest in California, Los Padres Forest, thrives and remains safe for all to enjoy. Thanks to this organization’s efforts, the popular Red Reef Trail, nearly non-useable in 2020, is restored and in great shape for everyone.

Animals and the Environment: The following nonprofits work to rehabilitate, conserve and preserve amazing creatures, both in the wild and in captivity.

NY Marine Rescue Center: Riverhead, New York, founded in 1996, is the only permitted organization in the state of New York to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals and sea turtles.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary: Keensburge, Colo., founded in 1980, rescues captive-bred carnivores from abuse and neglect. With their large acreage habitats, this organization travels worldwide to rescue animals suffering with state-of-the-art medical care and top-quality food.

Cleveland Zoological Society: Cleveland, Ohio, founded in 1957, partners with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to create compelling experiences for people to connect with wildlife through conservation efforts, education, and program opportunities.

Kids and the Environment: Though adults and corporations are there to fund many of these nonprofits, children are the real champions for change. When children learn the responsibility of sustainable efforts from a young age, future generations will make the magic happen. The following nonprofit organizations work with younger people through education, advocacy and events.

Candlelight Ranch: Marble, Falls, Texas, founded in 1999, provides nature-based camps for children with special needs. Activities include several outdoor excursions such as ziplining, hiking, and suspended ropes courses.

Wilderness Youth Project: Santa Barbara, Calif., founded in 1999, connects children to nature with guided, inspired, skilled mentors and volunteers for more green time than screen time. Children gain confidence, a heart for adventure and care for others. Instead of just taking notes, they are out exploring, climbing trees, looking at animal tracks and watching the waves on the West Coast as the sun sets.

Major Scale Environmental Projects: Protecting and preserving land and reducing the carbon footprint are essential to changing the climate. From contributing to natural disasters and adopting sustainable renewable energy, Yardi works with many organizations to better understand and advocate for climate change.

One of the larger-scale contributions to The Nature Conservancy of Canada in 2022 was donated to preserve the Boreal Wildlands in Northern Ontario. Yardi’s class-leading investment helped close the most significant conservation project in Canadian history!

In years to come, our offices are sure to continue to support vital environmental causes that improve local communities and the planet, one project at a time.