PRESS RELEASE: Fifth Annual “Give 5% to Mother Earth” Campaign Unites Local Business Community, Announces Balcones Resources as Title Sponsor

12 Apr 2014 by admin, Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: Fifth Annual “Give 5% to Mother Earth” Campaign Unites Local Business Community, Announces Balcones Resources as Title Sponsor

AUSTIN, TX – March 11, 2014 – Texas Land Conservancy, along with six other environmental non-profits, is encouraging the Central Texas community to eat, shop, play, and more to support the Fifth Annual “Give 5% to Mother Earth” campaign – taking place at over 200 local business locations all over Austin on Earth Day, April 22, 2014!

Give 5% to Mother Earth” is a collaboration between Texas Land Conservancy, Hill Country Conservancy, TreeFolks, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Austin Parks Foundation, Urban Roots, and Clean Water Fund. Local businesses have committed to donate five percent of gross sales on Earth Day to these non-profits that dedicate their time and energy into making Central Texas a better place.

This year, the ‘Give 5’ campaign has simply grown to a new level,” said George Cofer, Executive Director of Hill Country Conservancy. “With the number of new businesses and sponsors involved, as well as additional non-profit beneficiaries, the campaign has become a significant source of funding for our environmental community, as well as a model for similar programs around the nation. Now we need Austin to help make the outcome this year bigger and better than ever!”

Balcones Resources is the Title Sponsor of the campaign this year. Balcones Resources is a comprehensive environmental services company. We specialize in recovering resources through traditional recycling, document destruction and alternative energy. Balcones is not associated with a landfill, which makes us experts in diverting recyclable materials away from your trash bin and into our recycling program. Since 1994, Balcones has created customized recycling programs for hundreds of businesses in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Little Rock metropolitan areas. Each customer has its own set of challenges and goals. We’re here to help you maximize the effectiveness of your recycling, including helping you with office recycling for LEED® certification.

In its fifth year, the “Give 5% to Mother Earth” campaign has become a substantial source of annual fundraising for each beneficiary. Since inception, the campaign has doubled in size each year. In its entirety, the campaign has raised over $100,000 for environmental non-profits that work year round to better the local environment in multiple ways. By participating in this campaign, local business owners and the community are making a significant positive impact on the future of Austin’s natural resources.

Other sponsors of the campaign include Thundercloud Subs, Reagan Outdoor, AT&T, Enterprise, Silicon Labs, SXSWEco,

For more a full list of participating businesses and “Give 5% to Mother Earth” events, visit AustinGive5.com.


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