We invite you to donate to Together for Nature! You can make a tax-deductible donation to help us advance our mission.
Support an Equitable and
Do you want to help prepare youth for sustainable careers?
Do you want to build community and increase access to nature?
Do you want to support a just and sustainable future?
Do you want to support underserved and environmental justice communities?
Do you want to prepare our communities to advance their social and environmental priorities?
We invite you to donate to Together for Nature! You can make a tax-deductible donation to help Together for Nature advance our mission. We are committed to collaborating with our youth and underserved and frontline communities, so they are prepared and empowered to advance their vision of a more just and sustainable future. We are also working to build community and increase access to nature in order to advance community resilience and sustainability.
How You Can Help.
With a $20 donation, you can help cover the cost of marketing one of our monthly restoration or community events.
With a $30 donation, you can help cover refreshments at one of our restoration or community events.
With a $40 donation, you can help cover the cost of fishing equipment that we give to our youth.
With a $60 donation, you can help cover the cost of binoculars shared with our community free of charge.
With a $100 donation, you can cover the cost of organizing an event focused on connecting our communities to nature.
With a $250 donation, you can help cover the cost of planning and implementing a youth lesson on sustainability and nature.
With a $500 donation, you can help cover a stipend for youth to develop their sustainability knowledge and skills.
With a $750 donation, you can help cover the cost of coordinating a field trip for our youth and community to visit a local nature park.
With a $2000 donation, you can help cover the stipend of a community member to become a sustainability leader.
With a $5000 donation, you can help cover the cost of a fellow or intern that can get professional experience in equity and sustainability.
With a $10000 donation, you can help cover the cost of planning the longevity, sustainability, and impact of our organization.
We offer the Mentorship for Sustainability Program that strives to involve youth in sustainability efforts and equip them with skills and knowledge that will help them in their academic and professional journeys, preparing them for a green future.
Our mentors and mentees have been successful in:
-leading two educational nature walks for the community
-creating and teaching a lesson on native landscaping to middle school youth at a conference
-planning and implementing a native plant garden at their high school
-developing and implementing an undergraduate thesis research on beaver dams
We also have a Education for Nature program that plans and implements programming on sustainability and environmental topics that are culturally sensitive and for children of all ages and adults. Together for Nature is excited about and committed to shaping community-driven sustainability programming that supports our communities and environments
Our education leaders have been successful in:
-Developing and facilitating free programming on sustainability and environmental topics to fifteen high schoolers at Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, IL
-Creating and implementing an experiential summer program focused on hydrology to ten high schoolers at Boys and Girls Club of Lake County, IL
We coordinate Community for Nature activities to offer monthly experiential events to our youth and the broader community, so they can learn nature-based solutions kills for advancing local sustainability, including native plant landscaping, watershed restoration and others. We conduct the activities alongside our community partners by leveraging their diverse skills and resources.
Our community leaders have been successful in:
-collaborating with four community organizations to organize the community events
-working with Manitou Creek Watershed Alliance to teach youth to restore watersheds and plan and implement restoration projects to reduce flooding and water pollution
-partnering with Monarchs, Milkweed, and More to teach youth how to plan and implement native landscapes to increase wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration