Sunlight streams through the forest canopy at Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow.
Nan Weston Preserve Tree Canopy Sunlight streams through the forest canopy at Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow. © Jason Whalen
A young longleaf pine tree emerges from the forest floor.
New Growth A young longleaf pine tree emerges from the forest floor. © Colin May

When We Protect Nature, Nature Protects Us

Even through uncertain times, Earth Day provides us a chance to celebrate our planet and reflect on what nature and the outdoors mean to us. The Nature Conservancy teamed up with Microsoft for Earth Day 2020 to ensure our natural world is protected for many years to come. 

Microsoft helped in several ways:

  • Microsoft donated $150,000 to the Conservancy to support TNC's mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
  • Working together with SilviaTerra, Microsoft and TNC are helping to protect the health of our forests. Find your forest at Microsoft’s FOCUS/Forests Project. Microsoft is also sharing personal stories of people who have devoted their professional lives to protecting nature.
  • Microsoft Rewards members are given an easier way to donate through Microsoft's Give with Bing campaign. When Rewards members switch to Give Mode at Bing.com, their searches earn Rewards points that are automatically donated directly to TNC each month.

Help Us Plant a Billion Trees

Plant Your Tree
 at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve.
Longleaf Pine Forest at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. © Ralph Pace

TNC and Microsoft have a long-standing partnership that includes the use of Azure and intelligent cloud tools to power TNC’s work on coastal resilience and its digital transformation as an organization. Additionally, the two organizations have utilized transformational technology through campaigns including Minecraft and Upgrade Your World.