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

This year, during these 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 has teamed up with Microsoft to ensure our natural world is protected for many years to come. 

Microsoft is helping 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. And until June 30, Microsoft Rewards will match all donations.

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.