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  • Protect the Earth’s ecosystems through biodiversity and climate change programs
  • Promote science-based environmental and conservation education


Keep Austin Beautiful

Keep Austin Beautiful
Forty 3Mers, family and friends removed trash from the Colorado River Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is being cleaned up, invasive plants removed and new native plants introduced to the site with the help of a $20,000 grant from 3Mgives to Keep Austin Beautiful.  Volunteers picked up 100 bags of rubbish from floods.

Protecting the Brazilian Amazon

Protecting the Brazilian Amazon
In the Brazilian Amazon, indigenous territories suffer from illegal encroachment from loggers. Last year, Brazil adopted a national policy to strengthen indigenous peoples’ control of their lands and direct millions of dollars to needed sustainable development and conservation projects. 3M provided a $500,000 gift to The Nature Conservancy to support implementation of the Indigenous Territories Environmental Management Policy, which will help to address indigenous peoples’ rights, as well as protect pristine habitat in the Brazilian Amazon.

Tangible Impact:  Linicia Tikuna studied environmental management, Indigenous rights, and policy at the Amazon Indigenous Training Center, which The Nature Conservancy helped establish. She knew the seeds used to produce her people’s sacred ornaments were disappearing. After graduation, she established a tree nursery in her village to produce the seeds.

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Environment Grants
2012 Environment Grants (pdf, 46KB)


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