Conserve It Forward, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 46-0574361).
Copyright © 2010-2013 Conserve It Forward, Inc.
Our Mission: To promote environmental education, awareness and action that benefits both the natural world and people, inspiring youth and communities to Conserve It Forward
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3 Ways to Participate
1) Sign your name and location digitally from anywhere in the world; it just takes a minute to participate by email!
Just email us your name and location as you want it listed, and we will add it to a 2”x4” card. These cards have nature themed artwork designed and donated by Conserve It Forward supporters. Please view some great examples of Care Can cards with digital signatures, and also find out how to donate your own nature themed artwork!
You can also share the graphic to the right on Facebook or by email (click the graphic to open it in full size, and then save to your computer). Remember, if people “sign” by replying to your Facebook post, please email their names and locations to us (we can not usually view comments under shared Facebook images due to privacy settings), and we will add them digitally to the cards, print them and add them to a Care Can.
2) Print blank cards for your classroom or group to color, then mail them to us! To get started, just print the following 2 documents. If you have any trouble downloading them, just email us.
Once printed, your group can color them (colored pencils work really well!), then mail them to us so we can add them to a Care Can. Make sure the first line of each card has a first name, but listing a last name or last initial depends on the group (if the group is all under age 18, full last names are not preferred without parent or guardian permission). The second line is for the signer’s general location, such as a city, state and/or province.
Please make sure to include a note with the name, email and phone number of a group contact person, as well as a group name so we can thank you publicly on our website and social media.
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3) Nature themed photos with related messages on 2”x4” cards.
Both examples on the right are from the Thanks Project our founder, Avalon Theisen, did in 2012. If you would like to donate your own nature themed photo, please see below!
Conserve It Forward Care Cans
Together, we spread some nature to those in need.
Conserve It Forward Care Cans is a pilot program for 2013.
Filled with up to 100* nature themed messages, each Care Can will provide its recipient with weeks of daily doses of the outdoors! The messages are a mix of the “3 Ways to Participate” (see below) all of which are easy to do, so pick your
favorite way to care, and together, we will spread some nature to those in need!
*Some Care Cans may have less than 100 messages to make room for other small nature themed non-edible treats!
Being outdoors in nature helps people feel better. A lot of people, due to long-term illness, injury or other reasons, are not able to get outdoors. Care Cans are a way to bring the outdoors to them! Anyone can suggest a person to receive a Care Can. Anyone can sponsor a Care Can (the cost to make one). We assemble the Care Cans (it takes over 2 hours each) and deliver them, by mail or in person.
Conserve It Forward Care Cans
bring people a little of the outdoors,
as well as a lot of care from people around the world!
WOW! On May 6, 2013, guess what arrived in the mail? $500 for Care Cans!
Thank you so much to Radio Disney and Youth Service America for the Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award! We will bring some serious nature to those in need!
Care Cans Update
FUNDING NEEDED: $0 for right now thanks to the $500 Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award!
Delivered: 15 Care Cans
Funded,and Need to be Assigned: 4 Care Cans + many more due to the Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award!
Please email us if you want to suggest a Care Can recipient!
Your nature photos and artwork emailed to us!
Donate your own nature themed artwork or photo!
Email us a decent size digital file of your artwork or photo, along with the information below. By emailing us your donated artwork or photo, you indicate 1) your permission for Conserve It Forward to reuse and reprint it indefinitely as part of this Care Can project, and 2) the submission is your own work and that you own all rights to it.
Please include the following information:
ARTWORK 1) your name as we should credit it on the card, 2) a title (make sure to include the name of anything specific in the artwork, like the type of animal), and, 3) a suggested greeting to include on the card (remember, space is limited!).
PHOTO 1) your name as we should credit it on the card, 2) location of photo, and 3) short message, whether information or inspirational, about what is in the photo.
Do you know someone who would benefit from receiving a Conserve It Forward Care Can?
As funding is made available for new Care Cans, we will make announcements here and on our Facebook page. Please email us if you would like to suggest someone to receive a Care Can!
How the Care Can Sets are organized. No matter which way you participate, all cards are assigned to a set, maintained in digital form, and reprinted for future Care Cans. We have completed set A, which includes 100 cards, and are currently collecting for sets B and C. Set A, since it is digital, can be re-printed for future Care Cans, and will always include the same 100 cards.
Care Can Sponsors,
for sponsoring 1 or more Care Cans!
*Radio Disney Heroes for Change Award in partnership with Youth Service America
*Kaitlyn Allen & her family
*Vicki Parsons on behalf of Bay Soundings
*Roy & Barbara Theisen
*Lora L. Smith, PhD
*George & Murray Sellers on behalf of Lucy & Sally
*George & Murray Sellers on behalf of Andy
*The Theisen Family
Be a Care Can sponsor for only $10 (cont. U.S.), $15 Hawaii, Alaska and Canada
You will be thanked on our website and on a Care Can label! Donate by PayPal or Check