Tilly’s direct communication with owners will be used to educate and empower owners to make positive sustainable decisions in their own yards, further expanding the mission of the National Wildlife Federation. Through this strategic collaboration, Tilly will make it easier for homeowners to incorporate the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ requirements into their residential landscaping.
“People want to know what actions they can take to address climate change and support wildlife where they live..” said Carey Stanton, Head of Innovation and Partnerships for the National Wildlife Federation. “Together, we can take the guesswork out of sustainable gardening practices and foster a meaningful connection with the nature around you.”
Studies of National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat™ yards show increased biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and water conservation compared to yards without habitat features. Their certification standards include native plants and wildlife habitats for all course types and sizes. Tilly’s designs will incorporate the National Wildlife Federation’s mission, goals, and extensive research into their design practices.
The National Wildlife Federation will be Tilly’s lead nonprofit partner as part of its 1% for the Planet Pledge, in which the company contributes 1% of annual sales to support environmental nonprofits. approved worldwide.
“Our designers work with and educate thousands of owners every year, so we have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact through our work,” said Alexis Suton, co-founder and president of Tilly. “One million acres of wildlife habitat are lost to suburban development every year, which means homeowners can make a difference by making sustainable choices in their own space.”
Tilly’s simple online design process takes the intimidation out of the landscape world. For the design, Tilly customers buy a front, back or full yard set. The deliverable includes an aerial planting plan and a plant calendar with plant names, sizes and quantity. This partnership also complements the program recently launched by the National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Collections which are available to be shipped directly to homeowners to start their habitat gardens.
Tilly is a women-founded online landscape design company serving the UNITED STATES and Canada. Tilly pairs homeowners with professional landscapers and creates custom plans for their yards. Tilly is a proud member of 1% for the Planet with a strong commitment to taking responsibility for the health of the planet. Learn more about tillydesign.com and instagram.
About the National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization, uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrives in a rapidly changing world. Follow them on Facebook, Twitterand instagram.
SOURCE National Wildlife Federation