Revealed: 1/13/2021 3:48:53 PM
NORTHFIELD — NatureCulture, an area firm that plans and hosts on-line occasions, just lately earned Inexperienced America’s inexperienced enterprise certification and seal, which is awarded to small companies which can be dedicated to utilizing their platform for constructive social and environmental change and for rising the inexperienced financial system.
Firm proprietor and founder Lisa “Lis” McLoughlin stated she is pleased with the certification from Inexperienced America. NatureCulture is now a member of the Green Business Network, a gaggle of corporations which have laid the groundwork for the inexperienced financial system and introduced it to scale in an environmentally and socially accountable means. Based in 1982, the community gives the instruments, data and client base to assist small companies and social enterprises thrive in a aggressive inexperienced market.
“The concept that I might present that my enterprise was about being environmentally, and socially, accountable was very interesting,” McLoughlin stated of the certification. “This tells the world what my enterprise is about. This certification exhibits our dedication to enterprise being about greater than getting cash — we may help have an effect on a inexperienced and simply world.”
In line with McLoughlin, NatureCulture serves the environmental, artistic and nonprofit communities, broadcasting on-line occasions from a solar-powered, off-grid location surrounded by forest. NatureCulture occasions embrace readings, open mics and festivals deliberate by McLoughlin, in addition to occasions of all types hosted for others.
“NatureCulture shifted focus to environmental and artistic on-line occasions at the beginning of the pandemic,” McLoughlin recounted. “My complete cause for beginning NatureCulture is due to my curiosity within the intersection of nature, phrases and folks. We assist individuals come collectively safely and keep linked with the remainder of the pure world.”
All NatureCulture occasions concentrate on social and environmental justice, together with the 2021 Authors and Artists Festival, which will likely be held Feb. 27 and 28. The occasion will characteristic the launch of an anthology that includes pageant audio system from the primary two years.
“We have to be taught to deal with the Earth higher, and ‘Honoring Nature’ is that this yr’s theme for the Authors and Artists Pageant,” she stated.
NatureCulture has additionally continued its “Writing the Land” undertaking, a partnership between the environmental and artistic communities. With the assist of partnered land trusts, poets “undertake” a conserved property for the calendar yr. Poets then go to the adopted properties and create poems impressed by them.
As a result of well being security precautions amid the COVID-19 pandemic restrict in-person occasions, the Writing the Land undertaking emphasizes the significance of particular person connections to the land and goals to encourage others to go to or donate towards the safety of those farms, ecosystems, habitats, sanctuaries and wilderness preserves.
An anthology, to be printed in December 2021, will likely be created with the poems from the Writing the Land undertaking. A chapter for every of the ten land trusts will embrace the related poems and details about the land trusts. Anybody excited about taking part can go to WritingTheLand.org.
Zack DeLuca will be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-930-4579.