#ECO in Willamette Week’s Give!Guide

We made it (again)!

Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO) is proud to celebrate our second year in the Willamette Week’s Give!Guide!

What’s all the fuss about? 

Well, it’s an honor to be selected. There are literally hundreds of awesome non-profits in the Portland area, and only 146 of them are chosen by the Willamette Week for their annual year-end giving campaign—the Give!Guide

Not to mention, our stellar Lead Educator Betsy Boudreau Lattig was nominated for the Skidmore Prize,  an award that recognizes young Portlanders doing fabulous work for non-profits. 

ECO is truly proud to be one among many top-notch organizations. 

What’s in it for you?

Our super star supporter Brew Dr. Kombucha has pledged to donate $50 for every $100 donated. That means that for every dollar you give, ECO gets $1.50! 

Talk about making your money work!

(Thank you, Brew Dr. Kombucha!)

What’s in it for me? 

Happy you asked! The benefit of donating via the Give!Guide is that YOU get love back on Big Give days. Donate to ECO on one of these days, and be entered to win the following prizes: 

  • November 19: Portland Thorns and Timbers ticket package
  • December 1: Trek Allant 7.2 bike courtesy of Bike Gallery
  • December 10: A Salt & Straw ice cream party at Pip’s & Bounce for 80 people
  • December 17: Spirits from Rogue Distillery

You also get prizes from ECO: 

Can’t I just donate to your website? 

Sure! We’d love it if you donated via the Give!Guide and our website. :)

But, that’s a little bit greedy. We’d rather you give via the Give!Guide because doing so not only supports the local non-profit scene overall, it gives you something back, too. 

Wait, why am I giving to ECO? 

Because ECO rocks, that’s why. 

Seriously. Have you seen this video? Read this article, or this one

There’s a real need for ECO in today’s schools and for today’s children. Can you imagine a childhood without outdoor play or the freedom to explore your own curiosities and interests?

This year alone, ECO is working with 2,300 students from 11 local elementary schools. Our Ecology Educators visit these students' classrooms multiple times throughout the school year, bringing a series of hands-on nature lessons. When students learn with ECO, they investigate NW nature in their classrooms, schoolyards, and neighborhoods. 

ECO kids are happy campers. 

We also play well with others. ECO is proud to partner with some really awesome Portland organizations, like the Dharma Rain Zen Center, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, Friends of Trees, Clackamas Water Environment Services, and Green Lents—just to name a few.

So, yes. Celebrate with us. Give to #eco today!