Our beneficiaries are nonprofit, charitable organizations that are completing projects that improve our environment. Because we try to keep each Earth Run focused on the surrounding community, each event features a different set of beneficiaries. Please find them listed below, by program or event.
Vancouver Earth Run
The theme for this year’s Vancouver Earth Run is the Oceans. Our sponsors are well-known in the environmental community for their work in improving and bringing awareness to our marine habitats.
The David Suzuki Foundation works with government, business, and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work, and acting as a catalyst for the social change that today’s situation demands. The foundation addresses a wide range of environmental concerns through their environmental initiatives. Their marine programs promote ocean conservation, sustainable seafood, marine use planning, ecosystem-based management, and environmental education.
The David Suzuki Foundation has been an Earth Run beneficiary since 2007.
The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation was established in 1984 and now has more than 90 chapters worldwide. The Vancouver chapter was founded in 2005. Their programs focus on marine education, eradication of plastic pollution, and watershed protection.
The Surfrider Foundation has been an Earth Run beneficiary since 2011.
The Young Naturalists’ Club of BC encourages young people ages 5-14 to get out and explore nature. Their programs teach students about native plants and wildlife, and instill a sense of respect and responsibility for their surroundings. Chapters of this volunteer-led club have been active in British Columbia since 2000. Their SalmonWILD program teaches students, parents, and teachers about the biology and importance of Salmon in British Columbia ecosystems and cultures.
The Young Naturalists’ Club of BC has been an Earth Run beneficiary since 2011.
Kamloops Earth Run
Virtual Earth Run
This year’s beneficiary will be the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, or UN-HABITAT. As cities around the world grow at an unprecedented rate, UN-HABITAT is working to ensure that basic human needs are met in socially and environmentally sustainable ways. They promote participatory planning, management, and governance, encouraging advocacy, monitoring, and partnerships for environmentally sound basic urban infrastructure.
Because the Virtual Run is a worldwide event, Earth Run is pleased to partner with an organization working toward global sustainability in nearly every country.
This is the first year that UN-HABITAT has been an Earth Run beneficiary.
Earth Run School Program
With 100% of the money each school raises, they choose the local environmental projects they want to support AND they complete a “green” project at their school.
Interested in becoming a beneficiary?
Please contact us for more information.