The planet is a pretty big place, and no one can save it by themselves. So we encourage you to do your part however you can. Here are some of the organizations that we believe in. Because we’re printers, and printers have played a role historically in driving deforestation, we worry about how the world’s loss of trees is contributing to global warming. These organizations deal with deforestation directly or indirectly. But we also realize this part isn’t really about us. We encourage you to get to know these organizations on your own and join them in the hard work of saving the planet.
Smock donates a 1% of sales to the Pesticide Action Network and the Amazon Conservation Association
Amazon Conservation Association
Our mission is to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon. Road construction, logging, and land clearing for agriculture are endangering the health of the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon Conservation Association works by forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who depend on the rainforests for their livelihood, with the goal of saving rare species and habitats and learning from the land.
We partner with American Forests (the country’s oldest citizens’ non-profit organization) to help slow global warming through the planting of trees. We encourage custom invitation customers to donate 10 trees when ordering. If you plant 10 trees, Smock matches that tree donation, and together we build a forest. Customers can also purchase trees online when ordering social stationery or wedding samples (if you plant a tree, we’ll plant a tree too). Or you can also forget about us and donate directly to American Forests yourself.
When you order custom wedding invitations from us, we make it easy to stop receiving 80-95% of your junk mail by signing up with 41 pounds, a nonprofit organization that donates 1/3 of your subscription cost back to community organizations. But you can also sign up on your own. (Each year, the junk mail that Americans receive costs 53 million trees and 5.2 million tons of carbon emissions. Wow.)