Our Mission Partners
and International Partners
We’re a connector and nexus of ideas and resources with rainforest communities, governments, NGO’s, experts from across the spectrum of subjects, individuals, foundations and businesses.
Our work is powerful and possible because of our partners, because we bring together smart combinations of resources that enable tropical rainforest protection through projects that are tailored to each community in which we work. We leverage what each partner brings to us to undertake tropical rainforest protection projects that work, not just now, but for the long term. These partnerships provide us with funding, connections, knowledge, promotion, event space, visibility, marketing, food and beverage, and more.
Our appreciation for our partners is unbounded–Check out how they’re working with us to make tropical rainforest protection possible.
South by Southwest® (SXSW®) has been a champion for Rainforest Partnership, and is our longest continuous and highest contributing partner. The breadth and power of their partnership with us spans financial donation, media promotion, and our participation in their multiple influential events. Our annual film challenge, Films for the Forest, has been an official part of SXSW for the last 6 years. SXSW has given RP an incredible platform to connect with innovators across the spectrum of technology, social good, public policy, film and more. We’re proud to have support from SXSW and look forward to continuing to build this powerful relationship in the years to come.
Launched in 1987 in Austin, the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. The annual event which takes places in March, is a launching pad for new creative content that includes new media presentations, music showcases and film screenings that provide exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound at the venues.
Tops & Nature’s Treasures
Mike Hudgkins and Karen Richards have been powerful supporters of RP, through a combination of in-kind resources and donated funds. In fact, most of the carefully selected furniture at RP HQ has come from TOPS. Texas Office Products and Supply (TOPS) is the largest dealer of used, refurbished, and new office furniture, cubicles, and supplies in Austin, TX. Nature’s Treasures’ retail store offers a wide selection of crystals, minerals, fossils and more and as Karen has said, that they are about the earth too, and accordingly like donating to RP.
Based in Austin, Flash Tattoos is the company behind the original innovative jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos that are in-vogue around the globe. Flash Tattoos collaborated with Rainforest Partnership to create the ‘Illia’ pack – a vibrant collection of feathers, friendship bracelets and blue morpho butterflies inspired by the rich color palette of the Amazon rainforest and stories of RP’s projects. For each pack sold, 5% of sales of the Illia pack are donated to Rainforest Partnership to help carry out our mission of protecting tropical rainforests.
C3 Presents is the force behind two of top music festivals in the country: Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. These festivals attract more than 200,000 people all over the world in just a three-day weekend Their philosophy, “we’re in the business of making people smile” informs how they create, market, and produce live experiences, concerts, and events. C3 is not only a sponsor of Films for the Forest; they give us visibility in our community by giving us a booth at ACL Care.
Rainforest Partnership is proud to be part of Earthx, the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, products and corporate practices that are reshaping our world. Earthx is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on environmental education and awareness whose 2016 Earth Day event brought tens of thousands of attendees together with hundreds of exhibitors in support of that goal.
Founded in 1994 in Austin, Balcones Resources is a comprehensive environmental services company that specializes in recovering resources through traditional recycling, document destruction and alternative energy. Since their inception, Balcones has created customized recycling programs for hundreds of businesses in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Little Rock metropolitan areas. Balcones has supported RP through multi-year sponsorships.
Pura Vida sells artisan-crafted bracelets from Costa Rica that are worn by people all over the world. They teamed up with Rainforest Partnership to create a special bracelet, part of their charity line, which provides us with $1 from every sale.
The Austin EcoNetwork (AEN) is Austin’s only local environmental news source, connecting people to information, events, and resources related to Austin and the environment through their community website and weekly Austin EcoNewsletter. The website features Austin’s most comprehensive listing of green events on the EcoCalendar, blogs written by green thought leaders and a dedicated staff of journalism professionals, as well as a wide array of entertaining and educational podcasts. As a media partner, AEN promotes RP events and initiatives and has co-hosted an event with RP.
The Austin Chronicle is an independent, locally owned and operated alternative newsweekly that reflects the heart and soul of Austin, Texas. Boasting a readership of 586,000 weekly, the Chronicle addresses the community’s political and environmental concerns, expresses Austin’s rich cultural scene, and provides in-depth coverage of the Capital City’s live music and entertainment venues, performing arts centers, restaurants, recreational activities, and outdoor excursions. As a media partner, the Austin Chronicle provides advertising for RP.
From culture to cuisine to current events, Austin Monthly curates the best of what the city of Austin has to offer. For longtime residents, newcomers and visitors, Austin Monthly is the award-winning publication that informs, entertains and creates conversation. The website of Austin’s official magazine provides online readers with a unique perspective of the city by focusing on the best it has to offer. As a media partner, Austin Monthly generously promotes RP events and initiatives.
From concerts & happy hours to film & special events, Do512 is the place to find out what’s happening in Austin. Over 350,000 people use their site every month to find out what’s going down in town. Do512 not only allows users to discover and promote their events, but also share their favorite picks with friends. As a media partner, DO512 generously promotes RP events and initiatives.
Austin CultureMap is our source for local lifestyle news. They report on what is most important for us such as where to eat and what to do. They also give us updates on how to make the most of living in cities and what’s happening in our state. Austin CultureMap generously promotes RP Events and initiatives.
L Style G Style
Since 2007, L Style G Style has told the stories of the Austin LGBT community and straight allies with the purpose to engage and inspire. Their mission is to remove stereotypes and be the authoritative forum for profiling lesbian, gay and straight allies in a positive light and to market and promote the entire LGBT community and bring awareness to the straight community that lesbian and gay individuals are no different than any other. As a media partner, LSGS generously promotes RP events and initiatives.
Our In-Kind and Event Partners
Our work and events wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of our in-kind partners who donate their products and services.
A longtime supporter in multiple ways, Phara has also supported us by providing her delicious Mediterranean cuisine in support of many of our events.
A national provider of kombucha beverages, Holy Kombucha generously provides their highly acclaimed beverage for our events.
This California beer company known for their craft beers generously donates their beverages to quench our attendees’ thirst for great beer….