For decades, NBBJ has committed professional and financial resources to positively impact issues that are close to our practice — and to our hearts, minds and homes. In 2007 we signed onto the Architecture 2030 Challenge, and since that time, we have increasingly focused our giving and volunteer efforts around issues that impact the environment. Being proactive stewards of our planet is the clarion call for our philanthropy program.
The Legacy Project
NBBJ has long partnered with The Nature Conservancy, most notably with our Legacy Project, an initiative focused on the simple, but highly impactful, action of planting and protecting trees. Since 2009, NBBJ has provided The Nature Conservancy with funding that has achieved measurable reforestation and protected standing forests from the Mississippi River Delta to the Sierra Madre Highlands of Guatemala to Yunnan Province in China.
This partnership has had immediate, long-lasting outcomes: it has restored the lungs of our planet; safeguarded the natural and human communities that depend on forests for refuge, clean air and water; protected against flooding; and mitigated the effects of a changing climate.
To date, we have planted more than 708,949 trees — with the potential to store up to 238,500 tons of CO2 over 50 years — putting us well ahead of our target of one million by 2030.