Nestlé and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) have joined forces to connect individuals, families, and communities to public lands and water sources, with the goal of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

On August 10th, Nestlé in the U.S. is hosting #NestleCares, a national day of volunteering across Nestlé’s 120 U.S. hometowns. SCA is proud to be a partner in this endeavor by facilitating opportunities for Nestlé in the U.S. employees, families, and friends to engage in team-based service projects in 9 different cities. These projects will focus on some of the most urgent conservation needs including pollinator habitat restoration and water conservation.

Nestlé is also supporting four SCA Community Engagement Fellows in organizing pollinator and water conservation-related projects for the National Day of Volunteering and beyond. Follow these talented young leaders and their efforts to promote conservation as they blog about their experiences this summer.

Community Engagement Fellows

National Day of Volunteering Events

News, Stories & Projects

Volunteers work together to stain the guard rail along the path at Cove Island

62 Nestlé employees volunteered their time at Cove Island Park in Stamford, CT for #NestléCares to get the long guardrail stained and protected! Despite the hot sun and messy stain, enthusiasm abounded.

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1000 volunteers. 9 cities. 1 day. On August 10th, SCA led 9 flagship events as part of the 100+ event #NestleCares day, a national day of volunteering uniting the company’s business operations with community events nationwide.

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The #NestléCares Project at Kingman Island

Kingman and Heritage Islands Park is a sudden breath of fresh wilderness at the edge of the city on the Anacostia River. Bisected by East Capitol Street, the northern and southern sides of the Kingman Island park are equal parts woodsy and picturesque picnic areas. The northern tip of the island past Benning Road boasts a golf course

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The #NestléCares Project at Cove Island

It may be hard to imagine how such a beautiful park needs improvement, but Ron D’Amico, our park foreman, assures me that there is always plenty to do to maintain Cove Island’s charm!

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Networking app Bumble and comedian-writer Samantha Bee aren’t the only bees a-buzzing amongst urban dwellers these days. Beekeeping and other forms of pollinator work are becoming increasingly popular hobbies in cities such as Los Angeles and New York, thanks to a recent lifting of restrictions in response to the rapid decline of pollinator populations and climate change.

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