For over 40 years, Earth Day has inspired individuals worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. During that time, Austin has become one of the “greenest” cities in the nation, proving our local community supports the protection of the environment through policy initiatives and business practices. For this reason, several Austin-based green nonprofits come together each year to celebrate Give 5 to Mother Earth Day, a campaign to raise funds and awareness for our local environment. Over the years, the campaign has raised more than $500,000 for the Central Texas environment.

The campaign is designed to encourage local businesses to donate 5 percent of gross sales on Give 5 Day, in honor of Earth Day, to the participating nonprofits that dedicate their time and energy to making Central Texas a better place. In return, the participating nonprofit partners encourage the local community to celebrate Earth Day by supporting Give 5’s generous business partners.