Tilly and the National WILDLIFE Federation team up to create sustainable designs for homeowners across the country
Educate and empower individuals to make impactful change in their own backyard
NEW YORK, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tilly, the custom online landscape design service that creates custom landscape design plans for homeowners nationwide and the nation’s leading conservation organization, the National Wildlife Federation, have partnered to help homeowners across the country easily design sustainable landscape plans for their yards.
Tilly reaches thousands of enthusiastic homeowners each year through its online landscape design services. Sustainability has always been a key goal, but through this strategic alignment, the National Wildlife Federation will provide additional in-depth training for Tilly landscapers and landscape architects. Tilly’s team is made up of designers who live across the country and manage projects remotely in their respective regions. Training sessions will cover regional issues including native plants, invasive species, water conservation, biodiversity, best housekeeping practices, among many other topics.
Tilly’s direct communication with owners will be used to educate and empower owners to make positive sustainable decisions in their own yards, further expanding the mission of the National Wildlife Federation. Through this strategic collaboration, Tilly will make it easier for homeowners to incorporate the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ requirements into their residential landscaping.
“People want to know what actions they can take to address climate change and support wildlife where they live..” said Carey Stanton, Head of Innovation and Partnerships for the National Wildlife Federation. “Together, we can take the guesswork out of sustainable gardening practices and foster a meaningful connection with the nature around you.”
Studies of National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat™ yards show increased biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and water conservation compared to yards without habitat features. Their certification standards include native plants and wildlife habitats for all course types and sizes. Tilly’s designs will incorporate the National Wildlife Federation’s mission, goals, and extensive research into their design practices.
The National Wildlife Federation will be Tilly’s lead nonprofit partner as part of its 1% for the Planet Pledge, in which the company contributes 1% of annual sales to support environmental nonprofits. approved worldwide.
“Our designers work with and educate thousands of owners every year, so we have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact through our work,” said Alexis Suton, co-founder and president of Tilly. “One million acres of wildlife habitat are lost to suburban development every year, which means homeowners can make a difference by making sustainable choices in their own space.”
Tilly’s simple online design process takes the intimidation out of the landscape world. For the design, Tilly customers buy a front, back or full yard set. The deliverable includes an aerial planting plan and a plant calendar with plant names, sizes and quantity. This partnership also complements the program recently launched by the National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Collections which are available to be shipped directly to homeowners to start their habitat gardens.
Tilly is a women-founded online landscape design company serving the UNITED STATES and Canada. Tilly partners homeowners with professional landscapers and creates custom plans for their yards. Tilly is a proud member of 1% for the Planet with a strong commitment to taking responsibility for the health of the planet. Learn more about tillydesign.com and instagram.
About the National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization, uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrives in a rapidly changing world. Follow them on Facebook, Twitterand instagram.
SOURCE National Wildlife Federation