Causes

Eco Lips is a proud sponsor of SheJumps, Indian Creek Nature Center, Trees Forever and ConnectCR. Whether it's showing support for women in the outdoors, local musical artists or reclaiming the heart of our city, Eco Lips is invested in bettering communities and igniting the fire to make meaningful connections.

Here's a bit about our four sponsorships:

SheJumps

SheJumps motivates women and girls of all backgrounds to step out of their comfort zone in a fun, non-threatening, inclusive environment to learn outdoor skills. SheJumps bridge the divide between intimidating experience and confidence-building empowerment. 

Through this “challenge-by-choice environment,” participants are given the tools and community support to fully enjoy the outdoors, gain confidence and skills to
become leaders.

 

ConnectCR.org

ConnectCR brings together two major projects in Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- the revitalization of Cedar Lake and the creation of an iconic pedestrian/trail bridge south of downtown. 

The Smokestack Bridge will connect the NewBo and Czech Village neighborhoods and on a larger scale it will connect the east side and west side of Cedar Rapids. This pedestrian/trail bridge will span the Cedar River at the site of an old railroad bridge that was wiped out in the historic flood of 2008. 

ConnectCR completes the Cedar Valley Nature Trail from Cedar Falls to Iowa City. It also connects our trail system to the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail, putting Cedar Rapids and Iowa in the heart of the growing biking economy. This is an unprecedented opportunity to showcase our city and state to trail users from around the world, as well as make lasting improvements for the city and its residents.

Indian Creek Nature Center: Bee Maintenance & Operations

The Nature Center's beekeeping program benefits the local pollinator population and honey harvest It also provides a hands-on learning opportunity for those interested in beekeeping at the hobby level. Our sponsorship supports the rebuilding of the apiary, which includes materials, maintenance and operations damaged by the Derecho Storm of 2020.

Trees Forever

Trees Forever is dedicated to planting trees, encouraging volunteer involvement and promoting environmental stewardship. Eco Lips partnered with Trees Forever in making the world better for future generations through hands-on work focused on improving the environment through sustainable plantings and projects. Eco Lips has pledged their support to Trees Forever’s Planting Hope Tree Recovery program for the rebuilding of our community after the derecho storm that hit on 8/10/2020.