As of now, Lemonee on the Hills is me, just me, Melanie. I might be a small business, but I do believe that even small contributions can make a difference. If we all give back a little, in the end, it's big right? Simple.
As the designer, maker, photographer, and owner of this business, I get my inspiration and motivation from the outdoors. It just felt natural to give back from where I receive so much. I remember vividly realizing how nature was healing to me when I was a teenager. I'd go on solo bike rides in the forest close to home, with my diary, and stay there for a long time. I do also believe in the conservation and preservation of the wilderness, so my children enjoy it as much as I do. Right now Lemonee on the Hills is:
Member of Keep Tahoe Blue. I've had the pleasure to volunteer, and meet great people during a water testing event. Also loved attending their presentation at one of Basecamp Hotel with my kiddos about plastic pollution in our ocean from @5gyres. Hopefully, I'll get more time like these.
1% of my sales go to Keep Tahoe Blue: Advocate, Educate, Collaborate. The League is a solutions-based organization, focused on advocating for sensible environmental standards backed by science and monitoring, devoted community engagement, grassroots involvement, and a collective ideology of working together to Keep Tahoe Blue.
Lemonee on the Hills make regular donations to the Tree Planting National Forest Program. And I, Melanie, on a personal level have started contributing to the visibility of the National Forest with my writing and photography. I believe in the importance of protecting our lands so my children, our children, and the next generations, will enjoy it as much as we do.