Lululemon Founder Donates $100M to Preserve B.C.'s Nature

Spread the love

Lululemon Founder Donates $100M to Preserve BC Nature.

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson and his wife Summer will donate $100 million to the BC Parks Foundation to preserve 3 ecosystems.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. founder and billionaire Chip Wilson is giving $100 million to the BC Parks Foundation.

Made the announcement Thursday at Stanley Park in Vancouver. The money will be donated through the Wilson 5 Foundation to support the Parks Foundation's 25×25 project.

This project is a partnership with Indigenous communities and spans several years. It seeks to protect 25% of British Columbia's wildlife.

The $100 million envelope will be used to protect three ecosystems:

  • Fallen Creek Sanctuary which is 528 acres [2 km2] near the Rocky Mountains
  • The approximately 200-acre [0.8 km2] Teit's Sanctuary not far from Spences Bridge
  • The Bourguiba Spring which spans 41 acres [0.2 km2] in the South Okanagan and is vital for several species like the bighorn sheep

This announcement comes as millionaire Yvon Chouinard and founder of Patagonia said on Wednesday that he was going to transfer his company to a trust and non-profit organization that will tackle climate change.

This year, Chip Wilson donated $4 million to protect the Douglas fir ecosystem and pledged $100 million for medical research into scapulohumeral facial dystrophy .

With information from La Presse canadienne

Previous Article
Next Article