From educating the next generation of sustainability leaders to supporting programs that help preserve important ecosystems, Alcoa Foundation partners with reputable organizations dedicated to furthering environmental excellence worldwide.
The following are some examples of recent partnerships:
In 2017, Alcoa Foundation and American Forests announced a three-year partnership to enhance biodiversity and combat climate change in key areas across the globe. During the initial year, American Forests engaged 2,500 volunteers and restored 57 hectares (140 acres) in 11 locations, including cold-water streams in the Pacific Northwest, Brazil’s Amazon forest and riparian forests in northern Spain.
Foundation for the Technological Development of Engineering
Through funding from Alcoa Foundation, the Foundation for the Technological Development of Engineering (Fundação para o Desenvolvimento Tecnológico da Engenharia) in Brazil is supporting research at three universities that is focused on using bauxite residue in the manufacture of cement. This helps reduce that industry’s greenhouse gas emissions and use of non-renewable raw materials.
NatureBridge and Alcoa Foundation partner to offer the NatureBridge Alcoa Scholars program. This two-week program brings together 55 high school students from communities where Alcoa operates around the world to engage in hands-on science experiments and research, outdoor experiential learning and social emotional learning activities. The program focuses on the Foundation’s key areas of engagement—reducing climate change and enhancing biodiversity. Many of the participants from the 2017 program submitted post-trip projects.
With Alcoa Foundation support, The Nature Conservancy launched a project to preserve Peel Harvey Bay in Western Australia, helping to deliver on-ground an in-water environmental actions in consultation with the community to improve the health of the area over three years.