Three years ago, we shared the story of one Maker and social entrepreneur on a mission to help with the BP oil spill disaster in New Orleans. Tippy Tippens was a designer living in New York City who felt pulled to do something to help -- that's how BirdProject Soap was born. Today, we're catching up with Tippy to see how these little soaps have made a difference since their launch on The Grommet.
Four years have passed since the BP oil spill disaster and creation of your company, BirdProject Soap -- tell us, how are things different four years later?
You donate 50% of your profits to the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) and International Bird Rescue (IBR), can you share with us what impact that's made over the last three years?
International Bird Rescue: With the help of partners like BirdProject, International Bird Rescue (IBR) has led efforts to save oiled wildlife in many spills since the Gulf. Two of the most notable include the 2011 Rena Spill in New Zealand that affected Little Blue Penguins, and a Canadian oil sands spill last summer affecting migratory birds. And our work doesn’t stop when the oil spill headlines fade. Together, the rehabilitation teams at International Bird Rescue’s wildlife facilities care for thousands of aquatic birds each year, such as loons, herons, pelicans, terns and murres.
What's on the horizon for BirdProject?
BirdProject has two additional editions currently as well as new editions in the works, which we can share more of in the coming months. We're thrilled to have donated $21,000 to date & excited to see how high we can go by continuing to raise donations & spreading the word about Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) and International Bird Rescue (IBR) and all of the incredible work that they do!
Thank you for all of your support in making this happen, we are all a part of BirdProject! -- Tippy Tippens
Learn more about Tippy and the BirdProject Soap by watching our video here.