Carrier Teams Up with The Nature Conservancy and Palm Beach County to Create Critical Habitats in the Lake Worth Lagoon
Using nature-based solutions including oysters and mangroves, Carrier volunteers teamed up with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Palm Beach County (PBC) to complete the Palm Beach Resilient Island project in the Lake Worth Lagoon. The 20-mile-long lagoon is home to wildlife such as manatees, sea turtles and more than 100 species of birds and is located near downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.
On Aug. 19, volunteers from Carrier’s global headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens joined TNC and PBC to plant 1,000 young mangroves on the one-acre island. The mangroves store carbon and provide critical nursery habitats for fish and other marine organisms.
“Carrier is committed to promoting sustainability through education, partnerships and climate resiliency programs. We recognize that we have a responsibility and opportunity to prioritize solutions that help address climate challenge,” said Kori Recalde, Senior Director, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG), Carrier. “This hands-on project is one small way we can help to drive climate resiliency right here in Palm Beach County.”
Carrier’s 2030 ESG goals underscore its commitment to addressing the planet’s most complex challenges and inspiring confidence for people everywhere. Carrier’s collaboration with TNC helps communities around the world become more resilient and sustainable.