I'm so excited about our important mission with this fundraiser: to contribute to conservation efforts both locally and globally. First, ILS has committed to planting 100 hundred trees on 9-23-17 at the Conservancy's Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve in Central Ohio. The Big Darby Creek is designated as a State and National Scenic River and is home to several endangered species, like the spotted darter fish, northern riffleshell mussel, and Indiana bat. Planting these trees will help to keep the air and water clean, in addition to providing food and shelter to local wildlife. Second, we will donate funds to protect the Maya rainforest in Central America, the second largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere and home to myriad threatened species, like jaguars, ocelots, and tapirs, as well as the indigenous Mayan people. This rainforest plays a key role in mitigating climate change by sequestering millions of tons of carbon. It is impossible to look at the world's environment and not be concerned. The combination of habitat destruction and CO2 production is seriously damaging the environment we all depend on to survive. It is easy to see this as someone else's responsibility, but the obligation lies with all of us. Please join me in being part of the solution.