Environment

A Commitment to the Planet

At Disney, we are committed to using resources wisely and protecting the planet as we operate and grow our business. We conserve nature and inspire kids and families to join us in caring for our planet.

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2016 Citizenship Data Table

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37% Reduced Emissions
Reducing Emissions

In 2016, we have successfully reduced our net emissions by 37%. By 2020, we aim to reduce net emissions by 50%.

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45% Waste Diverted
Waste Diversion

In 2016, we diverted 45% of waste from landfills and incineration. By 2020, we aim to divert 60% of waste.

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Water Conservation

We are committed to maintaining potable water consumption at 2013 levels at existing sites by 2018, and developing water conservation plans for new sites.

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52M+ Experiences in Nature
Kids + Nature

We know that conserving nature begins with spending time in nature. Since 2012, we have connected more than 52 million kids and families with nature experiences provided through grants to nonprofit organizations via the Disney Conservation Fund as well as guest experiences at our Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

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400+ Species Protected
Disney Conservation Fund Projects

DCF has helped protect more than 400 species, including elephants, butterflies, and coral reefs, through its annual conservation grants.

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$65M Awarded to protect the magic of nature
Total Conservation Funding

To date, the DCF has given more than $65 million to reverse the decline of at-risk wildlife and increase the time kids spend in nature.

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Conservation Funding

The wellbeing of people is deeply connected to the health of the planet. That’s why the Disney Conservation Fund grants support projects with a holistic approach to conservation – blending both scientific research and community engagement to protect wildlife and their habitats.

To date the fund has awarded more than $65 million to projects in 115 countries through its annual grants program.

Please review eligibility criteria for our Annual Conservation Grants program. Submit an inquiry form by the deadline — no invitation code is required for this step. Projects that are a good fit for our criteria will be provided with additional details to submit a full application.

The DCF will accept inquiries for the 2018 granting cycle from October 1, 2017- November 17, 2017 (11:59pm EST)

Annual Grants Eligibility Criteria

The Disney Conservation Fund has a long history of supporting organizations working with communities to prepare for and respond to disasters or conservation emergencies. This year the Disney Conservation Fund is proud to be supporting the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help carry forward this commitment to helping communities and animals when they need it the most. For more information on how to apply for an IFAW Disaster Response Grant and the program criteria please visit the IFAW website.

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Grant Seeker Resources

 

Annual Conservation Grants

Organizations interested in applying for an Annual Conservation Grant:

Please review eligibility criteria for our Annual Conservation Grants program. Submit an inquiry form by the deadline – no invitation code is required for this step. Projects that are a good fit for our criteria will be provided with additional details to submit a full application.


Rapid Response Fund

The Disney Conservation Fund has a long history of supporting organizations working with communities to prepare for and respond to disasters or conservation emergencies. This year the Disney Conservation Fund is proud to be supporting the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help carry forward this commitment to helping communities and animals when they need it the most. For more information on how to apply for an IFAW Disaster Response Grant and the program criteria please visit the IFAW website.

 


Disney Conservation Heroes

If your organization has ever received a Disney Conservation Fund grant, then you are eligible to nominate a Disney Conservation Hero. Heroes are local people who are deeply involved in conservation and have helped advance conservation in their communities.

For more information, contact Corp.Conservation@Disney.com

Nominate a Disney Conservation Hero