Earth Day: Take only pictures, leave only footprints


Analyzing satellite images of the Earth every day, we are awed by its beauty and grace. We also witness its power and the fierce destruction it can unleash. That’s why on this Earth Day, we partnered with Overview to support Footprint Project, a not-for-profit organization that helps communities build back greener after climate disasters by mobilizing cleaner energy to communities in crisis.

1 like = 1 less pound of CO2

It was a simple proposition. We committed to fund Footprint Project to displace one pound of CO2 for each like on Overview’s Instagram post. Thanks to all their followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Overview’s post was viewed more than 500,000 times. Wow! By the end, Footprint received over $20,000 from us and other sponsors and individuals.

“This is by far the biggest Earth Day we’ve ever had!” said Jamie Swezey, Footprint Project’s program manager.

Now Footprint Project can expand their mission to develop and deploy mobile solar generators to power front-line resilience efforts across the United States. That means more equipment, logistics and training for survivors and responders.

We know a thing or two about disaster and disruption management from the work we do to help utilities improve disaster response and resilience with satellite analytics. And we’re impressed by Footprint Project’s ability to step forward with innovative disaster relief that treads so lightly.

1 + 1 = 3

Our sincere thanks to all of you who contributed. If you missed the Earth Day post, rest assured you can still make a donation to Footprint Project. Working together we can all improve our communities’ disaster response and resilience, and lessen the impact on communities and the environment itself.