The founder of this company (Mark) lost his grandfather and best friend some years ago. After one of the many visits the small cemetery where his grandfather was laid to rest, Mark walked around paying respects to dozens of people who he had never known, nor had ever heard of. It was on this trip that Mark realized that for the overwhelming majority of people laid to rest there, they were most likely remembered by the children, and if they were lucky, by their grandchildren. But that was it. All were probably forgotten after two generations.
That moment had a profound effect on Mark. Virtually no evidence, other than a gravestone, was evidence that these folks were ever here. Sure they may have had progeny, but their contributions, their passions, their philosophies, were lost for all time. As if they never existed in the first place.
Mark used that moment as an indictment on himself. What had he done that would assist in his legacy being remembered, past two generations? The answer made him wistful and sullen. The answer was nothing.
We here at Two Generations have many passions, but our largest passion is conservation of the wild places and the wildlife within those places. After a little time reflecting on what our impact could be, the idea for this company was born.
Two Generations is dedicated to wildlife and wild place conservation. A portion of every sale goes directly to a charity that is related the item purchased. The charities listed below were vetted and have either a 3 or 4 star rating from Charity Navigator.
- Gorillas: Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
- Tigers: Save Tigers Now
- Orangutans: Orangutan Foundation International
- Whales: The Ocean Foundation
- Snow Leopards: Snow Leopard Trust
- Sea Turtles: Sea Turtle Conservancy
- Two Generations: World Wildlife Fund
Additional products, and causes, will be updated monthly. Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about us. We'd love to hear from you about your passions and any efforts you are personally taking to be remembered after two generations.