We’re sharing this message today in celebration of two big changes within our non-profit organization. EPIC now has a new logo and website.
When we founded EPIC more than 20 years ago, we wanted to make a difference. Even though it was only the two of us at the beginning, we worked hard on many projects and eventually found other people who were passionate about science and nature conservation in the Caribbean. And now, thanks to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of partners across the region and the world, together we’ve been able to accomplish remarkable and significant work. It has made a difference and we thank you for being on this journey with us.
Making a new logo was more challenging than we realized at the onset. We felt that EPIC needed to better communicate who we are and what we do but figuring out how to go about that required some help from our partners at Soulcraft Allstars. After months of hard work, and the talents of a terrific artist, our small redesign team came up with the results you see here.
Our hope is that the logo will inspire people through its beauty and its ability to represent the connection people have with both the land, air, and the sea in the Caribbean. It also demonstrates the diverse environments where we work and better represents the vibrancy and dynamism of the EPIC organization. We would like people to feel the vitality of EPIC and our extended team of supporters.
We would like EPIC to serve as a catalyst for transforming environmental concern into action; being a part of EPIC means being part of something greater: a community of people who also share a common cause and are ready to make a difference.
The website project came together over the course of the last year and it quickly become a storehouse for all the prior work that has been done. This effort was inspired by EPIC’s Executive Director Tabitha Stadler who has cultivated an EPIC vision of the Caribbean region as a global focal point for conservation in the way that we think of the Amazon rainforest or Florida’s Everglades. We also recognized the need to educate the public about the Caribbean’s value as a biodiversity hotspot, which is often overshadowed by the region’s focus on tourism. Our website tells the story of the relationships EPIC has with unique natural places and also with Caribbean communities. It was created to educate and inspire and we hope you enjoy browsing through both the EPIC projects and the islands where we’ve worked.
This moment in our EPIC history has allowed us to reflect on the importance, for all of us everywhere, of strengthening connections to our local environment and community and becoming stewards of forests, oceans and rivers. This stewardship is the formula for a sustainable future for the Caribbean and beyond.