5 inspiring reads for Earth Day


From saving cheetahs to preserving fresh water systems, analytics plays a role in many inspiring conservation projects around the world. Read on to learn about a few of our favorites.

1. Protecting animals from extinction 

Learn how analyzing footprints could help save cheetahs in Namibia and other endangered animals around the world. Amazingly, conservationists are researching how artificial intelligence may help us recreate some of the skills used by indigenous trackers. The answers could help us better understand what steps we need to take to save endangered species.

2. Bringing data to the stream

How much do we know about fresh water systems and the dynamic nature of streams and rivers? Find out how one data scientist turned his fascination with streams and rivers into a career that could help preserve one of our most precious and life sustaining resources. 

3. SAS, solar farms and sheep

How did SAS end up with sheep on its solar farm? Find the answer to this question - and other fun facts in this recent post about the SAS Solar Farm.

4. Protecting fragile species through improved conservation funding

More than 1 million members and millions of advocates donate to World Wildlife Fund to help conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on earth. Learn how World Wildlife Fund uses analytics to maximize donations that build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

5. Sustainability is sweet: lessons from honey bees

Since 2017, SAS has partnered with Bee Downtown to host 4 beehives at our Cary, NC Headquarters. Bee Downtown is a North Carolina startup that is committed to building healthy honey bee populations, and they do so in an unconventional way: placing hives on corporate campuses. Businesses both large and small “sponsor” honey bee hives that are maintained by the knowledgeable Bee Downtown team.


About Author

Alison Bolen

Editor of Blogs and Social Content

Alison Bolen is an editor at SAS, where she writes and edits content about analytics and emerging topics. Since starting at SAS in 1999, Alison has edited print publications, Web sites, e-newsletters, customer success stories and blogs. She has a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in technical writing from North Carolina State University.

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