The EGBAR Foundation was established in 1989 by Bruce P. FaBrizio, CEO and Chairman of Sunshine Makers, Inc., to clearly demonstrate the corporation's steadfast commitment towards environmental and educational concerns. Sunshine Makers, Inc. is best known for its Simple Green® brand, a line of high quality, environmentally safer cleaning products, that were brought to market far before environmental responsibility was a recognizable corporate concern.
The EGBAR Foundation is focused on teaching children around the globe about the environment and their role in caring for it. The Foundation oversees its own projects and initiatives, in addition to supporting deserving charities, businesses and communities who are focused on improving environmental education and taking measurable actions toward improving the environment.
Funds are spent where they will make the most impact, often on a local level. Projects that provide children engaging lessons in science and technology or hands-on opportunities to participate in community clean-up efforts are prioritized. It is often these projects that need very little funds to make a very large impact.
EGBAR is an acronym for Everything's Gonna Be All Right. This positive sentiment, along with a “think globally, act locally” approach to impacting change, are at the core of the Foundation’s activities. We believe that if children work together to continually make small, achievable changes that have a positive impact on the environment, then ultimately everything’s gonna be alright. We want to give them the tools to start making those changes now.
It's my belief and, I think, the belief of a great many other people, that the world is a finite piece of ground…that the environment is finite and not infinite…and that if we don't do something aggressive, right now, it won't be there for our grandchildren. And yet, there is plenty of time to make it a better place for our grandchildren. If we just start doing things that are within our abilities today.Bruce FaBrizio