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Our 1,000 Member Celebration in New York

(left to right: Craig Mathews, Terry Kellogg, Yvon Chouinard and Tom Brokaw.)

Very rarely are these men in the same room. Even rarer still are they all wearing suits! But February 11th was a very special occasion for us.  We pulled out the stops to celebrate crossing our 1,000 member milestone.  Former NBC Nightly News anchorman Tom Brokaw hosted the event which was designed to honor our co-founders Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia Inc. and Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies and 1% for the Planet CEO Terry Kellogg.

We could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Attendees included editors from publications such as Fast Company, Fortune, Elle, Men’s Journal, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times; phenomenal environmental stewards including senior staff from NRDC, the Rainforest Alliance, and the Clinton Global Initiative; inspiring philanthropists including the Rockefellers, talented musician Grace Potter and even royalty. The party lasted two hours over schedule – no one wanted to leave!  Most importantly, the gathering generated a significant amount of attention and momentum for our movement.

We cannot give enough thanks to those who worked so hard on the event itself and on bringing us this far. 1,000 members is indeed a big milestone.  In another respect, however, it’s really just the beginning.

We’ve included some photos to give you a sense of the moment. We hope you enjoy!

(Celebrating 1,000 Members, left to right: Craig Mathews, Yvon Chouinard and Tom Brokaw.)

(1% for the Planet CEO Terry Kellogg addressing the crowd.)

(1% Director of Outreach Becky Benard and Board Advisor Maria Moyer.)

(Long-time NRDC head John Adams with Yvon and Malinda Chouinard.)

(Verlyn Klinkenborg of the NY Times, Craig Mathews and Board Member Riley Etheridge.)

(left to right: Barney’s Fashion Director Julie Gilhart, FEED Projects Founder/designer/model Lauren Bush, former (PRODUCT) RED President Tamsin Smith, theory Founder/President Andrew Rosen and Terry Kellogg.)

(Board Member Jesse Johnson and Host Steven Gluckstern.)

(left to right: 1% Consultant Gabriel Unger, fuseproject Founder Yves Behar, 1% VP Melody Grote, Board Member Kim Jordan, Malinda Chouinard, and 1% supporter Rae Emmett.)

(One of our favorite photos from the evening, musician Grace Potter with Yvon Chouinard.)

(The 1% for the Planet team! left to right: Kate Mitchell, Melody Grote, Becky Benard, Terry Kellogg, Grady O’Shaughnessy and Chrissy Gilhuly.)

(1% for the Planet founders, board members and employees. left to right: back row – Larry Kopald, Melody Grote, Becky Benard, Jesse Johnson, Yvon Chouinard, Riley Etheridge, Craig Mathews, Lisa Pike, Kate Mitchell, front row – Maria Moyer, Terry Kellogg, Grady O’Shaughnessy and Kim Jordan.)

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