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Our favorite time of year . . . . .

The end of April marks for the majority of our membership the deadline for sending in materials proving they have made their 1% commitment. That said, the 1% for the Planet office is currently inundated with stories of giving! It is a very beautiful thing, and really highlights our favorite time of year. All of these businesses, across industry, across the planet, giving in concert to Keep Earth in Business; well . . . . we get a little tickled in excitement, awe and thanks as we charge through the certification process.

This said, and following Becky’s story from last week of member giving, today we are pleased to share some inspiring words from Tactics (member since Feb ’07).

(Left to right: Tactics Snow Team Rider Forrest Sharer, Cascadia Wildlands Project Executive Director Kate Ritley, Cascadia Wildlands Project Conservation Director Josh Laughlin, and Tactics Co-owner Matt Patton)

(Left to right: Tactics Snow Team Rider Forrest Sharer, Cascadia Wildlands Project Executive Director Kate Ritley, Cascadia Wildlands Project Conservation Director Josh Laughlin, and Tactics Co-owner Matt Patton)

“At Tactics, our goal is to be a model environmentally sustainable and socially responsible company. The environment is such a large part of what we do and who we are. Not only do we sell gear for use in the outdoors, many of our employees spend a lot of time outdoors. Our partnership with 1% for the Planet is about much more than supporting non-profit organizations. For Tactics, it’s about fulfilling our responsibility to give back and protect the environment that sustains our business.

For 2007 Tactics provided financial support to a wide variety of non-profits who represent the critical front lines of environmental conservation, preservation and restoration. We just wrapped up our paperwork for 2008, and we’re happy to say that this year we’ll be giving even more.”

Many thanks to Tactics for their commitment and their 2008 grants, and a huge congratulations for your continued growth and success!

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