Good Food and Good Work
We are thrilled to say that 2013 is off to an extremely busy and productive start. It seems that 1% for the Planet membership is on a lot of companies’ to-do lists this year. There’s a tremendous amount of interest and a really interesting and diverse group of potential new members. Two recent additions to our ever-growing list of businesses include Diablo Burger and The Coffee Camper.
Diablo Burger is a local food based burger joint in Flagstaff, AZ (and opening in Tucson, AZ in March of 2013). Our motto is “All About Local,” and our aim is to connect community to ecology through gastronomy — which really is just a fancy word for cheeseburger. We serve 100% local, grass-fed, hormone- and antibiotic-free open-range beef from the two ranches that founded the Diablo Trust, a landscape-scale collaborative conservation group dedicated to 426,000 acres in Northern Arizona. The Diablo Trust is an approved 1% for the Planet partner, and our participation in the 1% for the Planet program both formalizes our support of the Trust’s long-term conservation work and legitimizes our foundational commitment to local environmental sustainability efforts. We are very proud to be a small part of the incredible 1% for the Planet network.
Between Diablo Burger’s highly respectable philanthropic work in their local community and their amazing menu of quality foods, you can see why this place is so popular. What’s better than a delicious cheeseburger and helping the planet at the same time. 1% for the Planet is so excited to see this business grow and encourage all of our Arizona fans to try this place out asap!
The Coffee Camper is one of the most original and fun-loving businesses to contact 1% for the Planet in some time. In describing their business, the owners say “we have lovingly restored our 1976 Citroen HY Van and converted her into a mobile coffee cafe, serving up premium quality coffee and freshly baked cakes. You’ll find us at music festivals, sporting events and any other social occasion where the demand for caffeine is strong! For us our greatest experiences have always involved nature, so we feel a responsibility to protect and preserve the natural environment in our commercial activities as well as our daily life. By joining 1% we feel that we are establishing a set of core principles for our new business as well as contributing and helping to make a difference to the issues that we feel passionate about.”
At about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, we would love to see The Coffee Camper pull up right outside the 1% office. Not only does this business provide customers with delicious treats to help break up the day, but with every transaction they will be giving back to important environmental causes.