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1% for the Planet Travels to Chile

Network’s CEO to speak at International Festival of Social Innovation in Santiago

 Waitsfield, VT — On October 26th, Terry Kellogg, CEO of 1% for the Planet, will speak at the International Festival of Social Innovation (FIIS 2013) in Santiago, Chile. FIIS was created to celebrate those who are changing the world via high-impact innovative solutions. The conference, kicking off on October 23rd, will feature speakers from all around the world, focusing on innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

Kellogg’s talk will be part of the “Sunset Speech”, which starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th. The event will run until 10 p.m. that evening, featuring musical artists Kevin Johansen and Peter Stone, as well as speakers such as Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia. Kellogg will speak about the 1% for the Planet movement, its recently celebrated 10th anniversary, and the positive and widespread impact 1% of sales can make. Kellogg says he’s honored to take part in such a unique event.

“The International Festival of Social Innovation aims to create a unique, fun atmosphere while showcasing individuals and organizations that are changing the world through collaboration,” says Kellogg. “This idea could not be more aligned with the 1% for the Planet mission. The event is based in Chile, but draws innovators from all over the world, creating a great forum for conversation and celebration.”

The “Sunset Speech” will take place on October 26th in Bicentennial Park. To learn more about the festival, visit: http://fiis.org/. To find out more about 1% for the Planet’s Chile-based business members, visit: http://bit.ly/19R0YzG

About 1% for the Planet

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a platform of credibility and engagement for environmentally conscious brands that are truly committed to making a positive impact with their business. This global movement of more than  1,100 member companies in 48 countries donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental organizations worldwide. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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