Posted on December 24th, 2009 by grace
What we’re grateful for this year:
- 405 new members
- 30% increase in giving to environmental work in 2009, totaling over $50 million since 2002
- Three new staff members on the 1% team
- 1,132 members contributing 1% of their annual sales to a network of 1,909 environmental organizations worldwide
These strong results in 2009 signal more than ever the strength of commitment of 1% member companies. 1% goes into 2010 fueled by the momentum of these member companies and the work their giving enables. Together we are well-positioned to change the face of giving and decisively influence the health of the planet in the year ahead.
Thank you for being a part of the 1% network, and enjoy the holiday!
P.S. Thanks to Yes! Marketing, 1% member #985, for designing our holiday cards this year. Check ‘em out if you’re in need of help for a marketing or design project in the new year.
Posted on December 17th, 2009 by grace
It’s almost here…we promise!
From tweets galore to posts on Treehugger, Sustainability Digest, NicerNews, and more, we’re starting to see the first ripples of excitement for 1% for the Planet: The Music, Vol. 1. The 1% album will be available starting January 5 at music.onepercentfortheplanet.org and at online music retailers like iTunes and Amazon. Offline, you can purchase an Eco Download card, which is constructed of 100% recycled materials and provides a unique code to access all 41 tracks from the 1% music website. If you happen to live near a Patagonia retail store, you’re in luck–the Eco Download cards are available in most locations during December and beyond.
Check out the early buzz on the album and stay tuned here for updates over the next few weeks. At $10 for 41 tracks comprising the first music compilation dedicated to supporting the environment, purchasing 1% for the Planet: The Music, Vol. 1 just might be the easiest decision you’ll make in 2010.
Posted on December 9th, 2009 by grace
Q: What do Josh Ritter, Jack Johnson, G. Love, and Grace Potter all have in common?
A: Besides being bodacious rockstars, they are all featured artists on our upcoming release, 1% for the Planet: The Music, Vol. 1
Scheduled for release in early January, 1% for the Planet the Music Vol. 1, is a one-of-a kind compilation. More than forty artists have donated rare and exclusive tracks to produce the first album dedicated to supporting the environment. All proceeds from album sales go to 1% for the Planet, and many of the artists featured are members themselves. The all-digital release will be available online in just a few weeks, so stay tuned for more information on how to get your copy.
P.S. If his current tour has a stop in your area, be sure to check out Josh Ritter in concert. Several of us from the 1% team had the privilege last weekend and were treated to an incredible show. A longtime friend and supporter of 1% for the Planet, Josh even made a few plugs for 1% during his set!
Posted on December 3rd, 2009 by admin
In a follow up to our October 1st post, the results are in for Green America’s People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year. Drum roll please . . . . . the winner is 1% for the Planet member Reusablebags.com! In recognition of their continued success (Reusablebags.com also won this award in 2007), the company was also awarded a Longtime Leadership Award. Our greatest thanks to all who voted and recognized Reusablebags.com as a truly committed company to Keeping Earth in Business!