Archive for 2009
Posted on April 30th, 2009 by admin
Don’t miss your chance to win a wonderful day of catch and release fly-fishing on gorgeous Montana rivers with 1% for the Planet co-founder Craig Mathews! The bidding closes at 8 pm EST tonight! That’s right, three hours and the clock is ticking…
Click this link - http://tinyurl.com/cmg7ht to learn more about this amazing opportunity, to MAKE YOUR BID, and to show your support for 1% for the Planet.
We thank you for your continued support! Have fun and happy bidding!
Posted on April 28th, 2009 by admin
Clif Bar & Co., one of 1% for the Planet’s 1,100+ member companies, recently joined BICEP, a coalition of businesses calling for meaningful federal climate and energy legislation. Clif Bar is one of eleven businesses to sign on to the program which was launched in November 2008 by Ceres. BICEP advocates nine core principles which they believe will help simultaneously pave the way toward economic recovery and a solution to our global climate and energy problems. BICEP’s principles call for more aggressive action than the unrelated USCAP, an alliance of large businesses and non-governmental organizations currently working with members of Congress to develop a climate and energy bill.
Way to go Clif Bar – and all of our 1% members – for continuing to push the envelope in the business community!
Posted on April 24th, 2009 by admin
If you are a fan of wine or perhaps enjoy hosting get-togethers, have we got news for you. 1% for the Planet and myworldmywine.com have partnered to provide you with a discount opportunity when purchasing a case through their site. To boot, 10% of every sale will be donated to 1% for the Planet. Please read the invitation below for more details and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Stock your cellar, plan your parties, shop for gifts from wineries such as Acacia Vineyard®, Beaulieu Vineyard®, Chalone Vineyard®, Edna Valley Vineyard®, Rosenblum Cellars®, Sterling Vineyards® and more. Discover a whole new way to drink responsibly!
Not only can you benefit 1% for the Planet every time you shop, use the code above and you’ll receive a personal discount for yourself. In addition, 1% for the Planet member company Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, has put together an introductory case offer of Sterling Vineyards wine with shipping included. Check “Special Offers” to find out more
Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines is a member company of 1% for the Planet through its brand Sterling Vineyards Made With Organic Grapes.
Please enjoy our wines responsibly.
Must be 21 years old to purchase. Prices do not include sales tax or shipping unless indicated. State shipping restrictions apply. This sale cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Introductory case offer is subject to change without notice. Introductory case offer expires 06/30/09 or while supplies last.
© 2009 Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, Napa, CA
Posted on April 22nd, 2009 by admin
We’re thankful our members, and you our supporters, recognize that every day we have an opportunity to give back to planet Earth. To highlight Earth Day however we found it would be fun to share one member’s story of celebrating in style.
From the mountains of Peru, Paul of Amazonas Explorer (member since June ’07) writes, “Check out what a group of 150 locals from Huaca huasi can plant in just 1 day – 10,000 trees when we all work together – its an amazing day out!”.
Paul continued to share, “We are loving being a part of 1% . .”. He revealed more projects Amazonas Explorer is undertaking throughout the year and that he is engaged in recruiting other area businesses to join 1% too. Well Paul, you have indeed provided a wonderful example of how beautiful and effective working together can be. We thank you for your passion, your participation, and send all of our best for the continued success!
Happy Earth Day, the 1% for the Planet way, everyone!
Posted on April 11th, 2009 by admin
That’s right, our newest auction offers a day of catch and release fly-fishing with famed angler, renowned guide, author, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies and 1% for the Planet co-founder Craig Mathews!
Craig will take the highest bidder and friend out on Montana rivers for a day this summer or fall. Complete with special fishing holes, spectacular views, and Craig tying a fly one-handed and blindfolded (ok, maybe not blindfolded), he’ll be sure to provide you with any required gear and end the day with a wonderful dinner enjoyed in good company.
An experience truly not to be missed, click HERE to make your bid! This auction closes April 30th at 8 pm EST.
Posted on April 9th, 2009 by admin
Treehugger.com has just released their “Best of Green” nominations! We’re more than pleased to reveal that many victories were realized among the 1% for the Planet network, including our very own win for the “Best Non-Profit/Business Partnership”! Please click on the below links to read some of Treehugger.com’s kudos. Better yet, we encourage you to show your support and cast a few votes. Polls are open until Earth Day (Wednesday April 22nd), at which point the best of the best in each category will be revealed. Many thanks to Treehugger.com and to you for the support. Go 1% for the Planet!
Nominations include -
In Business and Politics – 1% for the Planet – Vote Here
In Food and Health – New Belgium Brewery – Vote Here
In Fashion and Beauty – Greenloop and/or Style, Naturally – Vote Here
In Design and Architecture – Q Collection – Vote Here
In Culture and Celebrity – Jack Johnson - Vote Here
In Travel and Nature – Patagonia and Native Energy – Vote Here
Posted on April 9th, 2009 by admin
1% for the Planet received a phone call this past winter with an opportunity to tell our story to a devoted readership interested in triple bottom line practices. Little did GreenMoney Journal Publisher and Managing Editor Cliff Feigenbaum realize, but his offer could not have been more timely. Despite the economic downturn, we were fresh off one of our best months ever (51 new members in October). To read 1% CEO Terry Kellogg’s words in GMJ’s Spring 2009 Issue, please click here.
Posted on April 6th, 2009 by admin
Patagonia (1% co-founder, member since May ’02) has recently released their Spring line, and in the mix we’re pleased to announce a 1% for the Planet tee! Featuring artwork from the famed Geoff McFetridge, the tee is made of 100% organic cotton and is recyclable through Patagonia’s Common Threads Recycling Program. To boot, 5 dollars of every tee sold will be donated to 1% for the Planet! Available for a limited time only, be sure to show your support and pick yours up today. As we’re revolutionizing the way business is done on this planet, strong signs point to this tee as a guaranteed quality classic.
BUY NOW! Women have their choice of colors – Northern Lights (shown) or Cranberry.
BUY NOW! Men have their choice of colors – White (shown) or Leaf.
Posted on April 3rd, 2009 by admin
A global alliance with members representing 37 different countries thus far, we here at 1% for the Planet get quite excited at opportunities to take the movement on the road. This week we are pleased to reveal we are doing just that with a booth presence in Paris, France at the Planète-Durable tradeshow. In its second year, Planète-Durable is a unique rendez-vous with an objective for discovering concrete solutions towards a business world more respectful of our environments. Happening now, the tradeshow will run 10 am to 7 pm everyday through this Sunday the 5th. Our devoted volunteer in France, Caroline, will be available at the 1% for the Planet booth to answer questions for prospective members, current members and interested supporters. Please be sure to swing by and say bonjour!
Posted on March 27th, 2009 by admin
This Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 pm, wherever your live on the planet, is Earth Hour!
Turn off your lights for the hour and enjoy . . . . . .
a great walk outside, a scrabble session by candlelight, an acoustic jam, a bonfire, a lounge looking up at the stars. Encourage your friends and family to turn off their lights too. All together we can “Vote Earth,” cut out some of those carbon emissions and light pollution, look up and see how bright the stars really are. Maybe you’ll enjoy yourself so much it’ll become a routine. Surely the Earth will be pleased.