Next month, 1% staffers will be spread far and wide, connecting with members, non-profits, prospective members and key influencers at a smorgasbord of conferences and events. Besides Sustainable Brands, you’ll be able to find us at:
We’re looking forward to this gathering of thought leaders, investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists, taking place (nearly) in our backyard at historic Shelburne farms. Slow Money’s Second National Gathering will feature a star-studded line-up of speakers and the chance to hear investment presentations from two dozen small food enterprises and collaborate with folks from around the country who are finding new ways to connect money, culture and the soil.
If you think you might like to attend, check out the Slow Money website for more details and to register. As an added bonus, 1% members and friends can received a 20% discount off standard registration rates by entering code 1%fortheplanet to register for the gathering and 1%fortheplanet+dinner if you’d also like to register for the Friday night farm table dinner celebration.
1% for the Planet is sponsoring the LOHAS Forum this year, a packed, two-day conference that will feature presentations by 1% CEO Terry Kellogg, and a variety of leaders in the LOHAS market sector. The Forum will bring together companies large and small, media, and marketing experts to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the in the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability marketplace.
We’re happy to offer the 1% community a discount on registration to this engaging forum—just use code LF20 when you register. As an added bonus through May 31, you can buy one pass and get the second for 50% off, too. We hope to see you there!
Last year, a few of us from the 1% staff spent a productive and inspiring few days at Sustainable Brands, a premier forum for CSR leaders to connect, share, and strategize. The conference is being held again this year, June 7-10, in Monterey, CA, and we’re looking forward to a much more robust 1% for the Planet role in the dialogue.
We hope you’ll consider joining us there, and are excited to offer an exclusive discount to the 1% community.Register today for SB’10 and receive 20% off an All-Event or Conference Only pass when you enter code oneplntsb10. SB’10 opens in just four weeks, and ticket prices go up on May 17, so please join us in registering soon!
Make sure to let us know if you’re planning to attend! You’ll be joining leading 1% members like Klean Kanteen, Clif Bar, and People Towels. Here’s a short sampling of some of 100+ speakers at SB’10:
“Re-Defining the Metrics of Success: The Emerging Measures of Qualitative Growth” -Hazel Henderson, Futurist & Economics Iconoclast, Ethical Markets Media
“Responsibility AND Profit: From Corporate Responsibility to Responsible Profit” -Jason Saul, CEO, Mission Measurement
“Design for Behavior Change: Helping Consumers Co-Create a Better World” -Bruce MacGregor, Managing Partner, IDEO
“The Road to Sustainability” -John Viera, Director, Ford Motor Company
“Future Vision: 3 Snapshots of the Possible” -Scott Friedmann, Exec VP – Innovation and Service Design, Idea Couture
“Connecting Sustainable Brands with Quality, Modernity, and Innovation” -Dorothy Mackenzie, Chairman & Co-founder, Dragon Rouge
“Smarter Planet – Gaining Momentum by Branding a Strategic Platform” -Lee Green, VP, Brand Experience and Strategic Design, IBM
“Brand AND Consumer Activation — Passing Your Brand to the People” -Michael Dupee, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Mountain Coffee
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Join us Wednesday, May 12th, at 1:00 pm EDT (New York time) for a brown bag lunch call with Woody Tasch, founder and president of Slow Money, a nonprofit that connects investors to their local economies.
Today, a growing movement stands behind the idea that our lives would be richer if money would just slow down a bit. By directing our money into more local enterprise (remember the “buy local” and “eat local” movements?) the Slow Money team says we can take a vital first step toward building what they call a ‘nurture capital industry.’ But the truth is, investing locally just isn’t easy at this point. Take, for example, our retirement savings: when we put money away, those funds are teleported into a global capital market that shuffles around 3 trillion dollars each day. Imagine putting this money to work locally.
Next Wednesday, Woody Tasch will explain to us how moving towards more local economic principles can benefit our planet and everyone involved.
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About Woody Tasch and Slow Money: Slow Money is a new nonprofit organizing an international movement to bring money back down to earth.
Founded by Woody Tasch, a pioneer in merging investing and philanthropy, Slow Money’s mission is to build local and national networks, and develop new financial products and services, dedicated to:
• investing in small food enterprises and local food systems;
• connecting investors to their local economies; and,
• building the nurture capital industry.
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1% FTP settled itself quite literally at the intersection of business and the environment with our booth between member company Brushfire Records, and non-profit partner, Re-Use Hawaii! Not too far down the green, greetings were shared with other 1% organizations such as member companies, Muumuu Heaven, Patagonia and LLLLIFE, and non-profit recipients Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation. Kokua was a spectacularly festive event, bringing together music junkies, outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, treehuggers, children, smiles and more – all great contributors to the 1% community!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello!! It was terrific to meet the faces behind the 1% network, be they members, non-profit partners, 1% fans and followers, or simply folks stopping by to get more information! Mahalo!!
P.S. As we await the release of Jack’s new album this June, check out his latest widgets!