Our 1% member, The Boatyard Bar and Grill in Eastport, Maryland had some high-profile guests for lunch recently. First lady, Michelle, and daughter, Sasha, dropped in for lunch with family and friends while in the area touring the Maryland State House and Naval Academy. The Boatyard owner, Dick Franyo said, “The first lady ordered the crab cakes and loved them!”
The Boatyard Bar and Grill comes highly recommended by everyone here at 1% and now the first family!
Michelle Obama and the Boatyard Bar and Grill Staff
To read the full story about the Obama visit or to learn more about the environmental commitment the Boatyard has made, check out their website.
Each year around this time, skiers and snowboarders start to pine for new gear, check out long range forecasts, and get pumped for the new TGR film. This year’s offering, Deeper, is an awesome ( and we really mean it…) collaboration between 1% member Teton Gravity Research and 1% non-profit recipient Protect Our Winters (POW), featuring an all star roster of big mountain riders including POW’s founder, Jeremy Jones. This full circle partnership strives to create a greener winter sports industry by protecting the environment that inspires the riders.
On foot, 65 miles from civilization, braving sub zero temperatures, and fighting week-long storms, Deeper places a handful of world’s premier snowboarders in hot pursuit of the ultimate in big mountain riding while leaving the helicopters and their emissions at home. “The Deeper crew put cameras in places and in conditions you could never imagine. It is the ultimate first-hand experience and the most insane riding I have ever seen,” said TGR co-founder, Steve Jones.
Along with fellow 1% members Tactics, Venture Snowboards, Clif, and Volcom, TGR’s partnership with POW is leading the winter sports industry towards a more sustainable future. Deeper hits the road this fall–check here for a screening near you–we’ll see you out there!
BREAKING: Our members in France are now celebrating their 100th 103rd member! But before we missed the 100th member party entirely, our very own Marketing VP, Melody, caught up with 1% member / photographer Emmanuel Donfut from his company Balao for a Skype interview and inspiring slideshow. Watch a couple minutes in for a view of 1% in France through a camera’s lens.
With this aptly chosen reenactment of the famous French Revolution painting, Liberty Leading the People, member companies on the French Riviera celebrate a present-day tour de force: 100 members of 1% for the Planet… and counting!
Getting members together for a networking event is a great way to share sustainability stories, recruit prospective companies to join, collaborate around a new giving project, or show off the great people, companies, and non-profits behind 1%. Big thanks — and CONGRATULATIONS — to the 1% members in France for expanding the pool of funding going to environmental projects each year.