Posted on February 27th, 2013 by pauline
As you might have heard, this year we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary. One of our big anniversary events will take place right here in our home town. We have joined forces with the Mad Marathon in Waitsfield, VT to create the first ever 1% for the Planet Mad Marathon designed to support the nonprofits and partnerships that protect the places we play.
WE WANT YOUR COMPANY HERE. Come celebrate the planet with us!
Save the date: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - Race Day
July 6th, 2013 – Kids run and 1% for the Planet (1% FTP) network meet-up
The marathon is a way to:
- -Grow our movement
- -Celebrate your company’s commitment, and
- -Raise funds for environmental organizations
There are three ways you can get involved:
1. Sponsor the race
There are various levels of sponsorship available. Your sponsorship is considered a donation and part of your 1% FTP commitment for 2013.
- -be included in a virtual bag and a physical bag for participating runners
- -be highlighted in the 10th Anniversary marketplace grand opening
2. Donate product
If sponsorship is not in your company’s budget for this year, product donations for prizes and raffles are a great option. Remember, 25% of your company’s 1% annual commitment can be in-kind donations and/or employee volunteer time.
3. Run for a cause
Your company can support a nonprofit team by either running for or donating to them. Last year one nonprofit earned over $27,000! 1% FTP will also have a team fundraising on behalf of high impact partnerships in the region.
- -Email or call us at 802-496-5408. Please let us know if you have any questions and/or how you’d like to be involved
- -Join our event page on Facebook
- -Stay tuned for other ways to participate over that weekend
We’re looking forward to celebrating all that you do to support our network. Start your training!
Posted on June 21st, 2012 by pauline
As I’m sitting here in the sweathouse that is also known as the 1% headquarters in Vermont, I am realizing that I haven’t posted a new member introduction blog in far too long! So here it goes… an introduction to three wonderful (but unrelated) new members! Welcome to Bemed Cosmetiques, Beyond Kombucha and Ourea!
Bemed Cosmetiques is a French brand of ecological and organic cosmetics. Their products reflect the sunny colors and sensual perfumes of the Mediterranean coast. Bemed is so much more than just a new cosmetic company, and through its 1% membership, it is an ecologically responsible business that is committed to preserving the Mediterranean and to work hard for its future.
Beyond Kombucha is NYC’s solar powered kombucha brewery, producing artisan quality kombucha featuring organic and wild-crafted teas from around the world. They are thrilled to be part of 1% for the Planet, in passionate support of the work of Camino Verde, a 1% non-profit partner based in Massachusetts that is dedicated to protecting and preserving the biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon as well as protecting indigenous rights, autonomy and wisdom. Make sure to vote for Beyond Kombucha in this year’s Mission: Small Business grant opportunity, and hopefully they will win $250,000 to help their business grow!
Another new member, Ourea, organizes two mountain running events in the UK; the Great Lakeland 3Day and the Dragon’s Back Race. The mountains where these races take place are beautiful and wild places that the owners of Ourea plan on keeping in pristine condition. They already take steps to minimize the effect that their events have on the environment but it is inevitable that there is some impact. Therefore, it is Ourea’s intention to donate their 1% to organizations at the forefront of protecting and preserving these mountains.
Ourea’s owner Shane with his wife Heather, in Scotland
We would like to extend a warm welcome to these three new member companies and look forward to working with them! Stay cool!