Fish Princess Farm:
“Our handmade goat milk soap is prepared in an Old World style known as Cold Process, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and milk from our precious herd of Swiss Alpine goats. Every Fish Princess product is handmade using our own original recipes, which have been tested and loved by our family and customer friends for many years. All soaps are preservative-free and packaged in our farm workshop using beautiful, sustainably sourced papers. Along with our milk goats, we grow produce for restaurants and farmers markets, and sell eggs from our free-range chickens and ducks. Sustainable living and ethical farming practices form the core mission of Fish Princess Farm, which shares the nickname my husband gave me for my love of fishing. Living on the edge of Monterey Bay, we see the negative impacts that industry and population growth have on our oceans every day. We joined 1% for the Planet in order to give back to non-profits that are working to preserve our planet, starting with the seven seas.”
“ImageMILL is a new-age branding agency, evolved from deep experience in traditional media. For over 20 years we have been crafting images for some of the worlds biggest (and smallest) brands. Our mission is to build and promote brand cultures of sustainability and ethics, working together to create prosperity for all. Our passion and focus is on being a catalyst for change in brand and corporate structures to become more sustainable, environmentally friendly and do good in local and global communities. ImageMILL is a social business, set up to create not only a financial return, but also a social dividend. Sustainability is not for trendy niche brands anymore, it’s a vital business pillar needed in all business and brands. We seek to make changes in companies core business’ to create real stories that will influence their consumers, not just an advertising campaign thats runs for a short period of time.”
“CuttingBoard.com features the web’s best selection of curated cutting boards and butcher blocks. We have personally selected and chosen our products after handling and seeing each piece with our own eyes. Many of our products are sourced from independent artisans and woodworkers that only make limited runs of each product. In addition, we carry high quality knives and kitchen accessories that will embellish the kitchen of any home chef. We are proud to source products that are certified sustainable, renewable or reclaimed. CuttingBoard.com is dedicated to quality and environmental stewardship, so all of the products in our store adhere to these principles. One of our core values at CuttingBoard.com is respect – for our customers and our environment. We are excited to become part of 1% for the Planet and commit to continue protecting and restoring our natural world.”]]>
“At Ākāśa, we believe that the next generation of young people is our best hope for the future, so we have set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise the £11,000 to help us provide scholarships to each of our twelve Young Pioneers who are passionate about changing the world. You can find out more about our Young Pioneers Programme by downloading our detailed brochure.”
After the New Voices Are Rising film premiered, we got to hear from another New Voices alum Devilla Ervin and you generous supporters opened your wallets and donated another $1500 to send a student through our Summer Leadership Institute – thank you! We greatly appreciated you all coming out and supporting this event, Rose Foundation, and New Voices Are Rising – we hope you were as inspired as we were and we can’t wait to see you again next year!
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We will be bringing Wild & Scenic Film Festival back to Oakland in Spring 2015. Interesting in sponsoring, donating a silent auction item, or helping select the films for next year’s film fest? Contact Marion Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-658-0702 ext. 304.
Join other 1% for the Planet organizations, Klean Kanteen & Bedrock Sandals, in supporting and sponsoring this fun event!]]>
50 Ways to Go Green: California 50 WAYS TO GO GREEN is your guide to make and sustain eco-friendly habits that contribute to environmental protection. It lists practical steps and tips you can adopt at home, in the kitchen, in the garden, and even at your office to conserve energy and natural resources.
Acomodo: France Acomodo makes it easy to adapt your home to easy living through their wide range of furniture and home accessories, all of which help consumers support the environment with each purchase!
Alice Chein Design: California Alice Chein is a California based web and graphic designer who strives to use her business as a means of positive change, while helping her clients create the most beautiful resources they can.
Avasol: California A search for a sun protection solution that was effective, natural, sustainable and would feel good on your skin proved fruitless. Unable to find a product that met their standards, Avasol investigated the traditional ingredients used in natural medicinals and ethno-pharmacology. This, combined with a bit of green chemistry, led to the creation of Avasol®.
A World Treasure Collection: Australia Inspired by the coastal environment of Australia, A World Treasure Collecton strives to create beautiful marine jewelry that will meet any aqua lovers needs.
Better Health Ltd: United Kingdom Better Health Ltd. is a natural skin care company founded by nurses. They strive to sell a range of specialist hand care products, created based on years of experience, to the public.
Bio Partners: Monaco Bio Partners has been in business for over 20 years and knows the organic food and supplements market. As an organic trading company they have stayed in close touch with the US and European markets and have developed a new organic supplement “ON” to help athletes fuel better.
Chapul: Utah Chapul makes the Original Cricket Bar – an all-natural energy bar using a flour they make from crickets. Their bars are the introduction of insects into Western cuisine as a healthy, and sustainable food source.
Chris Cohen Law: California Counsel for thoughtful and empowered business and estate planning. Chris helps his clients start and manage environmentally responsible businesses and nonprofits, protect and capitalize on their brand and creative works, and implement effective estate planning strategies.
Cosset: Singapore Cosset is an eco-comforwear brand that specializes in comfortable basics made with sustainable bamboo fabric.
Desta Epicures Guild: California Desta Epicures Guild is a purveyor offering hand-selected, high quality, organic & fair trade artisanal teas. Desta was created with a philosophy of interconnectedness of all things. We choose wild harvesting, biodynamic and sustainable farming. In addition, when possible we use herbs from local growers. Our intent is to present each ingredient in its authentic state without the use of flavoring that compromises its natural expression.
duross & langel: Pennsylvania duross & langel is a family company based in philadelphia. we create our natural bath and body products, soy wax candles and fragrances by hand. our vision for the duross & langel brand reflects our approach to living. make responsible choices that affect a positive outcome, and find joy in the daily rituals.
EcoClean: Colorado Our goal as a company is to help people enjoy a better quality of life. This begins with working hard to make their homes sparkle but extends to a greater cause. Using green product and methods, being kind and respectful to our planet as well as the people around us, and connecting with the global community are all vital parts of our business model. We believe that these small efforts have very large rewards.
Elyos Etudes de Marches: Switzerland Elyos is conducting market research for local small businesses, including startups. The objective is to help them to improve their market knowledge and to benefit from the same skills and tools as the large companies. Our prices are thus affordable and all our mandates are considered as partnerships. We also give back a few percents on our revenues to charity organisations.
Finlandia Vodka – United States: Kentucky A global producer of quality Vodka, Finlandia has joined 1% for the Planet with it’s United States sales. Finlandia will be supporting a variety of nonprofits working on clean water, including New York / New Jersey Baykeepers and the Maryland Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Forsei Consulting: Pennsylvania Forsei is a social and environmental consulting firm that provides small businesses with the resources necessary to help them act on their good intentions. We help companies answer the question, “How do I make my business a force for good?”
Frothers Gallery: Australia Born from a love of the waves, Frothers is a gallery of surf and ocean photography, shot from the beaches of their native Australia.
Garage Grown Gear: Idaho We connect customers to independent companies making innovative, high-performing and wildly cool outdoor gear. We scout for the innovators of today and the icons of tomorrow. We tell stories of individuals with ideas. We do this through an Online Magazine, Directory and soon an E-Commerce Store.
GES Electric Aero Corporation: British Columbia GES Aviation GES Aviation develops advanced electric hybrid propulsion systems (EHPS) and components for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “drone” manufacturers and aircraft manufacturers.
Green Supplies Now: California Green Supplies Now, is an independently-owned and family-run online Natural, Organic and Green supplies company serving health-conscious consumers around the USA. Green Supplies Now was founded to provide Natural, Organic, and ecofriendly supplies that are good for you, your family, your pets, and the planet. We are passionate about supporting green and ecofriendly products that lead to a healthier lifestyle, while also supporting social and philanthropic environment causes.
Happy Family Clothing: Georgia Happy Family Clothing is an Atlanta, GA based apparel company specializing in fun graphic tees for the whole family. Our tees have been featured far and wide: The New York Times, The Daily Show, Spin Magazine, CMT, MTV, the Times Picayune, NPR, Frommers and many many other wonderful publications. Our shirts are a favorite of many celebrities and our T-Rex shirt is a staple in Sheldon’s closet on the hit CBS show The Big Bang Theory.
High Line Festival of Surfing: California The High Line Festival of Surfing is celebrating the surfing lifestyle through film, music and art. The 3 day event in the San Francisco Bay Area in early September includes 20 films, three evening concerts, surf photography and art exhibits with film directors, professional surfers, artists, photographers and world-renowned musicians on hand. Other events are being held throughout the year in locations ranging from NorCal all the way to Martha’s Vineyard.
Mason Jars Company: Pennsylvania reCAP Mason Jars designs and sells caps and accessories that fit Mason jars. Our passion for reusing and repurposing led to developing products that make Mason jars more useful.
Mee Beauty: New York For Ruth, it all began when her children begged for a dog, but instead she bought them three chickens. Raising chickens was rewarding and soon beekeeping piqued her interest so much that she didn’t hesitate to sign up for NYCBA’s course in beekeeping. Timing was perfect! Ruth has 9 beehives in Douglaston, Queens and on an organic farm on Staten Island. Being with her bees is meditative which allows her to reboot from a busy week of working full time for an investment firm and raising four children.
Pure Indian Foods: New Jersey Butter is considered a health food once again, and Pure Indian Foods makes America’s favorite grass-fed and certified organic Ghee (clarified butter), Cultured Ghee, and delicious herbal/spiced ghee (as featured in The New York Times). These fats are important source of fat-soluble vitamins and CLA. We have been in the ghee business in Northern India for 5-generations, since 1889.
Real SMM: Massachusetts Real SMM provides Digital Marketing Services for Small to Medium Sized Companies to help them expand their business on the online market.
Remarkable Clean: British Columbia Remarkable Clean strives above all to make a difference in people’s lives. To help values-driven individuals and families spend more time with each other, on the things they really love to do. Our team is proud to embrace high service standards as well as use cleaning products with low environmental impact. We use NORWEX cleaning products exclusively—the market leader in ‘cleaning without chemicals.’
Sockwa: California Sockwa is a New Breed of Minimal Footwear. Free Your Sole. They make strangely addictive footwear that are the lightest and most tactile on earth. Sockwa are the ultimate second shoe for the active lifestyle – just roll them up – and our proprietary production process produces better footwear with less environmental impact.
Suavva: Florida It all started over ten years ago in Ecuador by Joseph Montgomery, (Joe) a 7th generation cacao ( said ka-kow) farmer. After decades on the farms where the families daily shared the great taste and nutritional benefits of the cacao juice, he made the decision to develop a new innovative method to share this natural gluten-free goodness with the rest of the world.
Sustainable Vine Wine Tours: California The success of their company is built on their focus on quality customer service, industry knowledge, and unique relationships with some of the region’s best wineries. They are hosts and owners that are mindful of the concept of getting more than what you paid for and providing that memorable experience that you’ll want to tell all of your family and friends about.
Synergy Remodeling: California Selecting a construction company for your remodeling and Home improvement needs can be time consuming, a bit confusing, and sometimes even stressful. Let Synergy Remodeling Inc. put your worries to rest. Synergy Remodeling Inc. is a Los Angeles County based company that has redefined the Construction industry with graceful customer care and second to none workmanship.
Terra Malia Designs: California Terra Malia Designs offers wedding and event floral, interior/exterior decorative floral for business and office, event coordination, and natural gifts. Terra grows all of her own succulents in the back of a beautiful Santa Barbara canyon and buys flowers from regional farmers. She has nearly 20 years in the event management and floral business.
USAWEB: New York USAWeb houses a team of web development, web design, and online marketing specialists (“websters”) with over 150 years of combined experience to offer you the best in web solutions and online marketing services.
Yew tv: Australia Yew tv provides a range of services including a place for filmmakers to showcase their content and build audiences and a series of film festivals highlighting adventure sports film.
For their 1% for the Planet commitment, Illustration LTD has chosen to partner with WeForest, an international non-profit association. WeForest is creating an unstoppable movement around bio-diverse tree planting. Their team of professionals, who are driven by the same passion and share the same commitment for a better world, is spread over 3 continents and 12 countries. WeForest works to restore natural resources while providing social justice.
“We restore our natural resources while providing social justice: planting bio-diverse forests in the poorest countries cools our climate and provides jobs for women and enables them to feed and educate their children. Because poverty in developing countries is inextricably intertwined with environmental degradation, we recognize that these challenges must be addressed using integrated solutions that tackle both reforestation and poverty reduction. In doing so our approach emphasizes the need for sustainability, entrepreneurship and social empowerment.”
Illustration LTDs’ artists are employed across all sorts of commerce and some may not always be harmonious with nature. The 1% program offers an opportunity to thank and give back to the role nature plays in their business.
“Our partnership with WeForest has been growing tremendously! We have planted around 300,000 trees. WeForest has a great team of employees and volunteers who are highly ambitious. They are building momentum and we love being a part of that. We are satisfied in knowing that we can be an asset to their projects and make a profound and healthy impact on these local environments and economies.”
- Harry, Illustration LTD
Follow along with WeForest to see the tree-funding project!]]>
Back in June we hosted a forum on Bioenergy for Sustainable Transport in Africa as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2014, and we will soon have the full report ready from that so keep an eye on our website!
Now PANGEA would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest member, Bio Green Investment East Africa Ltd!
Bio Green Investment East Africa Ltd is a private company established and incorporated in Uganda in 2010. The company’s core activity is in the sector of Renewable Energy, Ethanol and Electricity Cogeneration. Bio Green Investment is currently sourcing partners for a joint venture/partnerhip to execute its ventures. It seeks to become a leader in the Renewable Energy sector in Uganda and the East African Community; across Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The company is in the process of establishing a Sorghum plant in Uganda. This plant will use Sweet Sorghum stems as feed stock to produce 20 million litres of Ethanol and 10MW of electricity.
It also seeks a partner to finance construction of a modern grain milling plant and storage silos in Uganda.
More information can be found here.]]>
Watsonville, CA, August 4, 2014 – On September 20th, 2014 El Pajaro, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program’s 6th annual farm dinner, will feature local chefs, farmers, artisans and winemakers celebrating the farmers from around the world who have cultivated the abundance grown in the Pajaro Valley. The afternoon will begin with live music accompanying freshly prepared appetizers, a Pajaro Valley Historical Association display and silent auction. After the multi-course wine pairing dinner, the event will culminate with a campfire and dessert overlooking the Pajaro Valley. The children’s cob oven pizza and garden party is a perennial favorite.
“It was so rewarding picking our own food right out of the ground and then cleaning it and eating it,” Dana commented. Why does such a humble act feel so rewarding? Is it because it connects us to the land, and the animals, food, water, and community that sustain us? Dana is a high school junior who stayed on the farm for three days this spring. She learned how to grow produce, and care for farm animals, how to cook healthy meals, and how to ask the right questions to become a conscious consumer in our local and international food system.
Through LEFDP’s programs local, under served youth build confidence in learning to be active caretakers of themselves, their community and their environment. This is why the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program aims to raise $40,000 through El Pajaro, the September 20th fall fundraising event, to support farm visits, transportation costs, and garden supplies for the 1500 students who will visit Live Earth Farm in 2014.
To purchase tickets or for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities please visit: www.liveearthfarm.net/celebrations-events/events/]]>
The 2014 Crop Hop
Sunday, October 19, 2014
6 pm to 12 am
Tickets include admission plus food, desserts, and complimentary beer provided by supporting breweries. (Tips and donations gladly accepted!)
Complimentary Desserts & Snacks
Square Dance & Live Music
Live Auction by Lilly Den Farm’s Tucker & Mackenzie Withington
Silent Auction & Raffle
100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit our Growing Innovation project and our work on behalf of family farmers.
You can support this event by donating a product or service for the silent/live auction or by becoming a sponsor. Please click here to download this year’s sponsorship packet with more information.
For more information please ontact Amanda Bravo: email@example.com.