B$Z: The Brown Buffalo Announces Pledge to 1% for the Planet
September 1, 2009
The Brown Buffalo Announces Pledge to 1% for the Planet
The Brown Buffalo today announced their membership pledge to 1% FOR THE PLANET effective July 1, 2009.
1% FOR THE PLANET is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to the health of our environment. In addition, these businesses are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry.
Douglas McPhail Davidson, President and Principal Designer of The Brown Buffalo, commented, “We are very excited to pledge 1% FOR THE PLANET and we look forward to the many ways we’ll contribute to the future success of reducing our impact on the natural environment. 1% FTP is a lifetime initiative every business at any level should include into their business plan. Yvon Chouinard–Emeritus, founder of Patagonia and Co-Founder 1% FTP is a great model for young entrepreneurs like us and other small business owners.”
“Since its inception in 2002, the 1% FTP network has become one of the largest funders of environmental work around. Membership consists of more than 1,000 businesses in 37 countries, together giving over $12 million annually to almost 1,700 environmental groups worldwide. To date, 1% FTP has initiated over $42 million in environmental giving.
If you’re a business owner (or have any influence over your boss) please consider becoming a member of this socially and environmentally progressive group. By contributing 1% of net annual sales to grassroots enviro groups, members of 1% FOR THE PLANET affect real change. And members receive other benefits: The satisfaction of paving the way for more corporate responsibility in the business community and the recognition, support and patronage of conscientious consumers who value serious commitment to the environment.” – www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
To learn more about 1% For The Planet, check out www.onepercentfortheplanet.org