September 19, 2011 – Ottawa, Ontario September 19 2011. EcoAwareness announces partnership with 1% for the Planet
EcoAwareness Inc. joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging a portion of its sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
“EcoAwareness is a great addition to the network. By signing on to 1%, it shows they’re really walking the walk in their sustainability efforts,” says Terry Kellogg, 1% CEO. “They’re using generosity as a tool with which to build their business and enabling valuable environmental work along the way. We’re excited to welcome them to the 1% family.”
“Our goal is to not only be able to offer sustainable promotions for our clients but to also become actively engaged in promoting sustainablility in both our community and worldwide”, says Karen Letain, co-owner of EcoAwareness.
Members of 1% contribute one percent of revenues directly to any of the approved non-profit environmental organizations in 1%’s network. Non-profits are chosen based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% program.
“We’ve been averaging at least one new business member a day, and have exceeded 1,350 members in 43 countries. 1% members have contributed over $70 million of critically needed funds into the hands of environmental non-profit groups to date,” comments Kellogg. “We are thrilled by the support we have gained as it proves the environmental ethic is trickling upward to larger corporate entities. The shared belief that you can do well as a business by doing the right thing with respect to the environment is clearly apparent. There’s a paradigm shift happening here and it’s happening organically.”
About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,350 member companies in 43 countries that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Each day, more than one new business joins the 1% for the Planet movement. As a network, the 1% community has become a frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
About EcoAwareness Inc.
EcoAwareness provides corporations and government agencies with unique, high quality socially conscious and environmentally friendly promotional products. Our goal is to source products that have a reduced environmental impact and are manufactured with fair labour practices. For more information about EcoAwareness visit: www.ecoawareness.com