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MotherTongues is now a member of 1% for the Planet August 29, 2010

Filed under: Relevant news — Michelle @ 11:34 pm
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MotherTongues joined 1% for the Planet, pledging a portion of its sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability. This is in line with the MotherTongues philosophy that embraces living in community with each other and the earth.

“MotherTongues 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.”

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 1,600 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% program.

“We’ve been averaging at least one new business member a day, and have exceeded over 1,200 members in 38 countries, and a network that has funneled over $50 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 tricklingupward 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 CEO of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,200 member companies in 38 countries that donate 1% 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 global frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world.

About MotherTongues

MotherTongues believes we construct our society through the language we use and the stories we tell. Seeking a community where peace and justice reigns, where cultures are celebrated, and where people, relationships and the earth are nurtured, we print such meaningful words from around the world on fabulous people-friendly and earth-friendly products. All t-shirts, scarves, bags and aprons are 100% organic cotton, made with fair labor.

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