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Portland, Oregon – bambu® joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
"Our member companies have donated more than $175 million to our environmental nonprofit partners to date. Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes. Our members lead with purpose and commitment, characteristics that consumers support. We're excited to welcome bambu® to our global network," says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
“Reducing our impact on the planet is the DNA of why bambu was founded. We face a long list of environmental challenges around the world. It is in all our interests to work towards creating a healthier planet and we believe business has a responsibility to give back,” explained Jeff Delkin, owner and co-founder of bambu.
Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved nonprofit environmental organizations in the network. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.
bambu® is a small global brand that designs and makes award-winning products for the home and outdoors created from renewable and organic resources such as bamboo, cork, hemp and organic cotton selling in more than 14 countries. bambu is a member of Green America and has earned the highest standard Gold Level distinction from the Green Business. Many bambu branded products are organic certified by Ceres and USDA Biobased-certified. bambu has a strong focus on social responsibility and promotes its mission of sustainability through partnerships with organizations focused on promoting and protecting a healthy planet including the Conservation Alliance, Honey Bee Research Lab at Oregon State University, The Nature Conservancy, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Environmental Defense Fund, and now 1% for the Planet.