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BKT-Trail Commits 1% of all sales to Environmental Causes
BKT-Trail of Adelaide, South Australia on 30 October 2019, joined 1% for the Planet, committing to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
“ We are in the business of encouraging and nurturing the trail way of life and one of the ways we try to do that is by sourcing the right gear that helps people to spend more time in the woods, the forests, the trails, the mountains, the hills: the wild.We base ourselves from our trail store located near our local trail heads and amongst our thriving trail community.We believe that spirited and mindful communities come together when people spend more time in the wilderness and in turn, these communities are more likely to campaign for environmental solutions when they spend more time Out There. We lay our hands in praise of the nonprofit organisations in Australia and globally that strive and advocate for environmental solutions.By joining 1% for the Planet we are thanking those organisations for their advocacy and we seek to build powerful relationships with the 1% for the Planet community,” Beck Butler, Founder of BKT-Trail.
"Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% 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. We're excited to welcome BKT-Trail to our global movement of over 2,000 businesses," says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
By contributing 1% of their annual sales, over 2,000 1% for the Planet members from 45 different countries have raised over $225 million to support approved environmental nonprofits around the globe. 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. Through business and individual memberships, 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, members have given more than $225 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 2,000 business members, 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.