Bismarck, ND, May 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Green Playroom joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging a portion of its sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
"The Green Playroom 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."
“As a company offering sustainable products for children’s playrooms, it is important to find manufacturers of children’s products who support and give back to the environment. It is equally important for The Green Playroom to do its part for the environment and being a member of the 1% for the Planet community is the perfect avenue,” says Ashley Gutknecht, owner of The Green Playroom. “We’re proud to be a member of this environmentally conscious community.”
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 2,500 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% program.
“We’ve been averaging at least one new business member a day, and have nearly 1,400 members in 44 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 44 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 The Green Playroom
The Green Playroom offers sustainable, eco-friendly and non-toxic furniture, room décor, and toys for kids. “At The Green Playroom, we think it is vital for every child to have the opportunity to play and learn in a fun, safe environment. A part of this is to maintain a commitment to the environment to help lessen our impact on earth” says owner, Ashley Gutknecht. For more information, please call (866) 260-5252 or visit www.thegreenplayroom.com.