For more information, contact:
Jenna Antonino DiMare, Vermont Green Building Network
+1 (802) 735-2192
Melody Badgett, 1% for the Planet
+1 (802) 496-5408
The Vermont Green Building Network Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
Burlington, VT March 7, 2013 – Vermont Green Building Network is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
The Vermont Green Building Network is now among a diverse and global network of environmental organizations that are eligible to receive donations from 1% member companies. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding that the Vermont Green Building Network can look to for support. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $22 million in 2010.
Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% network, and over $70 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” said Yvon Chouinard, founder of 1% for the Planet.
Vermont Green Building Network fosters green building practices in Vermont and beyond by promoting the environmental, financial, community, and health benefits of green design, construction, and building operation practices.
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 Vermont Green Building Network
The Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) was formed in 2002 to bring people together interested in transforming the way we build – to share ideas, learn strategies, and connect with partners. In 2005, VGBN became the Vermont Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
VGBN has been recognized as a 501(c)3 organization since 2006. VGBN works tirelessly towards its vision of making green building commonplace in Vermont, and thereby contributing to a thriving local economy, healthy environment, and high quality of life. To learn more
about Vermont Green Building Network, please visit: www.vgbn.org