We are doing our part to run a sustainable business and limit our impact on the planet. As a firm, we have moved aggressively toward electronic storage and delivery of documents, effectively reducing our consumption of paper, helping to save trees, and further reducing emissions associated with shipping of those documents. We felt strongly that we wanted to do more, and with the help of Carbonfund.org we offset our carbon emissions from our office energy use, business travel, and our daily employee commutes. Our carbon offsets help fund projects that include renewable energy, energy efficiency, reforestation and forest preservation. Our website is being hosted by aiso.net, a sustainable web hosting company that is 100% Solar powered.
We also are extremely excited and proud to be a member of The Conservation Alliance and 1% for the Planet. We have committed to contributing 1% of total revenues generated by our Retirement Plan Consulting business to environmental organizations that are pre-approved by the 1% team. Perhaps this is summed up best by the 1% for the Planet organization: “It’s about realizing the positive effects of connecting businesses, consumers, and nonprofits through philanthropy. And it’s about understanding that the true cost of doing business can be mitigated by a simple pledge to save the planet.”
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and CEO of Patagonia, and Craig Matthews, 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 1% of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. To learn more about 1% go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org