We have always been proud to be a business that has kept responsibility in mind, not just for the quality of work that we produce, but also for the environment in which we operate.
This week we are really kicking our system of beliefs into overdrive. We started by taking stock of our environmental impact. For years we’ve been cognisant of our impact. We charge a lot of batteries and travel a lot of miles. Because our business is growing, we knew that our activities were beginning to take a larger toll on the planet. We decided to take the company completely carbon neutral.
If that wasn’t enough, we wanted to take an extra step beyond offsetting our carbon footprint. We decided to also commit by pledging to give away one percent of our total earnings to environmental, preservative, and ecological-facing non-profits.
Preserving the beauty that nature has to offer is tantamount to our happiness as residents of Southern NH, Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA. The quality of life we experience depends greatly on the evergreen forests, waterways, and undeveloped countryside that has been preserved for our enjoyment. Being responsible for those wide open spaces only makes sense.
Today we join six other companies in New Hampshire and more than 1,200 other companies world-wide by joining 1% for the Planet,—a collective of other like minded organizations. You should check them out! Maybe your company will be the next to join?
This is something that I’ve wanted to do for years now, and to be able to commit to something like this makes me feel pride typically reserved for the birth of a first son.
I look forward to keeping you all up to date on this journey, as well as possibly polling you to help us decide which non-profits we should give to.
Thoreau said, “Simplify, Simply.” So I will too.