Why We Joined
The natural world is something that has shaped the lives our the of our staff, and is a catalyst to much of the inspiration and creative energy that goes into our work. We are fortunate to live, work, and play in a place where clean air, clean water, wild places, and natural beauty are abundant. And we’re reminded on a daily basis that these things are not to be taken for granted. It’s tough to be hands-on environmental crusaders from behind a desk, so Hound has decided to join 1% for the Planet.
”Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows Hound Creative has a strong commitment to investing in sustainability efforts,” says John Tashiro, Interim CEO. “They’re using business as a tool to engage and motivate their stakeholders while partnering with environmental organizations that complement their brand. We’re excited to welcome Hound Creative Agency to our global network.”
Hound owner Chris Hall stated “Having done extensive work in the outdoor industry, I have always admired Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews (owner of Blue Ribbon Flies), the co-founders of 1% for the Planet, as businessmen, outdoorsmen, and stewards. 1% has been on my radar for quite a few years, and we’re exited at the opportunity to contribute.” The organization partners with an impressive list of noteworthy non-profits, some of whom are right in our back yard.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Over the organization’s 10 year lifespan, it has invested over $100 million in positive environmental change from its over 1200 member companies. Members support thousands of nonprofit organizations helping to save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans, make agricultural and energy production more sustainable, getting toxics out of the environment, plastics out of the oceans and more. Member businesses give 1% of their sales directly to the sustainability-oriented nonprofit(s) of their choosing.