Tuesday, July 6, 2010

WC Press Release

Wilderness Creations, LLC. Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
Dublin, New Hampshire- July 6th, 2010 – Wilderness Creations joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging a portion of its sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
"Wilderness Creations 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."
Mark Nicholson, founder of Wilderness Creations stated: "We have always tried to help our community through our business, as well as care for the environment. Now we have joined with this wonderful network to pledge 1% of sales to non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to protect our planet for future generations. This has always been of great importance to me, through out my life, and it is a great feeling to be able to support these organizations"
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 1,600 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% program.
"We’ve been averaging at least one new business member a day, and have exceeded over 1,200 members in 38 countries, and a network that has funneled over $50 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 CEO of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,200 member companies in 38 countries that donate 1% 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 global frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to:
About Wilderness Creations
Wilderness Creations, LLC. sells distinctive rustic and Adirondack style furnishings and accessories for the home. The company has a gallery in Dublin, New Hampshire as well as an online store that provides furniture for indoors, outdoors and all rooms of the home. They work nationwide with clients to provide beautiful furnishings and interior decorating services. Wilderness Creations was started over seven years ago by Mark Nicholson, when his love for the outdoors took a new path of creating rustic, natural form furniture. Now Mark, and wife Tasha, help hundreds of customers each year find unique and beautiful furnishings for their homes, cabins, cottages, and retreats.
To learn more visit: www.RusticFurnitureGallery.com
Or call 603-563-7010

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