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Bridge Street Inn Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
The Bridge Street Inn joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
“Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows the Bridge Street Inn has a strong commitment to investing in sustainability efforts,” says Terry Kellogg, 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 the Bridge Street Inn to our global network.”
“The Bridge Street Inn joined 1% for the Planet because a majority of our guests and staff visit Cambria to play in and be inspired by this unique coastal area. It’s our way of reinvesting in Cambria’s greatest commodity, the environment,” says Brandon Follett, owner.
Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved non-profit environmental organizations in the network. Non-profits are approved based on referrals, track record and sustainbility focus. Over 3,000 non-profits worldwide are currently approved.
“As we near our 10th anniversary we’re celebrating that our members have contributed nearly $100 million of critically needed funds,” comments Kellogg. “The understanding that brands can succeed financially by investing in the environment is clearly apparent, and consumer demand is driving a lot of this success. The average annual revenue growth of the companies in the 1% for the Planet network from 2008 to 2011 was over 50%, even though the overall economy has been struggling. There’s a paradigm shift happening here and we’re thrilled that so many innovative businesses are sling-shotting the movement in to high gear.”
About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a platform of credibility and engagement for environmentally conscious brands that are truly committed to making a positive impact with their business. This growing global movement of over 1,100 member companies in 48 countries donate one percent of annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide. To learn more go to: http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
About New Company
The Bridge Street Inn is a cozy European-style guest house located in the historic East Village of Cambria. The Bridge Street Inn is a homey, creative alternative to busy dorm style youth hostels, plain-box motels and expensive B&Bs. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Cambria is a quintessential California beach town and artist enclave that offers up a variety of meaningful and inspiring activities for the artist, musician, foodie, nature lover, hiker, surfer, and bicycle rider within city limits.
Located one mile from beautiful Moonstone Beach, 8 miles from Hearst Castle, 22 miles from the southern Big Sur hiking trails, and only 4 hours from San Franscisco and Los Angeles. We are the perfect midway point along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Read more: http://www.bridgestreetinncambria.com/