WALTHAM, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2012
PlanetShoes.com is proud to announce its partnership with Patagonia, Inc. to raise money for the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) through the Patagonia Advocate Weeks program. From March 19th through April 2nd, Patagonia will donate $10 to AMC for every pair of Patagonia shoes purchased at PlanetShoes.com.
PlanetShoes.com also selected the Appalachian Mountain Club as their beneficiary of the program last November. The fall campaign raised over $1,700 for AMC.
“We believe the Appalachian Mountain Club provides valuable educational and recreational opportunities for both kids and adults,” said Phil Meynard, President of Planet, Inc. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to support their efforts once again and sincerely appreciate the generosity of Patagonia and its footwear team.”
Started in 2010, the Patagonia Footwear Advocate Weeks program allows retail partners to support the 1% For The Planet non-profit organization of their choosing. Beneficiaries of Patagonia Advocate Weeks must be 501c3 charities whose work, as a whole, focuses on issues of sustainability.
The Appalachian Mountain Club was founded in 1876 and is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. They support natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.
PlanetShoes.com is an innovative lifestyle retailer committed to helping people live healthier, more eco-friendly lives. The first in the industry to offer a CarbonFree® shipping alternative, PlanetShoes.com specializes in products that blend function, style, comfort and value with eco-ethics. The company proudly offers a wide selection of shoes, bags, and other accessories from more than 160 brands. For more information, visit http://www.planetshoes.com.
About 1% For The Planet and Patagonia, Inc.
Co-launched by Yvon Chouinard, environmental activist and founder of Patagonia, Inc., 1% For The Planet is a global alliance of more than 1,400 companies that donate one percent of revenues to organizations working for a healthy planet. Located in 44 countries worldwide, 1% members have given over $70 million to environmental causes since 2002.
Based in Ventura, California, Patagonia, Inc. is a leading designer of core outdoor, surf and sport-related apparel, equipment, footwear and accessories. The company is noted internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $46 million in cash and in-kind donations to date. Incorporating environmental responsibility into product development, the company has, since 1996, used only organically grown cotton in its clothing line. Committed to making its products landfill-free, the company’s entire product line is recyclable thorough its Common Threads Initiative. The company also advocates corporate transparency through its interactive website, The Footprint Chronicles, which outlines the environmental and social footprint of individual products. Patagonia was featured as The Coolest Company on the Planet on Fortune Magazine’s April 2007 cover.