That means every conferencing minute, subscription, and service our customers use results in a contribution back to our environment. Every minute, every hour, every day.
Superior, CO (PRWEB) May 30, 2012
Lighthouse Conferencing joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging a portion of its sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
"Lighthouse Conferencing 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."
"We believe this is such a monumental moment because it really defines our “WHY” – why we are in business. Our beliefs, our higher purpose. Sure, we’re here to deliver the industry’s best remote collaboration tools", says Marc Gutman, Lighthouse Conferencing Chief Meeting Officer. "But that’s just technology. That’s bits and bytes. Bandwidth and applications. What drives Lighthouse Conferencing and it’s employees is our united love for this planet and all it has to offer. And we are now backing up our core beliefs by publicly committing to donate money, real dollars, every year back to those environmental causes we believe in. I’m fairly certain we’re the only conferencing company in the world that does this."
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 2,500 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% program.
“We’ve been averaging at least one new business member a day, and have nearly 1,400 members in 44 countries. 1% members have contributed over $70 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 owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,350 member companies in 44 countries that donate one percent 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 frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to: http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
About Lighthouse Conferencing:
Lighthouse Conferencing provides intuitive and affordable audio, web, video and event conferencing services for every type of meeting and event. With global reach and integrated solutions from top technology providers, Lighthouse Conferencing can guide its customers to any solution they need. But first and foremost, Lighthouse Conferencing takes pride in listening to the customer and providing an unprecedented level of service. For more information, visit http://www.lighthouseconferencing.com.