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ecology.IT Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

 Ecology.IT joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging a portion of its sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.

 

“Ecology.IT 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.”

 

“At ecology.IT we believe that business and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, and that all three pillars of sustainability – economics, environment, and equity – are important to an organization’s success,” says Angela Miller, founder.  “Being a sustainability and technology company, we felt it important to ‘live what we teach’ by dedicating a portion of our revenues toward mitigating the environmental impacts of our business through investments in non-profits that help achieve our sustainability vision.”

 

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: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

 

About ecology.IT

Ecology.IT provides technology and sustainability consulting and advisory services to companies looking to improve efficiency in all aspects of their business.  Ecology.IT helps companies see opportunities to increase energy efficiency and improve the bottom line through energy audits, alternative energy sourcing, effective procurement, strategic technology architecture design, project management of technology implementations, cloud computing strategies, and certification and recognition for projects.  For more information please see http://www.ecologyit.com.

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ecology.IT Signs APTA’s Sustainability Commitment

Oceanside, CA

Contact:  Angela Miller, angela.miller@ecologyit.com

 

Ecology.IT, a sustainability and technology consultancy, completed the application process for and signature of the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Sustainability Commitment” this week.

 

The APTA Sustainability Commitment, founded in 2009, sets out common principles, an action plan, and a course for progress. The Commitment, which counts a total of 106  signatories from business and agency members, supports the exchange of good practice and aims to mark the overall achievements in sustainability made by the public transportation industry. Through the commitment, the public transportation industry is demonstrating its significant contribution to and measurable leadership on sustainability.

 

“Companies are beginning to understand the economic and social benefits to their organizations of integrating sustainability into their processes and practices,” says ecology.IT founder Angela Miller.  “A natural synergy between exists between the public transit industry’s core mission of providing equitable, safe, and efficient service, and sustainability principles.  Ecology.IT believes in the inherent value to both transit agencies and private industry of signing the APTA Sustainability Commitment and leveraging its principles through our organizations.”

 

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About ecology.IT

Ecology.IT provides technology and sustainability consulting and advisory services to companies looking to improve efficiency in all aspects of their business.  Ecology.IT helps companies see opportunities to increase energy efficiency and improve the bottom line through energy audits, alternative energy sourcing, effective procurement, strategic technology architecture design, project management of technology implementations, and certification and recognition for projects.  For more information please see http://www.ecologyit.com. 

 

About the American Public Transportation Association

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.  For more information, please see http://www.apta.com.

 

Supporting Resources

APTA’s information on the Sustainability in the Public Transit Industry http://www.apta.com/resources/hottopics/sustainability/