1 Percent for the Planet

1% for the Planet

http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/

1% For The Planet is a growing global movement of 1,201 companies that donate 1% of their gross sales to a network of more than 3,382 environmental organizations worldwide. Loll is proud and thankful to help with their Mission: 1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

All of us at Loll are excited to be able to contribute to environmental groups working every day to keep our planet blue and green. Again, for our sixth year as a member of 1%, we are abiding by the theory of thinking globally and acting locally with our donations. Thanks goes out to the groups listed below for their earnest environmental efforts, but also to our customers who in the most significant way enable us to make our donations possible. Thank you!

2014 Beneficiaries
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Sustainabl Twin Ports Sustainable Twin Ports

Sustainable Twin Ports
http://www.sustainabletwinports.org

Sustainable Twin Ports is dedicated to furthering economic, environmental & social sustainability in the western Lake Superior region through education, networking and action. Community – Environment – Economy – We believe everyone in the twin ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI value the health of all three. Sustainable Twin Ports has decided to move from belief to action by teaching our neighbors, businesses and public entities how to take meaningful steps toward sustainability. We all make hundreds of decisions every day, all day long. While most of us consider the economic side, few stop long enough to consider the effects of those decisions on the Environment, or on other people. By working together, we can create transformational change toward a healthier community, a healthier environment and a healthier bottom line.

Loll Designs Sustainability Scholarship

Loll Designs and Sustainable Twin Ports (STP) have created a scholarship to help small or emerging local businesses in the Duluth, Hermantown or Proctor, Minn., or in Superior, Wis area to participate in STP’s Early Adopter sustainability training program in 2015. Named the “Loll Designs Sustainability Scholarship,” the grant will provide $1,750 toward STP training, which represents half of the program cost for a businesses or organization.

Applications for scholarships are available below and on the STP website and are due on January 15, 2015. Recipient eligibility and selection will be based on metrics such as years in operation, number of employees, and financial performance; as well as qualitative criteria such as sustainable vision, commitment to leadership, and potential impact on the local community. Businesses may contact STP at info@sustainabletwinports.org for more information.

Application Form


Friends of the BWCAW Friends of the BWCAW

Friends of the BWCAW:
http://www.friends-bwca.org

Leading the effort to protect and restore the BWCAW from adverse environmental threats is the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. The Friends’’ mission is to protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the BWCAW and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. The organization formed in 1976 to protect this vulnerable area and two years later shepherded legislation through Congress that brought full protection to the Boundary Waters. Today, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based organization of 4,000 members is a sentry against further harm in the BWCAW and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. Their current fight against the threat of sulfide mining that could adversely affect not only the BWCAW but areas in the watershed extending to Duluth, Lake Superior and beyond is crucial to support.

Will Steger Foundations Will Steger

Will Steger Foundation
http://www.willstegerfoundation.org

Founded by the passionate and renowned polar explorer Will Steger, The Will Steger Foundation is dedicated to creating programs that foster international cooperation and leadership through environmental education and policy. As eyewitness to the reality of global warming, and as an explorer taking on daunting challenges, the Will Steger Foundation inspires people to embrace the transition to a low-carbon economy: exploring the path forward and leading the way through exciting education, citizen engagement and international cooperation. They are educating, inspiring and empowering people of all ages to engage in climate change solutions.

COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores)

COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores):
http://www.coggs.com

COGGS (Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores) has been improving the cycling opportunities for citizens of the Duluth, Minnesota area since 1994. Its focus is now a project named the Duluth Traverse, which will be a 100 mile long multi-use, singletrack trail that is purpose-built for mountain biking and other human powered travel. When finished, it will span the entire 26 miles of the City of Duluth and be the longest urban multi-use trail in the nation.

In 2014, Loll selected COGGS as its largest single beneficiary of the 2013 1% donation. Loll’s donation helped equip the COGGS Trail Crew with a skilled workforce and professional-grade equipment, thus assuring that the investment in the Duluth Traverse Trail System will be preserved and see steady progress for years to come.

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