LoaTree, Inc. is a proud business member of the global nonprofit organization, 1% for the Planet. As part of our membership, we have committed to donating 1% of our annual revenues to conservation organizations on a yearly basis. 1% may not be a huge number, but it makes a difference. And it feels good.
And so we give.
With a growing number of businesses across the country and beyond pledging 1% of their own sales towards conservation, a steady stream of much needed revenue is generated, allowing forward-thinking nonprofit organizations to continue doing the work they do on behalf of our communities and our planet.
And so we give.
As a mission driven company, LoaTree supports those organizations advocating on behalf of the creatures and plants, rivers and mountains, oceans and farms and deserts and valleys that have no voice to advocate for themselves. We swim in these oceans. We climb these mountains. We feed off these fields. And we want to see them protected so that we may thrive.
And so we give.
This year, LoaTree has chosen three nonprofit organizations in our home town of Santa Barbara as our 1% for the Planet recipient organizations. Together, these three groups are promoting alternative transportation and energy, healthy and active lifestyles, local food, agricultural protection, improved water quality and much, much more. We hope that our small contributions, coupled with other types of in-kind support, help elevate the profiles and impact of these groups – our friends – that continue to do such critical work.
The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (SBBIKE) is a countywide advocacy and resource organization that promotes bicycling for safe transportation and recreation. Bici Centro, a project of SBBIKE, is a community DIY bicycle repair shop and education center, with the goal of facilitating skill share and increasing reliability and safety for Santa Barbara area bicyclists.
CEC’s mission is to identify, advocate, raise awareness, and develop effective programs to solve the most pressing environmental issues that affect the Santa Barbara region. CEC is a solutions-based organization, currently focused on moving the Santa Barbara region away from fossil fuels and energy-intensive products.
Since 1977, EDC has empowered community based organizations to advance environmental protection. Program areas include protecting coast and ocean resources, open spaces and wildlife, and human and environmental health. EDC primarily works within Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties and remains the only such public interest environmental law firm between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
LoaTree looks forward to 2015 as we continue to build our own network of friends, clients, partners and allies that will collectively push us towards our goal of Building a Better World.
If you would like to donate to the organizations above, consider doing so by visiting their websites (links above). In many cases, your donations will be matched by private donors through the end of the year, so give today!