IMPACT

1% for the Planet: A Responsibility to Love Blue
1% for the Planet: A Responsibility to Love Blue
We know that we have a responsibility to the planet, yet this responsibility can easily get lost as businesses often prioritize the maximization of profit at the expense...
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Take a Stand: Be the Change
Take a Stand: Be the Change
As a mission-based company, LoaTree takes pride in aligning ourselves with businesses, organizations and individuals that are committed to helping build a better world. Through this website ...
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UC Natural Reserve System: 50 Years of Research
UC Natural Reserve System: 50 Years of Research
Have you ever tried to complete a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the front of the box? That is how Andy Brooks, Director of the UC Natural Reserve System’s Carpente...
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Stand in the Sand: For a Clean Energy Future
Stand in the Sand: For a Clean Energy Future
A devastating event reached Santa Barbara’s shores last week when Plains’ All American Oil Pipeline burst, spilling 105,000 gallons of oil onto our beaches and i...
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Plains All American Oil Spill: The Latest
Plains All American Oil Spill: The Latest
On May 19th the biodiversity of the Gaviota Coast fell victim to the ill-effects of the oil industry. While LoaTree responds to the calls of concerned residents and helps coord...
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Oceans Before Humans: A Changing Coral Reef Community
Oceans Before Humans: A Changing Coral Reef Community
In my last blog post, “Oceans Before Humans: An Investigation into the Decline of Shark Populations,” I walked you through Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (...
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Oceans Before Humans:  An Investigation Into the Decline of Shark Populations
Oceans Before Humans: An Investigation Into the Decline of Shark Populations
In my last blog post, “Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?”, I walked you through Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) ...
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Partnership for Excellence 2015 – Creating Excellence at Every Level
Partnership for Excellence 2015 - Creating Excellence at Every Level
With more than 72,000 active nonprofits in California contributing to 15% of California’s gross state product, the business world should take heed of ...
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Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?
Oceans Before Humans: What Can Sponges Tell Us?
Buenas de Panama! As I mentioned in my last blog post “#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama,” I am currently living in Panama and interning for the Smithsonian Tropical Rese...
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#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama
#LoaGlobal: LoaTree Goes to Panama
Setting the Scene with STRI I have recently embarked on a journey to Panama City where I have been accepted into a research program with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. ST...
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The March for Real Climate Leadership: Empathy Rising
The March for Real Climate Leadership: Empathy Rising
Perhaps it was walking onto a Greyhound bus to the offering of homemade bread (an occurrence unheard of within the realm of public transit) or the 5:30 a.m. exchang...
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Waste – Don’t Waste It: Recycling Initiatives In Santa Barbara County
Waste – Don't Waste It: Recycling Initiatives In Santa Barbara County
While recycling may seem like a simple word, this intricate process is old as the Earth itself. Just as a recycling plant recycles a newspaper that might later be reformed into a ...
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And So We Give
And So We Give
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 organ...
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Green Your Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Minimize Your Impact
Green Your Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Minimize Your Impact
If someone was to add one more item to my “to-do” list during the holidays, I think I’d have a meltdown worse than Frosty the Snowman could even co...
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Blue Needs You – Double the Impact of Your Holiday Giving
Blue Needs You - Double the Impact of Your Holiday Giving
  “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through SoCal, Not a creature was stirring, not you nor your pal; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
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A Sea of Change – Getting the Ocean to say “Ahhhhhhh”
A Sea of Change - Getting the Ocean to say "Ahhhhhhh"
You know how a doctor judges your health. She takes your temp, looks in your ears, thumps your chest and gets you to say “ahhhhhh”. But how do you judge the health of ...
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Back to the Future: Quivira 2014
Back to the Future: Quivira 2014
Since 2002, the Quivira Coalition has held its annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, inspiring attendees to look at a blend of our past agricultural practices, community-buildin...
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Pushing for Pedaling: SB Open Streets
Pushing for Pedaling: SB Open Streets
It’s every cyclists dream;  pedaling down a car-free boulevard while the wind plays with your hair and the sun warms your shoulders. No drivers edging into your lane, no rumbling m...
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Full Moon Skies – An Evening with 1% for the Planet and Jack Johnson
Full Moon Skies - An Evening with 1% for the Planet and Jack Johnson
As the sun recently set in Santa Barbara, the birthplace of the modern environmental movement, a full moon steadily rose to take its place. With the fo...
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1% for the Planet: Leadership, Design, and Innovative Technology to Build a Better World
1% for the Planet: Leadership, Design, and Innovative Technology to Build a Better World
As consumers become more aware of the consequences of their choices, market demand is shifting toward environmentally sustainable pr...
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