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Topos Teas Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet
Blackwood, NJ, March 2019 -- Topos Teas joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
“Consumers are more thoughtful than ever about their impact on the environment, and we should be too. Environmental responsibility should be a given for any modern company, and we feel that our customers genuinely appreciate our efforts to clean up after ourselves and others.” -Mike Lombardo, Co-Founder of Topos Teas
1% for the Planet nonprofit partners by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved advertising contributions. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record, and environmental focus. There are thousands of approved nonprofits worldwide.
Topos Teas partners with the nonprofit One Tree Planted, focused on global reforestation. One Tree Planted plants a tree for every dollar donated. This year, Topos planted trees in California to aid in forest fire recovery.
Collectively, 1% for the Planet Members have donated more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to-date.
“We are thrilled to welcome Topos Teas to our global network,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. We need more businesses like Topos Teas to do its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes.”
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,400 member businesses, a new and expanding core of hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.
About Topos Teas
Topos Teas is a clean tea company founded by two Rowan University students who set out to bridge the gap between the tea you make at home and the tea you find on-the-go. Never using heat, time draws out subtle flavors to craft a fresh, clean-tasting tea that’s free of preservatives and unnecessary ingredients.
Topos Teas is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. They take responsibility for the health of our planet by donating 1% of annual sales to environmental nonprofits creating positive change. Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.