Well, we have an exciting announcement to make! We’re officially part of 1% for the Planet — an environmental philanthropy initiative from Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard.
What does that mean? It means that we’re now part of a group of diverse, global businesses that have committed to donating 1% of their profits to environmental organizations.
And why now? It’s becoming increasingly important to address issues of ecosystem, biodiversity and species loss. We are dedicated to supporting education, research, and clean-up efforts that create thriving ecosystems and sustainable development with the hope that human prosperity can coexist with conservation goals.
1% for the Planet is a globally-recognized giving program that partners businesses (that’s us!), individuals, and organizations with environmental groups that are working on behalf of a sustainable future.
What does that technically mean? Now that we’re part of the 1% network — which includes other businesses like Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing, and Klean Kanteen — we are committed to donating the equivalent of 1% of our gross sales through monetary, in-kind, and approved promotional support directly to environmental nonprofits.
We want our children and their children to have more whales and wildlife in the ocean than there are now. We’ll still donate 6% of Apple State Vinegar profits to local marine organizations. In addition, 1% of all shrub and vinegar sales will go to supporting the environment.
Here’s a Zero-Waste Vinaigrette Recipe to celebrate — after all, change starts at home (and in the kitchen! :))
Ever wonder what to do with those radish greens languishing away in your crisper drawer? How about those parsley or cilantro stems that somehow never got used in your dinner? Or maybe the chives growing with abandon in your garden?
This vinaigrette makes the most of what you have. It celebrates the bits and bobs, the dregs, the things that get left behind. And of course we like it best with our Cascade shrubs — made with local ingredients that reflect the best of the Northwest. Use your favorite olive oil to take it to the next level (we’re partial to Dandelion Organic’s!).