One Percent for the Planet
We recognize that the most business-minded identify investing in the environment as revenue-neutral if not revenue-positive. It has been part of our plan from day one for this unique project to not only support the creation of a feature film, but to draw attention and financially support charity organizations.
As you may know, we are members of 1% for the Planet http://onepercentfortheplanet.org
Since 2002, 1% For The Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world.
David Suzuki Foundation
To be perfectly honest, it’s not about us. It’s about businesses recognizing that industry and ecology are inherently connected. It’s about realizing the positive effects of connecting businesses, consumers and nonprofits through philanthropy. And it’s about understanding that the true cost of doing business can be mitigated by a simple pledge to the planet.
We value that your participation is not only helping us to make this film, but the profits from your purchase will be helping keep our planet beautiful.
So instead of simply donating 1% of Full Plate Production’s profits, I will be donating 2% to our charity of choice, The David Suzuki Foundation.
Make Poverty History
But we’re not stopping there. In addition to our commitment to keep our planet beautiful, we also support the “Make Poverty History” campaign.
Make Poverty History is part of a global call to action against poverty.
The campaign was launched in Canada in 2005 with the support of a wide cross-section of public interest and faith groups, trade unions, students, academics, literary, artistic and sports leaders. National campaigns are now active in over 100 countries.
To find a campaign in your country, go to the Global Call to Action Against Poverty’s website at : http://www.whiteband.org
And finally, we feel that it would be irresponsible of us to claim being for the environment while creating a production that leaves a climate footprint.
So we’ve teamed up with Planetair.ca to ensure our production is “Climate Neutral”.
They follow the Gold Standard offsets, which adhere to the most stringent criteria currently available on the voluntary offsetting market. This means that we are not only offsetting our carbon foot print, but also that of our “radiative forcing index,” which takes into account the negative effects of emissions at high altitudes from the planes.
Planetair.ca is part of the Unisféra International Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of sustainable development.We encourage you to check out their site, offset your own Carbon Footprint and do your part to keep our planet beautiful for future generations.