As part of our commitment to the environment, Relish Studio partnered with 1% for the Planet earlier this year to help formalize our giving and join a vibrant, active community of like-minded organizations seeking to influence the way people engage in business.
We have a long history of activism here at Relish, and believe strongly that business leaders have a huge opportunity to influence policy and encourage others to follow suit. We held an event in March where several members of the Colorado Legislature hammered this point home. Politicians and policy-makers have a strong desire to protect small businesses and are more open to our policy recommendations than perhaps any other group.
Likewise, we have the ability to form our own, internal policies to help promote environmentally sound thinking and behavior among our staff, vendors, and business partners. In short, we have a TON of influence!
That’s another reason we partnered with 1% for the Planet and were so excited to attend their first Give Back Gathering in Boulder, Colorado. This multi-day event featured some exciting opportunities to learn more about how we can frame our involvement and environmental outreach for maximum effect, hear how other companies and individuals have focused their efforts, and network with some great environmental stewards!
Patagonia provided insight into their amazing “100% for the Planet” day on Black Friday last year, young activist (and talented rapper), Xiuhtezcatl Martinez spoke and performed, and a variety of 1% for the Planet partners discussed how they have framed their giving both for maximum effect as well as to best match their priorities and business ethos.
Overall, it was an amazing few days of discovery. If you are interested in learning more, give us a shout. We’d love to chat about our experience and learn how you are contributing to environmental preservation.