One Percent for the Planet On Line Auction Raises $20,000
Back before the holiday got into full swing, we told you about an online auction for One Percent for the Planet (1% FTP). The original story is posted here. We're pleased to offer this update on the results.
Some true gems were available in their first-ever online auction, including a Jack-Johnson-signed guitar (below) beautiful artwork (like the print of Stained Glass Window by Frank Errickson from Surf Art Studios [above left]), and some outstanding trips to all variety of destinations.
The combined efforts of the international network of environmentally philanthropic businesses that make up the 1% FTP roster and the generous support of many donors helped to raise nearly $20,000 with this first online auction.
All told, the online auction offered over 100 items, ranging from a surf session for two with Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard and Chris Malloy, rafting in Mexico with Esprit Rafting Adventures, and a guided fly-fishing trip with Craig Matthews of Blue Ribbon Flies.
Leading industry reporting group SNEWS covered the auction action, and reports: "The auction closed out a tremendous year of growth for 1% FTP. Their national ad campaign has appeared in Outside, Spin, Plenty, Surfing, Backcountry and Huck and they have succeeded in allocating over $30 million dollars to environmental non-profit organizations to date through an international network of over 800 companies."
Congratulations to the crew at 1% FTP from Patagonia! Nice work. Keep building on that great momentum.
[Top: A Print of Stained Glass Window by Frank Errickson from Surf Art Studios. Bottom: A Jack Johnson signed guitar from Brushfire Records.]