Oregon-based retailer Tactics has named the 2010 recipients for the 1% For The Planet grant, which include the SIMA Environmental Fund and Save The Waves Coalition amongst the 20 other national and regional organizations that received between $2,000 and $7,000 each. This year also marked the first time pro riders have participated in the grant process, with Tactic team rider Forest Shearer selecting Protect Our Winters, Wilderness Society, Surfers for Cetaceans, and Heal Utah while JJ Thomas chose Surfrider and ASEC for grants.
"We are stoked that since joining 1% For The Planet in 2007, our combined giving over the last four years has topped $250,000. Thanks to our customers and our staff for backing this commitment," said co-owner Matt Patton.
Tactics' partnership with 1% For The Planet is the foundation of its annual grants program. 1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses – large and small – that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment and are committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to the health of our ecosystems. In addition, these businesses are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. As a member, Tactics is committed to donating 1% of its annual net revenues to environmental organizations. It is a huge obligation, but one that it believes is the right choice.
The complete list of recipients and their mission statements can be found at:
Founded in 1999, Tactics is a rider-owned and operated specialty retailer focused on snow, skate, and surf. Tactics is based in Eugene, Oregon and operates online at www.tactics.com