One Percent for the planet has a proud new member.

Scott Dickerson Photography has just joined the ranks of over 700 other businesses who “embrace the notion that the sustainability of the natural environment is fundamental to the sustainability of business” by being members of 1% for the planet.

My fellow members and I have made a commitment to invest 1% of gross sales to preserve our natural environments. This is 1% of sales before expenses, for every $1,000 that I bill a customer this year $10 of that will be donated to an environmental non-profit of my choice. This is great, I can now quit donating randomly throughout the year and I’ll have a great answer for those phone money requests.

1% for the Planet has a simple mission statement: “Use market forces to drive positive environmental change by inspiring companies to give.”

Joining forces with the many respected 1% member companies is exciting and an honor. My customers will now clearly know that I have a real commitment to conservation. It’s also my hope to encourage other business owners to consider joining me in this resolution of giving back to our environment.

In that spirit I would like to suggest that you take a moment to check out the very nice OnePercentForThePlanet.org website. If you operate a business I hope you will join me, if you operate a non-profit that works to protect and preserve our environment I suggest you look into becoming a member also.