Our Social Responsibility
As part of creating a sustainable planet, we feel it is our duty to also help others. Ivy & Simone proudly supports 1% For the Planet donating 1% of sales to the following initiatives.
1% for the Planet’s mission is to bring dollars and doers together to address the most pressing issues facing the planet. They are driven by their commitment to increase the amount of giving and the number of those who give back. Launched in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, their network of more than 1,200 member businesses and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries, has given more than $150 millions back to our Planet.
To learn more about 1% for the Planet visit their website.
Adventurer's and Scientists for Conversation works to connect adventurers and explorers with scientists and institutions that need research done. The old way used to be that if a particular research project required snow samples from, say, Iceland, they would have to mount a multi-thousand dollar expedition to get the team out there for samples.
With ASC's platform, though, the same project can be undertaken by an extreme skier who happens to be passing through the area as part of a photo-shoot. But it doesn't have to be quite so epic of a scale—everybody can help, from extreme athletes on multi-month expeditions to regular people taking a hike in their own backyard. By aligning incentives and allowing everybody to get involved in conservation research, the future looks bright from ASC's perspective.
We see firsthand the destruction wrought by short-term planning and development along our coastlines. The ocean's health plays a critical component in all of our outdoor lives: it generates the wind we sail, the waves we surf, the food we eat, and the snow we ski - all of which has been measurably harmed within a single generation due to overexploitation and under-appreciation of this resource. The Save the Waves Coalition seeks to protect the ocean from a variety of man-made threats, the most damaging of which is a lack of foresight.
Human advancement and ecological health are not mutually exclusive; in fact, they are often closely tied to one another. Short-term cash-extraction, however, is what is at odds with environmental conservation. By mobilizing supporters and talent to pressure companies to undertake due diligence on the long-term impact of potentially harmful activities, Save the Waves ensures a protected, sustainable coastline for the next generation.
We believe in Leave No Trace because it's a highly efficient organization that reaches thousands of people at nominal cost. Wilderness is a scarce resources whose value will only continue to increase over time. Teaching people to understand, protect and cherish nature is fundamental to its survival, and ours as well.