Kicking Off the New Year with Forest Restoration
For those of you who have been following 1502 Candle Co.’s recent posts, you know that we joined 1% for the Planet last March. This has allowed us to directly support the National Forest Foundation (NFF), spurring the change that we know our customers feel so passionately about. Now, to kick off the New Year, we’re excited to show you what these important donations look like in action…
Where Did Your Money Go?
If you’re not familiar with 1% for the Planet’s model, it’s incredibly simple: 1% of every dollar you spend at 1502 Candle Co. goes towards our nonprofit partners. In 2019, your support allowed us to donate over $1,000 to the movement. Of this total, $500 went towards the NFF, which used the funds to plant a tree for every dollar. The remainder made up monetary and “in-kind” donations, which go towards goods and services such as software and equipment, to 1% for the Planet.
A Timely Cause
In recent years, wildfires have increased significantly in severity, resulting in the loss of trees and vegetation.
Last year, we contributed $500 directly to the National Forest Foundation, which planted a tree for every $1.
For every dollar donated to the NFF, one tree will be planted in a National Forest in need of reforestation. These trees will contribute to forest resiliency and the overall health and vitality of our National Forests and Grasslands–all 193 million acres of these important public lands.
What Role Do You Play?
Is one of your resolutions to shop more mindfully and adopt habits that allow you to put our environment first? If you’re not already, considering our products, including candles, reed diffusers, and fragrance mists, is a good place to start. Think of it as a resolution that rewards not only you (or the lucky recipient of these gifts), but also a worthy cause we will continue to support and promote. From our limited edition lines to tried-and-true customer favorites, we know you’ll find something you love.
At 1502 Candle Co., we love the buzz and energy that January brings. Get outside, breathe in the fresh air a little more deeply, and let us know how you’re celebrating your natural surroundings in So Cal or wherever the New Year finds you. We’ll continue to post periodic updates about our partnership with 1% for the Planet as it evolves and ways that our customers are enriching this relationship. As always, feel free to contact us online or swing by our store.