Tactics is proud to announce its 2009 environmental grant recipients. All 19 grant recipients received between $2,500 and $7,000 each. Tactics gives yearly at the grassroots level to innovative groups that make a difference, funding activists who take strategic and sometimes radical steps to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity.
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 environment. 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 commitment, but one that it believes is the right choice.
This year’s recipients include a wide range of groups from Outdoor Outreach and Protect our Winters to Surfrider and Save the Waves Coalition. In addition to targeting organizations that focus on ocean, climate, and youth issues, Tactics also gives to a range of national and regional organizations from the Wild Salmon Center and Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide to the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team and Cascadia Wildlands Project.
“Although we were not immune to the grim state of the economy in 2009, we stood firm behind our environmental grants program. This last year, more than ever, we believe our grants made a difference to the important work of every recipient. As the only retailer in our industry that is a member of 1% For The Planet, we are stoked that our staff and customers continue to firmly support our commitment,” said co-owner Matt Patton.
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.