Certified Wildlife Friendly™ is proud to be featured again in AVEDA’s holiday gift line. AVEDA is committed to creating a better and independent future for the communities they work with and the environments they steward. 2012 marks AVEDA’s fifth year of buying beautiful handmade lokta bark paper from Nepal for its holiday gift sets, and its third year of sourcing paper that is Certified Wildlife Friendly™. This partnership has employed over 4900 people — 90% of them women — and has protected 34,000 acres of forest which provides habitat for endangered species as well as fighting climate change. To learn more about this unique partnership watch this video “Himalayan Joy: Improving Lives with Paper.”
November 12, 2012, Boise, Idaho – Social Good Network’s first annual Shop for Your Cause Week will launch November 16th and culminate on Black Friday, November 23rd, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Social Good Network’s cause shopping website turns purchases from hundreds of major retailers into donations for a shopper’s favorite cause. Purchases cost the same, but members earn and direct funds to any of the 1.6 million nonprofits on the site.During Shop for Your Cause Week, the nonprofit that earns the most through shopping and direct giving will receive a $1000 donation from Social Good Network. The individual that gives the most will receive a $100 gift card. Highlighted nonprofits include Certified Wildlife Friendly™. Visit to view Certified Wildlife Friendly™’s videoencouraging shoppers to shop for their cause. Continue reading
Certified Wildlife Friendly™ is pleased to announce they are the newest nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
Certified Wildlife Friendly™ is now eligible to receive donations from 1% member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $22 million in 2010. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Certified Wildlife Friendly™ can look to for support.
Newly approved Certified Wildlife Friendly™ contributes to a healthier planet by protecting wildlife in wild places through certifying enterprises that assure people and nature coexist and thrive.
Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% network, and over $70 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” Yvon Chouinard, founder of 1% for the Planet.
It’s official: Patagonian “green” cashmere has been Certified Wildlife Friendly™ according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, supporter of a group of eco-minded cashmere producers living in Argentina’s Patagonian Steppe region.
The new certification—granted by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network—represents a victory for the Grupo Costa del Rio Colorado, a cooperative that works to minimize the impact of goat-herding on the Patagonian Steppe, also home to guanacos, rheas, Andean cats, and other distinctive and threatened wildlife. Cashmere produced by the group will now carry the “Certified Wildlife Friendly™” seal to distinguish it from cashmere from other sources.
“This certification validates the efforts of the cooperative members, who have made significant sacrifices in trying to minimize the impact of cashmere production on this magnificent yet fragile landscape,” said Andres Novaro of WCS’s Patagonian and Andean Steppe Program. “Our recent success will serve as an example of how local businesses can be balanced with sustainable practices.” Continue reading