Due to reading Yvonne Chouinard's autobiography five years ago, I signed Apartment Therapy up to match his commitment to earth preservation. For the past three of those years we've been sending 1% of our annual revenue to the Peconic Land Trust out on Long Island. Over time the gift has grown and provided a meaningful part of their annual budget. You can read all about our initiative right here.
Which means a big thank you to all of you who read Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn. Due to your readership we're able to not only contribute a good deal of money, but we're also able to publicize their work and promote a healthy and long term relationship with the earth.
Over at The Kitchn, we're running a yearlong series of posts called "A Year on the Farm", written by Cambria Bold, who has been travelling to the farm each season to get her hands dirty, journal a full day and share what life is like on a community supported organic farm throughout the year.
In the middle of the dinner on Saturday night, I was called up to introduce Apartment Therapy to the crowd and talk a little bit about our annual commitment through 1% For The Planet. The crowd was quiet, all ears were open and I was super proud to be able to tell them that our large online community and our staff were right there with them.