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Waitsfield, VT — 1% for the Planet, one of the world’s leading networks of funding for environmental work, is pleased to welcome new marketing director Gaelan Brown to the 1% team. Brown brings a background in journalism, Internet business development, consulting and values-based marketing along with leadership experience in sustainability-focused non-profits.
Brown will lead marketing and communication activities related to the brand and will report to Melody Badgett, 1% for the Planet SVP of Marketing, Acquisitions and Partnerships.
â€œGaelan brings a wealth of experience, critical thinking and great energy to One Percent for the Planet,â€ said Badgett. â€œWe’re excited to welcome him aboard as we work to deepen our relationships with our existing member-base and non-profit partners while building the One percent brand to create more value to all stakeholders in our network.â€
Prior to 1% for the Planet he held roles as Vice President of Marketing for national solar-power installer groSolar and as Senior Marketing Manager at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Brown also writes a regular column and blog for the non-profit news journal, Vermont Commons as â€œAn Energy Optimist,â€ and he is co-founder/Board Chair of www.CompostPower.org, a non-profit focused on generating energy as a by-product of compost systems. Brown is a native Vermonter and graduated with honors with a BA in Mass Communication and Economics from Washington and Lee University.
“I’m thrilled and tremendously grateful to be part of the One Percent for the Planet team,â€ said Brown. â€œI know I’ll love working with the amazing companies and organizations in the global one percent network who are working together to invest in sustainability.â€
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of companies financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Launched by Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard in late 2002, 1400+ 1% member companies can now be found in 44 countries around the world. 1% members give at least 1% of their revenues (top line sales) directly to non-profit organizations focused on issues of sustainability.