Sustainability Consult and Natuurpunt Announce 1% for the Planet Partnership
- Thursday, 09 May 2013
Sustainability Consult And Natuurpunt Announce 1% for the Planet Partnership
BRUSSELS – 7 May 2013 – Brussels-based sustainability communications and PR firm Sustainability Consult and Belgian NGO Natuurpunt have launched a partnership to help preserve and improve access to nature in the Steentjesbos, a 47 hectare wood in the Flanders region of Belgium.
As a 1% for the Planet member, Sustainability Consult is committed to giving 1% of its sales to an environmental non-profit. The company chose local NGO Natuurpunt as it works with nature preservation around Brussels and Flanders.
The joint project is a new signposted footpath in the Steentjesbos in Kampenhout, a unique piece of natural beauty outside Brussels. The Steentjesbos wood is a vital link in a larger network of sites, mostly large forest complexes, significant for the preservation of local biodiversity.
The new signposted footpath, information boards, children's play area, rest bench and totem pole, all funded by Sustainability Consult, will make this local beauty spot more accessible for walkers and families to visit. The project is funded by Sustainability Consult as part of its 1% for the Planet commitment and will be created and maintained by Natuurpunt. The new Steentjesbos footpath will open in August 2013.
Kathryn Sheridan, Sustainability Consult CEO said, "Natuurpunt is doing great work to preserve nature in Belgium. It has been our great pleasure to bring Natuurpunt into the 1% for the Planet family and to open up the Steentjesbos to the public like never before. This wood is 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Sustainability Consult office so we expect to make good use of the footpath ourselves."
Natuurpunt communicator Petra Beeckx added, "We are pleased to see an international consultancy like Sustainability Consult get involved in local nature preservation. The Sustainability Consult Team is combining its passion for the environment and communications in the Steentjesbos project."
For more information, contact:
|Kathryn Sheridan||Petra Beeckx|
|Tel: +32 (0)496 116198||Tel: +32 (0)152 92798|
Notes to the Editor
About Sustainability Consult
Sustainability Consult is a Brussels-based sustainability communications and PR consultancy, providing innovative, custom-made solutions in media relations for companies, trade associations and NGOs since 2008. Specialising in environment, cleantech, energy, renewable chemicals, food and drink and healthcare, Sustainability Consult's vision is to openly engage and inspire clients to move towards a more sustainable future. Sustainability Consult is 1% for the Planet member number 2698. See www.sustainabilityconsult.com for more information.
Natuurpunt is the largest Belgian NGO working on the protection of nature. The long-term protection of important habitats, species and landscapes is its main goal. To achieve this the organisation is protecting the remaining nature in Flanders through buying and managing land, studying species and habitats, by raising awareness and introducing educational programmes for a general and specific public and lobbying local and regional governments. See www.natuurpunt.be for more information.
About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,400 member companies in 43 countries that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organisations worldwide. As a network, the 1% community has become a frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1%, go to www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.