RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — Moustache Brewing Co. joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of sales of their New York State farm beers to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. On June 1, 2018 they will be releasing Beyond The Shore, a gose which is brewed with sea salt and coriander. This is the first beer brewed for their 1% for the Planet commitment, benefiting the Shinnecock Bay Restoration program.
“It’s important to us to make positive changes in the world around us while inspiring others to do the same. Joining 1% For The Planet will allow us to strengthen our commitment to the environment and support the work of our charity partners.”
Members of 1% for the Planet commit to supporting approved environmental nonprofit partners by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved advertising contributions. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. There are thousands of approved nonprofits worldwide.
Collectively, 1% for the Planet Members have donated more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to-date.
“We are thrilled to welcome Moustache Brewing Co. to our global network,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. We need more business like Moustache Brewing Co. to do its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes.”
About Moustache Brewing Co.
Moustache Brewing Co. was founded in 2012 by husband and wife team, Matthew and Lauri Spitz. Truly a labor of love and passion, they opened their doors for the first time in April of 2014 on a one-barrel system in Riverhead, NY. They are currently in the process of a major brewery expansion.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,400 member businesses, a new and expanding core of hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.