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2017 Christmas Gifts that Make an Impact

2017 Christmas Gifts that Make an Impact
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By: Rick Crawford

As the Holiday’s are fast-approaching, you might be wondering what to give that special someone who is a conservation-minded angler, so why not give a gift that makes an impact?  We have compiled the 2017 Christmas Gifts that Make an Impact list to make it easy for you to support brands that are not only minimizing their environmental impact, but also giving back to nonprofits that are protecting what we all love…our fisheries!

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RepYourWater Aims to Donate $50K to Conservation Partners in 2017!

RepYourWater Aims to Donate $50K to Conservation Partners in 2017!

By: Rick Crawford

Did you know that RepYourWater has kicked over $70,000 to its conservation partners since its inception six years ago?  And now, they are raising the bar by setting an ambitious goal to donate $50,000 in 2017 towards their nonprofit partners! If you are not familiar with RepYourWater, they are a premiere fly fishing brand co-founded by husband and wife business partners, Corinne and Garrison Doctor.  They are a Colorado based company that is:

dedicated to providing uniquely designed, top quality gear for anglers and hunters while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.”

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Flood Tide Company: Why We Joined 1% for the Planet

Flood Tide Company:  Why We Joined 1% for the Planet

Flood Tide Company is a fly fishing lifestyle apparel brand based in Charleston, SC and much of their apparel is inspired by the sporting art of Paul Puckett.  In addition to original designs and great quality, Flood Tide Company is also minimizing the environmental impact of their operations, and enhancing the local fishery and waterways in the lowcountry by donating 1% of their sales to Charleston Waterkeeper.  Flood Tide Company joined 1% for the Planet in early 2017 and have chosen Charleston Waterkeeper as their nonprofit partner.

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Purpose-Driven Brands Do Well by Doing Good at IFTD

Purpose-Driven Brands Do Well by Doing Good at IFTD

Rick Crawford

I attended IFTD in Orlando a couple of weeks ago and there were tons of new products and gear.  If you are an angler with a gear obsession, like me, it is heaven!  Anyways, after wiping the drool off my face, I started reflecting on everything I saw.  I couldn’t help but notice that many of the winners of the “New Product Showcase” awards were purpose-driven brands, and beyond that, there were companies who were proudly displaying the nonprofits they supported in their booths with clear calls to action.  This was particularly interesting to me because Emerger Strategies mission is to build purpose-driven brands that inspire solutions to social and environmental problems (if you are wondering “what’s a purpose-driven brand?” Click HERE).

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Sustainable Business Seminar at Lowcountry Fly Shop!

Sustainable Business Seminar at Lowcountry Fly Shop!

Love fishing? Want to protect what you love? Policy, population, pollution and climate change are already negatively impacting fisheries and posing threats to businesses around the world. However, the good news is that a sustainable business model provides opportunities to mitigate risks, reduce costs, generate new revenue and increase growth.

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An Earth Day Shindig

An Earth Day Shindig

We are stoked to be co-hosting ‘An Earth Day Shindig’ with our friends, Flood Tide Company on 4/20/17 at Cooper River Brewing.  Since Emerger Strategies and Flood Tide Company are both 1% for the Planet members, with thought it would be a good idea to donate all proceeds to a couple of great local nonprofits: The Sustainability Institute and Charleston Waterkeeper.  Both The Sustainability Institute and Charleston Waterkeeper do so much good for the Charleston community and we wanted to do our part to say thanks and give back!

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