December 3, 2007

Law firm signs on to One Percent for the Planet

VICTORIA, BC-One of Victoria's oldest law firms, Horne Coupar, has joined One Percent for the Planet (1% FTP), an alliance of more than 728 companies that are committed to a healthier planet. Members of 1% FTP in over 20 countries commit at least one per cent of their revenue each year to supporting environmental causes. Horne Coupar will make an initial commitment of $10,000 through the Victoria Foundation and plans to work with the Foundation's environment committee to determine other recipient organizations. As a starting point, the law firm has already decided to direct $5000 from its initial contribution to The Land Conservancy's Endowment Fund, which is held in permanence at the Victoria Foundation. Horne Coupar's annual commitment to 1% FTP is projected to be "well into five figures." The company is one of only six law firms participating in 1% FTP; another is in Kelowna, BC. As of early November, 1% FTP had 56 Canadian member businesses.

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