Today is a great day. It’s a big day. It’s a GREAT, BIG day for Lighthouse Conferencing.  Today we announce our partnership and commitment to 1% For The Planet, which means we have committed to donate 1% of our revenues back to the environment.  This is not some sort of marketing-we-don’t-really-pay type of commitment. Whether we make a big profit, little profit, no profit we are contractually required to contribute 1% of our top-line revenues to environmentally focused non-profits and charities. That means every conferencing minute, subscription, and service our customers use results in a contribution back to our environment. Every minute, every hour, every day.

We’re Passionate about the Planet

We believe this is such a monumental moment because it really defines our “WHY” – why we are in business. Our beliefs, our higher purpose. Sure, we’re here to deliver the industry’s best remote collaboration tools.  But that’s just technology. That’s bits and bytes. Bandwidth and applications. What drives Lighthouse Conferencing and it’s employees is our united love for this planet and all it has to offer.  Ever since we started the company this blurb has been posted on the “Go Green” section of our website:

We love this planet and are dedicated to taking care of it. We engage in socially responsible and sustainable business practices and are proud to facilitate both awareness and educational events for our community.

These aren’t just nice words that are conveniently tied to our services – we BELIEVE this. We LIVE this. And we are now backing up our core beliefs by publicly committing to donate money, real dollars, every year back to those environmental causes we believe in.  I’m fairly certain we’re the only conferencing company in the world that does this. The ONLY one in the WORLD. And I couldn’t be prouder.

This is a focal point our company has been driving towards since we started and to see this become a reality fuels me and everyone here at Lighthouse Conferencing. It’s what get’s me out of bed and it’s what drives me day to day.

Skeptical?

1% For the Planet closely monitors and audits our activities and contributions. We have to provide our tax statements and charitable receipts. We have executed a contractual agreement committing to these requirements. There is no one-toe-in on this. We’re all in.

It’s a great, big day for Lighthouse Conferencing and our customers.  Now everyone that uses Lighthouse Conferencing’s services, whether you’re a host or participant, will be giving back to our planet. It’s as simple and as wonderful as that.  How is that not a great thing? A big thing? It’s why we’re here.  And now we’re able to quantify our commitment and contribution back – looking forward to the ride 1% For the Planet. Thank you for existing!

About Marc Gutman

Marc Gutman is the Chief Events Officer at Lighthouse Conferencing. He has over ten years of experience in Conferencing and Collaboration services and is dedicated to Lighthouse's mission of being a different kind of conferencing company. When not sharing his passion for remote meetings and collaboration you can find Marc enjoying time with his wife and three small children, cycling, snowboarding, kiteboarding, playing golf and generally enjoying the outdoors of Colorado. Find Marc on and LinkedIn.

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Marc Gutman is the Chief Events Officer at Lighthouse Conferencing. He has over ten years of experience in Conferencing and Collaboration services and is dedicated to Lighthouse's mission of being a different kind of conferencing company. When not sharing his passion for remote meetings and collaboration you can find Marc enjoying time with his wife and three small children, cycling, snowboarding, kiteboarding, playing golf and generally enjoying the outdoors of Colorado. Find Marc on and LinkedIn.

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