"A certain void exists now with the decline of so many good institutions used to guide our lives, such as social clubs, religions, athletic teams, neighbourhoods and nuclear families, all of which had a unifying effect. They gave us a sense of belonging to a group, working towards a common goal. People still need an ethical centre, a sense of their role in society. A company can help fill its own ethical responsibilities and then can help them respond to their own."– Yvon Chouinard
As humans, our natural condition is to find fulfilment in connection, being more for others and sharing this contribution in hope of inspiring to help repair the world. Ultimately, looking at leaders creating leaders – at FEAT we are here because we believe that we can do more together than we can do alone, that the environment we create is more powerful than anything we could will to change on our own.
At FEAT we truly believe in actualising a human beings two states of being, being together and being in nature. Nature and the natural environment are pivotal to what we do. This connection is far deeper than just training outside. It is what sets us up physically, emotionally and spiritually. Creating a philosophy that is looking to contribute and make a positive impact to the world around us requires an inward and outward ripple effect on how you go about repairing – repair yourself, repair your family, repair your community, repair your nation, in order to repair the world.
In these ripples you are always working on the different layers. But the only way to create lasting change is if you are continually checking back with where you’re at in your life. Essentially, the first task required to start repairing the world is going to work at repairing yourself and looking at how you move through your own life. We believe there is power in carving out a chunk of your day that is dedicated time to yourself. By committing to yourself, getting outside and moving in nature, you are staying true to that first step.
Margret Mead said it perfectly when she said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Currently, environmental giving only makes up 3% of total philanthropy and in our view is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet. Businesses like FEAT that join 1% for the planet commit to giving 1% of gross sales each year to approved non-for profit partners through a variety of support.
This is our opportunity as a community to give back to the world, simply through our movement. Your movement can make a difference. In a world where information is literally at our fingertips, it is easy to be paralysed by the scale of change that is required to seemingly make a difference. Our partnership with 1% for the Planet is a demonstration that the small things matter.
It is our FEAT members and trainers who are making this difference in the world. Their commitment to themselves, their training and their training community, is now contributing to the over all health of the planet. Now that is significant and that is what 1% for the Planet has enabled us to do.
Just by training with FEAT, Our member's movement gives 1% more!