Bend bookstore first in US to give '1% for the Planet'

KTVZ highlights local bookstore, Dudley's Bookshop Cafe, who is the first US bookstore to join 1% for the Planet. Their support will go to Central Oregon nonprofits, including the Deschutes Land Trust.

Dudley’s Bookshop Café, an independently owned bookstore in Bend, has become the first U.S. bookstore to join 1% for the Planet. Dudley’s is donating 1 percent of its annual gross sales to local environmental nonprofits approved by the organization, a worldwide nonprofit based in Burlington, Vermont.

“As booksellers, our mission is not only to provide entertainment but to educate,” says Tom Beans, Dudley’s owner. “Aside from extensive fiction titles, we feature books about the outdoors, adventure and exploration, and the natural sciences. These books reflect the interests of both our residents and visitors to Bend, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premiere outdoor destinations...