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True North Gear is Climate Neutral certified! We've committed to taking actions that reduce and offset our carbon emissions and help keep the great outdoors, great.

Climate Neutral


We're proud partners of 1% for the Planet, a non-profit organization that encourages partners to donate 1% of their yearly revenue to causes that are meaningful to them.

1% for the Planet


Through our partnership with 1% for the Planet, we donate 1% of our yearly revenue to American Forests. This partnership helps plant tens of thousands of trees across North America and helps reforestation efforts.

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American Forest

Learn more about our sustainability efforts.

Reducing our Footprint



Giving Back

Here at True North, we make gear that outlasts dangerous situations, extreme weather, and tough working conditions. Our mission is to keep you secure, so you can do the job that needs to be done. After all, if you’re safe, you help keep others safe too.

For nearly three decades we’ve been focused on creating solutions that keep you secure in your environment. Now, we are also putting our attention on helping the environment that you live and work in. We think that a safer landscape means fewer lives on the line along with healthier land, environment and air.

Because of this, we are proud to take initiatives such as becoming Climate Neutral Certified, and working with the non-profit organization 1% for the Planet. The organization works to bring action and donations together to accelerate smart environmental giving. So what does that mean? We will be donating 1% of all sales from our True North Gear product line to environmental conservation.

About Change Climate

Change Climate is an organization that provides tools and resources to companies to help them measure, offset, and ultimately reduce their carbon footprints. There are currently over 90 brands and counting who have become Climate Neutral certified accounting for over 200,000 tonnes of Co2 offset.

As of April 2022, True North Gear is Climate Neutral certified and is taking specific actions which will help reduce and offset carbon emissions. Founder/CEO Alyx Fier has shared a few key ways in which True North Gear will consistently work to achieve this.

Read the press release

  • Reduction measure #1 -
    • Plan: We plan to reduce emissions from our nylon consumption by reducing the weight of the nylon fabric used in our bags.

    • Action: We will assess durability needs in our nylon bags and swap out 1000 denier nylon for lower denier nylon wherever feasible in lighter-wear areas and products

    • Metric: We will track the fiber weight reductions per product, apply them to expected annual sales, and calculate expected emissions reductions to track our progress.

  • Reduction measure #2 -
    • Plan: We plan to reduce emissions from our natural gas office heating by auditing and improving our office’s heating efficiency.

    • Action: We will conduct an audit of heating efficiency throughout the building. Fans, timers, electric heaters, and other modifications will be installed where necessary.

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About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global movement that inspires thousands of businesses, nonprofit partners and individual people in over 40 countries to support environmental solutions by having an annual membership and by doing everyday actions that matter.

The organization works to join together members and nonprofits. Each member of 1% for the Planet directly helps nonprofit partners with financial donations, volunteer time, in-kind donations and more. These kinds of strong partnerships tend to make a big impact. In fact, members have given millions to environmental nonprofits since the organization was founded.

1% for the Planet was started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia and Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies. These two successful outdoor industry entrepreneurs recognized the power of collective action to protect the environment. It’s grown year after year, helping members make a greater impact over time.

Want to learn more or join yourself? Head to 1% for the Planet.

Our Gear Gives Back

Being part of 1% for the Planet is more than just donating funds to a network of nonprofits. It’s actually being part of a global community comprised of both companies and individuals like you with a singular goal: protecting our planet and its resources for ourselves and our loved ones. It’s about supporting a cause that you’ve told us is important to you (which makes it important to us).

So What Does That Mean?

For every True North branded item we sell, 1% goes toward the Planet. When you purchase these products, you’re helping further the mission to preserve the land and the people you are serving and protecting. By contributing 1% of our total annual sales to grassroots environmental groups, we can affect real change. We also get the satisfaction of knowing that we’re helping you benefit the environment you know and love.

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About American Forests

American Forests is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "create healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife". Having operated since 1875, American Forests is now the oldest national conservation organization in the United States and their efforts continue to grow each year. 

We've chosen American Forests as our charity of choice through 1% for the Planet. We felt that their overall initiative was in line with what we do as a company, which is to help keep our forests healthy, protected and prosperous. As a result of our partnership, every dollar we donate will go towards planting one new tree across California, Colorado and Arkansas. In addition to over 10,000 new trees planted through the course of the year, True North donations also go toward funding proprietary research that uncovers optimal methods to provide long-term resilience to North American forests.

Learn More about American Forests