ECOWOOD Retail Displays is a member of 1% For The Planet; we donate 1% of our quarterly sales to environmental groups who have been approved by 1%. As a way to get customers involved in this process ECOWOOD allows the customers who have reached a set spending amount each quarter to help choose the organization who will benefit from a donation garnered by their recent purchases. Half-Moon Outfitters was one of these customers and chose to donate to the Coastal Conservation League (CCL) who focus on the most efficient and effective ways to protect the natural habitats of South Carolina coasts, the wildlife that depends on them, and the variety of benefits they bring to South Carolina. Half-Moon also made donations to CCL during the grand opening of their new location in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19th.

Half-Moon Outfitters has been in operation since 1993 providing outdoor clothing and products to their customers. Since 1993 Half-Moon has opened 7 more locations as well as their web-based store. In their rapid growth Half-Moon also decided to renovate an old retail space to create a green fulfillment center in North Charleston, S.C. Their goal was to receive the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Award for greenest business practices as well as to leading by example not only for their customers but other businesses.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was developed in 1998 with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of new construction. Since 1998 the program has grown to encompass multiple areas of reducing environmental impact, including stores forgoing major green renovations. LEED certification is obtained by submitting an application and fees documenting compliance with the requirements of the rating system: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation & Design. Half-Moon Outfitters received the highest level of certification, Platinum.