What is 1% for the Planet?
In a nutshell, 1% For The Planet is a membership that distributes 1% of a businesses sales to environmental organisations that are trying to solve global problems.
It was created by the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard and the founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, Craigh mathews in 2002. The goal was start a global movement that would ultimately help fund environmental projects
Can any business join?
Yes absolutely, anyone can join 1% For The Planet, the more businesses that join, the more donations there will be to fund environmental projects aiming to help the world.
There are more than 5,000 that have joined 1% For The Planet as of November 2022. This global network of members all share the same passion of giving back to Earth.
What are the programs they fund?
1% For The Planet comes to life by connecting with environmental partners. The environmental partners work to advocate, convserve, steward, educate and activate to create a healthy, vibrant future for the planet.
1% For The Planet will build support and essential work for the following six core issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife.
1% for the Planet approved Environmental Partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from their members. Their Environmental Partner network is always evolving and their team works hard to bring on new, vetted environmental organizations that meet certain criteria and drive real, measurable environmental outcomes. To date, they have worked with thousands of vetted Environmental Partners in over 60 countries in their network.