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"All together for the planet. We say that a lot—because we mean it."

What is their mission?

Put simply... 1% for the Planet brings dollars and doers together to increase smart environmental giving. 

The company guides and supports this giving and provides credible third-party certification. Anyone can donate to them to support their operations and the growth of their movement. We encourage consumers to look for their logo when purchasing products or services.

How does the 1% for the Planet model work?

1% for the Planet member businesses give at least 1% of their annual sales while Individual Members give at least 1% of their annual salary. In each case, members give directly to approved environmental nonprofits.

Business members can support approved environmental nonprofits by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind and approved promotional expenses. Individual members can donate 1% of their annual salary through monetary and/or volunteer support.

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One Percent for the Planet is about being better as a business owner, as a person, and as a leader through everyday actions, events, and commitments.

The Solutions

1% for the Planet is dedicated to tackling the most pressing environmental issues of our time. We rely on our approved nonprofit partners’ expertise to implement proven solutions. Our members forge powerful partnerships and support our nonprofit partners, so that they are able to drive true on-the-ground change within our six core issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.

Here are a few ways to actively contribute to the healing:

  • Climate Solutions

    Climate change is the defining issue of our time. It is transforming our way of life, our food systems, our economy and our local communities. No challenge is more critical to overcome than the threat that climate change poses to our planet.

     

    • Activism: Focusing public attention on what is at stake for the planet in the current economic and political environment.
    • Adult education: Environmental education specifically targeted to an adult audience.
    • Alternative transportation: Using any mode of transportation other than driving a car, alone.
    • Environmental justice: Ensuring that all people and groups, regardless of race, gender, income or nation of origin are entitled to environmental protection.
    • Fossil fuels and efficiency: Reducing dependence on fossil fuels and efficiently managing energy sources.
    • Human health and economic development: Creating positive health outcomes and economic growth through the responsible management of natural resources.
    • Law and public policy: Political or legal action used as a tool to protect our natural resources.
    • Natural resource conservation: Managing natural resources responsibly and using these resources to mitigate environmental degradation.
    • Renewable energy: Energy generated from sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
    • Youth education: Environmental education specifically targeted to a youth audience.

    Discover climate nonprofits >

  • Food Solutions

    Our communities, livelihoods and ecosystems all depend on healthy food systems. Sustainable food systems are essential to the health of both people and the planet. As the world’s population rises and resources become scarcer, our food systems increasingly depend on environmental, economic and social collaboration.

     

    • Access and recreation: Facilitating people’s ability to enjoy our natural resources and inspiring them to be stewards of our planet.
    • Activism: Focusing public attention on what is at stake for the planet in the current economic and political environment.
    • Adult education: Environmental education specifically targeted to an adult audience.
    • Biodiversity and habitat: Protecting the variability of life on earth in service of healthy ecosystems and our planet.
    • Environmental justice: Ensuring that all people and groups, regardless of race, gender, income or nation of origin are entitled to environmental protection.
    • Fisheries and sustainable fishing: Promoting fishing practices that reduce overfishing and overconsumption.
    • Human health and economic development: Creating positive health outcomes and economic growth through the responsible management of natural resources.
    • Law and public policy: Political or legal action used as a tool to protect our natural resources.
    • Local agriculture and food access: Raising and providing access to sustainable, healthy foods from local sources in urban and rural communities.
    • Organic agriculture: Producing food to maintain the ecological balance in our food systems through organic sources.
    • Sustainable farming practices: Researching and producing food, fiber or other plant or animal products using techniques that protect the environment.
    • Youth education: Environmental education specifically targeted to a youth audience.

    Discover food nonprofits >

  • Land Solutions

    Effective land management is key to sustaining the world’s diverse natural landscapes and the resources they provide to all life. Conserving and protecting land, as well as land rights for indigenous communities, is essential to a healthy planet. Our actions today can either destroy or preserve our precious land for future generations; the choice is ours.

     

    • Access and recreation: Facilitating people’s ability to enjoy our natural resources and inspiring them to be stewards of our planet.
    • Activism: Focusing public attention on what is at stake for the planet in the current economic and political environment.
    • Adult education: Environmental education specifically targeted to an adult audience.
    • Human health and economic development: Creating positive health outcomes and economic growth through the responsible management of natural resources.
    • Law and public policy: Political or legal action used as a tool to protect our natural resources.
    • Natural resource conservation: Managing natural resources responsibly and using these resources to mitigate environmental degradation.
    • Urban landscape conservation: Protecting land in urban areas for the use, education, and enjoyment of the public and future generations.
    • Working landscapes conservation: Protecting productive landscapes for the future.
    • Youth education: Environmental education specifically targeted to a youth audience.

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  • Pollution Solutions

    From factory carbon emissions to toxic dumping in our oceans, pollution is harming the environment on a global scale. It threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land that sustains us. Sustaining the planet means not only preventing future pollution but also doing our part in cleaning up the environment.

     

    • Activism: Focusing public attention on what is at stake for the planet in the current economic and political environment.
    • Adult education: Environmental education specifically targeted to an adult audience.
    • Air quality: Ensuring the right of people everywhere to breathe clean, quality air.
    • Biodiversity and habitat: Protecting the variability of life on earth in service of healthy ecosystems and our planet.
    • Clean ups: Removing human-made waste from the natural environment.
    • Environmental justice: Ensuring that all people and groups, regardless of race, gender, income or nation of origin are entitled to environmental protection.
    • Human health and economic development: Creating positive health outcomes and economic growth through the responsible management of natural resources.
    • Law and public policy: Political or legal action used as a tool to protect our natural resources.
    • Recycling and upcycling: Converting waste into reusable materials.
    • Soil quality: Maintaining the quality of soil to sustain plant, animal and human productivity and consumption.
    • Toxins and pollution: Reducing the amount and impact of synthetic chemicals in our environment.
    • Water quality: Restoring and maintaining clean, toxin-free water.
    • Youth education: Environmental education specifically targeted to a youth audience.

    Discover pollution nonprofits >

  • Water Solutions

    Our environment and economies depend on global action to restore and preserve the quality of all water on our planet. Water constitutes 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and is vital to all forms of life. Yet our water resources are threatened like never before, putting increased strain on our ecosystems and economies.

     

    • Access and recreation: Facilitating people’s ability to enjoy our natural resources and inspiring them to be stewards of our planet.
    • Activism: Focusing public attention on what is at stake for the planet in the current economic and political environment.
    • Adult education: Environmental education specifically targeted to an adult audience.
    • Biodiversity and habitat: Protecting the variability of life on earth in service of healthy ecosystems and our planet.
    • Drought mitigation: Reducing vulnerability to and the impacts of droughts.
    • Environmental justice: Ensuring that all people and groups, regardless of race, gender, income or nation of origin, are entitled to environmental protection.
    • Fisheries and sustainable fishing: Promoting fishing practices that reduce overfishing and overconsumption.
    • Freshwater conservation and clean up: Preserving and maintaining the quality of freshwater resources globally.
    • Human health and economic development: Creating positive health outcomes and economic growth through the responsible management of natural resources.
    • Law and public policy: Political or legal action used as a tool to protect our natural resources.
    • Natural resource conservation: Managing natural resources responsibly and using these resources to mitigate environmental degradation.
    • Ocean conservation and clean up: Preserving and maintaining the quality of ocean resources globally.
    • Renewable energy: Energy generated from sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
    • Youth education: Environmental education specifically targeted to a youth audience.

    Discover water nonprofits >

  • Wildlife Solutions

    Wildlife diversity is critical for a healthy planet. Healthy, functioning and productive ecosystems depend on the natural biodiversity of our planet. We have an obligation to conserve and protect the variability of wildlife on our planet and to maintain the biodiversity that sustains all human life.

     

    • Access and recreation: Facilitating people’s ability to enjoy our natural resources and inspiring them to be stewards of our planet.
    • Activism: Focusing public attention on what is at stake for the planet in the current economic and political environment.
    • Adult education: Environmental education specifically targeted to an adult audience.
    • Animal rehabilitation: Treating and caring for injured, orphaned or sick wild animals.
    • Biodiversity and habitat: Protecting the variability of life on earth in service of healthy ecosystems and our planet.
    • Quick response biodiversity fund: A rapid response mechanism to secure critical habitat for threatened species.
    • Land-based wildlife conservation and preservation: Protecting and caring for species who live in land-based habitats.
    • Law and public policy: Political or legal action used as a tool to protect our natural resources.
    • Natural resource conservation: Managing natural resources responsibly and using these resources to mitigate environmental degradation.
    • Water-based wildlife conservation and preservation: Protecting and caring for species who live in water-based habitats.
    • Wildlife Research: Studying wild animals to ensure the long-term health of our ecosystems.
    • Youth education: Environmental education specifically targeted to a youth audience.

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The Focus

We are committed to building support for this essential work in six core issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.

Consider supporting one of these issue areas directly

We’ve developed vetted “Issue Funds” to make it easy for you to give to multiple nonprofits through simple donations. 

Join the Movement.

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