1% For the Planet
Here at Sustainable Law Group, we are proud members of 1% for the Planet. 1% works with thousands of nonprofits and business partners that provide a range of services to protect and sustain our environment. As a social enterprise law firm, our decision to join 1% was an easy one as we believe practices that are for the good of the environment must be apart of our decision making process. As a member of 1% we donate 1% of our sales to organizations apart of the network such as: B lab, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles. 1% also accepts donations and volunteer time from 1% members.
What started out as an idea between Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, to protect the resources that kept them in business, has turned into a global force that has officially surpassed 100 million dollars in givings to environmental protection. Chouinard, a strong believer in what he calls a resource tax, refers to the 1% given by organizations as an “earth tax,” we all should pay for being polluters, and using the world’s natural resources.
As a member 1% we have noticed that their impact on sustaining our environment has been undeniable.Since its inception, they have raised about 11 million dollars for food, wildlife, water and climate preservation; 22 million dollars for environmental education; and 18 million dollars to land stewardship and environmental human health. They also provide a strong network of organizations interested in sustainability. According to their website, they experienced an annual increase of 14.8% in membership and currently have a 91% satisfaction rate by members. Currently, there are over 3,000 organizations apart of 1%.
If you are interested in protecting and preserving our planet, then you may want to consider joining 1% for the Planet. While 1% may seem like a small amount, it has a huge impact. With over 1,200 member companies in 44 countries giving 1% of their sales to nonprofits, more than 115 million dollars has been raised by the 1% and its affiliates. To date, every 1 dollar that is invested in 1% has leveraged more than 32 dollars.
To read more on 1% for the Planet and how to join visit their website here.