Environmental Partner: 1% for the Planet

Environmental Partners are organizations working for the benefit of people and the environment, with missions that span across a wide range of impacts, from ensuring vulnerable communities have rights to land to reducing the environmental impact of cities. 

1% for the planet members make support directly to approved Environmental Partners and can certify donations as part of their annual commitment. 

  • The 1% for the Planet® logo is on millions of products and services worldwide, featured widely and is growing in awareness every day. In short: this globally recognized, trusted platform gives your giving even more power.
  • 1% for the Planet® Environmental Partners work on a diverse range of environmental problems, ensuring a multifaceted approach to our planet’s most pressing issues.

Local First Membership & Good for Michigan or People First Economy sponsorship can go towards your business’s commitment towards 1% for the Planet!

People First Economy is an Environmental Partner for 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. They inspire businesses to support environmental partners through membership and everyday actions. 1% for the Planet Environmental Partners are highly regarded stewards of land, conservation, education, community, and so much more. 

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Matthews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved environmental partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses and environmental partners toward a better future for all. 

  • 1% for the Planet accelerates smart environmental giving.
  • 1% for the Planet works to prevent greenwashing, certify reputable giving and provide accountability for environmental giving.
  • Why 1% of annual sales? For businesses of any size, 1% of sales—not profits—is a real and substantial commitment. You can always give more but you should never give less than 1%
  • Currently, only 3% of philanthropic giving goes to the environment. Our planet needs more support and the 1% for the Planet® network is on a mission to change that.
  • The 1% for the Planet® membership model drives critical philanthropic support to address the most urgent environmental issues of our time.

1% for the Planet is a global network with thousands of businesses and environmental organizations working together to support people and the planet.