In the current political climate, it’s more important than ever that businesses take a clear leadership role in saving the planet.

With the EPA headed by the ridiculously malevolent Scott Pruitt, let’s just say the USA is not currently leading this charge. Luckily, there are organizations like One Percent for the Planet that are picking up the slack.

Co-Founded in 2002 by reluctant businessman Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia and the author of Let My People Go Surfing (which inspired our 4-day work week here at EB), 1% for the Planet is a community of companies who give 1% of their sales to an environmentally related organization.

This year we are proud to renew our membership in 1% for the Planet, during which we will be donating over 1% of our sales to various organizations, including the winner of our One Client, One Year, One Dollar giveaway.

Previously, we were able to make a valuable donation to an organization called Friends of Heybrook Ridge—a grassroots organization that saved a giant, old growth hillside from destructive logging, and turned it into a public county park to be used for “forest bathing.”

We encourage you and your company to join us as members of this courageous group by pledging 1% of your sales to a nonprofit near and dear to you that is helping the globe become a better place to live.

For Non-Profits

There are six core focus areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife. If you run a nonprofit and are unaware of the benefits (and donations) of 1% for the Planet, please consider joining by contacting us or another 1% for the Planet member. Membership is closed for new non-profits looking to receive funds, other than being referred by an existing member.