Green Impact Campaign is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
GIC is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $20 million in 2013. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which GIC can look to for support.
Newly approved GIC will contribute to the already stellar group of nonprofits working towards a healthier planet through their work of collectively reducing the environmental impact of small businesses while empowering the next generation of climate leaders.
Over 3,600 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $100 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” says John Tashiro, Interim CEO of 1% for the Planet.
“Our student volunteers and participating small businesses are creating a national movement to inspire sustainable change in the small business community. They’re making themselves heard in a market that continues to be neglected in the climate change conversation. And for that, we believe their actions will drive noticeable change,” says Daniel Hill, Co-Founder of Green Impact Campaign.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.