A global network in action
1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues. Put simply: we bring people together to increase smart environmental giving. We support them in putting people and the Planet over profit. This is what they say:
So the urgent issues facing our planet need so much more than they’re currently receiving. Today, only 3% of philanthropy goes toward environmental giving. Through our business and individual memberships, our goal is to significantly increase the overall amount of global dollars going to help protect the planet with the smartest donations possible.
1% for the Planet program includes 6 core issue areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the below proven solutions.