One Percent for the Planet

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One Percent for the Planet is about businesses recognizing that industry and ecology are inherently connected. It's about realizing the positive effects of connecting businesses, consumers and nonprofits through philanthropy. And it's about understanding that the true cost of doing business can be mitigated by a simple pledge to the planet.

Since 2002, One Percent for the Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1 percent of sales to environmental groups around the world. In return, this growing alliance of companies is given the opportunity not only to see their self-worth rise, but their net worth climb as well.

But where does that money go? Directly to the environmental nonprofits we've researched and approved. Currently, there are over 3,300 of these groups that we have okayed to receive donations from member companies. We've researched them all to ensure credibility and alignment with our environmental criteria. Our work ensures that those organizations supported by 1 percent for the Planet members are bona fide environmental groups, with clear objectives and a track record of effective environmental initiatives.

Every one of the eligible nonprofits is listed in our database and on our web site. These groups work at local, regional, national or international levels, on all sorts of environmental causes, on behalf of all of us. With continued support, their efforts can, and will, make a difference while encouraging prospective members to join our growing alliance of businesses. In the end, it's the planet that truly profits.

Prior to inclusion in our database, we review all non-profit organizations to ensure their work supports our objectives. Once approved, non-profit partners are profiled on our website and become eligible to receive funds from any 1 percent member company.

Eligibility Criteria: 1. Your organization has an active 501c3 designation from the IRS in the USA or the international equivalent charitable status. All supporting documentation must be in the name of your non-profit. 2. Your organization's work, as a whole, is focused on issues of sustainability (see application for more details - Environmental Education is one of their Areas of Focus).

Please note:
1. If your organization has a fiscal sponsor, information from your sponsor will be required to complete your application.
2. Although we applaud organizations that are "greening their operations", this alone won't make you eligible to receive funds.
3. Experiential organizations must have a strong environmental education and/ or advocacy component to meet our eligibility requirements.

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Environmental Health
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One Percent for the Planet
P.O. Box 650
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
Phone: (802) 496-5408
Fax: (802) 496-6401

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