We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that encourages businesses and individuals to give back to our planet through annual memberships and our everyday actions.
What is 1% for the Planet?
1% for the Planet is a global movement that, put simply, brings likeminded businesses, not for profits and individual consumers together with one united goal: to give back to our planet by supporting environmental solutions.
The movement started in 2002, when Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Blue Ribbon Flies founder Craig Matthews bonded over their love for the outdoors, and understanding of their responsibility to protect our planet. Together, they decided to give one per cent of their revenue back to grassroots environmental groups that are working towards sustainable solutions for our planet. Today, 1% of the Planet has more than 3,000 members and has certified over $270 million in support to approved environmental non for profits to help protect the future of our planet.
Why did we join the movement?
Just like Yvon and Craig, through our own personal interests and values, we have spent a great deal of time in the last decade finding ways to live more sustainably and do our bit for the planet.
We joined the 1% for the Planet movement because it aligned perfectly with our own beliefs, that profit and giving back go hand in hand. With this belief, we are committed to donating 1% of our retail sales to give back to environmental non for profits who are paving the way for positive change.
How can you do your bit?
Each time you make a purchase from Sustainable Marketplace, we will donate 1% of the purchase on your behalf to our environmental non for profits.
Now not only can you feel good about purchasing ethical products to live, work and play for a sustainable future, you can also feel great knowing that by purchasing our goods, you are doing your bit for the planet.
We believe in strength in numbers, that by working together and doing our bit, we can accelerate change and pave the way to a more sustainable future for us all.
Want to learn more about the 1% for the Planet movement?
Check out the 1% for the Planet website for some educational resources on how we can all be 1% better through our everyday actions and choices to help create a new environmental legacy.
If you’re looking for ways to make a difference, check out our other blogs to guide your first steps.