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1% for the Planet started when Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies met and bonded over their shared love for the outdoors and the environment. Since its inception in 2002, 1% for the Planet has helped to direct hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental nonprofits around the world. Today, businesses and individuals continue to make the 1% for the Planet commitment and create greater impact every year.
1% for the Planet connects us with highly vetted environmental non-profit organizations. Our first 1% for the Planet partner is Save Philippine Seas, an organization with a goal to conserve the Philippines’ coastal and marine resources through education, information, communication campaigns, and community-based initiatives.
Our partnership with SPS allows us to support their organization in terms of content creation, financial needs, and provision of office space
where we can all huddle up and brainstorm ideas. As part of our environmental commitment, we promote and encourage our employees to join Save Philippine Seas’ projects, Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp. The project aims to raise awareness on coastal and marine issues, promote pro-environmental behavior, and build a network of marine conservationists in Southeast Asia.
As a 1% for the Planet member, we are committed to supporting its cause and doing our part to live more sustainably. We take it upon ourselves to breathe new life into our environment by reducing single-use plastics, eating a more veggie-based diet, riding a bike to work, and buying locally sourced and manufactured products. That is where our partner, Save Philippine Seas, comes in. We aim to use the resources we have—our business and our amazing Tribe—to help save our home planet through marine life preservation.
Through 1% for the Planet, we found an innovative and accessible way to support the environment and contribute to its preservation. Saving our planet takes more than what one person, company, or organization can do on its own.