GEneral questions

+ What is 1% for the Planet?

1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations and we amplify the impact of our network.

+ Where is 1% for the Planet located?

Our global headquarters is located in Burlington, VT and we have remote staff in multiple locations around the world.

+ Is 1% for the Planet a registered nonprofit?

Yes, we are a registered 501c3 nonprofit.

+ What is 1% for the Planet's mission?

We bring dollars and doers together to accelerate smart environmental giving.

+ How does the 1% for the Planet model work?

1% for the Planet member businesses give at least 1% of their annual sales while Individual Members give at least 1% of their annual salary. In each case, members give directly to approved environmental nonprofits.

Business members can support approved environmental nonprofits by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind and approved promotional expenses. Individual members can donate 1% of their annual salary through monetary and/or volunteer support.

We guide and support this giving and provide credible third party certification. Anyone can donate to us to support our operations and the growth of our movement. We encourage consumers to look for our logo when purchasing products or services.

+ How big is the 1% for the Planet network?

Today, 1% for the Planet is a growing, global network of more than 2,000 business members, and an expanding community of individual members supporting thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries.

+ How much has the 1% for the Planet network given back to the environment?

Our members have given more than $225 million back to environmental nonprofits since 2002.

+ When did 1% for the Planet start?

The organization was started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, the founder of Blue Ribbon Flies.

+ If I have a question, who should I contact?

Please send general inquiries to

+ Where can I find 1% for the Planet online?

In addition to our website at, you can find us on the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

+ How do I sign up for your emails?

If you like exciting news, inspiring stories and learning how to protect our planet, click here to sign up for our monthly newsletters.


ways to get involved

+ How do I sign up for your emails?

If you like exciting news, inspiring stories and learning how to protect our planet, click here to sign up for our monthly newsletters.

+ Can I raise money for 1% for the Planet?

Yes, you can raise money to save our planet! Thank you for considering! To set up an online fundraiser, click here.

Here are some fundraising ideas:

  • Donate a special day like your birthday or wedding by asking for donations instead of gifts.
  • Plan a run or walk, raising awareness of women and children in the developing world who walk each day to collect water.
  • Take an athletic approach and turn your sweat into safe water. Ask friends and family to support you as you gear up for your run, bike, swim or other athletic event.
  • Host a movie or trivia night. Donate the proceeds from ticket sales and concessions.
  • Get in the kitchen and plan a bake sale or lemonade or hot cocoa stand.

Having trouble finding the answer to your question? Contact us. Please allow us 48 hours to follow up due to the high volume of inquiries we receive.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about 1% for the Planet. We can’t grow this global movement without you!