Understanding that the current level of funding for the environment is not enough, 1% for the Planet sought to increase the accessibility to our network. Everyone—not just businesses—has a 1%. In 2017, we launched our individual membership program, allowing every person around the world to become a 1% for the Planet member.
Through this program, individuals pledge 1% of their annual salary to our approved environmental nonprofits. From there, it works similarly to our business membership:
Join: Individual members join our network, pledging to donate 1% of their annual salary to environmental nonprofits through monetary and/or volunteer support.
Advise: 1% for the Planet provides partnership advising, pairing members with environmental nonprofits that make the biggest impact possible and which align with their personal values.
Donate: Individual members support their chosen nonprofit partner(s) and we help make the connections.
Certify: 1% for the Planet certifies all member donations—having individuals self-report annual salary and by reviewing donation details.
We know that 1% of salary can be a big commitment, which is why we offer the flexibility of fulfilling some (or all) of your commitment with volunteer hours. That means up to 100% of your 1% pledge can be fulfilled by rolling up your sleeves and working side by side with an approved nonprofit partner of your choosing.