YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

The below awards honor 2019 network achievements of business members, nonprofit partners and individuals who have gone above and beyond for our planet.

Voting of the final nominees is open to the public and will close on February 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. (EST).

The awards will be presented at our Global Summit 2020: Los Angeles event, where we will also recognize 15-year milestone members.

STRONGER TOGETHER AWARDS:

1% for the Planet Partnership of 2019

This year, we are looking to honor an exemplary 1% for the Planet nonprofit and member partnership. The partnership must have been active in 2019.

Khala & Co. + National Parks Conservation Association

In 2019, Khala & Co. partnered with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to bring awareness to the critical work NPCA is doing, especially as they celebrate their 100th anniversary of protecting park lands. Khala & Co. took original artwork by co-founder, Dr. Tamar McKee, and turned it into fabric print, “Windows into the Still-Wild” for their reusable food wrap line, Khala Cloths. In addition, they created a #HonorYourParks campaign, where they donated money and product to the NPCA and raised awareness through the sale of this partnership print. They also mobilized their ambassadors and online community to amplify NPCA’s work.

Open Water + Oceanic Global

Working together, Open Water and Oceanic Global have eliminated the need for hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles at nightclubs, events and hotels, and prevented all of that plastic from further destroying our oceans. Building strong partnerships with organizations like Oceanic Global, Open Water has experienced triple-digit growth for the past two years through educating more business leaders and consumers, broadening its reach and multiplying its impact. As part of Oceanic Global’s Sustainable Vendor Network, Open Water is one of the companies making it easier for other businesses to make impactful changes and receive The Oceanic Standard certification, created by Oceanic Global, for businesses, venues and events that implement sustainable operating solutions while focusing on eliminating single-use plastics.

Smog City Brewing + Food Forward

Smog City Brewing partnered with Food Forward, a Southern California nonprofit that rescues and donates surplus fruits and vegetables in 2015 to collaborate on a special beer, Kumquat Saison. Each spring, Food Forward harvests kumquats from local fruit trees and provides them to Smog City Brewing who then brews up a small-batch, award-winning beer that benefits Food Forward's produce recovery programs. In 2019 alone, Food Forward donated 1,492 pounds of kumquats to Smog City Brewing to create Kumquat Saison! This "fruitful" partnership has resulted in less of this unique fruit going to waste, while also shining a light on the issues of food waste and food insecurity across the region.

Integral Ecology Group + Alberta Tomorrow

Since 2012, IEG has been a proud supporter of environmental education through helping Alberta Tomorrow get the word out about sustainable land-use planning that balances environmental and socio-economic needs to schools and teachers across Alberta. Unlike many one-time grants that can only be used towards “new” projects, IEG’s support allows Alberta Tomorrow to cover operating costs to deliver proven successful environmental education tools and resources to Alberta classrooms.

Skyline Hawaii + Malama Kahalawai, Inc.

As a long-standing 1% for the Planet member, Skyline Hawaii has proudly supported the important work of Malama Kahalawai for over 10 years. While Skyline has operations throughout Hawaii, the area Malama Kahalawai works to preserve and protect is literally in the backyard of the company's Ka'anapali operations, covering over 55,000 acres of the West Maui mountains (also known as Mauna Kahalawai).  In addition to monetary support for the continued protection of the West Maui watershed, Skyline has also provided volunteer support and educational opportunities for its staff to continue building awareness and compassion for one of the most important ecological areas on the island and in the state.

Best Member Collaboration of 2019

This year, we'll honor members that teamed up for our planet in 2019.

Pure Project's video feat. San Diego member brands: Juneshine, Everyday California, BLDG Active and Mamma Chia.

1% for the Planet member, Pure Project Brewing led the initiative to create a video highlighting other 1% for the Planet member brands in the San Diego area. The video featured the following members: Juneshine, Everyday California, Mamma Chia and BLDG Active, and highlighted their partnerships and impact as 1% for the Planet members and responsible business leaders.

Chadwick Creative's video feat. NYC member brands: Tula Plants & Design, MamaP, Harney & Son's Tea, Stojo, Yoga Vida, Bread Alone, ANDI, FinalStraw, Mamma Chia, ReGrained, Patagonia SoHo, Honest Tea, Boxed Water Is Better, Surf Sweets.

1% for the Planet member, Chadwick Creative created an inspiring video to bring awareness to 1% for the Planet and member brands located in the New York City area. The video featured the following members: Tula Plants & Design, MamaP, Harney & Son's Tea, Stojo, Yoga Vida, Bread Alone, ANDI, FinalStraw, Mama Chia, ReGrained, Patagonia SoHo, Honest Tea, Boxed Water Is Better and Surf Sweets.

Bodhi Surf + Yoga partnering with Klean Kanteen, Sunski, All Good, Patagonia, Sensi Graves and Khala Cloths to feature 1% for the Planet members at their camp.

Bodhi Surf + Yoga has strategic partnerships with several 1% for the Planet members to enhance guests’ experiences and bring visibility to other 1% for the Planet brands through their business. Guests can take advantage of their Klean Kanteen water bottle loaner program or lend a pair of Sunski sunglasses while onsite. Bodhi also features All Good sunscreen and Sensi Graves bathing suits at their camp. Finally, members Khala Cloth & Co. and Patagonia donated products for Bodhi’s annual Ocean Guardian contest.

Carbon Credit Capital + Raw Office’s full-service carbon offset and carbon footprint management firm.

1% for the Planet member, Raw Office, an online reseller of more than 5,000 dark green eco forward office supplies, had the goal to offset the carbon impacts of their over 52,000 office products. They worked with fellow member, Carbon Credit Capital, a full-service carbon offset and carbon footprint management firm to calculate the emissions from each product. Carbon Credit Capital helped them identify partners for their offsets, one of those partners being Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner.

Midnight Runners + Moju teaming up for the Midnight Runners event.

For the Midnight2Midnight 24-hour running event to benefit 1% for the Planet, members Midnight Runners and MOJU teamed up on promotional efforts and to make the event a success. MOJU also supported the event with their staff providing refreshments. In addition, MOJU organized their very own staff running team. Midnight Runners hosts community runs weekly in London, which MOJU continues to sponsor.

THINK BIG, ACT NOW AWARDS:

Business Member Changemaker of 2019

This year, we'll honor a business member who made a significant, innovative or unique contribution addressing one of our issue areas of climate, food, land, pollution, water or wildlife.

All Good

All Good is continuing to elevate the platform of socially responsible business through their commitment to transparency, regenerative practices, Carbon Neutral commitment and collaboration with community, business and nonprofits. All Good Founder, Caroline Duell, gathered 12 other mineral sunscreen brands to form the Safe Sunscreen Council to spread public awareness about the impact certain sunscreen ingredients have on people and planet. All Good continues to hold people and the planet at the forefront of every decision and has been committed to giving back through their 1% for the Planet membership since 2006.

BeeBAGZ

BeeBAGZ addresses two global crises: Plastic pollution and food waste. BeeBAGZ™ are a 100% plastic-free, biodegradable food baggie that can be reused for a year or longer. Unlike plastic, BeeBAGZ™ allows food to breathe, keeping it fresher longer, which helps to reduce food waste. In addition to the product, BeeBAGZ uses kraft paper packaging and a compostable mailer. On August 15, 2019, BeeBAG celebrated its one-year anniversary!

Peak Design

In 2019, 1% for the Planet member, Peak Design along with (nonmember) BioLite co-founded a new nonprofit to directly address the issue of corporate carbon responsibility: Climate Neutral. Peak Design in particular, supported the launch by financially supporting a staff of 5 full-time people, supplying the creative direction for the brand development, and hiring a PR agency to spread the word. Peak Design’s crowdfunding on Kickstarter drove 160M+ media impressions and attracted 2,400+ people to donate $160,000+ to offset their personal carbon footprint and support Climate Neutral. By the end of 2019, Climate Neutral had signed up 100+ companies to join their certification process to measure, reduce, and offset the totality of their corporate carbon footprints.

Boyish Jeans

Boyish Jeans is constantly striving to make the most sustainable clothing, in a circular, carbon-neutral, nontoxic and ethical kind of way, all while being completely transparent and empowering their customers with the knowledge to do better. Boyish Jeans are made with recycled cotton, less water, and less chemicals than your average pair of jeans. Every pair of jeans purchased supports gender equality, sustainable practices and overall planet awareness. Boyish Jeans supports Solar Sister, Friends of the LA River, Keep A Breast, California Coastkeeper Alliance, and Fair Trade USA with their 1% for the Planet commitment.

Virgo & Co.

Virgo & Co. is a direct-to-consumer sustainable home textiles brand based in the UK. Their purpose is to address the environmental impact of the textiles industry. They provide free educational content to empower their community, and encourage their consumers to make small changes to their lives to reduce their environmental impact. They are involved in cutting edge fibre and manufacturing technology to craft their products in the most sustainable way and have a clear code of ethics for all suppliers they work with. All their products and packaging are recyclable and biodegradable.

Individual Member Changemaker of 2019

This year, we'll honor an individual member who made a significant, innovative or unique contribution addressing one of our issue areas of climate, food, land, pollution, water or wildlife.

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold is an individual member of 1% for the Planet and the founder of 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partner, The Honnold Foundation, which reduces environmental impact and addresses inequality by supporting solar energy initiatives worldwide. Alex is a professional rock climber, best known for his ropeless ascents of some of the world's biggest rock walls and as the star of Free Solo. As a matter of principle and practicality, Alex lives as simply as possible; his foundation is an extension of that ethic. Alex Honnold is an individual member of 1% for the Planet and the founder of 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partner, The Honnold Foundation, which reduces environmental impact and addresses inequality by supporting solar energy initiatives worldwide. Alex is a professional rock climber, best known for his ropeless ascents of some of the world's biggest rock walls and as the star of Free Solo. As a matter of principle and practicality, Alex lives as simply as possible; his foundation is an extension of that ethic.

Clare Gallagher

Clare Gallagher is an individual member of 1% for the Planet, professional ultra runner and Patagonia global sports activist. She's won the Leadville 100 and Western States 100-mile runs, but more importantly, she's an advocate for climate change mitigation policy and the protection of public lands. She studied the impacts of climate change on coral reefs at Princeton University and now focuses her climate advocacy efforts on the impacts to the mountain communities. She works with Protect Our Winters (POW) to advocate for renewable energy policies at the state and federal levels.

James Joiner

James Joiner is a 1% for the Planet Individual member as well as a writer, photographer and director.  James is the host of 1% for the Planet’s podcast, Planet Service Announcement, where he interviews leaders, musicians, photographers, adventurers, environmentalists and everyday people from all walks of life—who have a deep connection to our planet. In addition, James has supported 1% for the Planet over the years, and in 2019, through various photography initiatives.

Craig Mathews

Craig Mathews co-founded 1% for the Planet with Yvon Chouinard in 2002 with his company, Blue Ribbon Flies. He then became one of the founding individual members of 1% for the Planet. 

Morgan Rider

Morgan Rider became an individual member of 1% for the Planet to demonstrate her commitment and passion for the cause. Morgan is on the board of 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, The Wetlands Conservancy and is an active member of the Pacific Northwest 1% for the Planet steering committee.

Nonprofit Partner Changemaker of 2019

This year, we'll honor a nonprofit partner who made a significant, innovative or unique contribution addressing one of our issue areas of climate, food, land, pollution, water or wildlife.

One Tree Planted

1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, One Tree Planted is on a mission to make it easy for businesses, schools and individuals to help the environment by planting trees all over the world. In 2019, One Tree Planted planted 4 million trees, and has already committed to planting 6.4 million trees in 2020. They are responding to climate disasters in a positive way and are having lasting environmental, economic and social impact both locally and globally. One Tree Planted has recovered burned, flooded and drought-ridden lands; saved Orca whales; restored forests; revived communities and local economies; and, educated people on the importance of giving back to the environment and combating climate change.

City to Sea

1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, City to Sea City is a UK-based C.I.C. founded in 2015 to stem the tide of marine plastic pollution; from city to sea. They create and deliver innovative campaigns that change and challenge the way everyday folk like ourselves use and dispose of single-use plastics. By engaging communities, working with retailers and lobbying manufacturers and local government to adopt new practices and policies, we aim to reverse the trend for disposable items in order to safeguard our seas for the future. Their vision is for the UK's waterways and coastlines to be strewn with sticks, sand and seaweed...not plastic!

Solar Sister

1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, Solar Sister is an award-winning, women-led nonprofit social enterprise eradicating extreme energy poverty by empowering African women with economic opportunity. They combine the breakthrough potential of life changing solar lighting, phone charging and clean cooking technologies with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to the most remote communities in rural Africa. Solar Sister creates sustainable businesses, powered by smart investment in women entrepreneurs. To date, they have reached over 1.5 million people across Africa with solar energy and clean cookstoves, and kickstarted over 4,000 clean energy entrepreneurs.

Global Wildlife Conservation

1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) envisions a thriving Earth where all life flourishes. GWC conserves the diversity of life on Earth by preserving wildlands, restoring wildlife and engaging with global guardians. Driven by science, GWC maximizes its impact through conservation solutions in research and exploration, land purchase and protected area establishment, protected area management, poaching prevention and capacity building. Since their founding, GWC’s leading scientists, with field experience in over 50 countries, have built an extensive network of allied researchers and conservationists that has enabled them to conserve wildlife and habitats in more than 40 countries, helped establish more than 20 new nature reserves, protected more than 100 endangered species and 20,000 species overall, and helped educate over 50 undergraduate and graduate students.

The 5 Gyres Institute

1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, The 5 Gyres Institute is based in Los Angeles, with a global network of supporters, dedicated to a planet free of plastic pollution. 5 Gyres mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education and adventure. Founded in 2009, The 5 Gyres Institute has taken on 19 research expeditions in all 5 subtropical gyres as well as many of the world’s lakes and rivers in search of plastic. As one of the first to research plastic in the world’s oceans, 5 Gyres has had a lot of impact through various initiatives, for instance, their campaign to divert 16 million microbeads from oceans and lakes. 

UNLEASH PASSION EVERY DAY AWARD:

1% for the Planet’s Pinnacle Award

This year, we’ll honor an individual or organization whose passion and dedication embodies the 1% for the Planet mission and model. This person and organization goes above and beyond their 1% commitment to make a difference. They inspire everyone to be (at least) 1% better.

Marina McCoy
Waste-Free Earth

Marina McCoy founded 1% for the Planet member Waste-Free Earth, a full-service sustainability consulting and event production company based in Burlington, Vermont. Through her work, Marina directs businesses and events to be seen as global leaders in environmental stewardship through educational outreach, carbon footprint analysis and waste reduction and diversion. In addition to her work at Waste-Free Earth, Marina is constantly sharing her waste-free experiences with others to encourage a circular resource stream. 

Jared Meyers
Legacy Vacations Resort, Salt Palm Development

Jared Myers is the owner of Legacy Vacation Resort and Salt Palm Development, both 1% for the Planet members and certified B Corps. Legacy Vacation Resorts has implemented activities like 100% carbon footprint offsetting for direct bookings, sustainable lifestyle awareness campaigns and green-focused renovation projects. They also offer employee benefits like an energy rebate program where employees can purchase LED lights at company cost for their homes. Jared co-founded the Florida for Good movement, which funds free resources and events to facilitate the spread of business for good and Certified B Corps/1% for the Planet members/Conscious Capitalism members to enhance and create measurable positive impact within local communities.

Maine Beer Company

Maine Beer Company has been 1% for the Planet member since their founding in 2009. In 2019, Maine Beer Company donated more than $150,000 to environmental nonprofits through their membership. One example includes their giving to help fund a solar energy project for Wolfe Neck’s Farm that will save the nonprofit partner about $20,000 a year in electricity costs. Maine Beer Company also fully committed to solar power with the goal of creating more clean energy than it consumes by 2030. Maine Beer Company also pledges 100% of their tips to environmental nonprofits as part of their membership and in turn, they ensure their staff is well compensated. They now also have a monthly $1,000 employee stipend where employees get to nominate their choice of 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner to receive the donation and the team votes on the winning nomination.

Chad Pregracke
Living Lands & Waters

Chad Pregracke established 1% for the Planet nonprofit parter, Living Lands & Waters. When he was just 22 years old, and disgusted by the state of his local river, he stopped commercial fishing and started cleaning up the Mississippi River. His perseverance to find the funds to fuel his project eventually led to the first and only industrial-sized river cleanup operation, globally. Today, Living, Lands & Waters operates from a fleet of 5 barges and a small 10-person crew, working and living on the fleet for 9 months out of the year. They’ve been on 24 rivers, worked in 21 states, and thanks to the help of 115,000 volunteers, they’ve planted over 1.3 million trees. 

Avocado Green Mattress

Avocado Green Mattress has been a member of 1% for the Planet since their founding in 2017. Three years, 29 nonprofits and a massive, demonstrable positive impact on their global community later, their Giving Program has become as fundamental to Avocado’s mission as mattresses. 

In 2019, Avocado became the first mattress company to become Climate Neutral Certified offsetting 31,000 metric tons and launched their Farm to Mattress concept, which supports social justice and ethical farming in India; (they’re also pending B Corp approval). In 2019, Avocado supported all issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife. They also published a children’s book on climate change; they include one with every mattress sale, and also sell them, with proceeds supporting 1% for the Planet.