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OUR STATEMENT:
 

We exist to ensure that our planet and future generations thrive. We recognize the inextricable connection between environmental and social justice, and that we cannot achieve one without the other. We must ensure safety, equity and justice for Black people—if we truly exist to ensure that our planet and future generations thrive.  

We’ll start by saying their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed and Tony McDade. We say their names because their murders ignited an overdue outcry in America. We say their names to call for justice for the names we know and the endless list of names we don't. And, we’ll take responsibility for previous silence or complacency in the midst of the countless Black lives lost to police brutality, systemic violence and institutionalized racism.

We stand with all who are translating their heartbreak into action through protest against injustice. We know global impact starts with local action, so we are starting with our own community. We’re using our platform to encourage our entire global network to take action along with us—donate, sign a petition, make a phone call, defend voting rights and support Black-owned businesses and organizations in their communities.  

We understand this promise is not enough, but rather, a dedicated start to truly ensuring a future where our planet and all people thrive.

With love, compassion and commitment, 

1% for the Planet

 

 
OUR COMMITMENT:
 
We exist to ensure a future where our planet and future generations thrive. A planet where Black people suffer from brutality and systemic injustice is not that future. 
 
We commit to:
  • Recognizing our privilege and acknowledging that this is not a new problem.
  • Taking responsibility for previous silence or complacency.
  • Mitigating the disproportionate impact of the climate crisis on Black communities.
  • Leveraging our platform and network to amplify Black voices and grassroots organizations addressing injustice. 
  • Integrating more nonprofit partners into our network that work at the intersection of racial and environmental justice.
  • Continuing to invest in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training for our staff and board members.
  • Recruiting and retaining a more diverse staff and board.
  • Building the above actions into everything we do—then repeating, knowing we can always listen more, learn more and do more.  
  • Understanding that this list is not enough, but rather, a place to start if we are truly going to ensure that our planet and future generations thrive.
We aren’t perfect. We’re going to make mistakes. But, we are dedicated to listening, learning and fighting for the equity and liberation of Black people. We value your perspective and encourage your feedback.