By Jeff Baierlein, Development and Communications Director
Conservation Northwest is pleased to be a nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, a global network of over 1200 member companies in 48 countries, all donating at least 1 percent of annual sales to environmental nonprofits including Conservation Northwest.
Conservation Northwest was invited to join 1% for the Planet because our programs are uniquely and powerfully effective in protecting, connecting, and restoring wildlands and wildlife in Washington and British Columbia. From saving ancient forests to restoring wildlife habitat and recovering endangered species, Conservation Northwest safeguards our natural heritage and keeps the Northwest wild.
Conservation Northwest’s partnership with 1% for the Planet enables us to advance our work advocating for wilderness designation, supporting grizzly bear recovery, and much more. In just over 10 years, 1% for the Planet companies have invested over $100 million in positive environmental change. Companies are invited to join 1% for the Planet and join the alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.
1% for the Planet was created in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Blue Ribbon Flies owner Craig Mathews, who both believed that businesses should be involved with protecting the natural resources they rely on. Since then, 1% for the Planet has been connecting businesses, consumers and non-profits to drive big, positive change for the planet. Conservation Northwest is excited to be a part of this important movement!