Evidence Action is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. Evidence Action is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing us among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $20 million in 2013. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Evidence Action can look to for support.
Evidence Action contributes to a healthier planet by reducing and avoiding future burning of wood fuel for water boiling with Dispensers for Safe Water. Communal chlorine dispensers allow users to treat their drinking water directly at the source. There is no need to boil water using carbon fuels to make it safe to drink.
Over 3,600 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $100 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” says John Tashiro, Interim CEO of 1% for the Planet.
“We are very excited to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network. We are excited to use 1% for the Planet support to further expand our reach and increase the positive impact that the chlorine dispenser program can have on the environment,” says Christina Riechers, Director of Business Development and Strategy at Evidence Action.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.