Earth Friendly Straws is a proud to announce our new strategic partnership with 1% for the Planet! We take our responsibility for the health of our planet seriously by committing to donate at least 1% of our annual sales to environmental nonprofits creating positive change.
As a socially conscious business, supporting a collection of nonprofit partners that align with our goals is at the core of our company’s mission. Our strategic partnership with 1% for the Planet provides not only stewardship of our giving strategies, but public accountability that we are meeting our philanthropic goals.
Members of 1% for the Planet commit to supporting approved environmental nonprofit partners by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved advertising contributions. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. There are thousands of approved nonprofits worldwide.
Collectively, 1% for the Planet Members have donated more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to-date.
“We are thrilled to welcome Earth Friendly Straws to our global network,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. We need more business like Earth Friendly Straws to do its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes.”
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,400 member businesses, a new and expanding core of hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.