PLANET INDONESIA Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
St. Louis, Missouri, March 9th – Planet Indonesia 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.
Planet Indonesia is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them 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 Planet Indonesia can look to for support.
Newly approved Planet Indonesia contributes to a healthier planet by providing market-based solutions that balance ecological and human livelihoods with cultural preservation.
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 ecstatic about this partnership and look forward to linking our innovative grassroots model that alleviates poverty, saves biodiversity, and changes lives with the global network at 1% for the Planet.” -Adam Miller, Executive Director, Planet Indonesia.
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.
About Planet Indonesia
Planet Indonesia is a platform for social and environmental change that fuses economics, conservation, and cultural preservation to help low-income communities. Our programs are designed for maximum impact utilizing a method that is both replicable and scalable. In 2015 Planet Indonesia became the first organization to begin addressing issues of animal trafficking in West Borneo. Through our partnerships we are the only organization working to revitalize traditional art works to empower over 1500 indigenous women. To read more please go to: www.planetindonesia.org