BURLINGTON, Vt. (April 24, 2020) -- 1% for the Planet is proud to highlight the outstanding work of its network by recognizing select business and individual members as well as nonprofit partners  with a People for the Planet Award.

1% for the Planet’s People for the Planet Awards is an annual program that celebrates individuals, businesses and nonprofits who exemplify shared values and attributes that make their movement stronger and illuminate the path for others to follow.

These awards were decided via a two-phase process, including a nomination and vote phase. Both phases were open to the public and shared through various channels. The awards honor work achieved in the prior calendar year, in this case 2019. This year's winners are:

Partnership of 2019: Khala & Company and the National Parks Conservation Association

Best Network Collaboration of 2019: Raw Office,Carbon Credit Capital and Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF)

Business Member Changemaker of 2019: Peak Design

Nonprofit Changemaker of 2019: One Tree Planted

Individual Changemaker of 2019: Clare Gallagher

1% for the Planet Pinnacle Award: Avocado Green Mattress

“The 1% for the Planet network has always led with purpose and commitment,” says, CEO Kate Williams. “These awards provide us with an additional opportunity to honor the commitment and highlight the impactful stories from our movement. Each one of our awards recognizes a different strand in the weave of our powerful community.”

Williams concludes, “Every day, our global community grows in size and scope. Our 2019 results showcase both record accomplishments and dynamic potential. The total lifetime giving of our network is now north of $250 million. These are real numbers—and every member, every dollar—drives tangible, on-the-ground change. We are humbled and honored to work alongside a network of changemakers, and we look forward to all that lies ahead.”

About 1% for the Planet:

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual memberships, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. The organization advises on giving strategies, certifies donations and amplifies the impact of the network.
 
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, their members have given more than $250 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 3,000 business members, an expanding core of individual members and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 90 countries.

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