Rebuilding the American Dream – through the 1% for the Planet Network
1% for the Planet member company Apartment Therapy Media funds LEED-certified affordable homes through Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity Kent County is committed to building all of their homes to LEED certification, bringing energy efficiency to those who need it the most. The stark decision: “food or heat,” is eased for families who live in a LEED-certified Habitat home. Affordable housing and environmental sustainability are achieved through Habitat Kent’s efforts.
Apartment Therapy Media is devoted to helping people make their homes beautiful, organized and healthy. As a 1% for the Planet member, they selected Habitat Kent as their 2008 nonprofit recipient organization. Their sizable gift to Habitat Kent, based on 1% of their revenue, supports green building and sustainable communities.
This is a powerful example of the 1% for the Planet network in action. Member companies commit to make a difference, and then deliver in their communities. The 1% for the Planet movement is a powerful network of socially responsible companies that are redefining how business does business – and generating considerable new resources to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits that protect and restore the environment.