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Earth Day Installment #3

With the 41st Earth Day mere days away, innovative member and NGO partnerships have been streaming in. Here’s a few more to get you in the spirit…

-For 1% non-profit partner San Diego River Park Foundation, Earth Day is just business as usual.  With park and river clean-up brigades canvassing local areas weekly, their volunteers have removed 1.3 million pounds of trash from the San Diego River in the past few years.  In executive Director Rob Hutsel’s words “We are at it again on April 23rd as we tackle a new stretch of the river.  We anticipate more than 100 volunteers joining us.”  To join the April 23 San Diego River clean-up project on April 23, please visit their website for additional details (and get inspired by enthusiastic river clean-up volunteers below!)

-One of our newest members, Ohmlop, is debuting their 1% membership with a $1 donation for every connector cable sold in April to the Basel Action Network (BAN).  An industry trailblazer, Ohmlop’s USB, iPhone, and iPad are completely free of PVC and are covered instead by braided cotton.  Their partnership with BAN, whose mission is to end environmental degradation and social injustices caused by the electronic waste trade, is particularly well-aligned!

-Get a discount on organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee from 1% member Grounds for Change.  Use coupon code PLANT-A-TREE-15 to save 15% and they will plant a tree for each order received using that code.

-Patagonia Footwear Advocate Weeks are taking place nationwide this week and throughout the rest of the spring.  Inspired by the 1% for the Planet Advocate Moc, the Patagonia Footwear team has partnered with Patagonia stores and independent retailers to help raise awareness and funds for local conservation efforts.  During Advocate weeks, Patagonia Footwear will donate $10 to local conservation organizations selected by the retailer.   Check out the full listing of events to find an event near you!

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