T4O Joins 1% for the Planet
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Teens4Oceans Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
Boulder, CO, April 29, 2014 – Teens4Oceans (T4O) 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.
T4O 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 T4O can look to for support.
Newly approved T4O contributes to a healthier planet by empowering youth to become impassioned ocean stewards through education, experiential learning, and scientific research. By establishing student chapters at high schools and through dive shops around the country, students are taking responsibility for their own actions and leading ocean stewardship projects in their own backyards as well as in the field.
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.
“Our students are changemakers for their generation, wasting no time in their pursuit of making the world a better place,” says Erin Sams, T4O Program Manager. Teens4Oceans is a unique organization that a 1% member company can support knowing that T4O students are not only promoting ocean stewardship but doing the science and outreach work necessary to demonstrate the importance of understanding our influences on the ocean.
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, this network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
Teens4Oceans is a Colorado-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to empowering our next generation to become impassioned stewards for their ocean through education, experiential learning, scientific research, and innovative technologies. We operate through student chapters around the country to engage students, teachers, and their local communities to explore the ocean and its resources while exchanging ideas on ways to take action to protect it. Teens4Oceans aims to unite students with scientists and nonprofits to create global ocean awareness and to work together towards ocean conservation. For information about T4O’s students and programs, visit teens4oceans.org.