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Welcome to the 1% for the Planet Blog

With more than 4500 partners from 48 nations, we have a lot of stories to share! Want to get the latest on happenings in the 1% for the Planet network, connect with likeminded folks or hear more from our members, nonprofits or ambassadors? This is the place!  

1% for the Planet Welcomes Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works

Posted in Member Businesses | by 1% for the Planet, Monday, July 6th, 2015,

Authored by Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works   Founded in 2012, Speed and Sprocket Cycle Works is a mobile bike shop that aims to make personal…

25 Years on the Waterfront: Value to Vancouver’s economy and quality of life

Posted in Events, Member Businesses, Nonprofit Partners, Supporters | by Chantal, Thursday, June 4th, 2015,
Vancouver Waterfront

More than 75% of British Columbians live on or near the waterfront along the Strait of Georgia. The waterfront is our home, and it’s also…

Sitka partners with Hollyhock and 1% for the Planet to host the “Marketplace of Ideas” for a World in Balance

Posted in Events, Member Businesses | by Chantal, Monday, April 20th, 2015,
Andrew & Rene of Sitka

Authored by Mel Greene,, Vancouver, BC Canada On April 9, Sitka hosted an open forum with 1% For the Planet and Hollyhock in our…

Go Organic? Even Better, Grow Organic!

Posted in Nonprofit Partners | by Chantal, Wednesday, March 11th, 2015,

By Anouk Mackenzie, Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa, ON, Canada   How we produce our food has a tremendous impact on human health and the blue…

Food & Water Must Come First—Fighting for Farmland in Ontario

Posted in Member Businesses | by Chantal, Thursday, March 5th, 2015,

By Blaine Pearson, Dot Dot Dash, Toronto, ON, Canada It is estimated that each person needs 1.2 acres of farmland to support their food requirements….

Helping Young Minds Grow

Posted in Media Partners | by Nikki, Monday, December 22nd, 2014,

Authored by Susan Bondaryk, Director of Development and Communications of Every child deserves the opportunity to make healthy lifestyle choices – and school-based gardening…

Help Us Welcome Members Slow Village, Pascha Chocolates & GetOutfitted!

Posted in Member Businesses, Nonprofit Partners | by Nikki, Friday, December 19th, 2014,

Please help us welcome a few new great members to the 1% for the Planet network. These businesses have committed to donating 1% of their…

Amazonas Explorer Plants 50,00 Trees In One Day!

Posted in Media Partners, Member Businesses, Nonprofit Partners | by Nikki, Tuesday, December 9th, 2014,

Amazonas Explorer specializes in outdoor adventure in Cusco near Machu Picchu. They offer the best Inca Trail and alternative trekking routes as well as rafting,…

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted in Media Partners, Member Businesses | by Nikki, Monday, November 24th, 2014,

Blue Needs You to be a responsible consumer.    The holidays are approaching quickly and the reality is: you’re going to shop. This year, 1%…

1% for the Planet Meets The Board of Change: A Winning Combination

Posted in Ambassadors, Events, Member Businesses | by Hilary, Friday, November 7th, 2014,

Vancouver’s 1% for the Planet community turned out in full swing on October 28, 2014, for a joint networking event with Board of Change. The…