be 1% better.

We are excited to announce Friends of Lake Wingra joined 1% for the Planet! 1% for the Planet is a global network that connects us with businesses and individuals who pledge to give 1% back. Business give back 1% in terms of monetary donations, in-kind donations, or approved advertising. Individuals can give back 1% of their annual salary via donations or volunteer support.

We look forward to establishing new partnerships with groups or individuals that will enhance our organizational sustainability and expand our capacity and reach in ways we might not have discovered.

About 1% for the Planet (from their website):

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.

Through our business and individual memberships, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual
membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of our network. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $200 million to environmental nonprofits to date.

Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,800 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Our headquarters are located in Burlington, VT with staff located around the world.