What is 1% For The Planet?
1% For The Planet was started to fund environmental organisations so that (collectively) they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems. The idea was simple: because companies profit from the resources they take from the earth, they should protect those resources.
1% for the Planet's mission is to bring dollars and doers together to accelerate smart environmental giving. It was founded in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard - founder of Patagonia - and Craig Mathews - founder of Blue Ribbon Flies. Today, the organisation has more than 3000 members around the world. Each of them donates 1% of their annual sales to certified environmental causes.
And Ethical by Nature is proud to now be one of them!
What else are we doing to make a difference?
We're also partners with Tree Nation to offset all of the carbon that we produce in our business.
And did you know that we also plant a tree for each and every sale in our online store?
At the time of writing this blog - as our impact calculator from Tree Nation shows - we've planted 763 trees, or 0.51 hectares, and captured 131.14 tonnes of CO2 since April 2021.
Put another way, we've captured enough CO2 to offset the following carbon producing activities in less than six months:
Source/CO2 calculator: United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Where does Fair Trade fit in?
In case you didn't realise it, "Respect for the Environment" is one of the 10 Principles of Fair Trade. This means that every time you buy a Fair Trade product you're doing great things for people and the planet.
Your purchase has been made in way that is sustainable, kind to animals and avoids negative impacts on the environment. Fair Trade is a win-win for all! And that's why we're so passionate about it.
Source: World Fair Trade Organization.
At Ethical by Nature gift shop, we're committed to following the 10 Principles of Fair Trade in everything that we do - from partnering with makers, to bringing our wonderful products to Australia, how we run our operations, and how we interact with our wonderful customers.