Together for our Planet
We are thrilled to announce that Slowing is now a proud member of 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of our annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
About the Organization
1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. Inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. Making environmental-giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved nonprofit partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and environmental nonprofits working toward a better future for all.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time. It is transforming our way of life, our food systems, our economy and our local communities. No challenge is more critical to overcome than the threat that climate change poses to our planet.
Our communities, livelihoods and ecosystems all depend on healthy food systems. Sustainable food systems are essential to the health of both people and the planet. As the world’s population rises and resources become scarcer, our food systems increasingly depend on environmental, economic and social collaboration.
Effective land management is key to sustaining the world’s diverse natural landscapes and the resources they provide to all life. Conserving and protecting land, as well as land rights for indigenous communities, is essential to a healthy planet. Our actions today can either destroy or preserve our precious land for future generations; the choice is ours.
From factory carbon emissions to toxic dumping in our oceans, pollution is harming the environment on a global scale. It threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land that sustains us. Sustaining the planet means not only preventing future pollution but also doing our part in cleaning up the environment.
Our environment and economies depend on global action to restore and preserve the quality of all water on our planet. Water constitutes 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and is vital to all forms of life. Yet our water resources are threatened like never before, putting increased strain on our ecosystems and economies.
Wildlife diversity is critical for a healthy planet. Healthy, functioning and productive ecosystems depend on the natural biodiversity of our planet. We have an obligation to conserve and protect the variability of wildlife on our planet and to maintain the biodiversity that sustains all human life.