“Our Planet can’t wait. Climate change is an imminent threat, our food systems are increasingly stressed, and our lands, waters, and species are threatened like never before. If we don’t act now, the viability of our planet and our quality of life – to say nothing of the health of our economy – face an existential threat.”
I couldn’t have said it better, pulling these quotes off the website of 1% For the Planet, which was cofounded by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. The organization has built a fascinating and impactful network of donors and recipients for environmental contributions. They’ve raised an astounding $150 million and put the funds to great work across six strategic areas.
In this week’s Regen360 iTunes Podcast show we learn from my conversation with its CEO, Kate Williams, that the global community is falling far short of meeting our environmental challenges. It’s hard for us to know where to donate and 1% provides unique guidance and giving strategies for both corporations and individuals.
To protecting and improving the future!
Host: Regen360 Podcast Show
Author: Explosion Green
PS: Each of us can contribute, even if we’re students or don’t have the resources for our own foundation. The key is to make an annual commitment and put the money to work with credible organizations. During our conversation, Kate Williams helps us learn more about the awesome facilitation 1% For the Planet is doing, the structure of their interesting network and guidance for how we can each step it up.