New York, NY, 7/26/12-The Environment Action Association (EAA) is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
The EAA is now eligible to receive donations from 1% member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $22 million in 2010. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which EAA can look to for support.
Newly approved Environment Action Association contributes to a healthier planet by carrying out its mission to empower, unite people in communities to protect and preserve the environment.
Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% network, and over $70 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” explains Yvon Chouinard, founder of 1% for the Planet.
“We are thrilled to be a part of 1% for the Planet. Here at EAA, we really give it our all working to help bring about a more sustainable future for our children and our communities. We strongly believe that 1% of support from like-minded businesses will really complete our efforts,” says Soo Greenstein, Manager of Environment Action Association.
See our Partner page for more details at www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,350 member companies in 43 countries that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Each day, more than one new business joins the 1% for the Planet movement. As a network, the 1% community has become a frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to:www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
Started with only a few founding members in Korea in 2001, EAA has grown drastically in the past 10 years with a network of more than 230 branches in 26 countries. EAA’s NY office was launched in February of 2011 with an independent 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. With a motto of “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Clean Environment”, all of our activities are designed to inform and educate the public so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children. Thus, we envision a future when every person on this earth becomes an active caretaker of environment. To learn more about the EAA, please visit www.environmentaa.org