The CFTN is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. The CFTN is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing us among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totalled over $20 million in 2013. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which the CFTN can look to for support.
Newly approved, the CFTN contributes to a healthier planet by driving sustainable consumption through fair trade.
Over 3,600 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $100 million has been funnelled 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,” says Terry Kellogg, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
“Each of us has a role to play, as we work to ensure equity and fairness around the world. It can be as simple as the coffee we choose, as it can affect the life of another on the other side of the planet and the planet itself,” Sean McHugh, Executive Director of the Canadian Fair Trade Network.
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1,200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3,600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to:
The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) is a non-profit organization that works with civil society and industry stakeholders to advance awareness and support for fair trade in Canada. It supports collaboration and best practices within the fair trade movement to increase Canadian commitments to international social responsibility.
Barbara Friedsam 1% for the Planet
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