BURLINGTON, VT — 1% for the Planet is excited to announce the nominees for their first annual People For the Planet Awards that will be awarded at the Global Summit in April. These awards recongize businesses, non-profits and individuals who have gone above and beyond for our planet.
Voting will be open on the nominees through March 8th. Anybody can cast their vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PFTPawards
The nominees are as follows:
1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner Changemaker of 2018
Description: This year, we’ll honor a nonprofit partner who made a significant, innovative or unique contribution addressing one of our issue areas of climate, food, land, pollution, water or wildlife.
Environmental Voter Project: In 2018, the Environmental Voter Project used data analytics to identify 2.2 million environmentalists who were unlikely to vote in last year’s elections in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. With an army of over 2,000 volunteers, EVP leveraged cutting-edge behavioral science to contact these voters with proven messaging to dramatically increase their turnout rates. EVP submitted all of its work to randomized controlled trials, and can now prove that EVP was solely responsible for adding over 50,000 brand new environmental voters to the electorate across just these six states.
Outdoor Afro: In 2018, Outdoor Afro was at the forefront of helping more people, particularly African Americans, equitably reconnect with the natural world through Outdoor Recreation. They activated networks in nearly 30 states, reaching 30,000 individuals. Outdoor Afro is changing the visual narrative, and inspiring access to the most pristine nature as well as urban nature, promoting a healthy lifestyle, helping communities find healing, connecting to black history found in many natural areas, and inspiring an increased desire to protect vulnerable public lands for all to enjoy.
Plastic Pollution Coalition: In 2018, Plastic Pollution Coalition worked toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment. With more than 750 coalition business and organization members across 60 countries, they cultivated solutions through community building, storytelling, policy, research, and campaigns. Among other accomplishments, Plastic Pollution Coalition launched the Global Fast Food Plastic Survey, the first of its kind to rank global fast food companies on the ‘takeaway trifecta’ of plastic straws, plastic bags, and foam cups and containers.
1% for the Planet Business Member Changemaker of 2018
Description: This year, we’ll honor a business member who made a significant, innovative or unique contribution addressing one of our issue areas of climate, food, land, pollution, water or wildlife.
Nada Grocery is revolutionizing the way we buy, package and sell food. Once a simple pop-up shop, this zero-waste market continued to expand their influence in 2018, changing our food industry and reducing global waste.
Koala, the mattress company founded in 2015 has already given $1 million back to koala and turtle conservation partners working with partners like WWF Australia.
Bread Alone for taking on a number of sustainability initiatives to celebrate their 35th year in business. They joined 1% for the Planet, installed a 664 panel, 196KW solar array on the roof of their Kingston Bakery Headquarters as well as electric car charging stations at two of their bakery locations, implemented company-wide composting, and joined the 100% Committed Campaign with Climate Reality Project, promising to source 100% renewable energy by 2030.
1% for the Planet Individual Member Changemaker of 2018
Description: This year, we’ll honor an individual member who made a significant, innovative or unique contribution addressing one of our issue areas of climate, food, land, pollution, water or wildlife.
Rob Greenfield for his neverending projects around food systems and waste.
Morgan Rider for serving as a leading force of Portland, Oregon’s 1% for the Planet steering committee, building key momentum for the movement locally and donating countless hours to video production for a local member promotional video.
Chris “Webby” Webster for his continued passion and support for wildlife with nonprofit partners Big Life Foundation and Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW), each doing incredible work protecting some of the most at-risk species and conserving their habitats in Africa.
1% for the Planet Business Member Innovation of 2018
Description: This year, we’ll honor a business member who made sustainable living easier and our planet healthier in 2018.
ByFusion for its ByFusion Blocker, an industrial machine for municipalities and recycling facilities that can convert 100% of plastic waste into an advanced new building material.
Sunski Sunglasses for creating an entire line of fully recycled plastic frames using their own post-industrial scrap plastic. Sustainable sourcing and reducing their waste stream in one innovation.
Khala cloths for debuting an entirely plant-based version of their zero-waste food storage wraps. In an effort to create a vegan version that doesn’t use beeswax, but is still washable, reusable and biodegradable, Khala Cloth’s new wraps are made up of plant-based waxes and oils.
1% for the Planet Partnership of 2018
Description: This year, we are looking to honor a long-term 1% for the Planet nonprofit & business member partnership.
Klean Kanteen and NatureBridge: Since 2008, Klean Kanteen has supported NatureBridge, a nonprofit partner who connects young people to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet.
Illustration ltd. and WeForest: Since 2012, Illustration has supported WeForest, a nonprofit partner dedicated to sustainable reforestation. Since then, they’ve worked together to plant over 1 million trees. Looking ahead, they aim to plant 1 million trees every five years.
Best 1% for the Planet Member Collaboration of 2018
Description: This year, we’ll honor business members that teamed up for our planet in 2018.
Beach cleanup event: On September 14, 2018, Alyned Together, Tidal NY and Faherty Brand volunteered along with nonprofit partner, Surfrider Foundation to pick up 58 pounds of trash and over 2,500 tiny pieces of plastic from Fort Tilden’s shore. (Members Natti Bar and Surf Sweet also donated in-kind product for the event.)
San Francisco Brands That Give Back video collaboration featuring members Coyuchi, Patagonia, Bedrock Sandals, ReGrained Supergrain, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP, Kuju Coffee and Peak Design. (Video inspired and planned by the San Francisco Steering Committee and produced by Peak Design.)
Portland network video collaboration featuring members Portland Design Works, Goodwell Co., Portland Bee Balm, Bambu Living and Brew Dr. Kombucha’s Love. (Video produced by Portland’s local steering committee, including member One Hundred Seconds and individual member, Morgan Rider and featuring Timber Joey and our fearless youth!)