Travel and Photography schedule will document the work of environmental non-profits around the globe. 100% of proceeds will be dedicated to environmental causes.
PHILADELPHIA and BURLINGTON, Vt. – 1% for the Planet and renown landscape photographer Richie Graham have partnered on a to offer unique storytelling around environmental movement in 2019.
Graham is planning his 2019 travel schedule around documenting the people, organizations and landscapes around the globe that the The Freshwater Trust, National Forest Foundation, The Rainforest Trust, National Young Farmers Coalition, Working Dogs for Conservation and Surfers Against Sewage, are working in. Images will be made available free of charge to non-profit partners free of charge, as well as used to generate awareness about causes through Richie Graham and 1% for the Planet channels.
“My passion for photography is driven by a love of being outdoors in wild and remote places, and the more time I spend in these beautiful places, the more I feel compelled to protect them,” said Graham. “I’m honored to partner with 1% for the Planet to raise funds for important environmental conservation efforts across the globe, and I am excited to protect the beautiful places I am fortunate enough to travel to and photograph.”
In addition, 1% Graham has committed to donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of his landscape photography prints to select 1% for the Planet nonprofit members focused on the conservation of water, land, climate, food, wildlife and pollution. The partnership’s concept empowers art consumers to take action and help protect the planet through the purchase of art.
“We’ve long been inspired by individuals who effectively leverage art to raise awareness of environmental issues. Inspiring pieces can help to educate, shift opinion and even encourage people to take action,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Richie Graham is someone who is doing just that through his photography. His expertise and passion are amazing additions to the 1% for the Planet community, and we’re looking forward to working closely with him to grow the scale and impact of our network.”
Fine art prints are currently available for purchase on Richie Graham’s website, including photographs from his trips to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway, among others. For more information about Richie Graham and to shop available prints, visit richiegraham.com.
For more information about 1% for the Planet, visit onepercentfortheplanet.org.
About Richie Graham Photography
Richie Graham serves as a photography ambassador for 1% for the Planet and has committed to donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of his work to benefit environmental conservation efforts. His fine art landscape prints from beautiful locations around the world are featured on richiegraham.com and are for sale to individuals and/or for corporate installations. Graham is actively involved in the development of the game of soccer in the U.S. as a current investor in Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, and as the founder of YSC Academy, the first ever soccer-specific high school in the U.S. Graham is an avid skier and outdoorsman whose passion for traveling to remote and wild places inspired his mission of using photography as a tool to celebrate and safeguard Earth’s natural wonders. Learn more at richiegraham.com.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual memberships, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental nonprofits through annual membership and everyday actions. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, members have given more than $200 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,500 member businesses, hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners located in more than 60 countries. Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.
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