GALAXY KAYAKS Give Back with ‘1% For The Planet’
Our world is under threat, we have helped create this threat and unless we act against it we are all going to suffer. It is as simple as that.
It is our duty to take responsibility for the impact we as individuals, businesses, a species, have on the environment and not imagine that the proverbial “they” will take care of it. Realize that we ARE “them” and start acting.
HOW DO WE ACT?
The team at Galaxy Kayaks have been searching for a way to contribute positively towards environmental issues and recently came across an amazing organization called ‘1% for the planet’. We researched them and joined immediately with gratitude and respect for their ethos, structure, and actions:
“Most businesses and individuals don’t have the expertise to develop their own environmental giving strategies, and few have the time or resources to sort through the dizzying array of options for how to make a difference. By joining 1% for the Planet, you leave that work to us saving you time and money, and maximizing the impact of your giving by connecting you to our trusted nonprofit partners”.
“1% for the planet focus on six primary areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife; encompassing the most critical areas of environmental impact”.
The organization was set up because climate change IS an imminent threat because our lands, waters, and species ARE under serious threat like never before. Quality of life is at stake; our lives, our children’s lives. Those waters we love to paddle across and fish from on our kayaks will one day not offer us such bounty if we do not make an effort to save them.
WHO IS 1% FOR THE PLANET?
1% for the Planet is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, certify donations, and amplify the impact of their network.
1% for the planet have structured and provided a way for all of us to be able to partake in the protection, rehabilitation and salvation of life as we know it on Earth. To date, they have given back $175 million to the environment.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
As a business with a global conscience Galaxy Kayaks was very interested in this concept. Joining 1% for the Planet means that we now donate 1% of our turnover to the cause.
“We certify that every dollar contributed goes to a vetted, trusted nonprofit. Our members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to the environment, and our nonprofit partners are doing the hard work of restoring our planet for the future.
Our goal is to significantly increase the overall amount of global dollars going to help protect the planet with the smartest donations possible. The foundation of the 1% for the Planet network is the member-nonprofit partnership. Our business and individual members engage directly with approved nonprofit partners, providing financial donations, volunteer time, in-kind donations, and other shared-value collaborations. Thriving partnerships help deliver longer-term support and greater impact”.
You can further your contribution by selecting products that support the 1% for the planet organisation, by buying their wares you are safe in the knowledge that 1% of your money is going towards saving the world!
Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. That is our goal at Galaxy Kayaks, we feel that joining 1% for the planet is a big footstep in the right direction.
For further information on 1% for the planet visit their website:
*This is not an ego piece or a sales tactic; we simply want to raise awareness towards this organisation that we think is taking a brilliant initiative in making steps to literally help save our home. And we want others to follow. Everyone in fact.