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TESLA TOURS Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet
VICTORIA, BC, 01 MARCH 2018
TESLA TOURS joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
"Our member companies have donated more than $175 million to our environmental nonprofit
partners to date. Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3%
of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing
network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on the
ground outcomes. Our members lead with purpose and commitment, characteristics that
consumers support. We're excited to welcome TESLA TOURS to our global network," says Kate
Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.“
"TESLA TOURS is proud to join Eagle Wing Tours as a fellow member of 1% for the Planet. As Victoria top-rated sustainable whale & wildlife tour operator, Eagle Wing Tours sets a standard that we are happy to follow as Canada's first solar-powered tour operator.
”Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved nonprofit environmental organizations in the network. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of
total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet. Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on
giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue
Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to
date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and
expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in
more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.