Climate change is an imminent threat, our food systems are increasingly stressed, and our lands, waters, and species are threatened like never before.
If we do not act now, the viability of our planet and our quality of life face an existential threat.
There may be no greater, growing threat facing the World’s children – and their children – than climate change.
This mounting global crisis has the potential to undermine many of the gains we have made in child survival and development – and poses even greater dangers ahead.
In every crisis, children are the most vulnerable. Climate change is no exception. As escalating droughts and flooding degrade food production, children will bear the burden of hunger and malnutrition.
As temperatures increase, together with water scarcity and air pollution, children will feel the deadliest impact of water-borne diseases and dangerous respiratory conditions.
As more extreme weather events expand the number of emergencies and humanitarian crises, children will pay the highest price. As the World experiences a steady rise in climate-driven migration, children’s lives and futures will be the most disrupted.
These are the threats that children face today. Unless we act forcefully to stem the climate crisis now, the danger will only escalate. It is a prospect so painful to imagine that many people would rather not think about it.
One Percent for the Planet is an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes.
One Percent for the Planet members donate directly to approved non-profits allowing them to remain closely connected to the issues they care about.
One Percent for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,400 member companies – small and large – in 45 countries.
The mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.
1 % for the Planet encourages businesses to financially support the global environment. Businesses participating in 1 % for the Planet commit 1% of their sales revenues to support environmental organizations.
One Percent for the Planet members assist non-profit organisations that protect land, forests, rivers, oceans and also encourage sustainable methods of energy production.
The range of environmental issues is very broad to include air quality, alternative energy, alternative transportation, biodiversity, climate change, development, ecotourism.
Environmental education, environmental health, environmental justice, forests, oceans, resource extraction, rivers, sustainable agriculture, watersheds, wetlands, and wildlife conservation.
The fields of action likewise are broad to include community participation, education, information diffusion, product sales, advocacy, litigation, research, conservation field projects, advisory services, grant making, and others.