1% For The Planet | Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard

Environmentalist, avid surfer and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, Craig Matthews bonded over their love of the outdoors nearly 17 years ago and it sparked their thoughts on their responsibility as a business to protect the planet.
The solution? They set out to start a global movement. Encouraging companies to give back 1% of sales to environmental causes. 
Yvon wants business owners to take responsibility, not focus on profits for shareholders. The idea is simple – companies that profit from resources taken from the earth should be protected.
Since 1% For the Planet’s humble beginnings in 2002, they’ve certified $200 million in support of environmental nonprofits. Watch Yvon below to find out more. 

“The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful source in solving the world’s problems.”
– Yvon Chouinard


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