Save the Bays named partner by leading global nonprofit

Save the Bays named partner by leading global nonprofit

Affiliation will give local advocacy group access to funding from more than 1,200 environmentally conscious companies and individuals around the world

A reputation for fearless and groundbreaking environmental advocacy has led to Save the Bays being named an official partner of one of the world’s foremost environmental nonprofits – opening the door to funding and support from hundreds of environmentally conscious companies and individuals in more than 40 countries.

One Percent for the Planet is an extensive network of businesses that donate one percent of all profits directly to approved organisations that are addressing critical environmental issues. This partnership will trigger a host of benefits for STB, including visibility on the One Percent website, the ability to use One Percent branding, and connections with businesses around the world that may be interested in supporting the group’s work.

“This is huge,” said Rashema Ingraham, Outreach Coordinator for STB. “One Percent for the Planet is known and respected worldwide. The organisation’s network is extremely wide-ranging, its branding appears on millions of products and services, and 20 percent of all consumers in the United States recognise the logo.

“With this new partnership, STB can take its advocacy on behalf of the country’s precious natural resources to a whole new level. We plan to use the benefits of this affiliation to strengthen our Youth Environmental Ambassadors program, which has already reached thousands of local children; and to increase awareness of the urgent need for sustainable, property regulated development.”

One Percent’s nonprofit partners receive contributions from more than 1,200 member businesses and numerous private individuals in 48 countries around the world. Donors, in turn, have a trustworthy and accessible way to support the environment by donating to organisations such as STB which have been vetted and approved to receive funds.

Founded in 2002, it has already contributed more than $175 million to environmental preservation and the global network continues to grow all the time.

“This is really a game-changer for our organisation,” said STB President Joseph Darville. “We feel it is a just reward for the groundbreaking work we have done in recent years to combat unregulated development and raise awareness of the dangers to our delicate marine and terrestrial environment posed by the scourge of industrial pollution.

“We could not be more pleased to have been chosen for this honour and we thank One Percent for the Planet for recognising the integrity and legitimacy of our work.