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​Oceanic Society Joins 1% for the Planet

By Brian Hutchinson

Oceanic Society is excited to announce that we are a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of more than 1,000 member companies in 40 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

Oceanic Society is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing us among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this nonprofit network through their annual contributions. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Oceanic Society can look to for support.

Oceanic Society is America’s oldest non-profit dedicated to ocean conservation, with a mission to conserve marine wildlife and habitats by deepening the connections between people and nature. We contribute to a healthier planet through our conservation travel programs, projects to study and protect threatened marine species like sea turtles and marine mammals, and our innovative Blue Habits program that aims to motivate ocean-friendly changes in human behavior.

"1% for the Planet member businesses donate at least 1% of their annual sales to support environmental nonprofits," says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. "We believe deeply that these nonprofits play a critical role in solving the many challenges facing our planet, and our core work is to grow the corporate support that enables these nonprofits to accomplish even more."

Over 3,800 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $145 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date.

We look forward to partnering with other 1% for the Planet members to work towards our shared vision for a healthier planet.

Author

Brian Hutchinson is Oceanic Society's vice president of outreach, co-founder of the State of the World's Sea Turtles Program, and program officer of the IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group. Brian holds a B.A. in zoology from Connecticut College, and has been working to advance global marine conservation for more than a decade.