How 1% for the Planet supports the Australian bush currently blazing with fire - Snapper

How 1% for the Planet supports the Australian bush currently blazing with fire

How 1% for the Planet supports the Australian bush currently blazing with fire

Gepost door SnapperX op 25-11-2019

At SnapperX, we donate 1% of our annual sales to environmental projects in Indonesia – whether or not we’re profitable. We would like to see more businesses and individuals help protect the future of our planet. This global movement that makes doing so a lot more easy: 1% for the Planet.

1% for the Planet connects over 2000 companies and individuals worldwide with high-impact environmental organisations that align with their values. We have actively searched for brands that are part of this network to sell in our
Ocean Store, ensuring that the money you spend is re-invested in our planet. On this blog we share stories of the 1% for the Planet global network, because there really is no better way to understand its power and effects. 

It’s likely that in the past week, you’ve scrolled through your social media feed and have seen this video of a woman saving a koala from a burning bush, a picture of a burnt kangaroo hanging from a fence, or these images . For the past couple of months fierce fires have been raging across the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland. As firefighters are battling the blazes, officials have issued a warning of catastrophic fire danger. 

This has a direct effect on the Australian population: families are forced to pack up their valuables and evacuate their homes. So far in NSW alone over 1,500 homes have been lost. 

The firestorms are also impacting wildlife, with entire ecosystems up in smoke and individual species affected. About 80% of the Koala’s habitat has been destroyed, with thousands of koalas dead. Many of those that have survived are dehydrated and/or burnt, along with other Australian animals such as possums, wallabies and native birds. 

*Update: by now an estimated 480 million animals are believed to have been killed in the NSW bushfires alone. More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed.

Although it might no longer be in your country’s news headlines, the Australian bush is still on fire. And even as the fires become less fierce, their effects on Australia’s ecosystem are ongoing. 

When environmental disasters such as these strike, many people ask: How can we help? We can’t all teleport ourselves to Australia to run into the burning bush (we also highly advise against that). But there are other things we can do: join 1% for the Planet, for example.

“Joining the movement means being sure that your money ends up with nonprofits that make the biggest impact possible and which align with your personal values.”

1% for the Planet has a large growing network of members in Australia. Many of those businesses and individual members are currently donating to help those worst affected by the bushfires, including wildlife, or they’re working to prevent and stop natural disasters like this. 

We hope this list of Australian nonprofit partners will inspire you to take action, or better yet, to make the commitment to providing support of these organizations by joining 1% for the Planet. It’s not only for companies: individual members can pledge 1% of their annual income to nonprofits of their own choice, too.

Joining the movement means being sure that your money ends up with nonprofits that make the biggest impact possible and which align with your personal values. It also means you’ll be contributing on a long term level.

Join the movement here

In our Ocean Store Patagonia, Earthwell, Klean Kanteen and Waka Waka are part of the 1% for the Planet movement. Supporting these brands means supporting nonprofits like these:

1% for the Planet approved nonprofit organisations aiding Australia during the bushfires

WIRES

A baby Sugar Glider saved from the Mid North Coast NSW bushfires. (Photo via WIRES)

WIRES is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. For over 30 years, their mission has been to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same. During this year’s bushfires they are responsible for the main wildlife relief efforts, saving animals from fire zones and help them recover, and providing Australians with advice on how to best assist wildlife in their local area. 

OzHarvest

Photo via OzHarvest.

OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue charity. They collect quality food, distribute it to people in need and diverte food waste from landfill. During the current bushfires, they delivered surplus food to on-the-ground crews working tirelessly to save homes and animal habitats. 

WWF Australia

Photo via WWF Australia.

Australia’s World Wildlife Fund’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. They work hard to conserve Australia’s biological diversity and assisted in the bushfires by opening a donation fund for fire relief, meant to restore what has been lost once the fires clear. 

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife 

Photo via FNPW.

FNPW is a charity partner of Australia’s many National Parks, on a mission to safeguard wilderness and wildlife for future generations. They’ve posted abundantly on social media about their volunteers’ wildlife efforts related to the fires. 

Australian Conservation Foundation

Photo via Australian Conservation Foundation.

Australian Conservation Foundation has been posting a ton about the fires. The foundation focuses on how to prevent catastrophic conditions like these by campaigning for government to rapidly shift away from climate-wrecking fuels and coal mining and transition to clean energy. 


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