GreenWeaver has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of sales to nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. GreenWeaver Landscapes is an ecological design, build, and land stewardship firm in Media, Pennsylvania.
“At GreenWeaver, Environmental Stewardship is at the very core of who we are. We are excited to join the 1% network of members to be a force for positive environmental change. This partnership amplifies the giving back that we have been committed to since 2008.” says Jennifer Nichols, GreenWeaver’s owner.
“Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on-the-ground outcomes. We’re excited to welcome GreenWeaver Landscapes to our global movement,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.
By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet members have raised over $300 million to support approved Environmental Partners around the globe. Environmental Partners are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of Environmental Partners worldwide are currently approved.
In 2008, Jennifer and Greg Nichols took their experience in the landscape industry and their concern for the environment and formed a new type of landscape company. Understanding that traditional landscape methods are damaging to the environment, Greg and Jen envisioned a better model and GreenWeaver Landscapes was born. Since 2008, GreenWeaver has designed, installed, and maintained environmentally friendly landscape projects; large and small, residential, commercial, and municipal.
Additionally, GreenWeaver promotes environmental education, providing instruction on ecological landscaping and design for Longwood Gardens, Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association, Master Gardeners, and others. Topics include stormwater management, soils, native plants, material use, and sustainable design.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We inspire businesses and individuals to support Environmental Partners through membership and everyday actions. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling and third-party certification.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our business members and individual members have given hundreds of millions of dollars to our approved Environmental Partners to date. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses, individuals and Environmental Partners working toward a better future for all.
Look for our logo to purchase for the planet, learn more and join at onepercentfortheplanet.org.