Sustainable Learning Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Brooklyn, NY February 26th, 2014 — Sustainable Learning is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

Sustainable Learning is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $20 million in 2013. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Sustainable Learning can look to for support.

Newly approved Sustainable Learning contributes to a healthier planet by cultivating the next generation of environmental leaders through transformative study abroad experiences and field-based learning.

Over 3,600 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $100 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” Yvon Chouinard, founder of 1% for the Planet.

“Sustainable Learning is enabling and empowering today’s young people to become better stewards of the environment through a unique learning experience that combines environmental education with leadership development and outdoor adventure.  active learning, environmental study, and leadership development,” Jeff Sharpe, founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Learning.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to:

About Sustainable Summer

Sustainable Learning Inc. is a non-profit incorporated in the state of New York for the purpose of facilitating experience-based environmental education programs for teenagers. Sustainable Summer is an environmental study abroad and leadership program for teenagers.


For more information about Sustainable Summer, contact Anne Fenton at (646) 504-5046, anne at For more information about 1% for the planet, contact Barbara Friedsam,, (802) 496-5408.