Donate to a Good Cause!
Below is a list of charities or non-profit organizations with meaningful missions and impactful work along with reputable operating strategies, many of which we donate to ourselves, that we recommend to our customers who wish to increase their positive impact on the planet and their communities.
We know donating can be hard sometimes, unless maybe it's rounding up at the checkout lane, but we congratulate you for coming this far and we've got your back!
We donate to many different charities that support a variety of environmental and social issues, including environmental education and awareness, preservation and reforesting, as well as environmental and racial injustice. Last year we donated over 8% of our sales! We start at the source-- we stay away from putting most of our money towards carbon capture like most big companies who hope rapidly advancing technology will save them as they continue polluting the planet. We place the grand majority of our support in environmental charities who look at the true causes of environmental degradation and aim to prevent them, as well as building up and protecting our planet's natural carbon sequestering systems like wetlands and rainforests.
Thank you in advance for putting your money where your mouth is alongside us, and just remember that anything helps!
Click on the links below to learn more about each individual charity or to contribute your own donation.
Organizations We Donated To in 2022:
"It all started when two businessmen met and bonded over their shared love for the outdoors. Realizing their responsibility to protect our planet, they decided to give 1% of their sales back to the environment—whether or not they were profitable. In 2002, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, created 1% for the Planet and started a global movement. We connect our members with high-impact environmental partners that align with their values and add to their brand story. Today, we have more than 5,000 members coming together to protect the future of our planet.
'The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful source in solving the world’s problems.' -Yvon Choulnard"
Go to onepercentfortheplanet.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"Ethos Farm is a National Historic Landmark in Long Valley, New Jersey, operating in partnership with the New Jersey Audubon Society, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Our 342-acre farm in New Jersey has been in operation for over 275 years and boasts forests with deep, clear-running springs that pour into Raritan River – a source of drinking water in New Jersey, for 1.5 million people. Our farm also is a sanctuary for wildlife in New Jersey, including a number of rare and endangered species – like the native wild brook trout, which was thought to be extinct until just a few years ago.
Rather than using a specific chemical to kill a crop disease or pest, Ethos Farm in New Jersey focuses on analyzing the inadequacy or weakness that brought about the problem in the first place, then works to remedy the cause. The local wildlife that lives in our forests, fields, and wetlands – birds, insects, bees, and bats – additionally do the work of eliminating pests and pollinating our crops. As we keep our lands healthy, they keep our farm healthy, in a never-ending loop of wellness. We do our part in cultivating this health, by utilizing the following regenerative methods: Cover crops, composting, meadow restoration, warm season grasses, and forest stewardship."
Go to ethosfarmproject.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"Carbonfund.org is leading the fight against climate change, making it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to reduce & offset their climate impact and hasten the transition to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through climate change education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach. We encourage everyone to continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets to eliminate their overall carbon footprint. Carbonfund.org supports third-party validated and verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change."
Rated 97/100 on Charity Navigator.
Go to carbonfund.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"Educate, train, employ. Inroads to Opportunities provides vocational preparation, transition from school to work, job placement and mental health services to individuals with a variety of disabilities from ages 16 through retirement and beyond.
Inroads to Opportunities is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an approved provider of the NJ Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Inroads is licensed by the state of New Jersey Department of Human Services, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide partial care and Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide Day Habilitation Services. Inroads is a licensed provider for the NJ Department of Agriculture for our adult lunch program Inroads is an approved Medicaid provider, an approved Employment Network under the Ticket to Work Social Security initiative and an approved Benefits Planning and Counseling Service through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services."
Go to inroadsto.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life. Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices around the world work together to win strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that will help make our oceans more bio diverse and abundant. Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe, and they are as important to us as they are vast. Our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world’s natural systems, like regulating our climate and absorbing carbon dioxide. They provide livelihoods to countless fishermen and others around the world. They also feed hundreds of millions of people and have the capacity to provide a healthy seafood meal to a billion people, every day. Unfortunately, the oceans are in trouble — scientists report that the amount of fish caught from the oceans began declining — for the first time in recorded history — just a few decades ago. Fortunately, we know how to fix things. Science-based fishery management — which establishes science-based catch limits, reduces bycatch and protects habitat — is helping the oceans rebound and recover where it is established. Oceana is dedicated to advocating for science-based fishery management and restoring the world’s oceans."
Rated 94.29/100 on Charity Navigator.
Go to oceana.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
Other Organizations We Support or Suggest:
"One of the first environmental organizations in New York State to be run by people of color, and the first environmental justice organization in New York City, WE ACT for Environmental Justice was founded and incorporated in 1988 as the result of local community struggles around environmental threats and resulting health disparities created by institutionalized racism and the lack of social and political capital, all dynamics that led to the siting and poor management of the North River Sewage Treatment Plant, the siting and operation of 6 out of 7 New York City diesel bus depots in Northern Manhattan, the operation in our community of the only 24-hour Marine Transfer Station in Manhattan, the use of Northern Manhattan communities as New York City's dumping ground, and the exclusion of communities of color from democratic decision-making."
-Charity Navigator, rated 96.59/100.
"WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT envisions a community that has:
- informed and engaged residents who participate fully in decision-making on key issues that impact their health and community.
- strong and equal environmental protections.
- increased environmental health through community-based participatory research and evidence-based campaigns."
Go to weact.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our mission [is] to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future. Today, we are a group of nearly 250 scientists, analysts, policy experts and strategic communicators dedicated to that purpose. Our founders knew science and evidence-based decision making was critical to solving many of the biggest challenges facing humankind. To make progress we would need to work persistently in the face of often daunting odds. That's just what we’ve done.
- We combat climate change and seek to alleviate harm caused by the heat, sea level rise, and other consequences of runaway emissions,
- We strive to develop sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves,
- We work to reduce the existential threat of nuclear war,
- We fight back when powerful corporations or special interests mislead the public on science, and
- We ensure our solutions advance racial and economic equity."
Rated 94.16/100 on Charity Navigator.
Go to to ucsusa.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"WildAid's mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. WildAid works to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products, and to promote energy conservation, via global public awareness campaigns. WildAid also strives to create model field conservation programs and to strengthen marine protected areas around the world."
-Charity Navigator, rated 96.48/100.
"The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar global industry largely driven by consumer demand in expanding economies. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on scientific studies and anti-poaching efforts, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts. We also work with governments and partners to protect fragile marine reserves from illegal fishing and shark finning, to enhance public and political will for anti-poaching efforts, and to reduce climate change impacts."
Go to wildaid.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"Established in 1988, Rainforest Trust works around the tropics to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for endangered species and indigenous communities. We specifically target the most threatened tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and that are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. Celebrating 30 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to have saved more than 37 million acres of tropical habitat across 53 countries in 150 protected areas and wildlife reserves."
-Charity Navigator, rated 100/100.
"Rainforest Trust saves endangered wildlife and protects our planet by creating rainforest reserves through partnerships, community engagement and donor support. Our unique, cost-effective conservation model for protecting endangered species has been implemented successfully for over 30 years. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the expertise of our partners and the participation of local communities across the tropics, our reserves are exemplary models of international conservation.
Protected Area Types:
- Private Reserves: A reserve is a parcel, or several parcels, of land secured for conservation and maintained by our dedicated partners in perpetuity.
- National Park: Land declared a national park is recognized and protected by the national government with support from our partners and can be open for public enjoyment.
- Community Forest: In a Community Forest project, local people are directly involved as critical stakeholders in management of the protected land, and work closely with our partners and the government to make land-use decisions.
- Indigenous Land Titling: In these projects, indigenous communities gain legal rights to their land with the help of our partners and government."
Go to rainforesttrust.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer. Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit public interest environmental law organization. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, to advance clean energy, and to combat climate change. The most powerful tool for change is the law. Behind nearly every major environmental win, you’ll find Earthjustice. Our legal work has saved irreplaceable wildlands, cleaned up the air we breathe, and fueled the rise of 100% clean energy. It has protected countless species on the brink of extinction, and secured long-overdue, historic limits on our nation’s worst polluting industries. When we go to court, we get results. And we’re able to do this with the generous support of people like you.
We have the most experienced environmental legal team in the world. Our 150+ full-time lawyers rank among the nation’s foremost legal strategists for the environment. Including legal and research analysts, policy experts, staff scientists, and more, our team leverages unparalleled legal expertise — from our nation’s highest court, to our local public utility commissions. We go to where the fight is. Our deep roots in key regions across the nation keep us connected to the people we serve and the places we protect. Drilling in Alaska. Toxic algae blooms in Florida. Leaking coal ash ponds in Illinois. Oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. With 14 offices, we are on the ground, fighting for issues that matter in local communities — and achieving results that resonate on a national scale. We represent our clients for free. We serve hundreds of public-interest clients, providing top-tier legal representation in their fight for justice. From widely recognized organizations to one-stoplight communities, our clients have one thing in common: They stand on the frontlines of the fight for a healthy environment for all."
Rated 96.14/100 on Charity Navigator.
Go to earthjustice.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment."
-Charity Navigator, rated 96.11/100.
"We combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.. NRDC uses law, science, and the collective power of people to tackle the world's pressing environmental problems from every angle. And we've been winning for 50 years. We fight for every person's right to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in a healthy, thriving community. And we steadfastily protect our treasured lands and waters and imperiled species."
Go to nrdc.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL seeks a world where the law reflects the interconnection between humans and the environment, respects the limits of the planet, protects the dignity and equality of each person, and encourages all of earth’s inhabitants to live in balance with each other. CIEL pursues its mission through legal research and advocacy, education and training, with a focus on connecting global challenges to the experiences of communities on the ground. In the process, we build and maintain lasting partnerships with communities and non-profit organizations around the world.
With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, CIEL’s team of attorneys, policy experts, and support staff works to provide legal counsel and advocacy, policy research, and capacity building across our three program areas: Climate & Energy, Environmental Health, and People, Land, & Resources. CIEL also has a vibrant intern program for law students and fellows in both our DC and Geneva offices to educate the next generation of international environmental advocates. Over its 25 years, CIEL has trained more than 425 interns and law fellows from 54 countries. In conjunction with this program, CIEL conducts a joint research and teaching program with American University’s Washington College of Law. CIEL recognizes exceptional contributions to international environmental law each year with its annual International Environmental Law award and recognizes outstanding contributions to addressing climate change through its semi-annual Frederick R. Anderson Climate Change Award."
Rated 97.94/100 on Charity Navigator.
Go to ciel.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"Our Vision: A world with plentiful healthy wetlands improving water quality, climate, biodiversity, and human well-being.
Our Mission: The Wetlands Initiative designs, restores, and creates wetlands. We innovate, collaborate, and employ sound science to improve water quality, habitat for plants and wildlife, and our climate.
Wetlands provide an array of valuable “services” for society and the environment. Besides sustaining a huge number of plant and animal species, they can improve water quality; reduce erosion and flooding; and even moderate the effects of climate change. Not to mention they’re often beautiful places for people to hike, paddle, birdwatch, and otherwise enjoy the outdoors. Looked at from the perspective of what they do, the value of wetlands becomes quite tangible and in some cases quantifiable. For the past two centuries, the value of wetlands has been little regarded as they have been drained, leveed, channelized, or destroyed in other ways to make way for farms, homes, cities, and industry. Significant loss of wetland ecosystems has resulted in the decline of many species, worsening water quality including “dead zones” in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere, more flood damage, and other costly problems. By restoring the Midwest’s lost wetlands, it is possible to reverse these trends and even stimulate markets for their valuable ecosystem services.
The Wetlands Initiative combines two basic strategies in its work: on-the-ground restoration of wetland landscapes both independently and in partnership with other organizations, and innovation of ways to promote and finance large-scale wetland restoration by others."
Rated 100/100 on Charity Navigator.
Go to wetlands-initiative.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
"The Amazon is the world’s greatest rainforest, but it's being destroyed faster than ever. If this continues, further indigenous peoples will be robbed of their territory and catastrophic levels of carbon will enter the atmosphere. Do you want this future? ACT co-creates new conservation models with the people of Amazonia. We protect the forest, ensure its peoples' cultural survival and well-being, and promote indigenous land rights and self-determination. Let’s reimagine and restore the future.
Hand-in-hand with indigenous and other local people, we apply the power of innovation and time-tested traditional practices to protect the forests and watersheds of tropical America. We believe that the survival of the forest depends on the fate of its guardians. We protect both. For a forest to survive and thrive, it needs biological diversity, clean and abundant water, and large stretches of connected lands. For the guardians to be healthy, they need not only basic things such as food, water, and medicine, but also security and stability. Self-determination and strong traditional cultures allow forest people to flourish and protect their lands. Our efforts begin in the field. We ask our partners what they want, what they need, and what they envision for their future. They identify which lands are most important to them, and they tell us what they need to protect them. From these discussions, we develop strategic courses of action - what we call initiatives - that lead us together towards our goals."
Rated 96.89/100 on Charity Navigator.
Go to amazonteam.org to find out more or contribute your own donation.
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