Without healthy reefs, clean oceans and unpolluted coastlines surfing can quickly become a degraded experience. Soul Surf Travel are happy to support relevant environmental campaigns and give one percent of our annual profits to assist grassroots campaigns. Thankfully we are far from alone in this endeavour and the collective results are tangible and exciting.
One Percent for the Planet was started in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews from Blue Ribbon Files. The organisation evaluates the credibility and impact of various non-profit organisations as well as verifying that it’s corporate members are making the correct contribution. Money raised is directed towards addressing a whole host of issues including alternative transportation, climate change, resource extraction, environmental education, human health and wildlife protection.
Now a vast global network, One Per Cent for the Planet have attracted over 1300 member companies who have raised over 150 million dollars between them. The environmental benefits are being seen all over the world from Queensland’s Daintree Forest to Alaska’s Kenai River.
We are especially happy to support campaigns that address issues affecting our cherished playground, the marine environment.