A huge thanks to Cornucopia of Sayville! They will be supporting Save The Great South Bay through 1% For The Planet. They advocated for our membership. We can only repay them by shopping there; they will then applying the 1% For The Planet donations towards restoring local habitats to heal the bay.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Cate Starmer, 1% for the Planet
+1 (802) 861-0460
Save The Great South Bay Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet
West Sayville, NY 04-27-2018 – Save The Great South Bay is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of more than 1,200 member companies in 40 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.
Save The Great South Bay 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 nonprofit network through their annual contributions. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Save The Great South Bay can look to for support.
Save The Great South Bay contributes to a healthier planet by promoting local stewardship of the bay and the 41 creeks that flow into it from Long Island’s South Shore. They advocate ‘bay friendly yards,’ native plantings, and habitat restoration.
“1% for the Planet member businesses donate at least 1% of their annual sales to support environmental nonprofits,” says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “We believe deeply that these nonprofits play a critical role in solving the many challenges facing our planet, and our core work is to grow the corporate support that enables these nonprofits to accomplish even more.”
Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $175 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date.
“With over 13,000 people in our Facebook Group, and a strong presence in the 30 communities on The South Shore, we are driving change yard by yard, creek by creek. The bay will only be as healthy as the mainland. By “going native” (indigenous plants only) and “going naked” (no pesticides or fertilizers), we believe we can begin to restore the bay to its former beauty and vitality.” — Marshall Brown, President and Co-Founder
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.
Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.
About Save The Great South Bay
Co-Founded by Marshall Brown and Howard Ryan at a Sayville High School Reunion in 2012, Save The Great South Bay is a Non-Profit dedicated to revitalizing The Great South Bay. Members are South Shore LI residents, past and present, oystermen, fishermen, boaters, surfers, sailors, paddleboarders, environmental advocates, and marine scientists. They are people of The South Shore, people who grew up on The Great South Bay and Fire Island. They remember what it was once like. We have been learning why the bay is sick, and what we can do to heal it.
They are now over 13,000 strong in their Facebook Group, and are in every community from Lindenhurst to Mastic. They believe that together we can save this bay. With The Creek Defender Program, South Shore communities can stop pollution before it reaches the bay, and improve habitat. With The I Love Long Island Campaign, every South Shore resident can literally put a stake in the ground and make a stand for the bay by choosing bay friendly yards where no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used, and where native plantings are encouraged.
As part of their Habitat Restoration Program, they advocate the speedy implementation of 21st Century wastewater infrastructure so that we can bring back what would be today a $1 billion industry in the form of oyster farms. They also promote the planting of native “swamp forests” along all 41 creeks flowing into the bay so that the plants can filter the water before it reaches our creeks and the bay. They believe that if we improve water quality enough that the brown tide doesn’t ravage the bay each year, we can bring this bay back.