Andes Viva is excited to announce that we have joined 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses that commit to giving back 1% of their annual revenue to environmental causes.
We believe that it is our responsibility to protect the planet for future generations, and we are committed to doing our part to make a difference. By joining 1% for the Planet, we are joining a community of businesses that are all working towards the same goal: a healthier planet.
1% for the Planet was founded in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Matthews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies. The organization has since grown to over 17,000 member businesses, which have collectively donated over $240 million to environmental causes.
As a member of 1% for the Planet, Andes Viva will donate 1% of our annual revenue to environmental organizations that are working to protect the planet. We will work with 1% for the Planet to select organizations that are aligned with our values and that are making a significant impact on the environment.
We believe that this is an important step in our commitment to sustainability. We are excited to join the 1% for the Planet community and to make a difference in the fight to protect our planet.
Why We Joined 1% for the Planet
There are many reasons why we decided to join 1% for the Planet. First, we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the planet that sustains us. We are a travel agency, and we know that our industry has a significant impact on the environment. By joining 1% for the Planet, we are taking a step towards offsetting our environmental impact and making a positive contribution to the planet.
Second, we believe that 1% for the Planet is a credible and effective organization. The organization has a rigorous vetting process for environmental organizations, and we are confident that our donations will be used to support high-impact projects.
Third, we believe that joining 1% for the Planet is a good business decision. Our customers are increasingly concerned about sustainability, and we believe that joining 1% for the Planet will make us more attractive to these customers.
How You Can Help
We are excited to be a part of the 1% for the Planet community, and we hope that you will join us in supporting this important organization. There are many ways that you can help, including:
- Donate to 1% for the Planet. Your donation will help support the organization’s work to connect businesses with environmental organizations.
- Shop with 1% for the Planet businesses. When you shop with a 1% for the Planet business, you can be sure that a portion of your purchase will go to support environmental causes.
- Spread the word. Let your friends, family, and colleagues know about 1% for the Planet and encourage them to get involved.
Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for your support!
What We’re Doing to Reduce Our Environmental Impact
In addition to joining 1% for the Planet, we are also taking steps to reduce our environmental impact in other ways. For example, we are:
- Offsetting our carbon emissions. We are offsetting our carbon emissions by supporting projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Using sustainable materials. We are using sustainable materials in our marketing materials and in our office.
- Reducing our waste. We are reducing our waste by recycling and composting.
- Educating our staff and customers about sustainability. We are educating our staff and customers about sustainability so that they can make informed choices about their travel.
We believe that these actions will help us to reduce our environmental impact and make a positive contribution to the planet. We are committed to continuing to work towards these goals, and we hope that you will join us in our journey.