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Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

is now eligible to receive donations from 1% 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 $22 million in 2010.  Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which can look to for support.

Newly approved contributes to a healthier planet by educating builders, architects, developers, contractors and the general public on Affordable, Healthy, Efficient and Durable green building practices.

Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% network, and over $70 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.

“ is a small but formidable organization made up of a larger network of leaders in the field of green building education and consulting services. is developing a web based, user friendly, transparent, and no cost living certification on green building and living practices that homeowners and businesses will be able to utilize to make smart and practical decisions in their lifestyle’s and operation’s” – Brett Little, Administrative Director

About 1% for the Planet

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of over 1,350 member companies in 43 countries that donate one percent of their sales to environmental organizations worldwide. Each day, more than one new business joins the 1% for the Planet movement. As a network, the 1% community has become a frontrunner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. To learn more about 1% go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

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 The Alliance for Environmental Sustainable is 501c3 non-profit that is a resource dedicated to helping people understand the options available for designing, building and occupying structures that offer environmentally friendly alternatives, energy efficient products and improved indoor air quality.  Due to the need and the emerging interest of green practices, LEED, and sustainability has grown and now serves communities throughout the United States. serves the US and international