NOSY is now a member of 1% for the Planet

Partnering up with businesses who create a positive impact to community, nature and environment.

April TurnerApril Turner

April Turner, 13 January, 2023

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We’re excited to start 2023 by becoming a member of 1% for the Planet. We've committed to donating the equivalent of 1% of gross sales through a combination of monetary and in kind service/volunteering directly to Environmental Partners.

1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and environmental organisations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.

The scheme focuses on supporting essential work in six core issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.

Our Operations Director, April Turner, comments:

“Continuing our sustainability journey in 2023, we looked into ways we could support those who are tackling environmental issues.
We came across 1% for the planet and after reading about their mission it was an obvious choice for us, the application process was very easy and the members' dashboard was clean.
It has given us a clear goal for 2023, it will be exciting to see how our support will help local projects.”
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If not now, When? There is no PLANET B

Why is this scheme so important?

Only 3% of total philanthropic giving goes to environmental causes… Yet climate change is happening right now, this has a global effect on everyone and everything including communities, food systems, economy, livelihoods and habitats.

We need to make changes now in order to help reduce and eliminate impact on our planet, many companies are investing and creating new technology to help combat climate change like renewable energy, carbon capture and vertical farming.

Food is vital for life and we need to ensure we have sustainable food for further generations, this is impacted by climate change as well as are as where resources are scarce. The increasing population has put pressure on food so creating better food systems to farm will help feed the population, help economic and social issues. We need to use less whilst making more and without harming the planet in the process.

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Waste in our water ways is filling the ocean with plastic waste.

Water is a necessity for all living things on earth, without it we would not survive and yet our seas and oceans are continually being used as a dumping ground for sewage and waste. We need to protect our ecosystems and ensure we have clean water for future generations.

We need wildlife to maintain the biodiversity that sustains all human life, every living thing has a role to play and if we remove that we risk our land, water, food and air. Yet habitats are being destroyed, animals hunted to extinction and pollution are big factors that need to be addressed.

1% for the Planet offers the opportunity for businesses to donate money to environmental partners who are tackling these issues, protecting our land, cleaning our sea, developing clean energy, sustainable farming and protecting wildlife.

A wider impact

We want to make a positive difference not only to the environment but also to our local community. Becoming a member of 1% for the Planet allows us to track our contribution to our partners and ensure we meet our target of 1% gross sales.

We can all play our part in saving our planet and 1% for the Planet is a great way to do this, it’s very achievable for businesses of all sizes.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

The list of partners is vast, the team at NOSY spent time this week looking at environmental partners that they wanted to work with. After much consideration we decided to partner with The Wildlife Trust Isle of Wight and Hampsire, this is due to the amazing work they carry out in our local area, both saving and conserving wildlife and helping solve climate change.

For over 60 years The Wildlife Trust Isle of Wight and Hampshire has been working to protect our wildlife and land.

“In the next ten years we must create a much wilder Hampshire and Isle of Wight. We want nature’s recovery to be at the forefront of tackling the climate crisis.
We want broken ecosystems to be restored and missing wildlife to return.
We want people to benefit from a healthy natural environment.”

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