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Secret Atlas Joins 1% For The Planet

Secret Atlas Joins 1% For The Planet

1% for the Planet

Celebrating Our 5th Birthday By Giving Back: Secret Atlas Joins 1% For The Planet 

As we mark the milestone of Secret Atlas turning five years old, we felt it essential to commemorate the occasion by not only celebrating, but also by giving back. 

That’s why we’ve joined the incredible organisation 1% For The Planet as part of our birthday festivities! Partnering with 1% For The Planet is our way of reaffirming our commitment and passion to environmental responsibility and supporting the planet that we call home. 

What is 1% For The Planet?

Founded in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, the visionary founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% For The Planet is built upon a powerful idea – that companies have an obligation to give back in exchange for utilising the Earth’s precious resources.

“Business as usual is failing people and the planet. We’re on a mission to change that.”

At Secret Atlas, we couldn’t agree more! 

Over 20 years later, 1% For The Planet continues to help businesses uphold this responsibility and make good on their promises to the environment. The buzz surrounding our membership has been electric for the whole team!

"It makes me feel proud to work for a company that takes environmental issues seriously. As a member of 1% for the Planet, I know the money is in the right hands and making a difference to local communities where it matters the most." Lewis Morcombe, Expedition Specialist

What Membership in 1% For The Planet Means

It’s simple. We pledge to donate a minimum of 1% of our yearly revenue directly to environmental organisations that 1% For The Planet has vetted and approved. 

It’s a beautifully simple yet impactful model. By contributing a portion of our earnings, we’re able to support initiatives that are making a real difference for the planet and future generations.

The process is broken down into four steps. Commit, Give, Certify, and Amplify. 

Protecting the environment is a cause that all of us at Secret Atlas hold near and dear, both in our personal lives and in how we interact with the environment and its wildlife. This is why we chose 1% as a way of celebrating five years as a company that wouldn’t exist without an attitude of respect and acclaim for the environment. 

Organisations That 1% For The Planet Support

1% for the Planet spreads its support across many different areas to positively impact our world. Let’s explore them…

Rights to Nature: renewable energy, land and water rights, community conservation and nature access

Conservation and Restoration: biodiversity and wildlife, marine ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, and terrestrial ecosystems.

Resilient Communities: climate adaptation, sustainable cities, toxics and pollution, and environmental education.

Just Economies: responsible consumption and production, sustainable livelihoods, decarbonization, and food systems.

Here are a few of our favourites!

Have we caught your attention? We recommend checking out the 1% for the Planet’s blog, where you can read some of the incredible stories supported by this organisation. 

If you’re interested in showing your support, you can donate by clicking on the link here! https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/donate

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Why We Chose 1% For The Planet 

“1% for the Planet was founded on the idea that a company has a responsibility to give back for use of our planet’s resources. More than 20 years later, we’re still helping businesses make good on their commitments.”

The vision set forth by the founders of 1% for the Planet captured our attention, simply because it aligned so closely with our mission. For us, it was immediately obvious, this was a global network we had to be a part of. 

It stands as one of the largest influential environmental organisations in the world and is known for their rigorous vetting process of approved charities – meaning you can be sure the money donated is fully backing legitimate projects, giving us the confidence our contributions are making a difference. 

Let’s talk numbers… 

$600 M+
Total Certified Giving 

110+
Countries Represented

5200+
Business Members

6700+
Environmental Partners

Closing Thoughts 

This membership with 1% For The Planet, gives us an immense sense of pride and purpose. We recognise that as a company, especially one that facilitates small ship expedition cruises to Svalbard, Greenland, and the Antarctic – we have a responsibility to operate sustainably and give back as much as we can. 

Joining 1% For The Planet is a declaration of our values and a promise to our customers, our team, and our commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. 

So here’s to the next five years and beyond – to more unforgettable adventures, more opportunities to marvel at the beauty of our planet, and more chances to preserve and protect the places we love. 

Thank you for being a part of the Secret Atlas community and for joining us on this journey. Together, we can make a world of difference.


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