By joining 1% for the Planet we're joining a global community of brands working with environmental nonprofits tackling issues that impact us all.
We looked inward to inspire our giving, pledging 1% of our annual sales to nonprofits focusing on the following areas: sustainable food systems, cleaner air, land and water and environmental education.
Read on for details about our first five nonprofit partners.
Soul Fire Farm
Soul Fire Farm is a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. Soul Fire Farm trains the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthens the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination. OXO will support Soul Fire Farm's programs, including:
- Youth Food Justice Empowerment Program, teaching farming, harvesting, cooking, and business development skills to urban and formerly incarcerated youth
- Farming Immersions, weeklong skill-building programs for farmers of color.
We sat down with Soul Fire Farm Co-Director and Farm Manager Leah Penniman to learn more.
The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. They promote land conservation, transform underutilized spaces into accessible parks, create green schoolyards in underserved school districts and preserve local and national trails and greenways. OXO will support The Trust for Public Land by helping to build a green schoolyard for the Cynthia Jenkins Public School in Queens, New York, and engage students and community members while improving air, land and water.
We sat down with The Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas to learn more.
Rodale Institute expands organic agriculture by assisting farmers in successfully transitioning to regenerative organic farming, conducting research on the impact of organic farming, and educating consumers on the benefits of organic for people and the planet. OXO will support Rodale Institute by providing one-on-one technical assistance to farmers transitioning to organic practices through Rodale Institute’s Midwest Organic Center, while supporting region-specific farmer outreach.
We sat down with Rodale Institute CEO Jeff Moyer to learn more.
Big Green creates healthy places where kids can learn and grow. Through outdoor learning environments like school gardens and food-based programming, Big Green forges connections between education and health and offers learning experiences that engage the whole child. OXO will help to expand Big Green's distance learning educational programs and services.
We sat down with Big Green Executive Director Tighe Brown to learn more.
OzHarvest is a leading food rescue operation feeding people in need across Australia. OzHarvest nourishes Australians through food rescue, education, community engagement and innovation to combat food waste and hunger. OXO and OzHarvest will help support a growing number of people suffering from food insecurity, while preventing excess food from going to landfill where it decomposes and releases greenhouse gasses.
We sat down with OzHarvest CEO Ronni Kahn to learn more.