Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June Organization of the Month: 1% for the Planet

Cosimo is proud to announce 1% for the Planet as our Organization of the Month for June.

Cosimo joined 1% for the Planet in 2012, an organization of over 1,200 companies in 48 countries that support sustainable causes by donating 1% of their sales to a network of almost 3,700 approved environmental organizations worldwide. To date over $100 million has been donated to this network of environmental organizations.

As Cosimo's mission is to create a smart and sustainable society by publishing books covering personal development, environment and social responsible business, it was a natural step to join 1% for the Planet. In recent years, Cosimo has helped support the following organizations:

- EcoHealth Alliance
- charity:water
Green Map System
- ioby
- Just Food
- Oceana
- Solar One
- The Turtle Conservancy
- World Monuments Fund
- and more!

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 member companies that donate to environmental organizations worldwide. As a network, the 1% community has become a front runner in funding the work of environmental groups around the world. Readers can find out more, straight from Yvon and Craig, in this video.

1% is Looking Ahead
This summer, 1% will be launching their first consumer-facing campaign to inspire individuals to take measurable actions on behalf of our planet. Watch their Facebook page for the latest news and updates.

About Cosimo
Cosimo, Inc., is a New York based specialty publisher of books and publications that inspire, inform and engage readers. Cosimo's mission is to create a smart and sustainable society by connecting people with valuable ideas. In Cosimo's catalog, one can find a wide range of books describing innovative ways towards achieving a sustainable society, including Water, the Blood of the Earth by Allerd Stikker, Our National Parks by John Muir, and The Tierra Solution -Resolving the Climate Crisis Through Monetary Transformation by Frans Verhagen and many more. In addition, Cosimo has a history of dedicating proceeds of specific books to non-for-profit organizations, such as A Dream Come True by David Kahn and We're Global Citizens by Steffi Schütze benefiting respectively The Aid for Traumatized Children Project and International House of New York.

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