SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Schools Screening Campaign of STRAWS, an award-winning documentary that highlights the devastating levels of straws and other plastic pollution in our waterways and oceans, is the newest nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Planet is an alliance of more than 1,500 business members in over 45 countries that donate the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved advertising contributions.. As a non-profit partner, the STRAWS campaign can now receive donations from member companies that have funneled over $200 million to date to a diverse, global network of environmental nonprofit partners.
Since the announcement, the campaign has already received two funding partnerships from 1% for the Planet members: Plaine Products and The Evolved Traveler. The STRAWS film Screening In Schools Campaign intends to deploy donations to educate and inspire up to 250,000 youths across the U.S. through free and low-cost screenings of the film and expert speakers.
Linda Booker, STRAWS producer and director commented, “As a filmmaker, one of the greatest privileges I’ve experienced is witnessing young people watch STRAWS and get excited to protect marine animals from plastic pollution."
“Corporate social responsibility will play a huge role in ending plastic pollution,” said Michael Kuehnert, impact producer for STRAWS. “We see 1% for the Planet as an ideal partner, and funds received from the 1% companies will be used specifically to help young people learn to find alternatives to plastic.”
Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet shared, "We believe deeply that our nonprofit partners play a critical role in solving the many challenges facing our planet, and our core work is to grow the corporate support that enables these nonprofits to accomplish even more.”
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual memberships, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental nonprofits through annual membership and everyday actions. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, members have given more than $200 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,500 member businesses, hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners located in more than 60 countries. Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.
STRAWS is an award-winning documentary highlighting the devastating levels of straws and other plastic pollution in our waterways and oceans. Since its 2017 premiere, it has screened in 40 film festivals, 34 corporate offices and 100s of NGOs worldwide to advance sustainable practices and policies. The campaign is part of an impact program coordinated by Video Project, a San Francisco-based educational film distributor. For more information please visit: http://www.strawsfilm.com/supporters/