1% for the Planet Launches Ambassador Program

What do a beer-brewing CEO, a racecar driver, an artist, a media mogul, a pro-surfer, and a musician have in common? Several things, actually: They live under one sky, share one playground and are all committed to sustainability and giving back through the 1% for the Planet Ambassador Program. By elevating the awareness of sustainability issues they are encouraging to “keep earth in business.” The Ambassadors span all walks of life and many divergent professions, including CEOsmediaartistsmusicians and even race car drivers. They hold a common core-belief that businesses have the power and responsibility to create reliable prosperity for the planet by investing in sustainability projects with the non-profits partners in the 1% global network.

1% for the Planet has experienced remarkable growth in recent years and in fact, is fast on the way to becoming the largest network of environmental funders on the planet. Adding the Ambassador Program to it’s mix is a central part of efforts to broaden the personality and character of the 1% brand and to scaling the entire 1% movement. To view all of 1%’s Ambassador profiles visit the Facebook page, and 1% website here. The complete list of 1% Ambassadors includes:

  • Kris Holm extreme unicyclist, geo-scientist, Vancouver, BC
  • Julie Gilhart green-fashionista, consultant, New York, NY
  • Stu Bowen surfer, eco-entrepreneur, Yamba, Australia
  • Chase Jarvis artist, photographer, film-maker, musician, Seattle, WA
  • Leilani Münter race car driver, public speaker, Charlotte, NC
  • Alex Hillinger digital media entrepreneur, Jackson Hole, WY
  • Dan Ross pro surfer, Yamba, Australia
  • Jack Johnson musician, surfer, Oahu, HI
  • Maya Albanese sustainability expert, New York, NY
  • Zach Crist extreme skier, Sun Valley, ID
  • Chris Keyes writer, editor, VP of Outside Magazine, Santa Fe, NM
  • Penn Newhard PR and media specialist, Basalt, CO
  • Kim Jordan beer brewer, entrepreneur, CEO New Belgium, Fort Collins, CO
  • Sara Lingafelter social media entrepreneur, Rock-climber, Seattle, WA
  • Reggie Crist extreme skier, living wherever snow falls, Planet Earth
  • Terry Kellogg 1% for the Planet CEO, Waitsfield VA

A little more about Ambassador Jack. In 2004, Jack became the 50th member of 1% For The Planet. Jack’s 2005 release of In Between Dreams became the first album to carry the 1% label and his 2005 world tour promoted the 1% mission and brand to help bring worldwide attention to the organization. As in 2008, Jack and his non-profit All At Once, donated 100% of his To The Sea tour proceeds to charity. Time to go make some banana pancakes…

(ideas courtesy of Jack Johnson Music and 1% For The Planet)

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About Zak Suhar

Student at Mount Union. Outdoor enthusiast. Perspective and jumping photographer. Entrepreneurial mind-setter. Green Bay Packer & Wisconsin sports fan.
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