Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Global Unification Partners With 1% for the Planet

Global Unification, The Gambia ( GU) is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet. 1% for planet is an alliance of over 1,380 member companies in 43 countries that give one percent of their revenues to environmental causes.
Under this partnership, GU is now eligible to receive donations from 1% member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations.  1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $22 million in 2010.  Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which GU can look to for support.
Over 2,300 non-profits worldwide are included in the 1% network, and over $70 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date.  “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” Yvon Chouinard, founder of 1% for the Planet.
Global Unification The Gambia, is youth-led research and development organization that contributes to a healthier planet through training media person, traditional communicators and other stakeholders on climate change communication, engage local communities and youth in tree planting and other cost effective environment protection strategies, lobby government and policy maker to enact pro-poor climate change policies as well conduct climate change vulnerability assessment and sensitization  for local communities in the Gambia. 
“As young people, the one to inherit the climate disaster and its impact if there is no action now, we have taken by ourselves to contribute in whatever way we can in global efforts for safe climate future,” says Ebrima Dem, GU National Coordinator

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