1% for the Planet

Professional Certification

We have committed to donating one percent of our sales to grassroots nonprofit environmental organizations each year.

Member since 2005

West Arete has always had great love for the environment, and as such, we’ve been a member of 1% For The Planet since our inception.

Putting people and the planet over profit.


1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.

Organizations we have been able to support:

Access Fund FracTracker Alliance Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
Adirondack Council Friends of Blackwater Canyon Rails To Trails of Central Pennsylvania
American Littoral Society Friends of Muir Valley Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
B Lab Friends of the Shawangunks Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority GRID Alternatives Sustainable Life Trust
charity: water JuntoVenture Union of Concerned Scientists
ClearWater Conservancy League of American Bicyclists Wildlands Network
Conemaugh Valley Conservancy Marine Biological Laboratory Working Dogs for Conservation
East Coast Greenway Alliance Penns Valley Conservation Association


“This is not philanthropy. This should be a cost of doing business. It’s paying rent for our use of the planet.”

Yvon Chouinard Founder of Patagonia and 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet’s Vision

All together for our planet

Since beginning of 1% for the Planet, they have certified more than $250 million in support to approved environmental nonprofits. Their plan for the future? More. Much more.


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    West Arete has always had great love for the Environment. As such, we’ve been a member of 1% For The Planet since our inception.

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