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One of the other environmental charities that Green Tulip like to support is Young People’s Trust for the Environment. It’s a great charity that aims to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment and of the need for sustainability. Almost 26,000 pages of info were downloaded from their website every day last month and about 44,500 children took part in entries for the Total Green School Awards in 2013.
Our support helps them reach out to some of these children each year (and is definitely in no way related to the fact that Dermot O’Leary is one of their presidents
As part of Green Tulip’s membership to 1% of the Planet we make an annual donation to three environmental charities of our choice. One of the charities we support is One World Wildlife and our donation this year is supporting a project researching Whale conservation in Chile. Read more at www.oneworldwildlife.org/what_we_do/projects/current/whales
As mentioned a few weeks ago Green Tulip is proud to be a member business of the alliance 1% for the Planet. The first of the charities that we have just made our donation to is Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE).
YPTE is a charity which aims to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment and the need for sustainability. They want to give young people a real awareness of environmental problems, such as disappearing wildlife, the pollution of soil, air and water, the destruction of rainforests and wetlands, the spread of desert regions and the misuse of the oceans. And by raising their awareness they will hopefully encourage the leaders (and consumers) of the future to live in a more sustainable way.
My donation will pay for 200 children to receive a free talk (in their own school) from one of their Education Officers about the issues surrounding sustainable development. The Education Office will work with the school to fit their talk around the topics that the children are studying – making it relevant and interesting to the discerning audience!
More information on YPTE can be found on their website and there is also a comprehensive database of information that can be downloaded for free (over 3.3 million pages were downloaded in the last year so it is obviously a resource that is being well used).
You may have noticed the 1% for the Planet logo on the Green Tulip website. It’s a charity that I signed up to soon after launching Green Tulip having heard about it from one of my suppliers.
1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment and we all pledge 1% of our sales to charities that promote the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.
What I like about the alliance is that we can choose which charities we support so are able to select those that fit with our own personal priorities or are working in our local area. I’m just finalising details of which charities I am supporting for this year and will post details of each one in the next few weeks…