We are dedicated to making a difference for people and the planet. That is what guides everything we do. From the simple changes we make personally, to the data-rich insights we curate and share, and the apps we create to help you design a balanced and sustainable life. We are proud to be part of, and to support, an expanding community of companies and organizations committed to operating in balance with nature and the environment.
OPL GIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Trees are a rich resource that gives us oxygen, store carbon, provide shade, stabilize soil, support animal life, provide building materials, and some have medicinal properties. Trees are masters at absorbing Co2 and producing oxygen. At the same time, deforestation continues. Read our blog, “Let’s Plant One Trillion Trees” to learn more.
OPL CARES STARTER KIT
Part of our giving in 2020 included development of this OPL Cares Starter Kit to initiate joyful changes for a better tomorrow. We took great care in selecting the products to include in our kit and the companies who make them. We were proud to include products from the following companies:
Corkcicle, Simply Straws, EnviroTote, EcoBags, etee, EcoEnclose, and Green Field Paper Company. To learn more about these companies, please visit our Cool Stuff.
One Planet Life is a proud supporter of the following organizations in 2020.
With a motto of, “We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer,” Earthjustice asserts that the law is the most powerful tool for combating climate change. Earthjustice is a network of more than 130 full-time lawyers that represent their clients for free. With 14 offices around the United States, Earthjustice goes where the fight is and their work has saved species from extinction, saved green spaces from destruction, and put limits into place for the US’s worst-polluting industries. Some key victories include enforcement of the Endangered Species Act to prevent the extinction of the palila bird in Hawaii, defending the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, and working with partners to establish the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. (earthjustice.org)
FEEDING AMERICA (USA)
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in their efforts to end hunger in the United States. In 2020, as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 50 million American’s are dealing with food insecurity, including 17 million children. The Feeding America network provides over 4.3 billion meals annually, helping 1 in 7 Americans facing hunger live more secure and stable lives. (feedingamerica.org)
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL (GLOBAL)
The NRDC uses its network of more than 3 million people and 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates to safeguard the earth and the natural systems on which life depends. Founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys, today the NRDC has dedicated staff working in more than a dozen program areas, from climate and clean energy to healthy people and thriving communities. Their work includes preparing communities for the effects of climate change by expanding green infrastructure financing, and investing in 21st century infrastructure, promoting sustainable fishing by stopping overfishing and strengthening laws that reduce bycatch, just to name a few. (nrdc.org)
OCEARCH’s mission is to accelerate the ocean’s return to balance and abundance by helping scientists collect previously unattainable data. Following protocols set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, OCEARCH conducts research expeditions to safely tag and collect samples from marine life. This process greatly speeds up the academic process, which is essential to guiding responsible ocean management, and OCEARCH has been cited in more than 55 published journals to date. Their education curriculum allows students of all ages to learn STEM skills while using the OCEARCH tracker for free. (ocearch.org)
UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS (USA)
97% of scientists agree that human activity is driving a climate crisis across the globe. The Union of Concerned Scientists uses rigorous, independent science to create innovative, practical, solutions for a sustainable future. Their goal is to provide the evidence to enable decision making about climate change, and help stop the public misinformation on climate science by large corporations. Recent wins include a court order for the EPA to remove a policy banning top scientists from serving on its advisory committees, so that politics would not be put before science. (ucsusa.org)
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE (GLOBAL)
Today’s environmental challenges are complex and global in nature. They call for ambitious action grounded in sound science and objective analysis — the kind of action that has distinguished WRI’s record of effectiveness for more than 30 years. WRI develops solutions to sustain the world’s natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. (wri.org) GLOBAL FOREST WATCH is one of WRI’s data platforms. You can learn more about it in our OPL INSIGHTS.
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (GLOBAL)
For nearly 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. WWF collaborates with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live. WWF works to help local communities conserve the natural resources they depend upon; transform markets and policies toward sustainability; and protect and restore species and their habitats. (wwf.org)