Ecological Surfing – Flysurf and 1% for the Planet
From Flysurf, we continue to show our commitment to promote greener surfing. We are happy to announce our entry into the association 1% for the Planet. This association is dedicated to caring for and protecting our planet, connecting private companies with verified and verified non-profit organizations.
Ecological surfing and our commitment to the Environment
En Flysurf, we understand the responsibility that we have as an organization linked to the ocean with sustainability and the many environmental problems that our planet is going through. Aware of this responsibility, we have established a clear guideline to always advance in the direction of ecology and environmental awareness, wanting to promote ecological surfing.
Among our initiatives, we work hard for a continuous improvement of our surfboard manufacturing process and to be able to offer products designed with recycled and recyclable materials. We are also looking for alternatives for the reuse products after the end of their useful life.
In addition, for years in Flysurf We have collaborated with different organizations dedicated to sustainability and care for the environment and the sea, such as Save the Waves. And from now on, we can say that we are part of one of the largest networks of companies involved with the environment: 1% for the Planet.
Don't you know 1% for the Planet? We present it to you!
1% for the Planet is a global organization dedicated to ensuring that our planet and future generations have the future they deserve. They encourage businesses and individuals around the world to support environmental non-profit organizations through membership and daily actions. In this way, the donation system is easier and more effective.
It was founded in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews (founder of Blue Ribbon Flies). Since then they have managed to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in donations. Today this global network is made up of thousands of companies, individuals and environmental organizations working for a better future for all.
Currently, only 3% of total donations go to the environment, and only 5% of that comes from private companies. The planet needs more support than this, and this growing network of members is helping to increase donations for environmental causes.
Thanks to 1% for the Planet, thousands of companies are contributing 1% of their annual sales, raising more than $300 million to support verified and approved environmental non-profit organizations around the world. Non-profit organizations are approved based on references, track record, and environmental focus. Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet: “Nonprofits play a unique and critical role in solving the many challenges facing our planet. Our main goal is to increase support for these activist organizations by involving companies as sponsors and partners in the work. We deeply believe that by coming together, by connecting dollars with doers, we can create positive solutions to the complex environmental problems of our time."
Here is the list of companies that have started collaborating with 1% for the planet at the same time as us: New members of 1%for the Planet.
We hope that you will be as excited as we are by this small step of Flysurf towards sustainability and that allows us to move towards a greener future! We want to continue offering the same quality in our learning surfboards, but being more eco-friendly.
If you have any questions or curiosity about this initiative, or want to get involved in some way, do not hesitate to contact us.
Help us create a future of ecological surfing!