The Off the Grid 1% Initiative​

Rob is here to help the planet. He realizes that it takes the actions of individuals to make a collective change. He has started with himself and has taken the steps to live a green life from selling his car and going peddle powered, eating a primarily organic and vegetarian diet, and stopping the use of chemical products such as cosmetics and cleaning supplies to the simple things like not using heating or AC, unplugging electronics and using natural lighting, and recycling. If everyone did their part the earth would stay beautiful. Rob realizes that we aren’t all doing our part so he takes action to help others live a better life and in turn create a happier and healthier earth. In 2011 Rob founded The Greenfield Group, an environmentally active marketing company that aims to use 10% of the revenue it creates for environmental purposes. The efforts so far have included starting a free bike program in his community, door-to-door free light bulb exchanges, holding trash cleanups. The Greenfield Group is a member of 1% For The Planet and is a carbon free company partnered with Carbonfund.org. Environmental Work Prepping bikes for Green Rides, a free bike program that Rob put together for his community and visitors of the community. Getting bulbs ready for a free bulb exchange in his community. Rob gives out free CFL bulbs in exchange for incandescent bulbs. Switching to CFL bulbs is one the simplest but most effective acts you can do to make your home greener. Making guitar picks out of old hotel keycards for his Picks for the Planet Program. The picks are donated to Guitars in the Classroom, a non-profit that trains teachers to incorporate music in their lesson plan. www.guitarsintheclassroom.org A successful day of cleaning up trash with friends in San Diego near the Tijuana, Mexico border Rob makes an effort to incorporate helping the earth into his daily activities. If we all picked up the trash we saw the earth would be a much cleaner place. Rob is an ambassador of 1% for the Planet.
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Off the Grid Across the USA

Pedaling Coast to Coast for a Sustainable Nation

The 1% for the Planet Initiative

 

We are working with environmental non-profits that are part of the solution to the issues that Off the Grid Across the USA is bringing to our attention. Each of these environmental nonprofits are researched by 1% for the Planet and approved to meet their environmental criteria. They are “bona fide environmental groups, with clear objectives and a track record of effective environmental initiatives.” If 1% for the Planet believes in them so do we. ​

As a donor you can rest assured that your money will be used efficiently to create a healthier planet.

Each organization was along the bike route therefore we spent time with each of them.

Donate to the cause of your choice below or to our general fund that we will split between them.

Bike Advocacy and Alternative Transportation ​

Community Cycles – Boulder, Colorado

Community Cycles (CC) is a non-profit organization of bicycle enthusiasts whose mission is to educate and advocate bicycles usage as an affordable, viable and sustainable means of transportation and personal enjoyment within all communities.

Solar Power/Alternative Energy

Solar Sister – Bristol, Rhode Island

“Solar Sister is a social enterprise that provides women with training and support to create solar micro-businesses, providing much needed household income for the women, and much needed light for their communities.

Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. They combine the breakthrough potential of solar and clean cooking technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.

Solar Sister creates sustainable businesses, powered by smart investment in women entrepreneurs. When you invest in a woman, you invest in the future. ” -Solarsister.org

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

Reuse Alliance – New York

“Reuse Alliance, is a US-based reuse community support organization with global members, is working to increase awareness of, and access to, reuse — by educating the public about its social, environmental and economic benefits and by providing capacity-building services that strengthen the reuse community.

They envision a world where people are actively engaged in the reuse movement and as a result have created a cleaner environment, a greener economy for their communities, and a more equitable society.”

Sustainable Food / Community Gardening

Growing Power – Milwaukee, Wisconsin​

“Growing power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe, and affordable food for people in all communities through the development of food systems.”

Water Conservation

Below the Surface – San Diego, California

The protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

They believe access to clean water is a fundamental right of all living beings. They seek to significantly reduce uses of water that are wasteful and water pollution, as well as the environmental, economic and health hazards it poses by working to elevate and sustain the topic of water pollution in the national dialogue.

They envision a world where water is not wasted and all forms of potential water pollution are captured and recycled in an economically sustainable manner before entering and polluting any body of water.

The Surfrider Foundation – San Diego, California​

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For an overview of the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter’s current campaigns, programs and initiatives go to www.surfridersd.org.

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