DEF joins 1% for the Planet

We’re excited to announce that the Devon Environment Foundation is now officially a 1% for the Planet non-profit partner.

1% for the Planet is a global organisation that enables businesses and individuals to give 1% of their income to carefully vetted environmental causes – creating thriving partnerships that deliver longer-term support and greater impact for everyone involved.

One way you can give back to nature is by making monetary, voluntary, or in-kind donations through 1% for the Planet, and nominate the Devon Environment Foundation (DEF) to be your non-profit partner.

The DEF channels funds from businesses and philanthropists who care about protecting and restoring nature to the most impactful grassroots projects that will make it happen.

Given the scale of the climate and nature emergencies, our ambition is to protect and restore at least 30% of Devon’s land and water by 2030.

As one of largest rural counties in the UK, with two separate coastlines, Devon is the perfect place to scale Nature-based Solutions – to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises – on an exponential scale.

We aim to showcase what 30% for nature looks like on a local level to help other regions follow, and enable the UK to reach its national commitment by 2030.

We will implement our vision by supporting the most effective grassroots projects that regenerate nature, especially those that can be replicated and scaled.

“Nature conservation is essential, but it’s no longer enough. We’ve taken too much from nature, and now it’s time to give back by funding nature regeneration on an unprecedented scale. This is the decisive decade to create a legacy of a living world for future generations. Our aim is to inspire many more people and businesses to fund nature regeneration, and to enable many more nature restoration projects to exponentially scale their vital work.” – Amanda Keetley, Executive Director, Devon Environment Foundation.

The kinds of projects we fund include woodland establishment, rewilding, meadow restoration, regenerative agriculture, prevention of plastic pollution, and sustainable marine aquaculture.

Find out more about 1% for the Planet here.