The Grand Adventure Company join 1% for the Planet

1% for the planet

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We are excited to announce The Grand Adventure Company have joined the global  1% for the Planet movement.

As a proud member of 1% for the Planet, we will donate 1% of our annual sales to help protect the environment. 1% for the Planet certifies our giving.

About 1% For the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to address the most pressing issues facing our planet. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $150 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Our founders – successful entrepreneurs who grew thriving businesses – understood that they were not alone in being committed to protecting the environment and giving back to our global community.

Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, numerous individuals, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries. Our headquarters are located in Burlington, VT. We also have a chapter office in France and strong representation in Japan, Australia, and western Europe.

What this means for your Adventure

For each and every trip we offer at least 1% of the total cost will be donated to an environmental cause. This is our way of giving back to the environments we utilise to help ensure they will still be there in years to come.

Our strategic giving will match donations to host countries of our trips, focussing on local solutions to local issues.

In line with our responsible travel ethos, we continue to work with local suppliers who share our vision and are involved in environmental and community projects that promote sustainable tourism.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for announcements of our non-profit partners for each destination, so you can see exactly how your trip will benefit the communities that host you.

About Author

Before founding 'The Grand Adventure Company' James worked in a variety of different roles from planning school expeditions around the world to organising high-altitude and remote mountaineering ventures. These roles led to all sorts of adventures from travelling across Mongolia in a 'Russian Forgon' delivering tourism training to remote Mongolian nomads to visiting communities damaged by the Nepal earthquakes to assess damage and setting up community projects in the regions. James is a qualified Mountain Leader, Leave No Trace trainer and expedition leader and holds membership to the British Mountaineering Council, the Mountain Training Association and aspirant membership to the British Association of International Mountain Leaders. In 2013 James cycled solo from London to Sydney. More recently, James completed the infamous '24 hour Bob Graham Round' and can usually be found in The Lake District running and cycling up mountains.


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