Each year we donate 1% of our profits to select organizations working toward sustainable development. Recipients to date include:
THE BLOCK PROJECT invites community into the task of ending homelessness by placing a BLOCK Home in the backyard of one single-family lot on every residentially zoned block within the City of Seattle. Each 109 square foot home is beautifully designed to be off-grid, self-sufficient, and amenity-rich (featuring a kitchen, bathroom, sleeping area, solar-panels, greywater system, composting toilet, etc.).
CLEANER AND GREENER, a program of Leonardo Academy, is designed to help move market-based energy efficiency and renewable energy into its appropriate role—at the center of environmental improvement and emission reduction strategies.
EARTH CORPS is creating a global community through local environmental service. EarthCorps trains young adults, ages 18–24, from the United States and around the world, to do environmental restoration projects.
EARTHJUSTICE is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Earthjustice brings about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations and communities.
ECOSS is an independent environmental resource promoting economic development and a safer, healthier, cleaner environment in Puget Sound. Through education and outreach, ECOSS helps businesses and individual residents—many of whom are not native English-speakers—prevent pollution, conserve energy, manage hazardous materials, and clean up contaminated properties.
HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY LAND TRUST creates affordable housing by taking the cost of land out of the purchase price of a home. When land values skyrocket, the inflated value of the property remains a community asset in the form of stable, affordable housing.
NORTHWEST ECOBUILDING GUILD is an association of contractors, design professionals, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers, and homeowners interested in ecologically sustainable design. Its mission is to function as an educational forum to facilitate building practices that protect human health, encourage sustainable resource usage, and foster long-term economic vitality.
NORTHWEST NATURAL RESOURCE GROUP is a community-based organization dedicated to economic and environmental vitality in one of the world's most unique ecosystems, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.
NORTHWEST SEED is building partnerships to mobilize consumers and maximize local benefits from harvesting "home grown" energy resources—wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, low-impact hydro, conservation, and bio-based products—while maintaining reliable electric service and creating new revenue streams and high quality jobs throughout the Pacific Northwest.
PCC FARMLAND TRUST's goal is to identify, purchase and protect organic farmland in Washington's ecologically threatened areas. With the assistance of local land trusts and agricultural organizations, these efforts ensure that locally grown, organic produce will be available for the Puget Sound region.
PENINSULA TRAILS COALITION develop and maintains the Olympic Discovery Trail, a public access trail for non-motorized travel between Port Townsend, Port Angeles, and the Pacific Coast in Washington State. As of 2015, 56 miles of trail are completed with an eventual goal of 120 miles.
PEOPLE FOR PUGET SOUND is a regional citizen's organization founded in 1991 to educate and involve ordinary—and extraordinary—people in protecting and restoring the land and waters of Puget Sound. Their work ranges from hands-in-the-mud habitat restoration to advocacy for the Sound in the halls of the legislature.
PUGET CREEK RESTORATION SOCIETY is dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and restoring the Puget Creek Watershed and similar streams, wetlands, and green spaces around Commencement Bay and Puget Sound. Puget Creek Restoration Society seeks to preserve this important habitat so it will continue to be an example of what people can do to protect and restore the environment in an urban setting.
RAILS TO TRAILS CONSERVANCY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
SEATTLE AUDUBON SOCIETY cultivates and leads a community that values and protects birds and the natural environment.
SENIOR HEMP TINY HOMES is building the first industrial hemp insulated tiny house on a trailer in the state of Washington to show other seniors how they can build their own secure, warm, comfortable green home on a small budget. The program will include helping ten more seniors raise funds and build their own tiny houses following this model.
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION works for a balanced transportation system that includes choices for everyone—choices that protect health, communities, economy, and environment.
WASHINGTON CONSERVATION VOTERS is focused on electing and supporting environmentally responsible candidates for public office. During the legislative session, WCV works closely with other statewide conservation and environmental organizations to promote results-oriented environmental laws that benefit people and the environment.
WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL protects what Washingtonians care about—our land and water, fish and wildlife, and our special way of life. They engage the public and decision makers to improve and enforce protections for the health and well-being of our communities.
WASHINGTON TOXICS COALITION protects public health and the environment by eliminating toxic pollution. They promote alternatives, advocate policies, empower communities, and educate people to create a healthy environment.