One Percent For The Planet
This is an association of large and small companies that have understood that it is high time to do something for the conservation of nature. You have also recognised that profit and loss are directly related to the state of our environment. In addition, these companies are concerned about the social and environmental consequences of their actions. The Practice for Body Therapy joined this club in 2011. All participating companies have committed themselves to donate one percent of their annual net turnover to organizations that support the planet. This is how the name One Percent For The Planet (1%FTP) was created. Click here to go to onepercentfortheplanet.org
Kiva is a non-profit organization that enables anyone to provide microloans via the Internet to small businesses and individuals through microfinance institutions, especially in developing countries.
The lenders (e.g. my practice for bodywork) make their credit available to Kiva free of interest. Kiva itself does not charge interest to its partner organizations either. However, the local microfinance institution charges the borrower interest to cover its own costs. According to Kiva, the average repayment rate for borrowers is around 98.13 percent.
Due to the high repayment rate, many lenders decide to keep the money they receive back in the pot in order to finance further loans. Click here to go to kiva.org
betterplace.org is an open donation platform on the Internet. It acts as an intermediary between donors, organisations and individual users. betterplace.org is free of charge and forwards 100 percent of the donations to the organisations. Each organization must state for what purpose it collects how much money (e.g. 18 Euro for a school uniform or 110 Euro for the one-week care of an elephant orphan).
The Web of Trust at betterplace.org is a network of users who write comments on the respective project page as to whether the project is trustworthy or not. Click here to go to betterplace.org
Survival International is an international non-governmental organisation that supports indigenous peoples around the world. Survival International works with indigenous communities and organisations to protect their land and human rights. The human rights organisation has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award.
Survival International does not provide development aid in the traditional sense, but supports indigenous peoples through education, lobbying and campaigns to fight for their land rights, their self-determined future and their lives. Survival International also provides a platform for indigenous peoples to voice their concerns directly to the outside world. Click here to go to survivalinternational.org
The Pachamama Alliance’s mission is to enable the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforests to conserve their land and culture. In addition, the experience gained from this work will be used to train and inspire people around the world to work for a prosperous, just and sustainable world. The work of the Pachamama Alliance is based on the vision of a world that does justice to all: a socially just, ecologically sustainable and spiritually fulfilled presence of people on this planet – a new dream for humanity.
The Ecuadorian government was the first country in the world to include “The Rights of Nature” in its constitution in 2008. Pachamama Alliance was instrumental in this. Click here to go to pachamama.org
Amazon Watch’s work protects the rainforest and supports the rights of the indigenous people of the Amazon Basin. The organization works with other indigenous and environmental organizations in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil to campaign for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation of the Amazon ecosystem. In Ecuador, the organization is supporting a lawsuit in which the US oil company Chevron is to be held responsible for the disposal of 18 billion US gallons (68,000,000 m3) of toxic waste water. Chevron has dumped the toxic wastewater in a rainforest area in Ecuador that is inhabited by more than 30,000 people. This is considered to be one of the biggest environmental pollution caused by oil ever, even worse than the Exxon-Valdez disaster off Alaska in 1989. Click here to go to amazonwatch.org