We live in an incredibly beautiful location here in the Bay Area with amazing parks and recreation at our fingertips, and serene natural environments literally minutes from a bustling city that affords us the opportunity to escape it all. Sadly, we’re polluting the hell out of ourselves and our environment, and it’s got to stop.
Let’s get the trash and plastics off of the beaches we surf. Let’s keep surf spots alive by slowing sea level rise. Let’s ski more cold smoke powder days, and less rain days. Let’s get Lake Tahoe clear again, and let’s make Bay Area “Spare the Air days” a thing of the past.
With your transaction, we can give some of my commission to organizations dedicating themselves to saving our environment!
I joined 1% for the Planet, which means that 1% of my commissions will go towards supporting the environment and 1% for the Planet certifies my giving. It’s an iron-clad way for me, and you, to put money earned from your transaction and donate to non-profits fighting the fight of reversing the downward trajectory of our environment and everything we take for granted.
In the words of Craig Matthews, co-founder of 1% for the Planet, “If we just take, take, take, and give nothing back, we’re going to have nothing in the end…” Sadly, that’s the truth, but luckily Yvonne Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia has sage advice for all of us, “Don’t get depressed, get angry.”
I try not to get angry in my daily life, even when my kids refuse to do what I ask them, and I hope every transaction I do is free from drama, but I have to admit, I’m a little upset about the cleanliness of the world we live in, so I’m taking action.
I’ve given to many charities in my time as a Realtor®, and I will continue to give to many more, but it’s time I take it up a notch on the environment, and do more by guaranteeing, no matter what, I donate.
There are numerous non-profits on the 1% for the Planet roster, so if there is one in particular you’d like me to donate to after the close of your transaction, do not hesitate to let me know.
If you’d like to get involved on your own, you can learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.
In the meantime, let’s get some property sold, and help save our environment.
Organizations receiving my donations on a regular basis:
ABOUT PROTECT OUR WINTERS
Protect Our Winters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that engages and mobilizes the outdoor sports community to lead the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, political advocacy and community-based activism. Founded by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, Protect Our Winters works with businesses, athletes and the community to harness the collective power of the outdoor sports industry to take meaningful action against climate change. For more information, visit www.protectourwinters.org
ABOUT THE 5 GYRES INSTITUTE
The 5 Gyres Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2017. 5 Gyres mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure.