An important part of the mission of One Earth Body Care is to support nonprofits that are working for ecological and social well-being.

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

We believe that that the well-being of all people and of the planet are interconnected, and that businesses have the opportunity and the responsibility to be agents of positive change.

Along with creating ecologically sound products with responsible packaging, we align with nonprofits whose missions and actions we believe in. We donate products and at least 1% of our income to the organizations profiled below.

🌳 The Manada Conservancy.
The Manada is a land trust “dedicated to preserving the natural, historic, agricultural and scenic resources of Dauphin County [Pennsylvania] through land conservation, environmental education, and community engagement.” A member of the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and the National Land Trust Alliance, the Manada has protected almost 2000 acres of important habitat since 1997, and they have provided public education and native plants to thousands of individuals. They provide Habitat for All certification and educational resources including native plant landscaping guides.

 

🌳 American Bird Conservancy. 
The mission of the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is “to conserve native birds and their habitats across the Americas. In doing so, we benefit not only American birds but all other species as well.” The ABC provides conservation advocacy and other programs, works to conserve critical habitats, and helps individuals and organizations to address threats to birds. Check out their featured Birds of the Week, a quick & fun way to learn about lots of different species!

 

🌳 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
The UCS “puts rigorous science to work to build a healthier planet and a safer world.” They were founded during the Vietnam era and have been on the forefront of scientific research and advocacy in the public interest ever since. The UCS founded the Center for Science and Democracy, which publishes reports on pressing environmental issues and works to make science a tool for racial equity and justice. UCS work includes researching and reporting on sustainable agriculture, clean energy, climate change, nuclear issues, and more. They also publish the Got Science? Podcast!

 

🌳 Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE).
The mission of the FSEEE is “to protect national forests and to reform the U.S. Forest Service by advocating environmental ethics, educating citizens, and defending whistleblowers.” Their work includes public education (see their Ground Truth blog), advocating forest protection, monitoring the Forest Service and facilitating communication within and outside of the agency, and redefining land management to prioritize ecosystem integrity. See their downloadable Newsletter for insights into forest management, news and advocacy.

 

🌳 1% for the Planet.
1% for the Planet’s mission is “to bring dollars and doers together to accelerate smart environmental giving.” This network is available to businesses and individuals, who by joining commit to giving a minimum of 1% of their annual gross sales (businesses) or salary/net worth (individuals) to environmental nonprofits. Nonprofits join the organization for free and gain connections to business and individual members. The organization was started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, the founder of Blue Ribbon Flies. 1% for the Planet is committed to supporting environmental work in the areas of climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife.