Prescott Farm Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes.

Prescott Farm is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $20 million in 2013. Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Prescott Farm can look to for support.

Prescott Farm contributes to a healthier planet by “celebrating the interconnections between our community and the natural systems that sustain us all.” Prescott Farm offers year-round environmental education for all ages including WildQuest vacation camps, school field trips, family and youth programs and Naturalist-in-Residence programs at 3 local elementary schools. The 160-acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a “green” building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, heritage gardens, and a forested pond. Prescott Farm’s 3-mile trail system is open to the public for free daily from dawn to dusk.

Over 3,600 nonprofits worldwide are included in the 1% for the Planet network, and over $100 million has been funneled to its nonprofit partners to date. “The intent of 1% for the Planet is to help fund these diverse environmental organizations so that collectively they can be a more powerful force in solving the world’s problems,” says John Tashiro, Interim CEO of 1% for the Planet.

“At Prescott Farm, our vision is to inspire our community to make choices that will result in a healthier future on a personal, local and global scale,” says Executive Director Sarah Dunham-Miliotis. “We are constantly working to make Prescott Farm a place that people want to visit, spend time and fall in love with the natural world. As many others have said, ‘you won’t be inspired to save something unless you love it first.’”

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