Help Us Give 1% To The Planet

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Last year you helped us give thousands of dollars to Habitat for Humanity, your non-profit of choice. This year we're asking you to help again. For three years Apartment Therapy has been teaming up with 1% For The Planet to help support the organizations working to solve the environmental crisis. We're giving away 1% of our 2008 profits, and we need your help deciding where it should go!

According to 1% For The Planet, while Americans gave a record $306 billion dollars to charity in 2007, the environment received significantly less than 2% of the total. This is not enough to address the needs of more than 1,000,000 public environmental charities around the world.

If you want to make a difference, here's how you can help:

• Browse through the list of non-profits at 1% For The Planet. We realize that 1%'s non-profit list is big, so if you've got a favorite, start by looking for it.

Go here to nominate the non-profit you think we should support.

• Check back with us next week as we round up the Top 6 Nominations and vote for your favorite! Once a winner is chosen, we'll write them a check with thanks from all of us!

And Kitchn readers: there are lots of good food and agriculture groups on the nonprofit list. Chez Panisse Foundation is one, as well as many local and state farming groups. I'm throwing in my own nomination for my local ecological farming association!

So, check out the list now and tell us what you think!

Go here to give us your vote!

(Image: Chez Panisse Foundation)

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