The Off the Grid 1% Initiative​

The Off the Grid 1% Initiative

We are working with environmental non-profits that are part of the solution to the issues that Off the Grid Across the USA is bringing to our attention. Each of these environmental nonprofits are researched by 1% for the Planet and approved to meet their environmental criteria. They are “bona fide environmental groups, with clear objectives and a track record of effective environmental initiatives.” If 1% for the Planet believes in them so do we. ​

As a donor you can rest assured that your money will be used efficiently to create a healthier planet.

Each organization was along the bike route therefore we spent time with each of them.

Donate to the cause of your choice below or to our general fund that we will split between them.

 community cycles

Bike Advocacy and Alternative Transportation ​

Community Cycles – Boulder, Colorado

Community Cycles (CC) is a non-profit organization of bicycle enthusiasts whose mission is to educate and advocate bicycles usage as an affordable, viable and sustainable means of transportation and personal enjoyment within all communities.

Solar Power/Alternative Energy

Solar Sister – Bristol, Rhode Island

“Solar Sister is a social enterprise that provides women with training and support to create solar micro-businesses, providing much needed household income for the women, and much needed light for their communities.

Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. They combine the breakthrough potential of solar and clean cooking technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.

Solar Sister creates sustainable businesses, powered by smart investment in women entrepreneurs. When you invest in a woman, you invest in the future. ”

 Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity.

 Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

Reuse Alliance – New York

“Reuse Alliance, is a US-based reuse community support organization with global members, is working to increase awareness of, and access to, reuse — by educating the public about its social, environmental and economic benefits and by providing capacity-building services that strengthen the reuse community.

They envision a world where people are actively engaged in the reuse movement and as a result have created a cleaner environment, a greener economy for their communities, and a more equitable society.”

Reuse Alliance is building a community of like-minded individuals and organizations across the country that is revolutionizing the way we look at waste.

Inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time.

Sustainable Food / Community Gardening

Growing Power – Milwaukee, Wisconsin​

“Growing power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe, and affordable food for people in all communities through the development of food systems.”

Water Conservation

Below the Surface– San Diego, California

The protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

They believe access to clean water is a fundamental right of all living beings. They seek to significantly reduce uses of water that are wasteful and water pollution, as well as the environmental, economic and health hazards it poses by working to elevate and sustain the topic of water pollution in the national dialogue.

They envision a world where water is not wasted and all forms of potential water pollution are captured and recycled in an economically sustainable manner before entering and polluting any body of water.

The Surfrider Foundation– San Diego, California​

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For an overview of the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter’s current campaigns, programs and initiatives go to or contact them at [email protected] or (858) 622-9661.

 Below The Surface