Organizations We Support in 2022
As we close 2022, we feel enthusiastic, proud and hopeful to highlight some of the inspiring organizations and initiatives that we support through our 1% For the Planet commitment. We congratulate 1% on their leadership in developing the network, as well as all members.
UpClear believes we all share responsibility for the world we live in. We support environment and humanitarian causes through our membership in 1% for the Planet, a global organization that connects companies to worthy Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
We chose NGOs to support based on the following criteria:
- Affinity: we want to support organizations that we personally feel close to, through our beliefs and interests as individuals in the company
- Proximity: we look for organizations to support and/or partner with in the cities where we operate (London, New York, Paris)
- Size: we want to ensure that our donations have an impact with organizations that are in need of support to grow
- Focus on education and youth: this, said Nelson Mandela, is the “most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
In 2022, we focused our contribution – 1% of UpClear revenue- across 11 worthy organizations. We have met their founders and are impressed with their stories, vision, commitment, and positive energy towards change. Quite frankly, learning what they do has been mind-opening and refreshing. We believe in what they do, and commit to supporting them with funding and collaboration.
For My Planet – Act for the Future is taking teenagers on scientific expeditions throughout France national and regional parcs. Together, they immerse themselves in nature, get blown away by its beauty and discover mutual aid, teamwork and connection to one another. Then, they set up in their schools, their neighborhood and their city, an eco-citizen project based on their creativity and focused on the respect of the environment and the “living together”. At the end of the year, these young “Sentinels of the environment” give lectures to talk, in their teenage words, about their mobilization for the planet. Thus, they become key players of Change.
Cafeteria Culture (CafCu), is an environmental education nonprofit working creatively with youth to achieve equitable zero waste, climate-smart school communities and a plastic free biosphere. Our programs foster youth-led solutions by merging community science, civic action, media production, and the arts. Students in our programs, overwhelmingly from lower-income and communities of color, collect data, debate policy, and take on leadership roles that inform policy and offer solutions to the climate emergency that are leading to institutional change.
Directed by Flore Vasseur and produced by Elzévir Films as well as by Marion Cotillard, this documentary is an exploration and an adventure on youth activism. This is the story of a young Indonesian girl, Melati who has been lobbying her local government since the age of 12 to ban the sale and distribution of plastic bags in her island, Bali. And she won!!! Campaigning for 5 years, Melati has become a leading figure of an emerging trending, maybe a power, under the radar, of youth empowerment. She decides to go around the globe to meet her tribe, proven activists like her.
The Climate Fresk is a serious game about climate change, based on collective intelligence and creativity. Whether you’re completely new to the topic or quite savvy, you can play the Climate Fresk. In 3 hours’ time, you will retrace the IPCC*’s reasoning and you may even have fun doing it! You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss the consequences, challenges and changes that you see are coming or should be coming.
Founder by mountain athlete Kilian Jornet, the KJ Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the mountain environment. It focuses on three main areas: a) direct actions, creating or financing projects aimed at solving environmental problems in the mountains, b) raising awareness and educate through its own and external channels such as the Athlete Climate Academy podcast, and c) research, by investing in studies and monitoring services to better understand the effects of climate change on mountain environments.
Kynarou is a development organization working on establishing sustainable access to drinkable water, and waste sanitation and management in rural villages in in Southern India, Burkina Faso and Togo.