Profit for the Planet

We only have one planet

Parallel wants to help provide resources to those who work hard every day to protect the natural world we help our customers enjoy, and we’re always looking for organizations helping to do so. We’ve selected eight that are doing it the right way. So, we’ll donate a portion or the proceeds from the sale of every single pair of Parallel glasses, and we’ll let our customers direct the donation.This current list of approved organizations includes:

We only have one planet

Parallel wants to help provide resources to those who work hard every day to protect the natural world we help our customers enjoy, and we’re always looking for organizations helping to do so. We’ve selected eight that are doing it the right way. So, we’ll donate a portion or the proceeds from the sale of every single pair of Parallel glasses, and we’ll let our customers direct the donation.This current list of approved organizations includes:

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

The Trust for Public Land is a U.S. nonprofit organization with a mission to "create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come." Since its founding in 1972, The Trust for Public Land has completed 5,000 park-creation and land conservation projects across the United States, protected over 3 million acres, and helped pass more than 500 ballot measures--creating $70 billion in voter-approved public funding for parks and open spaces. The Trust for Public Land also researches and publishes authoritative data about parks, open space, conservation finance, and urban climate change adaptation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the organization is among the largest U.S. conservation nonprofits, with approximately 30 field offices across the U.S., including a federal affairs function in Washington, D.C.

www.tpl.org


THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

The Nature Conservancy is a charitable environmental organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Its mission is to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends." The Conservancy pursues non confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation's challenges working with partners including indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions, and other non-profits. The Conservancy's work focuses on the global priorities of Lands, Water, Climate, Oceans, and Cities. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy now impacts conservation in 72 countries, including all 50 states of the United States. The Conservancy has over one million members, and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres (48,000,000 hectares) of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide.

www.nature.org


WORLD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (WWF)

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. The Living Planet Report is published every two years by WWF since 1998; it is based on a Living Planet Index and ecological footprint calculation. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. The group aims to "stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature." Currently, their work is organized around these six areas: food, climate, freshwater, wildlife, forests, and oceans.

www.worldwildlife.org


NATIONAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC)

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a United States-based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group, with its headquarters in New York City and offices in Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Los Angeles; New Delhi, India; Chicago; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing, China. The NRDC was co-founded in 1970 by John Adams, Richard Ayres, John Bryson, Edward Strohbehn, and Gus Speth and seeks to influence federal and state environmental and other agencies, the Congress and state legislatures, and the courts to reduce global warming, limit pollution, and generally conserve energy and increase sustainability of commerce and manufacturing. The Council also supports an environmental science program that involves NRDC staff and associated scientists, including a program seeking transformation of manufacturing industries to more sustainable production. In addition, the organization states that it educates the public.

www.nrdc.org


THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

The Surfrider Foundation USA is a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation largely focuses its work on such issues as water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems. Headquartered in San Clemente, California, the Surfrider Foundation maintains a small staff, which work to support the organization's network of grassroots chapters.

www.surfrider.org


NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The common agenda for National Wildlife Federation is to increase America's fish and wildlife population and expand their capacity. Also, it aims to protect wildlife habitats by restoring damaged habitats which include; protected lands, working lands, waterways, coasts, and communities. This common agenda includes transforming wildlife conservation by advancing wildlife management and fighting for issues such as climate change and wildlife diseases. Lastly, their goal is to connect Americans with wildlife by informing the world about what the issues that are occurring, specifically by inspiring the next generation of conservationists and support legislation that advocate to save wildlife. It should be noted, however, that the National Wildlife Federation is a pro-hunting organization that advocates “connecting young children to hunting.”

www.nwf.org


AMERICAN RIVERS

The mission of American Rivers is to protect wild rivers, restored damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature. In 1973, the United States was losing its best rivers at an alarming rate. A group of river runners and conservationists met in Denver, Colorado to confront the fact that unnecessary dams were destroying many of the nation’s last wild, free-flowing rivers. These river advocates also were concerned that Congress had failed to grant federal protection to any rivers since the original Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed in 1968.

American Rivers combines national advocacy with field work in key river basins to deliver the greatest impact. They are practical problem-solvers with positions informed by science and look to build partnerships by working closely with local river advocates, business and agriculture interests, recreation groups and others to forge win-win solutions.

www.americanrivers.org


THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION

The Sierra Club Foundation is an American environmental nonprofit. It is affiliated with the Sierra Club. The organization's stated mission is to "help educate, inspire, and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment." The Sierra Club Foundation is a public charity based in San Francisco, California and founded in 1960. It provides financial support to the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations. The Sierra Club Foundation funds a range of environmental projects. The organization was founded by John Muir.

www.sierraclubfoundation.org

We only have one planet

Parallel wants to help provide resources to those who work hard every day to protect the natural world we help our customers enjoy, and we’re always looking for organizations helping to do so. We’ve selected eight that are doing it the right way. So, we’ll donate a portion or the proceeds from the sale of every single pair of Parallel glasses, and we’ll let our customers direct the donation.This current list of approved organizations includes:

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

The Trust for Public Land is a U.S. nonprofit organization with a mission to "create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come." Since its founding in 1972, The Trust for Public Land has completed 5,000 park-creation and land conservation projects across the United States, protected over 3 million acres, and helped pass more than 500 ballot measures--creating $70 billion in voter-approved public funding for parks and open spaces. The Trust for Public Land also researches and publishes authoritative data about parks, open space, conservation finance, and urban climate change adaptation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the organization is among the largest U.S. conservation nonprofits, with approximately 30 field offices across the U.S., including a federal affairs function in Washington, D.C.

www.tpl.org


THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

The Nature Conservancy is a charitable environmental organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Its mission is to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends." The Conservancy pursues non confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation's challenges working with partners including indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions, and other non-profits. The Conservancy's work focuses on the global priorities of Lands, Water, Climate, Oceans, and Cities. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy now impacts conservation in 72 countries, including all 50 states of the United States. The Conservancy has over one million members, and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres (48,000,000 hectares) of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide.

www.nature.org


WORLD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (WWF)

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. The Living Planet Report is published every two years by WWF since 1998; it is based on a Living Planet Index and ecological footprint calculation. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. The group aims to "stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature." Currently, their work is organized around these six areas: food, climate, freshwater, wildlife, forests, and oceans.

www.worldwildlife.org


NATIONAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC)

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a United States-based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group, with its headquarters in New York City and offices in Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Los Angeles; New Delhi, India; Chicago; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing, China. The NRDC was co-founded in 1970 by John Adams, Richard Ayres, John Bryson, Edward Strohbehn, and Gus Speth and seeks to influence federal and state environmental and other agencies, the Congress and state legislatures, and the courts to reduce global warming, limit pollution, and generally conserve energy and increase sustainability of commerce and manufacturing. The Council also supports an environmental science program that involves NRDC staff and associated scientists, including a program seeking transformation of manufacturing industries to more sustainable production. In addition, the organization states that it educates the public.

www.nrdc.org


THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

The Surfrider Foundation USA is a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation largely focuses its work on such issues as water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems. Headquartered in San Clemente, California, the Surfrider Foundation maintains a small staff, which work to support the organization's network of grassroots chapters.

www.surfrider.org


NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The common agenda for National Wildlife Federation is to increase America's fish and wildlife population and expand their capacity. Also, it aims to protect wildlife habitats by restoring damaged habitats which include; protected lands, working lands, waterways, coasts, and communities. This common agenda includes transforming wildlife conservation by advancing wildlife management and fighting for issues such as climate change and wildlife diseases. Lastly, their goal is to connect Americans with wildlife by informing the world about what the issues that are occurring, specifically by inspiring the next generation of conservationists and support legislation that advocate to save wildlife. It should be noted, however, that the National Wildlife Federation is a pro-hunting organization that advocates “connecting young children to hunting.”

www.nwf.org


AMERICAN RIVERS

The mission of American Rivers is to protect wild rivers, restored damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature. In 1973, the United States was losing its best rivers at an alarming rate. A group of river runners and conservationists met in Denver, Colorado to confront the fact that unnecessary dams were destroying many of the nation’s last wild, free-flowing rivers. These river advocates also were concerned that Congress had failed to grant federal protection to any rivers since the original Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed in 1968.

American Rivers combines national advocacy with field work in key river basins to deliver the greatest impact. They are practical problem-solvers with positions informed by science and look to build partnerships by working closely with local river advocates, business and agriculture interests, recreation groups and others to forge win-win solutions.

www.americanrivers.org


THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION

The Sierra Club Foundation is an American environmental nonprofit. It is affiliated with the Sierra Club. The organization's stated mission is to "help educate, inspire, and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment." The Sierra Club Foundation is a public charity based in San Francisco, California and founded in 1960. It provides financial support to the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations. The Sierra Club Foundation funds a range of environmental projects. The organization was founded by John Muir.

www.sierraclubfoundation.org

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

The Trust for Public Land is a U.S. nonprofit organization with a mission to "create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come." Since its founding in 1972, The Trust for Public Land has completed 5,000 park-creation and land conservation projects across the United States, protected over 3 million acres, and helped pass more than 500 ballot measures--creating $70 billion in voter-approved public funding for parks and open spaces. The Trust for Public Land also researches and publishes authoritative data about parks, open space, conservation finance, and urban climate change adaptation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the organization is among the largest U.S. conservation nonprofits, with approximately 30 field offices across the U.S., including a federal affairs function in Washington, D.C.

www.tpl.org


THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

The Nature Conservancy is a charitable environmental organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Its mission is to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends." The Conservancy pursues non confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation's challenges working with partners including indigenous communities, businesses, governments, multilateral institutions, and other non-profits. The Conservancy's work focuses on the global priorities of Lands, Water, Climate, Oceans, and Cities. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy now impacts conservation in 72 countries, including all 50 states of the United States. The Conservancy has over one million members, and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres (48,000,000 hectares) of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide.

www.nature.org


WORLD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (WWF)

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. The Living Planet Report is published every two years by WWF since 1998; it is based on a Living Planet Index and ecological footprint calculation. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over five million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. The group aims to "stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature." Currently, their work is organized around these six areas: food, climate, freshwater, wildlife, forests, and oceans.

www.worldwildlife.org


NATIONAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL (NRDC)

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a United States-based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group, with its headquarters in New York City and offices in Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Los Angeles; New Delhi, India; Chicago; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing, China. The NRDC was co-founded in 1970 by John Adams, Richard Ayres, John Bryson, Edward Strohbehn, and Gus Speth and seeks to influence federal and state environmental and other agencies, the Congress and state legislatures, and the courts to reduce global warming, limit pollution, and generally conserve energy and increase sustainability of commerce and manufacturing. The Council also supports an environmental science program that involves NRDC staff and associated scientists, including a program seeking transformation of manufacturing industries to more sustainable production. In addition, the organization states that it educates the public.

www.nrdc.org


THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

The Surfrider Foundation USA is a grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation largely focuses its work on such issues as water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems. Headquartered in San Clemente, California, the Surfrider Foundation maintains a small staff, which work to support the organization's network of grassroots chapters.

www.surfrider.org


NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The common agenda for National Wildlife Federation is to increase America's fish and wildlife population and expand their capacity. Also, it aims to protect wildlife habitats by restoring damaged habitats which include; protected lands, working lands, waterways, coasts, and communities. This common agenda includes transforming wildlife conservation by advancing wildlife management and fighting for issues such as climate change and wildlife diseases. Lastly, their goal is to connect Americans with wildlife by informing the world about what the issues that are occurring, specifically by inspiring the next generation of conservationists and support legislation that advocate to save wildlife. It should be noted, however, that the National Wildlife Federation is a pro-hunting organization that advocates “connecting young children to hunting.”

www.nwf.org


AMERICAN RIVERS

The mission of American Rivers is to protect wild rivers, restored damaged rivers and conserve clean water for people and nature. In 1973, the United States was losing its best rivers at an alarming rate. A group of river runners and conservationists met in Denver, Colorado to confront the fact that unnecessary dams were destroying many of the nation’s last wild, free-flowing rivers. These river advocates also were concerned that Congress had failed to grant federal protection to any rivers since the original Wild and Scenic Rivers Act passed in 1968.

American Rivers combines national advocacy with field work in key river basins to deliver the greatest impact. They are practical problem-solvers with positions informed by science and look to build partnerships by working closely with local river advocates, business and agriculture interests, recreation groups and others to forge win-win solutions.

www.americanrivers.org


THE SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION

The Sierra Club Foundation is an American environmental nonprofit. It is affiliated with the Sierra Club. The organization's stated mission is to "help educate, inspire, and empower humanity to preserve the natural and human environment." The Sierra Club Foundation is a public charity based in San Francisco, California and founded in 1960. It provides financial support to the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations. The Sierra Club Foundation funds a range of environmental projects. The organization was founded by John Muir.

www.sierraclubfoundation.org


Please note that this is in no way an endorsement by these organizations. Regardless, our goal is to use our platform to raise awareness and provide support and we intend to always do the right thing. Even if you decide not to buy anything from Parallel, we ask that you consider supporting any of these organizations.


Please note that this is in no way an endorsement by these organizations. Regardless, our goal is to use our platform to raise awareness and provide support and we intend to always do the right thing. Even if you decide not to buy anything from Parallel, we ask that you consider supporting any of these organizations.

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