Why We Support 1% For The Planet
Lumen co-founder Will Henry has had a long-standing commitment to protecting the environment. In 2001 he founded Save The Waves Coalition, a non-profit that protects coastal ecosystems around the world. That organization was initially funded with a $5,000 personal check written by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, who was a guiding force for the fledgling coalition throughout its early years.
“Yvon has been my number one inspiration in life,” says Will. “He is the most influential environmentalist of our time. Not only is he a tremendously successful businessman, he is living proof what businesses can gain from being more proactive with the natural world.”
In 2019, Lumen announced its membership in 1% For The Planet. “Business owners have a responsibility,” says Will, “to both reduce their impact on the planet, as well as give something back to the organizations who work hard to protect it.”