Source: Preferred Hotels

New York, New YorkBeyond Green, a global portfolio of planet Earth’s most sustainable hotels, resorts, and lodges, has joined 1% for the Planet, committing to donate 1% of the brand’s annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on environmental issues.

Founded to accelerate smart environmental giving and prevent greenwashing, 1% for the Planet’s environmental partners are vetted organizations working toward a wide array of solutions, from climate justice and urban infrastructure to gender equality; indigenous land rights to supply chain sustainability; conservation policy to environmental education, and beyond, with more than 6,500 partners in 111 different countries, every member can find and support the causes that matter most to them. These partners are categorized into four impact areas; Rights to Nature; Conservation and Restoration; Resilient Communities; and Just Economies.

Since its official launch in April 2021, Beyond Green has established an esteemed reputation among travelers and the wider travel community for its holistic approach to sustainable tourism. Travelers are becoming increasingly savvy when it comes to sustainability, demanding more transparency from the companies they support, thus by partnering with 1% for the Planet, guests can further maximize the positive impact of their Beyond Green bookings.

Following our launch, we have sought to connect Beyond Green with likeminded brands for considered partnerships that align with our overall purpose. By working with 1% for the Planet, we are excited to further fulfil our commitment to supporting environmental causes. Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Travel Group
Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and only 5% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of business members are doing vital work to increase giving and support on-the-ground action. We're excited to welcome Beyond Green to our global movement. Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet

Driven by an unwavering belief that to travel with purpose is to travel well, Beyond Green represents sustainability leadership in action and impact, with a mission ​and purpose of transforming the global travel and tourism industry, where sustainability is the rule and not the exception. ​Centered on three core values – Nature, Culture, and Community – Beyond Green’s global members go beyond being eco-conscious to also embrace fundamental principles such as fair wages, gender equality, and the safeguarding and celebrating of cultural heritage.

By contributing 1% of their annual sales, thousands of 1% for the Planet’s members have raised millions in funding to support environmental partners around the globe, with over $530 million having been certified to date.

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About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. We act as an accountability partner for businesses supporting environmental partners through annual membership. We make environmental giving easy and effective through partnership advising, impact storytelling, and third-party certification. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given millions to environmental partners. Today, 1% for the Planet’s global network consists of thousands of businesses and environmental partners working toward a better future.

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About Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world's largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 600 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 80 countries. Through its curated global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high-quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The I Prefer™ Hotel Rewards program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit

AboutI PreferHotel Rewards

Launched in August 2013, the I Prefer Hotel Rewards program from Preferred Travel Group – the parent company that operates hotel brands Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Beyond Green, Historic Hotels of America, and Historic Hotels Worldwide – extends points, status, and other complimentary benefits to members upon eligible stays at nearly 600 participating hotels and resorts worldwide. In addition to earning points for eligible room nights, members receive additional benefits based on their tier status. The I Prefer program also offers a free mobile app, available on Apple and Android devices, which allows members to search and book hotel stays, and easily redeem Reward Certificates. With 5 million travelers currently enrolled in membership, I Prefer is complimentary to join. To learn more and to enroll in the program, please visit