We believe all companies have a corporate responsibility to protect the goods and services generated by the world’s ecosystems. As such, Zuzek Inc. is a member of 1% for the Planet, which links businesses, consumers and non-profits to promote positive environmental change. We donate one percent of our annual sales to non-profit organizations around the world that are dedicated to protecting our natural landscapes, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Our team members are also committed to minimizing the carbon footprint of the company by using technology to share our ideas, interact with our clients, and solve problems.

Learn More about the 1% Program

Click the button below to visit the 1% for the Planet website and learn more about the member companies that are taking responsibility for the health of our planet by investing in environmental non-profits creating positive change.
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2019 Recipient Announced!

The recipient of our third 1% for the Planet donation are the "Plover Lovers"!  This volunteer group monitors the Piping Plovers at Sauble Beach, Ontario and provide information to beachgoers throughout the breeding season.

The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a rare little shorebird that is one of North America’s most endangered birds. In 2007 two Piping Plovers somehow discovered Sauble Beach, courted, pair-bonded and established the first nest on the beach in 30 years!  The Ministry of Natural Resources quickly established a monitoring program to oversee the pair’s progress through that first summer. One or two pairs have nested at Sauble Beach each summer since. Birds Canada now oversees the recovery and monitoring program at Sauble Beach as well as the few other beaches in Ontario plovers have returned to.

2018 Recipient

The recipient of our second 1% for the Planet donation is the new Cold Regions Living Shorelines Community of Practice (CoP).  The Coastal Zone Canada Association is leading the CoP initiative and the website is being hosted by the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources.  The CoP is an interactive online community intended to encourage communication, information sharing and knowledge-exchange across members to develop, support and steward the effective use of living shoreline ideas and principles in a temperate North American climate.

2017 Recipient

The first recipient of our 1% for the Planet donation was the Conservation Halton Foundation.  Visit the link to learn more about their watershed stewardship initiatives, educational programs, and habitat protection initiatives.

 Acknowledgement Letter

Apply to Receive a 1% Donation in 2020

Environmental Non-government Organizations (ENGO) are encouraged to apply to Zuzek Inc. for our next 1% donation in 2020. Send an email to Zuzek Inc. telling us how you would use the donation to support the programs of your ENGO. The current application period ends May 31, 2020. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this donation program further, please contact us here.