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THE 1% CLUB

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Looking to do something different?

Need motivation to help get you active?

Want something that fits in with your schedule, but still pushes you to make changes and challenge yourself?

Something that not only helps change you, but will help the planet too?

Come and join the 1% Club.

WHAT IS THE 1% CLUB?

The 1% Club started out as an idea to do something for the planet for our Founder’s 50th birthday. To do something active every day and in return we’d plant a tree. She asked a few friends if they’d join her, with the aim to do five days a week.

A few friends kind of snowballed.

The 1% Club was founded; a group of people who aim to get active as many times as possible each week, and in return, every day they are, we plant a tree for them.

It’s become a club that gets you active and helps the planet. It doesn’t matter the speed or distance, just being active counts.

WHY JOIN?

Our planet needs more trees to help fight climate change, protect biodiversity and support some of the poorest communities on earth.

If 1% of the UK population alone (and this is open to any country) takes part, we will plant 11 million trees a month!

Inactivity is the 4th biggest killer in our country and causes countless other health issues.

Just 10 minutes of activity each day cuts the risk of early death by 15%

30 minutes of activity five times a week will reduce the risk of early death by 25%

The challenge fits around your other training commitments.

It’s flexible; you can be super fit or recovering from injury.

All you have to do is run, walk, cycle or roll (or any other active activity) as often as possible.

We’re challenging you to get active five times a week. To help your mind, your body and the planet.

WHAT DO I GET?

You will plant 260 trees in a year if you get active five times a week!.

We will provide you with printable 4-week calendars that allow you to cross off each day you’ve been active (research shows that a visible record helps create a habit).

You get to know that every day you’re active you’ve made a difference to the planet. No matter how bad that run was, or how rubbish your day is, you’ve changed the planet for good.

We’ll provide you with quarterly Impact Reports – so you can actually see the difference you’re making.

If you complete a year and manage five active days a week, you’ll have planted enough trees to fill a football stadium and to help provide a habitat for over 300,000 living creatures (and that’s not even including insects!).

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The cost to join the challenge will be £6.95 a month. In return, we will commit to planting a tree for every day you’re active. A total of 365 trees will be available.

We open for new members each month. Club Membership is open until the 30th January 2023. Join now.

Join the 1% Club. Change the world by getting active.

FAQs

Does my usual dog walk count?
Yes

Can I walk/swim/row/ski/etc?
Yes. Any forward activity that gets you moving under your own steam works for us, ideally, outdoors as this has been shown to boost your mental health too.

What if I’m injured?
We can postpone your membership until you feel able to get active again. Walking and swimming are great for recuperating (although check with your Doctor!)

I only managed to get out for 10 minutes, does that count?
Did you make the effort to get out of the house/chair/office and knowingly get active? Then it counts. We’re fighting the little voice inside your head that says you can’t.

I don’t have a fancy sports watch – how do you know I’ve done the challenge?
This is about you making a commitment, most smartphones track your activity, so you can screen shot that. If that’s not possible, use our wall tracker and send that in – this is about trust, believing in yourself and doing awesome things for the planet. You know what you’ve done. That’s cool with us.

Where are the trees planted?
Our trees are planted worldwide with trusted charitable partners. This ensures that the trees have the best survival chances and that the communities that plant them are supported. Further information about our trees is here.

THE WORLD NEEDS TREES RIGHT NOW

Our climate is in crisis, planting more trees and fighting deforestation is one part of the solution. You maybe running a virtual race but you're contributing to an actual solution. You run the miles and we partner with organisations worldwide to plant the trees. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s fun.

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