Ocean Genome Legacy Center partners with 1% for the Planet

Northeastern University’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center, whose mission “is to acquire, authenticate, study, preserve, develop, and distribute genetic materials, biological specimens, information, technology, and standards needed to advance basic and applied non-commercial research,” has become an Environmental Partner with 1% for the Planet.

1% for the Planet brings together companies and individuals invested in the future of the environment to donate collectively to environmental nonprofits—like the Ocean Genome Legacy Center.

“OGL is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet businesses and individual members, placing them among a diverse, global network of environmental organizations,” the Ocean Genome Legacy Center said. “Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which OGL can look for support.”

“At OGL, we are passionate about discovering, preserving, and sharing the spectacular genomic diversity of marine life, and harnessing its incomparable value for the benefit of humanity and the environment,” said director of the Ocean Genome Legacy Center Dan Distel. “Now, this partnership with 1% for the Planet gives us the chance to work with corporate sponsors who share our passion for marine life.”

Learn more about the Ocean Genome Legacy Center and their innovative work below.

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