We love being a member of 1% for the Planet and giving back where we can to help the environment and our communities.
This year we are supporting three organizations that we believe in. They are organizations that focus on sustainability, community, and have the future in mind.
Surfrider Foundation was born from the love of surfing and the need to protect vital environments that continue to be negatively impacted by development and pollution. Surfrider focuses on protecting our oceans and beaches by developing avenues for activism in local communities through,
→ Plastic reduction
→ Ocean protection
→ Beach access
→ Coastal preservation
→ And clean water initiatives
It is no secret that the oceans rising is one of the top concerns in our current climate crisis. As a grassroots non-profit organization, Surfrider is a network of people with a boots on the ground approach that consists of campaigns, programs, and educational initiatives in local communities to save our most beloved oceans.
Learn more about the current campaigns.
Billion Oyster ProjectFounded in 2014 by Murray Fisher and Pete Malinowski, they envisioned a better way forward for a healthy and biodiverse New York harbor. What started out as a vision to educate people about restoration has turned into a project that has amassed thousands of volunteers, students, programs, and partners who are advocating to rebuild the oyster population for healthy ecosystems.
Since starting the organization, they have,
→ Restored 75 million oysters
→ Collected 1.9 million pounds of shells
→ Developed educational initiatives with over 100 schools
Alongside the ability to remove pollutants, filter water, and create habitats, oysters are ecosystem engineers that develop a natural storm barrier to reduce flooding and prevent erosion. We are proud to support Billion Oyster Project in their efforts to educate for the future and protect our beautiful waters of today.
Learn more about the project.
Founded in 2009, Solar Sister was started by Katherine and Neha who worked together to build a social enterprise that focused on women and the distribution of clean energy. In 2022, Solar Sister merged with LivelyHoods to bring economic benefits and clean energy to millions of sub-Saharan African communities.
Solar Sister impacts communities by,
→ Recruiting, training, and supporting women entrepreneurs
→ Kickstarting over 8,100 clean energy entrepreneurs
→ Reaching over 3.4 million people with solar energy and clean cookstoves
Solar Sister invests in local women to start, grow, and sustain their clean energy business that benefits their families, and the future of their communities.
Learn more about the organization.
Supporting our business helps us give back through 1% for the Planet, and we are grateful to our customers and communities who have invested in us this year! If you’re interested in further supporting the above organizations, check out their websites and learn how you can be a part of the movement that supports our planet and invests in forward-thinking entrepreneurs.