Today, while reading The Economist, I found about a new nonprofit organization working to prevent plastic pollution in the marine environment (that’s the oceans). Science & Technology against Ocean Plastics (STOP) is set to launch in 14 days, you can sign up to become part of the community here: http://www.stopoceanplastics.org/page/Signup. Or consider attending the upcoming STOP Live Conference being held this June in Los Angeles, Calif. I’ll be certain to follow the foundations efforts and share the solutions they (and the community) develop.
We’ve joined more than 1,300 other companies around the world to support more than 2.300 environmental organizations through our membership in 1% for the Planet. Why? At BottlesUp, being ‘green’ isn’t just a wish or a plaque we’ve put on the wall. We live it daily. Every decision we make around our products and our company includes an answer to “how does this help the environment?”
When we looked at our options for donating a portion of our sales to a worthy cause, we knew immediately that the community and purpose of 1% for the Planet, fit with our ideals and our vision. We joined an alliance of companies in the United State, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom (and other countries as well) that understands that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry .
And you can join us. Yes, you. If you own a business – any size – or have influence with your boss consider becoming a member of with us. By contributing 1% of net annual sales to grassroots environmental groups around the world, members of 1% For The Planet affect real, measureable change. Why else should you think about joining 1% for the Planet? There’s a benefit, a satisfaction, to paving the way for more corporate responsibility in the business community and the recognition, support and patronage of conscientious consumers who value serious commitment to the environment. Interested or want to know more? Check out the 1% For The Planet right here: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
In 2005, now 5 years ago, TED awarded renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky its annual TED Prize. We’ve heard of Burtynsky’s work and his passion to document our human impact on our world. His riveting, and at times near horrific, landscape images captivated us and clearly the people at TED. His video below, which includes his images, is a compelling message for all of us to move towards sustainability.
What do you think? Have you found images that changed your own behavior? Send us a link.
It seems easy enough to stop drinking water bottled in plastic, yet, we’re primed for convenience. It’s easy enough to buy a bottle at the convenience store, out at a sporting event, or on a long road trip. And bottled water marketers are selling you a vision – spring pools of fresh water, mountain streams ripe for crisp, cool, refreshment. It’s a sham. Here’s a great infographic from the creative team at Term Life Insurance.