Water Gallery joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
”Signing on to 1% for the Planet shows Water Gallery has a strong commitment to investing in sustainability efforts,” says John Tashiro, Interim CEO. “They’re using business as a tool to engage and motivate their stakeholders while partnering with environmental organizations that complement their brand. We’re excited to welcome Water Gallery to our global network.”
Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved non-profit environmental organizations in the network. Non-profits are approved based on referrals, track record and sustainability focus. Over 3,600 non-profits worldwide are currently approved.
“In our 10th year we’re celebrating that our members contributed $100 million of critically needed funds and it’s just the beginning,” comments Tashiro. “We see that brands benefit too by financially investing in the environment; consumer demand drives much of this success. There’s a paradigm shift happening and we’re thrilled that so many innovative businesses are sling-shotting the movement into high gear.”
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. Over 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
About Water Gallery Worldwide
The Water Gallery concept focuses on tying beauty, eco-friendliness, and environmental awareness together in a unique way. Water Gallery’s premium Italian Rocco Bormioli glass bottles feature a 22k gold frame, which frame a view of iconic artwork of renowned marine life artist and environmentalist, Wyland. Viewing the artwork through the water results not only in a beautiful depth to the bottle, but a fitting reflection on the ocean awareness theme of Wyland’s work.
Each Water Gallery bottle is hand-decorated in California. The result is a re-usable bottle which can be collected, gifted, displayed, and most importantly, reused hundreds of times before it is recycled. “We are committed not only to the creation of an elegant product, but also to the advancement of a sustainable world” said Water Gallery founder Kenny Laskan. “Water Gallery is about making re-use a gorgeous option and encouraging a minimization of waste with a maximization of beauty.” To learn more go to: www.mywatergallery.com.
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Editor’s note: you can order the hand-decorated re-usable bottles at Water Gallery’s online shop.