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We're a Member of 1% for the Planet

We believe that small changes and consistent, daily actions can have a huge impact on the global movement to help our planet. We also believe that organizations committed to this cause need support.

In 2015, we made our annual environmental giving more concrete and transparent by becoming a member of 1% for the Planet, and pledging to donate 1% of our annual sales to non-profit organization that benefit the environment. We took a break a few years later, and then restarted our membership in 2020. 1% for the Planet is a growing network of more than 4,800 environmentally conscious members and brands representing industries and causes that share the same common belief: environmental protection and good corporate citizenship are core business principles and our joint responsibility. 

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The Power of 5%: Your U-Konserve purchase goes further

When you purchase a U-Konserve product, you are already taking an important step to reduce single-use waste. Now you can fund a nonprofit aligned with that mission — at no cost to you. Look for the option to choose one our three highlighted nonprofits when checking out:

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Working together, we safeguard species and the places they call home, and preserve America’s maritime history. 

The Ecology Center

The Ecology Center's expansive 28-acre organic farm and community space creates lasting change around food and agriculture through education, mentorship, culinary experiences and a classroom for the next generation.

Turning Green

Project Green Challenge provides leadership skills with a sustainability focus for over 150,000 students annually across the globe. Conscious Kitchen provides all-organic meals to elementary schools and food assistance to vulnerable populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The Surfrider Foundation

Their Rise Above Plastics campaign is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics.

Together with our partner EcoVessel, we've also supported these nonprofits

Water for People
Water for People partners with local governments, businesses and individuals to install clean water and sanitation systems, accessible to all and sustained by strong communities.

Plastic Oceans
Plastic Oceans works to inspire changes in consumer behavior, corporate practices and public policy, with the goal of ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.

Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace uses the power of science, education and stewardship to ensure a sustainable future for the planet and protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly.

5 Gyres
Works to restore healthy, plastic-free oceans by organizing scientific research expeditions and engaging communities to promote solutions to the plastic pollution problem. They have dedicated the next ten years to leading the movement to a sustainable future based on a zero-waste culture and circular economies. 

Sparks real-world, practical solutions to the plastic pollution crisis, working “upstream” to redesign the systems generating all the waste in the first place. They're building a movement to "make throw-away go away" through business, policy and cultural innovation.

The U-Konserve Community's Impact

5% of every U-Konserve purchase is donated to a nonprofit of your choice.
Check out the impact the U-Konserve community is making below.