1% for the Planet: Cast Your vote

Hairstory has committed to donating 1% of sales of 8-oz New Wash bottles to water-focused, non-profit organizations vetted by 1% for the Planet (learn more about our partnership with them here). After learning about countless local, national, and global causes worthy of our support, we thought: Why not ask our community to vote for who the money goes to? Each title is linked to a website so you can do your research  – and maybe even get involved.

the candidates for the 4th quarter of 2019:

WATERSHED WATCH SALMON SOCIETY is a science-based charity defending and rebuilding wild salmon in British Columbia. Founded two decades ago, a small group of passionate conservationists noticed that work relating to fisheries and habitat restoration was being done on local waterways, but no one was confronting policy decisions at the federal and provincial levels. WWSS fills that gap, offering scientific expertise to policy makers, and highlighting the large scale issues, from fish farms to climate change through collaboration with other organizations and community groups.

THE ALLIANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow by involving tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all.

THE SEABIN FOUNDATION The Seabin Foundation mission statement is simple: To live in a world without the need for Seabins. Marine litter should not be in the water in the first place, and if there are rubbish bins on land, why not water? The scope of this project evolved into a comprehensive research, technology, and educational initiative with global interest and reach. The world’s marinas, ports and yacht clubs – with no huge open ocean swells or storms – are perfect places to start cleaning our oceans with Seabin installations.

GRAVITY WATER works to create safe drinking water for children in need, while also reducing single-use plastic pollution in developing countries. They work with communities to set up rainwater harvesting systems at schools that filter it into safe drinking water using 100% energy/carbon-free gravity. Over 12,000 children and community members have now been provided with safe drinking water in Vietnam, Indonesia, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico, every single day.

LIVING LANDS & WATERS is Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, and has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization like it in the world. Spending up to nine months a year traveling on the barge, the LL&W crew hosts river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree plantings and other key conservation efforts. Their mission is to aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds; expand awareness of environmental issues and responsibility, and create the desire and opportunity for stewardship.