1% for the Planet: Cast Your Ballot
Hairstory has committed to donating 1% of all sales ofNew Wash bottles to water-focused, non-profit organizations vetted by 1% for the Planet (to learn more about our partnership with them,click 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 of the five organizations below will receive a donation from us, but the one with the most votes will receive the majority of funds raised. Cast your vote for the cause you feel most strongly about, and we’ll share the results.
Conemaugh Valley Conservancy (Pennsylvania):conemaughvalleyconservancy.com
Formed in 1994 with a mission to promote the conservation and preservation of natural, cultural and historic resources and encourage prudent land-use principles in the 1,888 square-mile Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin. The KC Stream Team manages over 260 sampling sites in five counties, provides technical assistance to watershed groups and conservation districts, and works in schools to connect students with Nature.
Coral Restoration Foundation (Florida Keys & Caribbean): www.coralrestoration.org
While other organizations are focusing on the causes of damage to coral reefs, this organization is assisting in their recovery and restoration in the Florida Keys & Caribbean. They accomplish this by creating offshore coral nurseries and restoration programs where they grow and then outplant coral on reefs to stimulate their natural recovery and then monitor for health.
Seadoc Society (Pacific NW): www.seadocsociety.org
The SeaDoc Society works to protect the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. Founded in 1999, they conduct and sponsor scientific research in the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest, also known as the Salish Sea.
Billion Oyster Project (NYC):billionoysterproject.org Billion Oyster Project’s mission is to restore a sustainable oyster population and to reconnect New Yorkers to their local waterway by engaging them directly in the work of restoring one billion oysters. Oysters provided valuable ecosystem services to the region by filtering water, providing habitat for other marine species and attenuating wave energy. Engaging students and the public in this work will build a culture of stewardship and a more robust understanding and appreciation of the Harbor for future generations.
Rozalia Project (Vermont):rozaliaproject.org
The Rozalia Project conducts solutions-based research aboard their sustainable sailing vessel the “American Promise” and develops and implements solutions to marine debris through cleanups, engaging and inspiring education programs, and innovative technology. Their latest development is the Cora Ball that prevents microplastic pollution from entering waterways through washing machines.