1% for the Planet: Cast Your Ballot
Hairstory has committed to donating 1% of all sales of New 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): https://conemaughvalleyconservancy.com/
The Pennsylvania-based Conemaugh Valley Conservancy was 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. Their 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): http://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): https://billionoysterproject.org/
An initiative of the New York Harbor Foundation, BOP is an ecosystem restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor and engaging hundreds of thousands of school children through restoration based STEM education programs.
Rozalia Project (Vermont): http://rozaliaproject.org/
The Rozalia Project conduct solutions-based research aboard their sustainable sailing vessel the “American Promise” and develop and implement 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.