We focus on issues that align with our mission, values, and passions.
We support organizations that are doing vital work in the following areas:
We work with groups that are actively addressing land and water-based pollution through research, education, and policy change.
We partner with organizations that advocate for safe consumer products. Their research, education, and advocacy inspires us and informs our product development.
Land & Water Conservation
We support organizations that are working to protect and preserve the wild places we love.
We engage with organizations that inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to love and protect wild places.
We focus our efforts on issues that are core to who we are and what we do: access to clean water and reducing single-use waste.
All life thrives on access to reliable, clean water – it is an essential ingredient to quench thirst, cleanse the body, sustain health, and satisfy the soul. At Klean, we also believe access to clean water is a fundamental human right. Clean drinking water starts with healthy streams, rivers, and groundwater, so we work with organizations that focus on addressing issues that impair source waters.
Single Use Waste
At Klean, we’re working to create solutions to the problem of single-use waste. Our solutions start with products designed to replace things like single served packaged water and to-go cups and extend to partnerships with organizations that work to educate, raise awareness, inspire new behavior and reduce the waste that’s already out there, like 5Gyres and Clean Water Fund.
As a proud 1% For The Planet member, we’ve contributed more than $1.5 million directly to environmental organizations dedicated to preserving and restoring wild places.
Klean has been a longtime partner with 5 Gyres, a global leader in the effort to research aquatic plastic pollution—and advocate for and restore healthy, plastic-free oceans. Klean staff have joined crews of like-minded activists, scientists, and ocean lovers on multiple 5 Gyres expeditions, to collect plastic, bolster legislation, inspire young minds, and spread the word about the severe damage caused by plastic in our oceans and waterways.
The original Klean Kanteen was inspired by a desire to create a water bottle that was completely free of the toxins found in plastic bottles and lined aluminum vessels.
So, we’re proud to support the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners mission to eliminate environmental toxins that have been linked to breast cancer—including chemicals found in plastics and synthetic liners.
Several Klean Kanteen employees have participated in Climb Against the Odds annual fundraising climb to the top of Mount Shasta that inspires and celebrates survivors, commemorates those who have lost their fight with cancer, and supports important research and advocacy work.
We support American Rivers in their work protecting and restoring river ecosystems (more than 150,000 river miles to date) and conserving clean water for people and nature.
From ensuring clean water sources, to revitalizing fish and wildlife habitat, to improving opportunities for river recreation, their work aligns with our mission, values, and passions at Klean.
Remember the moment when you fell in love with the outdoors? We do too. That’s why support NatureBridge in providing environmental education to youth in national parks since 1971.
Their biggest endeavor yet, the National Environmental Science Center in Yosemite National Park, will help connect youth to our treasured parks and inspire a commitment to stewardship and conservation for generations to come.