Giving Back: Why We Support 1% for the Planet and Water.org

Giving Back: Why We Support 1% for the Planet and Water.org 08.30.18



When we say 8th Wonder Tea is a monumentally different tea company, we’re not just talking about taste. We are a truly environmentally-focused company that will literally go to the ends of the earth in our pursuit of better health for you, and our planet.

In every decision we make, we consider the local, regional, and global impact. That’s why we passionately support organizations that work towards creating solutions to the deepest issues affecting our people and environment.

 

Our People and Planet Need Our Help

The evidence is overwhelming: climate change is an imminent threat, our food systems are increasingly stressed, and our lands, waters, and species are threatened like never before. If we don't act now, the viability of our planet and our quality of life – to say nothing of the health of our economy – face an existential threat.

1% for the Planet is fighting to change this through collaboration. They connect individual and business members to environmental organizations that will make the greatest impact and align with their giving goals. They certify that every dollar contributed goes to a vetted, trusted nonprofit.  As a member of this organization, 1% of our profits go to the non-profit of our choice.

 

Safe Water for All

We chose to support Water.org with our profits because we understand that not everyone has the access to quality beverages across the globe, not even potable water. 844 million people — about 1 in 9 — lack access to safe water today; 2.3 billion — about 1 in 3 — lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this, empowering families through access to affordable financing and expert resources to make household water and toilet solutions a reality.

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers innovative, market-driven solutions to the global water crisis — breaking down barriers to give families hope, health and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.

Through our partnership with 1% for the Planet and Water.org, 8th Wonder Tea is helping to provide safe water and sanitation to families around the world.