The brand will donate over £300,000 in grants to sixteen non-profit organisations whose missions align with building, restoring and maintaining public parks and green spaces globally. Combined with the $132,000 raised through consumer “Second Sale” events and donations to the Conservation Alliance and other non-profit organisations, Hydro Flask’s 2018 contributions to non-profits total over half a million US dollars.
UK Charity, Surfers Against Sewage was established in 1990 to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. The $50,000 grant award will be put toward training the charity’s regional rep volunteers to better enable them to care for the UK’s coastline.
Surfers Against Sewage Chief Executive, Hugo Tagholm, said: “Surfers Against Sewage is at the forefront of tackling plastic pollution in the UK from source to sea. We’re thrilled to have the support of Hydro Flask’s Parks For All, which will help us continue to engage, inspire and mobilise volunteers on beaches, rivers and city streets to fight the plastic tide.”
Hydro Flask launched its charitable grant and advocacy program Parks For All in January 2017. Parks For All supports the development, maintenance and accessibility of public green spaces in Europe and North America so people everywhere can live healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives.
“We are very excited to make a meaningful contribution to the incredible work done by Surfers Against Sewage as part of building, maintaining and increasing access and education around Parks For All. At Hydro Flask we are inspired by the breadth and depth of work being done by SAS to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife” said David Ledouble, Managing Director EMEA for Hydro Flask.