Journal

Media, news, videos and stories from the Klean Community

Invisible Languages Written by The Earth

Invisible Languages Written by The Earth

Klean Ambassador Cayte Bosler expounds on her experiences in nature, and the invisible languages that mother earth has to share with us. For fungi and plant species in the carbon circle hold great sway for our environmental crisis.


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Partner Spotlight: Leave No Trace

Partner Spotlight: Leave No Trace

Our partnerships go beyond transactional. Our roots as a family and employee-owned business are founded in creating strong, lasting relationships with every new partner. Hear from our friends at Leave No Trace about how together, we've cultivated a community for change.


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Spearfishing the Central Coast of California

Spearfishing the Central Coast of California

When Lake Tahoe based photographer Matt Foley tells us he’s headed out on the road we don’t ask too many questions. We just eagerly wait for the resulting image set! With shoulder season in full effect, Matt pointed it south to the central coast for some spearfishing fun, sharing his amazing photos from the trip.


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Cal Major in Scotland on World Oceans Day

Cal Major in Scotland on World Oceans Day

A timely World Oceans Day update from Cal Major on the progress of her stand-up paddleboard adventure around the coast of Scotland, engaging with communities and helping supporting awareness for ocean conservancy and protection.


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Going it Solo Down South in Baja

Going it Solo Down South in Baja

Klean Ambassador Sean Jansen chronicles his journey on the Baja peninsula: surfing, fishing and exploring alone, showing how there is a certain comfort in travelling solo that can be just as rewarding as shared experiences with friends.


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Scotland: Ocean Nation

Scotland: Ocean Nation

Attempting the world's first circumnavigation of the rugged and remote coastline of Scotland by stand-up paddleboard, Klean ambassador Cal Major sets off to engage with communities and individuals around the coast. She will explore how their connection to the ocean drives them to protect these awe-inspiring places.


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The Long Way: Boat Building with Jay Nelson

The Long Way: Boat Building with Jay Nelson

Klean Kanteen and Subaru are proud to present the film “The Long Way” alongside artist Jay Nelson. This film chronicles the journey and the team it takes to build a boat, capturing the pure joy of hitting the open water for the first time. We hope you enjoy watching this journey take shape as much as we did.


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Camping Hacks to Start the Season

Camping Hacks to Start the Season

The word “camping” has a lot of different meanings. We have glampers, multi-day backpackers, car campers, overlanders, boondockers....well, you get the idea. But the common thread is a desire to get outside as much as possible. We’ve developed some best practices — camping hacks, tips and tricks that help make that happen.


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Moms of Klean

Moms of Klean

This Mother’s Day, and every day, we want to celebrate the moms that make up the incredible culture of Klean Kanteen. We know that we simply couldn’t create, work, or have fun the way we do without the dedication and commitment that each mom pours into this company.


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Touring Lake Tahoe by Land and Air

Touring Lake Tahoe by Land and Air

Majestic Lake Tahoe is nestled in our backyard high in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our very own Kasey Judge set out for an airborne expedition over the lake and captured some rare moments along the way. 


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Measuring What Matters

Measuring What Matters

At Klean we take a holistic approach to understanding and managing the environmental footprint of our products —from sourcing raw materials to manufacturing, packaging, shipping, daily use, and end-of-life disposal. We call this Measuring What Matters.


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Female Leadership with Co-Owner Michelle Kalberer

Female Leadership with Co-Owner Michelle Kalberer

As we continue to celebrate Women this month, we wanted to take the time to spotlight a woman that has made Klean Kanteen possible and has been the heart of this company for over 17 years. We sat down with Michelle Kalberer to ask about the challenges women in leadership are facing and her excitement for the future.


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What Does B Corp Mean to You?

What Does B Corp Mean to You?

We asked a couple members of our team what working for a B Corp means to them. March is B Corp month and Klean Kanteen is proud to be a Certified B Corp. From the products we make to the nonprofit partnerships we forge and and the way we show up in our communities, B Corps are on a mission to make a positive impact.


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Minimalist Meal Planning: Vegan and Easy Meal Prep Ideas

Minimalist Meal Planning: Vegan and Easy Meal Prep Ideas

We are proud to feature a fun, simple recipe video from Klean Ambassador Jhánneu, an advocate for intentional and low impact living, in a minimalist and low waste lifestyle. She shares some of her favorite tips for kitchen prep with 3 simple, vegan meals, packing them on-the-go in our Klean Food Solutions.


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Partner Spotlight: OARS

Partner Spotlight: OARS

Have you heard of OARS? Since 2014 Klean Kanteen has been a proud partner with OARS to help eliminate single use products while exploring our beautiful rivers and beyond. Learn more about who they are and their history of supporting both conservation and river stewardship.


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Build Your Own Mezcal Marinated Fajitas for On-the-Go

Build Your Own Mezcal Marinated Fajitas for On-the-Go

We teamed up with Klean Ambassador Brett Edwards and friends for a fun on-the-go recipe of Mezcal Marinated Fajitas. Perfect for lunch or dinner on the beach or any adventure, transported in our steel lunch boxes and insulated food canisters. Watch the video recipe for step-by-step instructions, along with some awesome scenery from the Oregon coast!


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Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe

Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe

Klean’s passionate about a lot of things, but this time of year we find ourselves loving all things sweet, and we’re hoping everyone else is on the same page as us. For Valentine’s Day we decided to share one of favorite recipes for sugary treats, chocolate covered strawberries!


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Reimagining To-Go in Thailand

Reimagining To-Go in Thailand

Food is a global language that brings people together and inspires connection. At Klean we are fortunate enough to have partners all over the world who join us in our mission to help eliminate single-use waste. Catch up with our friends in Thailand for a fun look at how families are reimagining to-go.


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Everyday Food Solutions: Family, Community and Sustainable Agriculture

Everyday Food Solutions: Family, Community and Sustainable Agriculture

Klean Food Solutions are inspired by stories of people who reimagine the role clean, healthy food plays in their lives. Farmer, Amanda Scott and her family run 63rd Street Farm in Boulder County, Colorado. With a focus on sustainability and education, they take pride in offering everyday food solutions for their community.


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There is No Dream Destination

There is No Dream Destination

What's behind the relentlessness of those who are drawn to the outdoors? Join Klean Ambassador Brett Edwards as he captures the story of friend Boomer Olivas on a journey across the globe, stringing one passion for the outdoors in to another.


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New Leakproof Twist Cap with Reusable Straw

New Leakproof Twist Cap with Reusable Straw

The Twist Cap reinvents the Klean Kanteen drinking experience and features a built-in stainless steel straw and leakproof lid when twisted shut. Great for sports, fitness, and active lifestyles, the best water bottles for your everyday routine just got even better!


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Rising Routes: Shrinking Divides Through Adventure

Rising Routes: Shrinking Divides Through Adventure

Klean Ambassador and Outdoor Afro leader Jason Swann explains his formation of Rising Routes, an organization embarking on a journey to shrink humanity’s ever-deepening divides through adventure, common ground, and celebrated individuality.


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In Search of the Fifth Gear

In Search of the Fifth Gear

Join Klean Ambassador Sean Jansen as he shares a vulnerable embark on a road to recovery, in search of his "fifth gear" to life. What started as an exercise, would soon become a vital escape.


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Holiday Hot Toddy Recipe

Holiday Hot Toddy Recipe

Looking for a holiday favorite Hot Toddy cocktail? We have a great recipe for a perfect night. Bring out the cozy blankets, fuzzy slippers, and our favorite nightcap. We may be biased, but we think it's best paired with our TKPro thermos and 8oz Tumbler cup.


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Hard Pressed: A Family Adventure in Apple Picking

Hard Pressed: A Family Adventure in Apple Picking

Klean Ambassador Jessica Medeiros takes us on a fun family adventure to her local orchard, Hard Pressed Cider Company, for a favorite autumn tradition: apples, cider and a picnic in the country, with our bottles and cups by her side.


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A Culture of Collaboration

A Culture of Collaboration

Did you know that 22% of Klean staff have been with the company for over 10 years and another 41% for over 5 years? Those numbers make us happy! Our people are what make us tick and we like to think of Klean as being closer to a family than anything else. Learn more about the various people-centric programs and philosophies you are supporting when you choose to make a purchase from Klean.


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Inspiring Everyone to Get Outside Through Photography

Inspiring Everyone to Get Outside Through Photography

Klean Ambassador and photographer Ernesto Sernas gives us a look at the outdoor space through the eyes of a first generation freelance photographer. Advocating for participation from the BIPOC community, his passion for the outdoors began unexpectedly and has transformed into an art form he hopes will inspire others.


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Vote for the Environment

Vote for the Environment

At Klean we’re committed to protecting the wild places we love. The great outdoors provide so much for us in the way of adventure and inspiration, so it's only fair that we do our part to preserve mother nature. We support two nonpartisan voter initiatives #TimetoVote and #VotetheOutdoors.


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How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

If you're looking to get a little creative with your pumpkin journey this year, we have a yummy recipe for a pumpkin spice smoothie that you can whip up on those days where it’s just a tad too hot for a latte. A cold smoothie goes great with our 16oz or 20oz TKWide Bottles and Straw Lid.


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How to Make Your Own Indoor Tea Garden

How to Make Your Own Indoor Tea Garden

As we head to cooler months, you wake up and grab your favorite mug and start easing yourself into the new day. So why not make things fun and make your own tea from scratch? Learn to grown your own indoor tea garden, with a recipe for herbal tea! Don't forget your insulated mug or tumbler cup from Klean.


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Made for Life: Products Built to Last

Made for Life: Products Built to Last

Every time you use your Kanteen, you’re taking a stand against disposable design. Using a Klean Kanteen regularly for just three years can prevent a lot of single-use waste. Manufacturing a long-lasting product has an environmental footprint, we encourage you to use the same bottle for as long as possible.


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Finding Nature in New York City

Finding Nature in New York City

Klean Ambassador and photographer Atticus Radley shares his thoughts on escaping to nature, even while living in New York City. Finding space where you can connect with your environment, even in one of the biggest cities in the world, is actually not as hard as it seems. If you're willing to look for it.


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The Unknown Nearby

The Unknown Nearby

Klean Ambassador Cayte Bosler shares her experiences and explorations during the COVID pandemic. Even if travel plans may change dramatically, we can still find solace in nature and the outdoors, and positives in our own unknown backyard. 


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Rio Rica: A Journey on the Little Snake River

Rio Rica: A Journey on the Little Snake River

As summer comes to a close, let Klean Kanteen and our partner American Rivers introduce you to a lesser known river you’ll surely love. Rio Rica combines stunning scenery with insightful commentary. Join Rica Fulton on a journey down the Little Snake River. 


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Jeff and Michelle, Co-Owners of Klean Kanteen

We’ve always been more comfortable sitting around a campfire than a boardroom table, more at home on the trail than the corporate treadmill.

Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer, Brother & Sister Co-Owners of Klean

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