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A Conversation With Greg Long

A Conversation With Greg Long

We get to work with all sorts of interesting people who are committed to reducing singe-use waste. Big wave surfer and Klean ambassador Greg Long is one of those people.


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How to Make Your Own Indoor Tea Garden

How to Make Your Own Indoor Tea Garden

September 2020 | Words and images by Klean

As we start heading into the cooler months, our minds are overrun with possible autumn and winter activities. Naturally we start planning pumpkin patch outings, cozy movie marathons, and apple picking adventures while...
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Made for Life

Made for Life

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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Zero Waste on the Three Peaks

Zero Waste on the Three Peaks

Yumi Matsui didn’t set out to organize one of the most challenging trail running races in Japan. Her goal was to create a shared experience connecting people with the outdoors—and each other. 


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Transforming #CoastalCleanupDay

Transforming #CoastalCleanupDay

Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer day to protect our environment, supported by our partner organizations like the California Coastal Keeper Alliance. 


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Traveling #plasticfree

Traveling #plasticfree

Klean ambassador and guest writer Faye Lessler of Sustaining Life offers advice on how to avoid single use products, even on-the-go. 


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The Tools to Change

The Tools to Change

UK-based Small Batch Coffee Roasters has a mission: caffeinate the world with really good coffee in a way that's fair to people and planet.


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Kings of the Yukon

Kings of the Yukon

Writer Adam Weymouth writes about his is trip down the Yukon River in Alaska, 2000 miles to research the decline of the king salmon and how it was impacting those who still depend on it.


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Inside Klean: Powered by Solar

Inside Klean: Powered by Solar

From our lights to our computers to our Sierra Nevada filled kegerator, Klean Kanteen headquarters is powered by the clean California sun! 216 high-efficiency panels generate 141,323 kW of power. That is more than enough to run our entire operation including the in-house print shop.  The extra power generated by the solar array will be fed back into the energy grid resulting in a 107% energy offset.


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Clean Water: A Local to Global Flow

Clean Water: A Local to Global Flow

A quick bike ride away from our Chico, California headquarters, Big Chico Creek drops out of the Northern Sierra Nevada foothills.  Swollen with water from a winter of heavy rain and mountain snows, our local creek is the centerpiece of a relatively healthy watershed.  
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Five Reasons to Love Coffee

Five Reasons to Love Coffee

As the days grow shorter and getting out of bed becomes just a little harder, we’ve found ourselves appreciating our morning cup of coffee even more than usual. Today we bring you a few of the many things we love about coffee!
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Klean Voices: La Vendemmia

Klean Voices: La Vendemmia

Klean Voices contributor Henry Hoogenveen shares how a time-honored end-of-summer tradition in Italy is returning to the days of being single-use free.
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Turning Trash Into Art on the Pacific Coast

Turning Trash Into Art on the Pacific Coast

Our friend and photographer, Woods Wheatcroft, recently had the privilege of embarking on a beach cleaning road trip along the Pacific Coast with his 13-year-old daughter Della. Not only did they help clean up the shoreline, they turned the trash they found into works of art. We asked each one of them to share some learnings from that trip and today we bring you Woods’ thoughts.
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B Corp Spotlight: Indosole

B Corp Spotlight: Indosole

We caught up with our inspiring friends and fellow B Corp Indosole to chat about their burgeoning business and find out how they are trying to change consumer behaviour.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Our National Parks

Celebrating 100 Years of Our National Parks

We asked Klean’s President and CEO Jim Osgood to share his thoughts on the National Parks Centennial and why it is an occasion worth celebrating. Here's what he had to say about his connection to the parks as well as Klean’s'
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Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

We spend a lot of time talking about how we can work together to reduce the impact we have on our environment. Although most the tips and tricks we share are directed toward our day-to-day lives, it’s equally important to make sure our stewardship of the environment reaches into our leisure time.
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Live Klean: Ten #BringYourOwn Solutions We Love

Live Klean: Ten #BringYourOwn Solutions We Love

Living a #BringYourOwn lifestyle can be way easier than you might think. The first step is making sure you are well equipped to take on the challenge. Fortunately, there are tons of great solutions out there. Here are some of our favorites.
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Packing a Zero-Waste Back To School Lunch

Packing a Zero-Waste Back To School Lunch

It can always be a bit of an adjustment getting back into the swing of things when the first day of school arrives. Lunch prep procrastination is a great way to ensure a bunch of single-use waste goes straight from your kiddo's lunchbox into the landfill. To help you put together a proper plan, here are ten great #BringYourOwn lunch tips from Zero-Waste Chef.
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Eliminating Single-Use at Pickathon

Eliminating Single-Use at Pickathon

We have been showing up in Happy Valley, Oregon, since 2010 to help Pickathon maintain its commitment to eliminating single-use plastic. This year is no different, except that we are encouraging all attendees to bring and reuse their own Klean Kanteen stainless steel pints and bottles purchased at previous Pickathons or at other music festivals.
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Klean Voices: A Successful #PlasticFreeJuly

Klean Voices: A Successful #PlasticFreeJuly

Klean Kanteen’s non-profit outreach manager, Caroleigh Pierce, just took on the #plasticfreejuly challenge. We asked her to share what her experience was like and give us some tips on how everyone can adopt a plastic-free lifestyle.
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Live Klean: #BringYourOwn Summertime Chia Breakfast

Live Klean: #BringYourOwn Summertime Chia Breakfast

This fun little recipe is one of our summertime favorites because it's packed fresh seasonal fruits, it’s easy to make and extremely tasty. Not to mention, it’s a cool way to start out any hot summer day and you can eat it on the bus, at your desk, or pretty much anywhere.


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Live Klean: Drinks on the Beach

Live Klean: Drinks on the Beach

Is there anything better than sipping an icy cold cocktail, mocktail or smoothie on the beach? In fact, there is. When you #BringYourOwn freshly made libations in your Klean Kanteen and generate no waste along the way. 


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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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