Journal

Media, news, videos and stories from the Klean Community

Meet the Artist Behind Our Illustrations

Meet the Artist Behind Our Illustrations

We recently connected with Megan Hillman Donovan, the talented illustrator behind our recent series of current event focused illustrations. Megan was kind enough to share some interesting behind the scenes details on her process and background as a creative. 


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Climate Neutral Certified

Climate Neutral Certified

Since the beginning, being a force for good has driven everything we do at Klean Kanteen. We’re pleased to announce the next step in our goal of being the best environmental steward we can be by joining forces with Climate Neutral to achieve a carbon neutral footprint. We are 100% carbon neutral in our manufacturing and delivery of products worldwide.


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Navigating the Great Indoors

Navigating the Great Indoors

We never thought we’d have to get so good at spending time indoors! Like any family, the team at Klean has a wide range of interests, tastes and hobbies. From NPR to Joe Rogan, The Roots to Khruangbin, check out the podcasts, songs, shows and apps that are keeping us sane, for the most part! We hope they bring you inspiration, and new ways to pass the time.


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Garbage on the Gallatin

Garbage on the Gallatin

Klean Ambassador Sean Jansen sets out to bike and fly fish all 142 miles of the Gallatin River in the Northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. Sean shares his thoughts on enjoying the great outdoors while dealing with all the single-use waste along the way. 


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B Corps Month

B Corps Month

March is B Corp month and Klean Kanteen is proud to be a Certified B Corp. The “benefit” part of our mission is a big deal to us. From the products we make to the nonprofit partnerships we forge and the way we show up in our communities, B Corps are on a mission to make a positive impact in the world.


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Planning for the Unknown

Planning for the Unknown

Klean Ambassador and adventure photographer Elisabetta Piantoni sets out on an amazing trip to Iceland, and learns that the best laid plans rarely turn out as expected. But you can chose to accept the unknown and appreciate the beauty of experiences, with every moment, misadventure, and unforgettable memory along the way. 


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3 Ways to Upgrade Instant Soup

3 Ways to Upgrade Instant Soup

Instant soups are a staple for many backpacking meals. They're easy to prepare with just boiling water, and help warm cold bodies on chilly evenings. Klean Ambassador Jen Sotolongo makes three of her favorites into heartier soup meals for the trail, served in a Klean Kanteen of course.


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Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

Easy Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

On late season hikes, Klean Ambassador Jen Sotolongo likes to bring along warm hot chocolate to keep the shivers at bay when she stops to enjoy the view. Enjoy some of her favorite homemade recipes, stored and poured with an Insulated TKPro.


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From Sand to Snow: A West Coast Road Trip

From Sand to Snow: A West Coast Road Trip

Klean Ambassador and photographer Matt Foley set out on a pretty epic West Coast road trip, with no real plan other than surfing, skating and snowboarding with friends in a hand crafted school bus. He shared stories and photos from the trip, fully-equipped with Klean Kanteens at his side of course.


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Tips on Making the Best Holiday Cocktail

Tips on Making the Best Holiday Cocktail

What better way to get into the spirit of the season than with throwing together the perfect holiday cocktail? We had a lot of fun trying out this new recipe for a midweek nightcap—because who doesn’t need one of those every once in a while? 


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In Good Company: Ohio River Cleanup

In Good Company: Ohio River Cleanup

A couple of Klean’s team members took on the challenge to fly to Ohio and join forces with In Good Company to comb through the Ohio River, one of the most polluted rivers in the U.S. 


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15 Ways to Help Protect the Oceans and Coasts

15 Ways to Help Protect the Oceans and Coasts

In celebration of Klean Kanteen’s fifteenth anniversary as a family-owned company, we’ve collaborated with our longtime friends at the Surfrider Foundation to bring you fifteen ways to take action to protect the natural places you love.


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Grilled Orange Julep Cocktail

Grilled Orange Julep Cocktail

We teamed up with Klean Ambassador Brett Edwards and to make a fun fall cocktail that captures the flavors of the season. A Grilled Orange Julep Cocktail is a tasty treat any time of year, especially served ice cold with the TKPro.


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Oktoberfest Beer Flight

Oktoberfest Beer Flight

To celebrate Oktoberfest, we took a little Klean pub crawl of our own, visiting a few of our favorite breweries around the country who are serving up more than just tasty brews, but also supporting our mission of reusable solutions.


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Plastic Free Road Trip

Plastic Free Road Trip

Klean Ambassador and photographer Atticus Radley recently did a road trip from NYC to Maine, with an attempt to go #plasticfree all weekend. He gave us an honest account of his experiences and challenges out on the road.


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Shooting the Chug

Shooting the Chug

Photoshoot day is always an exciting one for the creative team at Klean. It’s an excuse for us to get outside and share some fun experiences with like-minded folks. Learn more about how we shot the TKWide Chug Cap.


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Last Chance Summer Trips

Last Chance Summer Trips

With school back in full swing in most areas, all we can think about is how fast the summer went by and are hoping we aren’t alone in this feeling. We've been brainstorming ways to squeeze every drop of sunshine, travel, and good company out of this summer.


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Adventures on The Lost Coast

Adventures on The Lost Coast

Earlier this year we linked up with a few of our favorite adventure photographers to do some pre-launch testing of our new TKWide line in the heart of Redwood country along the Northern California Coast.


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Klean Wins Business of the Year Award from Save the Waves

Klean Wins Business of the Year Award from Save the Waves

Klean was honored recently to be presented the Wave Saver Award as Business of the Year by Save the Waves Coalition. We are proud to be considered at the forefront of oceanic and coastal conservation efforts, and stand alongside fellow award recipients at the Life is a Wave gala.


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La Luna Fest: Dance Yourself Klean

La Luna Fest: Dance Yourself Klean

Klean Ambassador Faye Lessler recently joined us for music and fun at La Luna Festival in Brooklyn. She shares her experience at a music festival with a sustainable vibe.


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What Does Pride Mean to You?

What Does Pride Mean to You?

We sat down with Nicole Lee, International Sales and Customer Specialist at Klean and her partner Ryann Howard, to chat about pride and inclusivity in the workplace, and what it means to them.


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The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Follow Spencer Fochtman and his close friend Dan Worden as they traverse the Southern Oregon coast in search of capturing the perfect shot.


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Package Free Lifestyle

Package Free Lifestyle

Savina Istas is the owner and brainchild behind Robuust, a zero waste store in Antwerp, Belgium. More than a store, it's truly a lifestyle and vehicle for change.


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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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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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Klean Voices: Unforgettable Summer Vacation

Colorado is a special place for a lot of reasons. Not only it is it a beautifully mountainous state with a relentlessly sunny climate, attracting an endless stream of outdoor enthusiasts, it is a state that is rich in history, diversity and culture. A hundred years ago, Colorado was the land...
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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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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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