Journal

Media, news and stories from the Klean Community

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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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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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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