Mizu began as a simple concept to help lighten our footprint on this beautiful planet. Today our mission remains the same and with each reusable bottle, cup, mug, or accessory we sell we are encouraged by knowing how many single-use materials we are saving from our landfills and oceans. BUT it takes a village, as they say, (or rather a vast, like-minded community of fabulous players in our case) to spread the word and to each play a different role in bettering our world, and this is why Mizu has always partnered with charities and organizations that are doing great things for great reasons. By joining our partners in donating a percentage of sales to each of these organizations, we endeavor to do our own part in paying it forward. Today we’d like to shine the spotlight on some of them and hope, in turn, that you might support them too when the opportunity arises. PINK MIZU BOTTLE/ B4BC
http://b4bc.org B4BC is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing education, prevention and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events, year-round educational outreach and the Survivorship Fund, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection + a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention. BURTON BOTTLES/ CHILL FOUNDATION http://chill.org Burton’s Chill Foundation seeks to provide opportunities for underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through snowboarding and other board sports. They offer courses where they provide their participants with everything they need to learn how to ride while simultaneously teaching weekly life themes, changing lives, one day at a time. CAPITA BOTTLES/ THE SERVICE BOARD http://www.theserviceboard.org The Service Board mentors teens to conquer personal and cultural challenges through public service and outdoor adventure. tSB fervently believes in and supports the ability of youth to tackle challenging situations, to solve problems and to create a strong community built on social justice. ELECTRIC BOTTLES/ SIMA HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION http://www.stokesme.org Officially established in 2006, the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, raises money to support surf or board sport related social and humanitarian non-profit organizations whose efforts are focused on improving the quality of life, health, and/or welfare of people. To date, the SIMA Humanitarian Fund has raised over $1.6 million for Humanitarian causes. GIRL&CHOCOLATE BOTTLES/RED ORG. http://www.red.org The RED manifesto reads: “Every Generation is known for something. Let's be the one to deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION.” By joining forces with iconic brands they collaborate on great products and new ways to fight AIDS. NIXON BOTTLES/ WAVES 4 WATER + ROB MACHADO FOUNDATION www.wavesforwater.org Conceived in the surf community, Waves For Water works on the front-line to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. http://robmachadofoundation.org Founded in 2004, RMF’s primary mission is to provide funding and initiate educational programs focused on helping children understand their contribution towards a healthy earth. From providing water stations to donating trash cans to local beaches, the foundation works on a grass roots level while reaching far and wide. ROARK PRODUCTS/ WILDCOAST http://www.wildcoast.net WILDCOAST conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife. Just a decade ago Serge Dedina, co-founder of WILDCOAST, set out to protect some of the most beautiful and biologically significant coastal areas in the Californias and Latin America. Their groundbreaking conservation projects have had great effect. VOLCOM BOTTLES/ GIVE CLEAN WATER http://www.givecleanwater.org Give Clean Water’s commitment to provide a sustainable clean drinking water solution to every person who needs it, has always been the driving force behind their mission. Volcom’s commitment to sustainability around the world is a driving force in their mission. Their “New Future” initiative remains an industry leader, impacting all aspects of their business to make the world Cleaner, more Conscious, more Renewable, more Efficient, more Regenerative, more Sustainable and Less Impactful. The Give Clean Water/Volcom partnership is a perfect blend of like minds on a mission to change the world.