We started our eco-friendly store with the belief that we could make a difference and help people reduce plastic waste in their homes. Through our journey fighting climate change, we also learned that environmental justice and racial equality goes hand in hand. While we continue to contribute to the environmental groups that we support, in 2020 we also focused on giving back locally to stop hunger and fight for racial injustice.
(Us being part of the BLM demonstration this summer in NYC)
Below are the great organizations that we donated and gave back to in 2020. If you are looking to get involved personally, click on the links below to learn more about these groups!
For over thirty years, Conservation International has worked to protect the natures and our oceans. Oliver Flynn pledged to donate 1% of its annual profits to Conservation International. In 2020, we also raised additional funds through our Plastic July Event where 100% of the sales proceeds were donated to Conservation International.
ACLU is a nonprofit organization founded in 1920 to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Oliver Flynn is proud to be a member and actively making contributions.
FGCF is a project that we hold very close to our heart at Oliver Flynn, because it's local to our community in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. This community fridge is an initiative of Clinton Hill/Fort Greene Mutual Aid to support neighbors through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Helping Ninjas is a student-led not-for-profit with an initiative to create awareness about the importance of teaching our youth how to help the planet, each other and themselves! Oliver Flynn were proud to be part of their candy wrapper collection project where we cleaned up the streets in Brooklyn post-Halloween and sent them to Terra Cycle to be properly processed.
In 2021, we will continue to support all these organizations. Please know that with every purchase you make, you are making a big difference. Not only will you create less plastic waste, but you are also help us giving back!
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photo credit: @eco4theplanet