Plastic Free MKE
Unity for the environment
Outwoken Tea has partnered with Plastic Free MKE to help reduce the single use plastic within our community of Milwaukee. Within this coalition there are over 20 other businesses coming together with unity to help tackle this issue. Plastic Free MKE offers a Lake Friendly certificate to business owners near the lake that have taken steps to eliminate their single use plastic. Public awareness, activism, educating and presenting are all key components that the members of Plastic Free MKE help with to achieve the mission.
“In 2015, Governor Scott Walker enacted a preemptive ban on the regulation of “auxiliary containers,” often referred to as the Ban on Bans. The law prevents the City of Milwaukee (or any Wisconsin city or county) from banning, taxing, or enacting a fee on any single-use item. Private commercial businesses can still choose to charge customers for a bag or decide to go plastic-free, but they cannot be forced to do so by a government entity.” (Plastic Free MKE)
We unite to fight for our community and the environment!
Milwaukee River Keepers
Keeping our rivers clean
Outwoken Tea has partnered with Milwaukee River Keeper in strive to keep our rivers clean. Milwaukee River Keeper organization monitors the water within the rivers, holds annual reports, educates and offers training, has classroom programs, and performs community cleanups around the rivers. Outwoken Tea has adopted a section of the river within our community. We will organize community clean ups with the Milwaukee River keeper to get the best participation to make a great impact. To learn more view the link below.
Incentivsing those for being environmentally friendly
ActGreenway founders Paolo and Andreas are on a mission to help people “Act Green.” They have created a rewards system to give people points for taking action for the environment. All you have to do is take a picture of you being environmentally friendly, tag them in it and recieve points. After so many points you will be rewarded. The reward is a discount with businesses they have partnered with. Outwoken tea is offereing 10% off the total order with our partnership with ActGreenway. This is our way of saying thank you for being environmentally friendly. To leanr more or even better join with the link below.
Reducing carbon footprint
Native energy is a certified B corporation with great achievements. Native energy uses their knowledge to help businesses create projects sustainable. They have developed biomass, solar, wind and hydro projects around the globe. Native energy supports Crade to Cradel design and the leading companies that that pursue the certification. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. They also offer renewable energy credits, carbon tracking software and carbon offsets. Outwoken Tea has partnered with Native Energy to completly offset our carbon footprint from our deliveries we recieve to the deliveries we ship out from day one into the future. Learn more or join Native Energy with the link below.
One Tree Planted
Every purchase plants one tree!
“As an environmental charity, we are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees. Started in 2014, we have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, we now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help us get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity.” (one Tree Planted,2014)
Outwoken Tea has partnered with One Tree Planted to help with reforestation. Every purchase with Outwoken Tea plants one tree thanks to our partnership with One Tree Planted. Learn more with the link below and hopefully you will join us!