Here at LARQ, we’re on a mission to redefine hydration, one sip at a time. We’ve crafted innovative products that not only keep you refreshed but also bid farewell to plastic bottles.
As we gear up for the holiday season, we’re turning our attention to Giving Tuesday, a day close to our hearts. We believe in giving back, not just to our customers but to the planet we all call home.
Our Mission: Hydrate Sustainably, Drink Brilliantly, Live LARQ.
LARQ was born from the idea that staying hydrated should be as good for the planet as it is for you. Our products are more than just sleek and stylish; they’re a statement—a rebellion against the plastic epidemic. Say goodbye to disposable bottles and hello to a sustainable hydration revolution.
Empowering Giving Tuesday: Charting a Course for Oceanic Renewal
This Giving Tuesday, our commitment to sustainable hydration extends beyond the rim of a water bottle. In collaboration with esteemed environmental guardians Oceana and philanthropic pioneers Well Aware, we embark on a profound journey against the scourge of ocean-bound plastic.
In alliance with Oceana, a vanguard in the battle to rejuvenate our oceans, we have contributed substantially to multifaceted initiatives. The Oceana mission encapsulates the restoration of marine ecosystems imperiled by overfishing, pollution, and the relentless influx of single-use plastic into our waters. This year’s triumphs with Oceana include:
- Pivotal advocacy leading to the U.S. ban on shark fin trade, championing marine conservation.
- Instrumental participation in Brazil’s Supreme Court decision to uphold a ban on commercial trawling in Rio Grande do Su, safeguarding the livelihoods of over 20,000 small-scale fishers.
- Influencing Amazon’s commendable commitment to a substantial 11.6% reduction in single-use plastic in 2022, coupled with the phased withdrawal of padded envelopes, pouches, and bags.
- Catalyst for legislation in Washington, mandating increased access to refillable water bottle options, requiring hotels to eschew single-use plastics for personal care products, and curbing pollution from plastic foam-filled floats and docks.
- Championing effective strategies with Panama’s officials to curtail the import and consumption of over 160,000 tons of plastic annually, a resolute step towards environmental responsibility.
- Integral support for Delaware’s ban on plastic foam food containers and restrictions on plastic straws, pivotal measures in the ongoing battle against plastic pollution.
Oceana’s unwavering dedication transcends these triumphs, as it continually spearheads global campaigns and policy initiatives to usher in a sustainable future for our planet.
Oceana’s Call for Refillables
In a concerted effort for positive change, we proudly stand alongside Oceana in championing the need for refillables. This campaign advocates for the world’s largest beverage companies to transition towards refillable options, transcending the era of single-use plastics. Imagine your favorite beverages in glass bottles, conveniently returned to local stores—an age-old practice embraced by countries worldwide. Together, let’s propel the global shift towards a norm where sustainability reigns supreme.
Well Aware’s Sustainable Water Access
In a notable revelation this Giving Tuesday, we are delighted to disclose our sponsorship of two imminent initiatives in collaboration with Well Aware—a philanthropic enterprise singularly devoted to bringing accessible drinking water solutions to underserved communities. These undertakings specifically target the establishment of sustainable water access points for a populace exceeding 4,300 individuals, encompassing 900 schoolchildren from Mathiani Primary School and Mutune Primary Girls School.
Pioneering Progress in Water Accessibility
Well Aware, driven by a resolute commitment to improve access to potable water, channels its efforts towards the implementation of fresh water well systems in communities beleaguered by the absence of safe drinking water. In locales where the onus of water retrieval disproportionately falls upon women and girls, who traverse considerable distances to collect water from often-contaminated sources, the significance of sustainable, clean drinking water emerges as paramount.
The provision of clean water, a fundamental tenet of Well Aware’s mission, yields success:
- Widespread Health Improvements: The introduction of sustainable access to clean water culminates in an impressive 64% reduction in waterborne illnesses within these communities.
- Educational Empowerment: The nexus between clean water access and a remarkable 58% surge in the school attendance rate of girls underscores the educational dividends of such initiatives.
- Economic and Agricultural Advancement: The installation of well systems improves agricultural and commercial activities, generating economic vitality within these communities.
In partnership with Well Aware, we can see the lives of the communities change for the better, inspiring a brighter future.
Things you can do this Giving Tuesday
Make a Splash with LARQ
Treat yourself or someone you love to a LARQ product on Giving Tuesday. Every purchase contributes to our mission to reduce plastic waste and provide clean water solutions for communities in need! It’s an easy way for you to make a difference by supporting all the amazing work Oceana and Well Aware are working on throughout the year while enjoying brilliant hydration yourself.
Share the Love
Spread the word and give these causes the recognition they deserve. You can inspire change by talking to your loved ones about causes you’re passionate about, whether that’s ocean conservation, ending plastic pollution, or access to clean drinking water.
Donate to Oceana
Donate to Well Aware
Double the Impact
Feeling extra generous? Make a direct donation to Oceana and Well Aware, and watch as your generosity ripples across the globe.
Let’s not just sip, but make a splash this Giving Tuesday. Together, we can turn the tide against plastic pollution and quench the world’s thirst for change. Follow along @livelarq on Instagram and TikTok for more!
Cheers to a hydrated and giving holiday season!