FloWater Teams Up with Green Sports Alliance and One Tree Planted to Support Coastal Ecosystems

FloWater Teams Up with Green Sports Alliance and One Tree Planted to Support Coastal Ecosystems
July 26, 2023
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Shay Strawser


With a shared mission of protecting our planet, today FloWater announced they are joining the Green Sports Alliance and One Tree Planted in planting 11,500 trees to support the Orca Project, a multi-year project by One Tree Planted that supports coastal ecosystems and wetland restoration. Aligned with protecting oceans and wildlife, FloWater is donating 5,000 trees in addition to the initial 6,500 trees planted for attendees of the 2023 Green Sports Alliance Summit hosted at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena in June.

A multi-year project by One Tree Planted, 300,000 trees are scheduled for planting during the first year of the project in 50+ Watersheds throughout California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The trees will be planted along the banks of rivers, where they help filter out toxins as water passes through the soil and into vital salmon habitat and spawning grounds. This not only improves salmon survivability, but also improves the quality and quantity of food available to the orca during their migrations.

Denver-based FloWater, now a part of Bluewater, the Swedish global hydration solutions, and beverage brand, has prevented nearly 500 million single-use plastic water bottles from entering oceans, rivers, and landfills with its new-tech water Refill Stations in place at hotels, offices, gyms and thousands of schools across the country. CEO and Co-Founder Rich Razgaitis noted, “This partnership is a great example of how the world of sports and the business of clean water technology can join forces to protect our oceans.”

“We acknowledge One Tree Planted and FloWater, both 2023 Green Sports Alliance Summit sponsors, for being proactive and protecting our environment,” said Green Sports Alliance Executive Director, Roger McClendon. “As we unite around the power of sports, we embrace the opportunity to drive meaningful change. The impact of this collaboration goes beyond the Summit, as together, we plant the seeds of sustainability, reforestation, and reducing plastic.”

Reforestation is consistently identified by scientists as one of the top solutions to the climate crisis. Trees that are planted as part of this initiative will support several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals calling for action around climate change and the protection of global water and land resources. “We are excited for the opportunity to work with FloWater and the Green Sports Alliance,” said One Tree Planted Senior Sports Sustainability Manager, Dave McGinnis. “FloWater is playing a leading role in reducing the amount of plastic waste entering our oceans and the Green Sports Alliance has long been a leader in leveraging the power of sports to drive meaningful impact.”

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Green Sports Alliance

The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The Green Sports Alliance convenes professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners, and millions of fans around meaningful change toward a more sustainable future. Through the Play to Zero® program, it leads the embrace of renewable energy, waste diversion, water efficiency, and environmentally preferable practices. Through its marquee event greening division, The Green Sports Alliance delivers best-in-class sustainable productions to minimize environmental impacts and maximize community legacies, driving scalability and replications across the industry. The Green Sports Alliance is committed to sharing best practices, visit greensportsalliance.org more information. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Subscribe to YouTube and Newsletter.


Recognized by INC. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies, FloWater is redefining the future of drinking water. Wherever people work, rest and play—at thousands of offices, schools, hotels, gyms and events, FloWater is transforming ordinary tap water into ultra-purified, great-tasting premium drinking water. On a mission to end single-use plastic water bottles, FloWater’s amazing and dedicated team of committed professionals achieved record sales in 2022 as business and consumer demand for safe, plastic-free water continues to soar. With its recent acquisition by Bluewater, the Sweden-based powerhouse, FloWater is set to become Bluewater North America and part of a global movement and platform of water purification solutions. More at: https://www.drinkflowater.com.

One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to restore forests that have been degraded or deforested, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity habitat. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at onetreeplanted.org.

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