At humangear, we believe in giving back to our community--be that through product donations, volunteering time, or designing sustainable products.
At least three times a year, our office volunteers at a bay area non-profit organization. In the past, we've sorted canned goods and fresh fruit for the SF and Marin Food Bank, sponsored and served lunch at Larkin Street Youth Center, cleared and cleaned trails for the Golden Gate National Park Volunteer Program, and picked up and disposed of needles with San Francisco's Homeless Youth Alliance. Most recently, we donated some GoBite Trios to San Bruno Mountain Watch's Annual Pancake Breakfast. Watch's programs preserve and protect the native ecosystems on San Bruno Mountain.
We've also thought a lot about our social responsibility to the planet. We've toured the facilities of San Francisco's recycling and waste management provider, Recology, to ensure that we're doing everything in our office and with our product packaging to contribute to a sustainable ecosystem (you'll notice that all of our product packaging contains a reminder that the packaging can be recycled). We signed the Don't Feed the Landfills pledge, and our office has solar panels, which allow us to send power back to the grid.
You might have noticed that we're thinking about sustainability when we design products too. Our products are designed to replace disposable utensils and containers. We create products that last and aren't made with harmful chemicals.
Go humankindness go!