Finlandia Vodka & Protect Our Winters partner to fight Climate Change
There is no denying that for the past decade our winters have gradually become shorter and warmer, creating vast changes in the landscape of Canadaâ€™s climate. Finlandia Vodka (Finlandia) is pleased to be joining forces with Protect Our Winters (POW), the leading climate change advocacy group for the snow sports community, in an effort to reduce the effects of global climate change. Finlandia believes that if you are kind to nature it will return the favour and has decided to join the movement against climate change by donating one per cent of its total April sales from the British Columbia market to POW.
Dedicated to building an alliance of businesses that are financially committed to creating a healthier planet, 1% for the Planet brings earth-friendly organizations, similar to POW, together with influential brands like Finlandia to support the preservation of a healthy planet. As a long-time advocate for pure water, Finlandia first pledged its support to clean-earth initiatives in 2014 when it began its partnership with 1% for the Planet. Through its collaboration with 1% for the Planet, Finlandia now supports POWâ€™s likeminded mission to protect our winters in a relevant and authentic manner.
â€œWe are pleased to be working with Protect Our Winters and 1% for the Planet on this important initiative,â€ said Chris Doyle, Finlandia Vodka. â€œFinlandâ€™s natural beauty and pristine glacial spring water have always been an essential element in the production of Finlandia products. In light of this, we do our best to find ways to reduce our environmental footprint and this partnership allows all of us to give back to the planet in a meaningful way.â€
To highlight their partnership, Finlandia and POW will be raising a glass to environmental advocacy with winter sports athletes, media and key influencers for an exciting winter sports-fueled event. The occasion will mobilize the winter sports community in Vancouver and Canada to help fund POWâ€™s educational initiatives, advocacy and community based activism campaigns that will help build the growing movement against the impacts of climate change.
â€œOur mission has always been to unite the snow sports community to lead the fight against climate change and weâ€™re excited that Finlandia has joined our cause with the support of 1% for the Planet,â€ said POW Founder, Jeremy Jones. â€œWe hope this event will inspire Canadaâ€™s winter sports community to band together and take action to save our industry, our way of life and most importantly, our planet.â€