Giving Back

We love what we do. We also love to see things change for the better around us. Therefore, we have chosen to contribute to projects and organisations that share our values and goals.

Check out in what ways we have been involved so far.

1% for the Planet

1% for the planet member1% For The Planet is an alliance of almost 1500 businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. 1% for the Planet means a company pledges to donate 1% of gross annual sales to non-profit organizations with a focus on environmental causes and a successful track record.

SavetheC joined the movement in March 2012. Membership with 1% For The Planet is one aspect of SavetheC’s overall commitment to doing the right thing and being part of the solution to preserve the sea and sea-life.

Learn more about 1% for the Planet:

Baltic Sea Pavillion

PavilionThe Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted seas in the world and great efforts need to be made to protecting it. Open Europeans Helsinki 2011 - the biggest sailing competition ever organized in Finland - gave us an opportunity to raise money for the benefit of the Baltic Sea.

Together with our partners we set up a Baltic Sea Pavillion - a design-cafe/shop by the sea - built of shipping containers and recycled materials. At the Pavillion, one could enjoy a nice cup of coffee while watching the competition, get information about the Baltic Sea and purchase fancy items.

In addition to Savethec, labels such as SLAM, IVANAhelsinki, Kaipaus and the Guardian of the Baltic Sea were presented at the Pavillion shop. This time, 10 % of the proceeds was donated to Baltic Sea Action Group.

SavetheC Open Air party!

Co-operation with Pidä Saaristo Siistinä ry (Keep the Archipelago tidy)

Pidä saaristo siistinäPidä Saaristo Siistinä is a nationwide environmental organisation founded by Finnish boaters. It brings up issues related to environment and the sea and provides waste collection services for its members in the Finnish archipelago.

SavetheC has been collaborating with Pidä Saaristo Siistinä ry during 2008-2011.  Each year, SavetheC has donated a share of revenues to promote the goals of Pidä Saaristo Siistinä.

Luonto-Liitto project

LuontoliittoLuonto-Liitto is a Finnish youth organisation founded in 1943, seeking to promote the interest of natural environmental and its protection among young people. It strives to create a society where nature and biodiversity is highly valued and preserved.

In order to raise awareness of the protection of the Baltic Sea among school children, as well as to encourage sailors to recycle sails, SavetheC started a campaign with both the town of Espoo and Luonto-Liitto as partners. 

Espoo contributed by informing local yacht clubs about the possibility of recycling sails and providing drop off sites for used sails. SavetheC, for its part, donated two euros/ square metre of  recycled sail. The funds raised during the campaign were directed to provide local school children with special program. Baltic Sea Goodwill Ambassadors from Luonto-Liitto, young people themselves, were sent to discuss matters related to the Baltic Sea with them as well as to remind of the human impact on it.