There are many people and organizations that have contributed to the Ikkatsu Project over the past six years, and all the funding provided has been used to make the programs run, to improve the science and the cleanup efforts, and to help raise awareness and spur action around ocean health issues. Every donation helps and it would be difficult to overstate how grateful I am for each of them.
I would be remiss, however, if I didn’t single out one organization that has been an integral part of this year’s work at Cape Decision and has also contributed to the freshwater microplastic study being done in conjunction with Lakeridge Middle School in Sumner. Lush Cosmetics delivered with a Charity Pot grant, funding almost all of the expenses of the South Kuiu cleanup (and some of those expenses, like transportation, were considerable).
It is a good company making thoughtful decisions about the way it is doing business, with an eye to the planet as well as to profit. That thought is evident in the things put forward on its web site as well as in its stores and I can’t help thinking that more companies need to borrow from the Lush playbook.
Thanks, Lush, for all the support and good vibrations in 2018. I hope we’ll get the chance to keep at it in the years to come.
(If you’d like to make a tax-free donation to the Ikkatsu Project, click here or use the “Donate Now” button on the Ikkatsu home page. Many thanks!)