Oxygen Plus, the Minnesota-based Pioneer and Leader of Recreational Oxygen, Joins Patagonia-founded Non-Profit, ‘1% for the Planet,’ to Help Combat Air Pollution
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 13, 2022 – Oxygen Plus (O+) recently joined the well-respected non-profit environmental organization, “1% for the Planet,” furthering its commitment to make our world a healthier place to live and breathe.
Oxygen Plus team members, Ben Johnson (left) and Lauren Carlstrom (right) at 1% for the Planet’s 2022 Annual Summit in Los Angeles, CA.
Co-founded in 2002 by Patagonia visionary, Yvon Chouinard, 1% for the Planet connects individuals and companies, like Oxygen Plus, to myriad non-profit organizations focused on environmental justice and causes that are taking action to restore and protect the planet. Through this partnership, Oxygen Plus will donate 1% of topline revenue to vetted entities focused on strategies to improve the quality of the air we breathe.
The World Health Organization cites 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe unclean air.1 Outdoor and indoor air pollution pose serious threats to the climate and people’s health, causing millions of premature deaths each year, including strokes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections.1
The pioneer and leader in portable recreational oxygen, O+ is aligned with its active, outdoor enthusiast consumer base that is environmentally-conscious. Now, every canister of O+ purchased delivers pure oxygen to the customer, and more clean air for our world. “When you choose O+, you get to breathe easy while paying forward a healthier place to live and breathe,” said Lauren Carlstrom, COO of Oxygen Plus. “We're truly excited for the new opportunities and alliances we have through our partnership with 1% for the Planet that will further benefit people and the planet.”
Oxygen Plus’s sustainability initiatives are rooted in two key areas related to air pollution:
Clean Air: O+ will contribute to causes and organizations that are effectively solving the clean air crisis. Examples include oxygen-enriched, carbon-reducing initiatives such as planting trees and keeping our oceans clean and beaches trash-
Crisis Response:O+ will support crisis relief groups and organizations affected by and/or combating the effects of air pollution-related to climate change. Examples include donating canned oxygen to firefighters and citizens suffering from the harmful smoke and particulate matter present in the atmosphere during and after a wildfire.
Since inception in 2003, O+, the Minnesota-based, women-owned and -led oxygen company, has demonstrated its values of health and sustainability by 1) sourcing its product and packaging locally, whenever possible, 2) manufacturing its products solely in the U.S.A., 3) designing its portable, handheld oxygen canisters with BPA-free plastic components, 4) offering environmentally-mindful products that are sleek, compact and 100% recyclable, and 5) donating a portion of sales to environmentally-focused organizations..
ABOUT OXYGEN PLUS:
Women-founded and operated since 2003, Oxygen Plus (O+) is the category pioneer and company leading the development, manufacturing and marketing of portable recreational oxygen for wellness-minded people, worldwide. O+ oxygen offers an effective, multi-use, portable alternative for consumers with active, healthy lifestyles seeking natural energy and recovery. The only canned oxygen manufactured and quality-controlled in a clean room environment at an FDA-Registered Facility, O+ guarantees its product reliability and purity in every breath. Elevating from its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oxygen Plus donates 1% of sales to non-profits solving the clean air crisis through its partnership with ‘1% of the Planet,’ fulfilling its mission to make a significant contribution to the well-being of humankind. oxygenplus.com
1 Air Pollution. World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/health-topics/air-pollution#tab=tab_1 Retrieved April 11, 2022.