We’re proud that Blue Q’s donations support environmental initiatives, small and large, from monitoring the health of the river in our own backyard to reducing carbon emissions globally. And we’re proud of the fact that Blue Q bags are made from 95% recycled material, turning used rice sacks and water bottles into beautiful, artful, useful objects. 

One percent of the sale of every Blue Q bag supports environmental initiatives around the globe. Donations are shared quarterly among multiple groups, ranging from the Clean Air Task Force, with its international scope, to the Housatonic Valley Association, which does work in Blue Q’s literal backyard. Total donations since 2009 have surpassed $600,000.
The Clean Air Task Force is working to change technology and policies toward achieving a zero-emissions, high-energy planet and has carved out a unique role in the environmental and climate movement as a science-driven, solutions-focused and strategic organization.
The Housatonic Valley Association protects the natural character and environmental health of the Housatonic River watershed, from its source just north of Pittsfield to Bridgeport, CT, where it empties into the Long Island Sound
The Housatonic flows behind Blue Q’s building in Pittsfield, which was built in 1919 as part of Eaton, Crane & Pike, a stationary manufacturer.
Image via hvatoday.org