At Bead the Change, we know that small, simple actions can be powerful catalysts for change. Many of us want to have a positive impact on the planet, but a brighter future can only be ours if we join together and take action. All our bracelets are made from recycled glass and plastic bottles. When you wear a Bead the Change charity bracelet, you share your passion for a better world while directly supporting the causes you care about most. Through this simple gesture, we can raise awareness about today’s most pressing environmental problems and offer much-needed assistance to the organizations that can solve them.
Spread the word. Start a movement. Save our planet. One bead, one bracelet, one action at a time.
Over 663 million people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water. When you purchase a Water Relief Bracelet, you support the non-profit organization Drop in the Bucket, which builds wells for schools across Africa, bringing clean, healthy water to school-aged children who would not otherwise have access.
Trees clean our air, filter our water, and are home to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Yet deforestation from fires, agricultural clear-cutting, unsustainable logging practices, and climate change pose serious threats to forests across the globe. By purchasing the Reforestation Bracelet, you support the non-profit organization One Tree Planted, which will plant 5 trees where they are needed most.
Over one thousand rhinos and tens of thousands of elephants are killed each year to feed demand for ivory and rhino horn, putting some species in danger of extinction in the next 10 years. Your purchase of the Protect the Elephants & Rhinos Bracelet directly supports the NRDC, an organization that is working to end the ivory trade and illegal poaching.
Over 5 trillion pieces of ocean plastic are currently littering our oceans, threatening the health and well-being of sea life and humankind. By purchasing an Ocean Cleanup Bracelet, you directly support The Ocean Cleanup, an organization committed to saving the ocean through the cleanup and removal of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Climate change is endangering our planet and its inhabitants more and more each day. Extreme weather events, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and the destruction of irreplaceable coral and marine life are threatening life across the globe. When you purchase a Climate Change bracelet, you directly support The Carbon Fund, an organization that works to reduce the CO2 that is causing climate change.
Orca grandmothers who were post-menopausal (meaning unable to reproduce) improved the chances of survival for the calves because they, like human grandmothers, have time to tend to the younger ones. They also assisted in finding food when it was scarce. For instance, the research showed that post-reproductive female orcas were knowledgeable at finding salmon when it was it was in low supply. Because salmon populations are declining, the role of the grandmother killer whale will become more important.
Chemists from the Slovenia National Institute of Biology are studying barrel jellyfish. They are especially interested in the mucus they secrete. The secretions are a reaction to stress, as a way for the body to protect itself. The institute is working on a prototype filter for treatment plants that’s made partly of jellyfish mucus. They feel that the mucus, which is a viscous liquid, can trap microplastic particles.