SUSTAINABILITY

Our connection to the natural world is everything, and without it, Union Wine Co. would simply not exist. Our business, and everything we do, is committed to considering the environment while working to minimize our impact wherever we can. We also know we can’t do it alone. Which is why we're partnering with other organizations that support our values and extend our reach. Together, we can do so much more. And as it turns out, helping the planet is a lot like drinking wine, it's more fun with friends.

We give a damn and we hope you do too. 

Putting people and the planet over profit. 1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.

1% for the Planet’s membership model drives critical philanthropic support to address the most urgent environmental issues of our time. Their network exemplifies the power of collective action as we bring together individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations around the world to support people and the planet. When we all work together, 1% adds up. 

Climate Neutral works to decrease global carbon emissions by getting brands to measure, offset, and reduce the carbon they emit. They believe consumers and brands must work together to drive the world toward the zero net emissions future that science tells us we urgently need.

When a brand gets certified, it achieves zero net carbon emissions for all of the carbon it creates while making and delivering its products or services for a year. The Climate Neutral Certified label makes it easy for consumers to find certified brands. 

Organizations we have partnered with in the past. 

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. They have a hefty goal of tackling climate change and protecting land and water, providing food sustainability and building healthy cities. They protect areas that are local as well as all over the world.

In 2021 we donated $50,000 to The Nature Conservancy and helped spread awareness through social media campaigns.  

SOLVE restores and preserves Oregon’s environment by mobilizing the power of volunteers and partners with the generosity of donors. Across the state we bring diverse communities together to improve the health and safety of our neighborhoods and natural areas including our coast, rivers, parks, and forests.

 In July of 2021 we adopted the Clackamas River near our home base in Oregon to clean twice a year. Not only are waterways like the Clackamas important environments for fish and other wildlife, they're valuable to humans for recreation and ultimately, mental health. We had a great time and documented the day, view the video here.