Planet Service Announcement S2 E01: Jeremy Jones

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Planet Service Announcement

S2 E01: Jeremy Jones

Jeremy Jones is a professional snowboarder, businessman, conservationist, and founder of Protect Our Winters. He sits down with James to discuss his background and how it fostered a passion for protecting the planet, his frustrations with people and brands who don't give back, and how humanity can survive the oncoming climate crisis.

"We need to turn hope into action, it's time to get off the sidelines and get out there. You're gonna get some mud on your face. Democracy requires participation - it's a contact sport."

On this episode, you’ll also hear from Klean Kanteen CEO and 1% for the Planet Board Member, Jim Osgood. This season, we’re featuring different 1% for the Planet members and nonprofit partners at the beginning of each episode to learn a little more about the work they're doing to better our planet.

About Jeremy Jones

As an accomplished filmmaker, entrepreneur, environmentalist and snowboarding pioneer, Jeremy Jones is widely regarded as one of the most legendary big mountain riders and explorers of all time. Named a National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” and ten times voted “Best Big Mountain Rider of the Year” by Snowboarder Magazine, Jeremy has starred in over a hundred snowboard movies and videos worldwide, including his highly acclaimed, foot-powered snowboarding trilogy Deeper, Further and Higher. He is the founder and CEO of award-winning Jones Snowboards, dedicated to the development of the highest quality backcountry snowboards and accessories. In 2007 Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters, a global cause uniting the winter sports community against climate change and was recognized in as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama. Jeremy has appeared frequently in worldwide media including 60 Minutes Sports, ABC’s Nightline News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Outside Magazine and TV, Men's Journal, Esquire, CNN, MTV, ESPN, Fox News, NBC and National Geographic.

About Jim OsGOOD

Jim joined Klean Kanteen in June 2011 as CEO, President and Board Chairman, bringing with him more than twenty-five years of extensive global business strategy, product development and operations experience.  He has worked across numerous product categories, in both branded consumer products and medical device industries.  Previously the founder and owner of Slickrock Concepts - a product strategy and development firm in Denver, CO - Jim has served in executive positions with global corporations including The Coleman Company and Baxa Corporation (now Baxter).

From non-profit partnerships to responsible supply chain management to serving communities, Klean delivers healthy, high-quality reusable solutions while constantly seeking ways to use their business as a force for positive change. Under Jim's leadership, Klean quadrupled its sales while remaining self-funded, and, in 2012, became a certified B-Corp by meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. 

Each year Klean Kanteen donates 1% of its sales to environmental organizations – more than $2.5 million since 2008.  In 2017, Jim was appointed to the 1% for the Planet Board of Directors and in 2019, was elected to serve on the Board’s Executive Committee and as Treasurer.  Jim is also an individual member of 1% for the Planet.

Jim currently lives in Chico, CA with his wife, Lisa, and their two sons.