KTI Promo and Galveston Bay Foundation Announce Partnership In Preserving Galveston Bay For Generations To Come
KTI Promotional Products
As a minority owned supplier KTI Promo is interested in expressing their corporate responsibility through sustainability and natural resource economics. For two decades, KTI has successfully developed hundreds of innovative technology products celebrated by promotional organizations. Retail products include, USB/thumb drives, power banks, audio equipment, security products, office tools and accessories, travel and conversion peripherals, and home and auto technology products.
KTI Promo recently made a company wide commitment to take corporate responsibility by using their impact in the market to drive profitability and change through sustainable innovation in the technology sector. KTI has an already established line of eco-friendly products, which they plan to broaden
Also, the company's most recent commitment to practice environmental and social sustainability includes partnering with NFP Galveston Bay Foundation to be good stewards of the environment and the social landscape in which they operate. Simply put, their goal is to provide long-term value for stakeholders without compromising people, the planet, or the economy.
Their decision to be a part of the change that is undeniably moving toward a sustainable world, led to two initial actions. Firstly, they set out to make a real difference by expanding their eco-friendly technology and home products which are made from wheat straw, REPT, reusable silicone and cork. While these materials perform similar functions as the more familiar plastics, they break down more easily at the end of their lifecycle, causing no harm to the environment. The second important decision to help protect the environment, led to partnering with The Galveston Bay Foundation, through donation, and also a commitment to volunteer for ecological preservation actions led by the foundation.
KTI is located in Greater Houston, Texas, home to a vibrant economy, beautiful coastal surroundings and is closely linked to the two space centers, world renown medical center, a major port, and industry extending all the way to Galveston Bay.
The Galveston Bay Foundation
The Galveston Bay Foundation is a conservation nonprofit that has served as guardian of Galveston Bay since 1987. Their mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive natural estuary. They work to facilitate a true cross-section of Bay interests through creative, inclusive and forward-thinking solutions to the challenges confronting Galveston Bay.
Through actions and partnerships and a commitment to sound science and research, they have five main program areas in which they work on behalf of the Bay. They are education, habitat restoration, water protection, land conservation, and advocacy. Each program area is broad and deep, offering a range of solutions and opportunities to preserve the Bay for generations to come.
By partnering with the Galveston Bay Foundation, KTI also partners with nonprofits at the national, state and local levels such as the Texas Living Waters Project, Land Trust Alliance, EarthShare of Texas and the organization Restore America’s Estuaries.
About Estuary Regions
Galveston Bay is the seventh-largest estuary in the United States, and the largest of seven major estuaries along the Texas Gulf Coast. It is connected to the Gulf of Mexico and is surrounded by sub-tropical marshes and prairies on the mainland. The water in the bay is a complex mixture of sea water and fresh water, which supports a wide variety of marine life.
Estuary regions are home to roughly 40% of the U.S. population, including eight of the ten largest U.S. cities. Economic output in these areas accounts for 47% of the country’s GDP, including tourism, shipping, commercial fishing, and development. In the U.S., more than 68% of commercial fish caught spend some or all their life in an estuary, including salmon, blue crab, and oysters. Estuaries are also culturally significant to diverse communities including Indigenous communities.
Marshes, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds act as a buffer against storms, protecting communities and infrastructure from floods and rising seas. When flooding occurs, estuaries absorb excess water before it reaches our communities. In fact, a single acre of one-foot-deep wetlands can hold up to 330,000 gallons of water. On the opposite end of the spectrum, in drought conditions wetlands can replenish ecosystems due to their water storage capabilities.
Coastal wetlands also sequester and store substantial amounts of carbon, also known as blue carbon . Tidal wetland ecosystems can capture and store atmospheric carbon at 10x the rate of a mature tropical forest, per NOAA ( www.noaa.gov).
For Immediate Release 06/2023 | For more information: [email protected] | Media Desk