April 20, 2021 • News Announcements
Oceanic Society is excited to announce a partnership with Marugame Udon, the world’s No. 1 udon concept, in celebration of Earth Day 2021. On April 22, 2021 (Earth Day), 20% of every guest purchase made at all Marugame Udon locations will go toward raising $10,000 for Oceanic Society and our Blue Habits program.
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For our followers in the U.S., Marugame Udon restaurants can be found in California, Hawaii, and Texas – see a list of locations here. In addition to the Earth Day partnership with Oceanic Society, Marugame Udon has also made efforts to reduce paper and plastic waste by using reusable ceramic bowls in-restaurant, as well as paper-based carryout containers in lieu of plastic.
“As a Japanese concept, Marugame Udon respects the significant role the ocean plays in Japanese culture and history, and we want to drive consumer awareness of the small steps they can take to help care for our oceans,” said Marugame Udon Chief Operating Officer Pete Botonis. “We also recognize that we as a company can do much more to improve our impact on the oceans, and our partnership with Oceanic Society will offer us new ways to do better. We think supporting their ocean conservation mission is a meaningful way for us to celebrate Earth Day.”
We are pleased to be partnering with Marugame Udon not only for their financial support to our work, but also for the opportunity to reach consumers with messaging around how our individual choices can impact ocean health. Beyond supporting Oceanic Society by eating delicious noodles this Earth Day, there are many simple actions that people can take every day to support ocean health, like reducing plastic pollution, fighting climate change, and making sustainable seafood choices.
“The pandemic has curtailed many of our expeditions and fundraising efforts, so to have companies like Marugame Udon raise awareness and funds for the important cause of ocean health and marine wildlife protection is so key as we begin opening back up,” said Roderic Mast, Oceanic Society president and CEO. “Between plastic pollution, overfishing and climate change, our oceans are in trouble, and we thank all who have stepped up to help us continue our important mission to save them.”
Visit our Blue Habits resource hub for more ideas and ways to get involved.