Trailspace’s First 1% For The Planet

Last August when we joined 1% For The Planet, an alliance of companies that each donate at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental organizations, we promised to update you on what organizations Trailspace supported.

Well, we just finished our 2006 1% FTP donations and I’m excited to report where our first year’s contributions went. We selected a range of international, national, regional, and local organizations working toward protecting and enhancing the wild lands and natural world we all enjoy.

In 2006, Trailspace supported:

  • Leave No Trace, an international nonprofit dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships

  • Clean Air-Cool Planet, the Northeast region’s leading organization dedicated to finding and promoting solutions to global warming

  • The Mountain Institute, an international nonprofit dedicated to conservation, community development, and cultural preservation in the Andes, Appalachian, Himalayan, and other mountain ranges of the world

  • The National Parks Conservation Alliance, which aims to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations

  • The Maine Appalachian Trail Club, a volunteer nonprofit that manages 267 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Maine, and its facilities and corridor

  • Our local land trust, the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, dedicated to conserving the lands, water quality, and natural heritage of the Belgrade Lakes region in Maine

  • The Watertown (Conn.) Land Trust (located in my childhood hometown), working to save 41 acres of working farmland and a half mile of river frontage from development

We want to support causes important to the Trailspace backcountry community. Do you have a favorite environmental organization? Please tell us about it and we'll consider it for our 2007 1% For The Planet contributions.

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