Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bigfoot: Champion of the Environment

This is a trend we can get behind! There are multiple organizations that are embracing Bigfoot as the mascot for environmentalism. In the past we have mentioned the Corolina Pad Company


Today there is another organization embracing Bigfoot as a the pinnacle for environment ethics, Leave No Trace. Their Mission Statement is as follows:

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide.



They have a page that poses a Bigfoot challenge:
THE LEAVE NO TRACE BIGFOOT CHALLENGE

The elusive Bigfoot leaves no trace of his passing through the wild. Bigfoot’s back and wants you to take his challenge. From teaching a kid the importance of not feeding wildlife to picking up trash on the trail, Bigfoot is asking you to complete and report a single Leave No Trace challenge from the list below.

It’s easy. Just choose from the challenges below which rotate every month and you’ll have the opportunity to win great outdoor gear prizes every time you participate. Double your chances of winning by capturing your Bigfoot Challenge in a photo or story and sending it to: Bigfoot@LNT.org.

The Bigfoot Challenge’s goal is to encourage simple acts of environmental activism and teach Leave No Trace principles. By taking the challenge, you are not only joining a nationwide conservation movement, you are also Leaving No Trace where it matters most — the places you play.

Please get involved by volunteering to do one of the following:

1.Get Muddy! Commit to walking through the mud in the middle of the trail or stay on deep snow to avoid widening trails which are vulnerable in wet conditions.

2.Coffee Addict? Don't turn into a paper junkie, too. Commit to using a travel mug, avoid paper-cups entirely, for one full month.

3.Lend a hand. Contact the agency that manages your favorite park or trail to volunteer to help them with their Leave No Trace efforts.

4.Challenge an outdoor group you volunteer with or a company you work for to incorporate Leave No Trace into their programs. Learn how and help them do it..

We all know the impression of Bigfoot can go both ways, from monster of the week to elusive environmentalist. We prefer the latter, because we are kind of fond of the big guy/gal.

Below are some pics of the painted Leave No Trace car.





EXTERNAL LINKS
Leave No Trace Bigfoot
Challenge

Find Sasquatch at Carolina Pad Company


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