When Earth Day rolls around, everyone's social media feeds are flooded with tips on how to be greener and sustainable ways to celebrate Earth—all good things. But SNEWS rounded up a list of brands and organizations who stand out in loving on our planet.
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1. If you bought anything online from Jones Snowboards on Sunday, every cent went to Protect Our Winters, the leading climate advocacy group for the winter sports community founded by Jeremy Jones. Those online customers also were registered for a free membership to POW.
2. Adventure Bound onthefly, the specialty retailer located in Ellicotteville, New York, has started asking volunteers to sign up and help clean debris from a section of the Great Valley Creek, where many waterfowl and fish call home as well as where people recreate.
3. All month, 1% for the Planet is encouraging people to submit 360-degree videos of their favorite places outside to raise awareness for the need to save Earth. Earlier this month, the organization broadcasted eye-catching photos and bold messages on billboards across the U.S. to drive people to learn more about the movement.
4. Gear Coop in Costa Mesa, California, is green by going blue. The specialty retailer is backing bluesign, the standard for environmental health and safety in the manufacturing of textiles. In a blog post, the retailer touts the brands sticking to those policies.
5. Last Friday, an event in Boulder—Get Wild to Save Wild put on by polar adventurer Eric Larsen—raised more than $1,000 for local nonprofits—Access Fund, Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance, a local wildlife rehabilitation facility, and POW—through a raffle and photo exhibit, and some beer and kombucha sales.
6. A team of National Parks Conservation Alliance advocates, including junior rangers and their parents, took to the beaches for the annual Coast Cleanup in Olympic National Park.