Grand Trunk Teams Up with Leave No Trace in Celebration of Earth Day

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Grand Trunk Teams Up with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in Celebration of Earth Day

Outdoor and travel gear brand donates 10-percent of online sales in April to support Leave No Trace

Skokie, IL — (April 9, 2014) –Grand Trunk, makers of goods for the road less traveled, celebrates Earth Day this month with a fundraising campaign in support of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. From April 1st through April 22nd, 10-percent of proceeds from all customer purchases online at www.grandtrunkgoods.com will be donated to Leave No Trace and the National Forest Foundation.

“We take great pride in our partnership with Leave No Trace and we’re excited to broaden that support in honor of Earth Day this month,” states Jon Neff, co-founder and VP of sales and marketing for Grand Trunk. “As an outdoor gear manufacturer, it is our duty to protect and preserve the natural world, and we hope this contribution will help further Leave No Trace outreach and education programs.”

Leave No Trace is a member and partner-driven non-profit organization that teaches skills and ethics to help people enjoy the outdoors responsibly and minimize environmental impacts on public lands. The funds raised by Grand Trunk this month will directly support the Leave No Trace mission to ensure long-term sustainability of our natural world through targeted education and outreach. Thanks to a common bond and love for the outdoors, Leave No Trace and outdoor industry brands like Grand Trunk are building the bridge between environmental sustainability and outdoor recreation.

“Many impacts from recreation are cumulative over time. Couple this with the sheer number of people spending time in the outdoors, and the need for Leave No Trace is clear.” said Dana Watts, Leave No Trace executive director. "A corporate partnership with Grand Trunk enables Leave No Trace to reach thousands more outdoor enthusiasts with this critical education."

10-percent from all Grand Trunk customer purchases between April 1st and Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22nd) will directly support Leave No Trace and the National Forest Foundation. Customers simply make a purchase online at www.grandtrunkgoods.com. For more information about Leave No Trace, please visit www.LNT.org or contact Dean Ronzoni at dean@LNT.org.

About Grand Trunk

Grand Trunk makes goods for the road less traveled, and anyone who values meaningful connections with nature, embracing new cultures, and exploring outdoor adventure. Founded in 2002 by two intrepid entrepreneurs who met while backpacking through Thailand, their shared passion for travel and the authentic outdoor lifestyle inspired Grand Trunk’s first line of travel hammocks. Over the past decade the brand has expanded and evolved to encompass a wide assortment of adventure travel gear and accessories. To view Grand Trunk's complete range of products, please visit www.GrandTrunkGoods.com

About the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. One of the Center’s key programs, sponsored by Subaru, is the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Center seeks to ensure the long-term health of our natural world. The Traveling Trainers are committed to teaching Leave No Trace education as they live on the road, sleep 200 nights a year in a tent, and offer this award winning program in communities from coast to coast. www.LNT.org.

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