Portland, ORE. – Nau, the Portland-based sustainable apparel company, is launching its annual Grant for Change program recognizing an individual or group working to bring positive change to their community. Whether it is a photo journalist creating awareness on climate change through visual storytelling or a designer prompting behavioral change towards sustainable living, Nau wants to hear how global citizens are making a difference. From July 7th through August 17th, individuals can submit their stories or nominate others at http://nau.com/collective/grant-for-change. The Grant for Change leadership panel will select onefinal grantee who will be awarded $10,000 to help further his or her cause. Nau will also support the grantee’s efforts for one year by hosting content and providing progress to readers on www.nau.com.
“Our mission for this project is to find everyday people who are giving back to the community, whether artists, athletes or activists, and who can truly move the needle with both financial support and added public awareness,” said Gordon Seabury, president and CEO of Nau. “We hope our support and the additional exposure we will provide for their stories on our website, blog and through our media channels will all serve to accelerate their impact on society. And, inspire others to join in the movement for positive change.”
Positive change is at the core of Nau’s business philosophy, and it affects every decision, from packaging materials to marketing partnerships. By acting both as a community organizer and a platform, Nau believes the Grant for Change can help support individuals, industries and the economy intelligently and sustainably.
Entry is simple: Just log on tohttp://nau.com/collective/grant-for-change/nominate and in 200 words or less describe why you or someone you know should be nominated for Grant for Change. Submissions will be posted on www.nau.com for others to view and share. Voting will be open to the public online from August 18th through August 31st, when ten finalists will be selected to provide additional information and present their ideas to the Grant for Change leadership panel. The final grantee of the $10,000 Grant for Change will be announced on October 6th. In addition to the $10,000 grant, Nau looks forward to hosting the finalist on a three-night trip for two to Portland, Oregon and awarding two $300 gift cards to spend at www.nau.com.
Based in Portland, OR, Nau is a technical and lifestyle outdoor apparel company defining a new value equation in clothing design: beauty, performance, and sustainability. Nau is committed to Business Unusual, the power of business as a force for positive change, which seeks to balance the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. Learn more about Nau at www.nau.com or on Nau’s blog, The Thought Kitchen blog.nau.com.