Osprey Packs Embraces 35 years with Social Responsibility Efforts

Osprey Packs lightens footprint and supports local non-profits in 2009

Cortez, Colo., - As year 2009 comes to an end, Southwest Colorado’s Osprey Packs Inc., celebrates 35 years as an independently owned and operated outdoor company. The decades of dedicated experience results in Osprey Packs embracing their role as an outdoor industry leader in sustainability, environmental and social concerns by implementing actions to better not only the greater planet but also their local regional community.

In retrospect, 2009 shows great progression for Osprey Pack’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. In May 2009, Osprey became a participant and sponsor of the Rush Hour Revolution, a three-month event promoting bicycling commuting as the alternative transportation of the outdoor industry. Osprey registered 15 devoted riders. As a result of the overall event 47,941 miles were logged, which saved 41, 872 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Additionally, Osprey offers a Sustainable Transportation Initiative, which pays employees to carpool and use non-motorized transportation.

Osprey Packs continues to strongly support the Conservation Alliance. In May, Osprey’s Marketing Director, Gareth Martin traveled to Capitol Hill with influential Conservation Alliance leaders to demonstrate their gratitude for elected officials who supported the historic Omnibus Land Bill, as well as encourage them to support further land protection legislation in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, California, Oregon and Idaho. Meanwhile, Osprey Team Members played a key role with helping ConservationNext execute a successful Backyard Collective Volunteer event in Eldorado Canyon where over 100 volunteers from the outdoor industry and environmental non profits helped maintain trails and invasive plant removal in the state park, near Boulder, Colo.

With every Osprey Packs purchased the customer is promised a lifetime guarantee, which encompasses Osprey’s product sustainability incarnate. Under the Pro Deal Program, over $4,300 was raised this year alone benefitting such groups as the Continental Divide Divide Trail Alliance, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, The American Discovery Trail and the Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation.

On a local level, Osprey Packs is pleased to announce that its recent Fall Local’s Sale held on November 6th raised $2254.00 for The Bridge Emergency Shelter to aid in their efforts assisting the homeless citizens of the Cortez community. The Locals Sale is reflection of the company’s appreciation for the Southwest Colorado regional Community.

About Osprey Packs

From its humble beginnings building custom backpacks and sleeping bags in Santa Cruz California, to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Their mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment. Osprey defines success when it meets the demanding expectation of its most discerning customers. Based in Cortez, Colorado, Osprey has over thirty-five years of pack-making experience. Visit us on the web at www.ospreypacks.com or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Osprey-Packs/27230905321