Second Annual Chaco/Leave No Trace Booth Cleanup Awards

PAONIA, CO (July 19, 2007) -- Chaco and Leave No Trace firmly believe in leaving the world at least as good a place as they found it.

At Summer Market, the pair plan to walk the floor after exhibitors have pulled up the stakes to see which companies left the least impact. Exhibitors will be judged on packaging materials used, trash discarded, and the overall condition of their floor space.

Winners of the Chaco/Leave No Trace award will receive a plaque to display in their booths, Chaco flips for employees present for the cleanup, and the peace of mind that comes with extending environmental ethics into their business practices .

Kuhl, Grivel and Pacific Outdoor Equipment were the first recipients of the “Chaco/Leave No Trace Award” at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show earlier this year.

Chaco is a footwear company dedicated to simplicity in its processes and products, and achieves this by reducing the number of components to the absolute minimum necessary to create functional, elegant footwear for hiking, trekking or traveling. Leave No Trace is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people.

Chaco is an official sponsor of the Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program, an initiative designed to educate outdoor enthusiasts across a range of audiences how to minimize their impact in natural areas. Through hands-on training workshops delivered by a team of creative and dynamic traveling educators, the "Education in Motion" program has reached more than eight million individuals since its inception, including youth serving organizations, college students, land management employees and outdoor organizations.

For more information please contact Bethany Mousseau at or 781.544.3677.