May 20th 2009 - Written by: Kelsy

The Gift of Grist

There’s still time! If you missed yesterday’s post about the special Grist/Osprey opportunity, listen up!

Grist.org, the funny and poignant eco-news site is having a fundraiser. And we need YOUR help. You have until the end of today (Wednesday the 20th) to be 1 of 30, $120 donors  who will receive a sweet Osprey pack as your gift for donating to Grist.

Grist is a non-profit but unlike our friends at PBS whose pledge drive prizes usually include gifts like a 1980’s romp through Yugoslavia with Rick Steves VHS tape or a double CD set of Gregorian chants, this drive offers a gift much closer to our outdoor hearts.

By donating to Grist you can win a genuine ReSource series pack made from recycled soda bottles – sturdy enough for your daily commute or day hikes and featuring compartments for your laptop, MP3 player, water bottle, and more.

So go here to donate and win!

Act now! Don’t be late! Don’t hesitate! Don’t delay!

And if you’re not up to date on Osprey’s own environmental activities and contributions, read about them here.

Help a Grist out, yo!

May 19th 2009 - Written by: Kelsy

Beacons in The Smog – Grist.org and Osprey Packs

Grist.org, the self-proclaimed “beacon in the smog” of mainstream media and environmental consciousness, is on a mission. For ten years the non-profit has pushed the positivity in eco news — preferring to promote the humor and possibility for our planet over the typical doom and gloom.

In quite the same way, Osprey Packs promotes a congruent message: enjoy our planet and do it with as little environmental impact as possible. This means promoting sustainable business practice, eco-manufacturing, all punctuated by stringent efforts to conserve and protect our wild places.

For the next 24 hours you have the chance to support these ethics by helping Grist reach their goal of raising $50,000 for the future of the organization. This is where Osprey comes in: the first 30 people to donate $120 between today (May 19th) and tomorrow (20th) will score a sweet backpack or courier bag, from yours truly, Osprey Packs. Made from recycled soda bottles, these sturdy bags feature compartments for your laptop, MP3 player, and more.

So act now! Donating is simple and secure. Here’s the gris- err, “gist” on donating. You can contribute here.

Please donate to Grist today. As a nonprofit, we depend on contributions from readers like you. Your gift will support the web’s hottest climate news, green how-tos, sustainability tips, and VIP interviews. Whichever Grist features you rely on, help support them with a gift today. We wouldn’t ask if it weren’t important.

Giving online is safe, easy, and secure — just fill out the form to the left. If giving online gives you the heebie-jeebies, you may also send an old-fashioned (but most welcome) check to: Grist | 710 Second Avenue, Suite 860 | Seattle, WA 98104.

Apologies, non-U.S. donors: this page won’t work for you (yet!). But you can donate via check or by contacting Trina Stout at 206.876.2020 x221 or tstout@grist.org

*image and information courtesy of grist.org


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