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September 29th 2011 - Written by: alison

Change Comes Through Effort: Ditch the Plastic

I’m crammed into the middle seat of an oversold United flight, sandwiched between a close-talker and a person that is half in my seat in addition to his. Along comes the flight attendant, and even though I want to sleep this nightmare away, my coffee addiction is calling. I contort sideways to reach my bag at my feet, glad that I’m only 5’3” tall, or this maneuver would be physically impossible even with years of yoga. I’m just barely able to loop a pinky and remove my Klean Kanteen insulated thermos and present it to the aisle. The stewardess looks annoyed at my offering, then pours the coffee instead into a Styrofoam cup transfers it to my vessel, and then throws the cup away.

I can barely contain myself , but decide that today I won’t give her my rant: that we could power one million cars if we gave up our addiction to petroleum-based plastics; that Americans throw away half a billion plastic bottles a week, enough to circle the globe twice; or that most plastic ends up in landfills, oceans and fish bellies, and is never ever recycled.


March 21st 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour Trivia

We’re proud to be sponsors of the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival and we’re excited that the national tour has kicked off in full force. The tour is choc full of awesome and inspiring films that are sure to make you laugh, cry and take action. Check out the tour calendar here.

And now for some trivia to get all of our friends psyched about the festival on tour…

This week’s trivia: Who is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour in Grand Junction, Colorado and what’s one fact about them? To answer, please comment on this blog post!

If you’re right, you’ll be entered to win an Osprey Packs 24/7 Axis daypack, a Klean Kanteen Reflect Kanteen a Power in the Pristine DVD. We’re running the contest all week and will announce a winner on Friday, March 25!


Whether your pack was purchased in 1974 or yesterday, Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge.