The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused late last month by the explosion of an offshore oil rig has put local economies, wildlife and the Gulf’s delicate coastal ecosystem at risk. And unfortunately oil is still spilling. This could easily be one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation’s history.
As part of the outdoor community, we understand firsthand how important it is to safeguard this country’s natural world. This country’s unparalleled wildlands and waters form the bedrock of our industry — they are the places that inspire us to manufacture the highest-quality products so that our customers can enjoy the best-possible outdoor experiences. These wild places — along with the plants, animals and ecosystems they support — are also an integral part of the outdoor spirit, and we take very seriously our industry’s responsibility to help protect them for generations to come.
So, take a moment today to do something to help the wildlife that’s hurting in the Gulf today. Here are some tips from the National Wildlife Federation:
1. Text “WILDLIFE” to 20222 to Donate $10 – You can help wildlife threatened by the oil spill by donating via your mobile phone. Your donation will help support National Wildlife Federation’s on-the-ground volunteer and restoration efforts.
2. Speak Up for Cleaner Energy Choices – Tell your senators that now more than ever we need to pass comprehensive legislation that provides America with cleaner and safer energy choices.
3. Help Spread Messages Online – There are tons of groups out there working hard on the ground. Give a follow Friday to these folks @NWF, @waterkeeper, @NRDC for updates about the BP Oil Spill and how people are taking action.