Leave No Trace e-News                             December 2007


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In This Issue
Holiday Sale
Give the Gift of Leave No Trace
2008 Membership Shirts Are Here!
Road Wisdom
Leave No Trace is Hiring
Update Your Mailing and Email Address!
*Holiday Sale*
Logo ItemsNow through December 21st, all Leave No Trace logo items are 25% off!

Check out our new website and online store, and take advantage of this opportunity to stock up on great Leave No Trace gifts for the outdoor enthusiast on your list.

This sale only happens once a year - Don't miss it!
Give the Gift of Leave No Trace

tressPut a twist on traditional gifts... With a gift of membership.

Another great way to give green and support Leave No Trace is to give a gift membership to others! It's the perfect gift - to your friends, family, colleagues, or community - especially during the holiday season.

In addition to a beautiful gift card bearing the recipient's name, they will receive all benefits of membership.  Plus, they become part of the world's most effective educational nonprofit preserving our natural lands and working to develop the environmental stewards of tomorrow.

Giving a Gift of Membership couldn't be easier: Simply visit our Support page, and enter your gift recipient's name and address in the "Ship To" portion of your donation form.  We will send a Gift of Leave No Trace card and membership package to each of your recipients to let them know of your generosity.

To give the Gift of Leave No Trace, please visit our online store, or call the Center at 303.442.8222.

Contributions through the Gift of Leave No Trace are credited to the gifter.  You will be listed in the annual report for the total of your contributions in 2007.  Contributions to Leave No Trace are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

2008 Membership Shirts
tressGoodbye Cotton... Hello 100% Recycled Material!

When a minimum-impact organization looks to deck out its members in new shirts, what fabric does it choose?

This year we're saying goodbye to cotton, and trying something new - and we know you will love it!

A more planet-friendly alternative is here - shirts made from 100% recycled yarn.  Not only does the fabric feel great, but you'll feel great wearing them knowing you're saving precious resources spent creating and dying other types of materials.

Not to mention - They look pretty darn cool, too!

Get yours today, when you donate $35+ to join or renew your membership with Leave No Trace.

in2green: Mastermind behind the design
In2green, a Leave No Trace partner, designs custom environmentally responsible products for the Eco-Boutiques and corporate markets.  Most of their products are made with ECO2cotton a recycled alternative.  We think that the yarn is the story. Clippings are salvaged from large cut and sew manufactures. They are sorted by color and then re-fiberized and then re-spun. There is no additional dying and we are conserving landfill use by reprocessing textile waste.  It is their goal to create an awareness that there are other sustainable product options.  With most of the textile industry oversees, in2green is proud to support domestic knitters and mills, as well as their production.
Road Wisdom...
tressA Final Farewell.

    Three years, 155,000 miles, and over 500 nights of camping later, we have decided to hang up our Subaru saddle and to swagger off into the sunset to discover long forgotten sensations such as the feeling of sleeping in one place for longer than four days.  Words cannot even express what this whirlwind adventure has meant to us as we reflect on the trails, faces, small towns, sunrises, and inspiring work witnessed in our epic sojourn.  We feel extremely fortunate to have represented the Center for Outdoor Ethics as we traveled through all of the lower 48 states in an effort to stimulate and inspire others to consciously consider how we recreate when visiting public lands.  One can study the archived Traveling Trainer journal pages on www.LNT.org to see that we had a wide smile on our faces whether we were in a sweltering desert, on a snowy mountain, or the wilderness of an urban city.

    So now that we have mastered the art of maintaining our entire lives within the space of a Subaru and re-emerging with no bruises or shredded wedding certificate, the question lingers, "What next?" Although we are a bit skeptical that anything could exceed this life-changing adventure, we are eager to tackle the challenges that many find mundane.  Buying a shower curtain? Shopping for an 8-roll pack of toilet paper? Mowing some grass?  Our levels of adrenaline surge at the prospects of simple yet sublime tasks.

    Regardless of what comes next in the Grand Adventure, you can be assured that we will be roaming the mountains, exploring the coasts, trekking through the deserts, and quickly turning our head with an excited twinkle in our eye when hearing someone ask how they deal with their poop when in the outdoors.  To play on an old aphorism, "you can take them out of the Traveling Trainers lifestyle, but you can't take the Traveling Trainers lifestyle out of them."

    We would love to hear from all of you who we have worked with for the last three years and even from those who we did not.  Contact us at dustyallison@gmail.com and amyallison76@gmail.com. Happy trails fellow Leave No Tracers and we look forward to our paths crossing yours again somewhere out there in the great wide open.

For the wild-
Dusty and Amy
Traveling Trainer Senior Team

Photo: Courtesy of Dusty & Amy Allison.

Read Morefrom the Road on the Traveling Trainer Blog!
Thank you, too, to the extraordinary intern, Alicia Brossart.  You have been phenomenal, and we will miss you!
Leave No Trace is Hiring
tressNow accepting applications for 2008 Subaru/ Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Teams

Are you passionate about educating other, and want to reach millions of individuals annually with the message of active lifestyle and stewardship of the outdoors?  The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program may be for you!

Leave No Trace is seeking a dedicated, savvy, dynamic team of educators for seasonal traveling positions.  The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, sponsored by Subaru, represent the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as goodwill ambassadors.  Traveling throughout the U.S., the Traveling Trainers are responsible for teaching and promoting minimum impact techniques to outdoor enthusiasts of all experience levels.

For program details, qualifications and more on how to apply, please read the full Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer job posting, or email jobs@LNT.org (subject: Traveling Trainers).

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