The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League’s (SYRCL) Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off its 20th annual event January 13th. For almost two decades, Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) has welcomed audiences to Nevada County, CA for its annual event each January. In recent years, Peak Design has supported the festival for several years but recently increased their support; we are ecstatic to have them return in 2022 as our Title Sponsor!
When we asked why Peak Design chooses to partner with WSFF, Director of Sustainably, Annie Nyborg replied “Wild & Scenic Film Festival covers two areas of utmost importance to Peak Design – filmmaking and environmental activism. We are a brand that designs gear to better serve photographers and filmmakers and believes deeply in advocating for our planet. The festival helps creatives share stories important to the protection of our wild spaces.”
“One festival memory that stands out is a panel I attended in 2018 or 2019 that covered diversity in the outdoors. It framed diversity in the outdoors as not only a moral imperative, but also critical for successfully protecting our environment. I was so moved by what I heard that I went back to the office and developed and launched a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative at Peak Design,” said Nyborg.
“It’s incredibly fulfilling to have committed partners like Peak Design who understand Wild & Scenic’s mission and encourage the use of film to change the world. For that and their dedication to reducing waste in product lifecycles, Peak Design is an invaluable partner and we are grateful for their vision and support,” said Lívia Campos de Menezes, WSFF Director.
Since 2010, Peak Design has been building innovative carry solutions with a simple overarching design directive: make the best things. They’ve won applause along the way, but are perhaps most proud of the fact that they’re 100% crowdfunded and 100% employee-owned. This allows them to stay investor-free and focused on the things that matter most: designing great products, fostering happy employees, and taking care of customers and the natural environment. Peak Design is a Certified B Corporation and Certified Climate Neutral. Learn more at peakdesign.com
Peak Design s trives to leave this planet better than they found it. They are aware that making and shipping things harms the environment. Offsetting this impact is a responsibility they feel as both a company and individuals. Peak Design also donates 1% of their revenue to environmental nonprofits, guarantees products for life, and refurbish broken items to keep them in use and out of landfills.
Peak Design believes it is their job to take responsibility for the impact they have environmentally and socially. This means understanding and accounting for a product’s entire lifecycle, from complex supply chain to design that extends usefulness as long as possible. It also means policies and advocacy that aim to improve the lives of their employees, contractors, customers, and people the planet over.
Peak Design recently partnered with Wild Confluence Films (creators of past WSFF Official Selections including Rock-Paper-Fish) to present the story of three women who sail into the heart of Alaskas’s Tongass National Forest to record untold devastation in the 2022 Official Selection Understory: A Journey Through the Tongass. Peak’s commitment to helping cultivate engaging and inspiring film is just one of the many reasons we’re proud to be their partner.
We hope you’ll explore not only Peak Design products but the great work they continue to do for the planet and be sure to drop by their table at the 20th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA – January 13-17, 2022.