On Tour Resources 2022: National Partners

We are extremely proud to be supported by the following National Sponsors: Peak Design, Earthjustice, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and MiiR. (California hosts, please include Hipcamp). These like-minded companies have joined Wild & Scenic in a shared campaign to support the use of film and art as a means to inspire activism and increase the groundswell of the environmental movement. Together, they support Tour Hosts across the country and beyond – our National Partners make the tour possible! Without their support, we would not be able to share these inspiring films with our hosts in 165+ communities worldwide. In return, we ask you for your reciprocated support of their companies and current environmental campaigns.

While the ongoing pandemic has effected how we share messages from our National Partners, you can still support them through the below required components at your event. Note that National Partner Tables & a National Partner Liaison are not currently required and we will notify you when those components return.

  1. “On-stage” Recognition: Please recognize each of our National Partners by name in at least one host clip AND/OR on-stage, whichever is applicable to your event (For example: “Thank you to our National partners… for supporting  the use of film to inspire activism”).
  2. Your National Partner Kit: Each event will be shipped a National Partner Kit with goodies generously provided to you from our partners. Use these items in a raffle drawing, as door prizes, or put them all together for a silent auction basket – whatever makes the most sense for your event! Share these prizes with your audience and thank our awesome National Partners.

Peak Design

About Peak Design: In 2010, a fresh-faced, Minnesota-born, good-to-know-ya fella named Peter Dering went on a 4-month trip around the world. During this trip he learned that carrying a DSLR camera is a pain in the touchis. He returned to his San Francisco apartment and did what any responsible person would do: quit his nice job and spent 10 months designing a little thingy-dingy for carrying cameras. In May 2011 Peter launched that thingy-dingy (we now call it Capture) on a fledgling website called Kickstarter. It worked, and Peak Design was born. Peter started hiring friends, friends of friends, and random people he met at concerts. Peak Design got itself a little office in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Today, we make products that keep your gear organized, protected, and accessible, so you are free to adventure, commute, and create. We pride ourselves in creating true utility through elegant, thoughtful design.

Peak Design Talking Points:

  • In 2018, Peak Design became completely carbon neutral. We calculated our full carbon footprint – from resource extraction to manufacturing to distribution and so on (scope 1-3 emissions) – from the inception of the company and purchased carbon credits to offset them all.
  • Every year we donate 1% of our top-line revenue to environmental non-profits. We consider this a self-imposed tax to help offset the waste we create.
  • As a member of The Conservation Alliance, we partner with other outdoor brands to fund grassroots organizations working to protect the wild places we love.
  • We are a company of backpackers, skiers, climbers, surfers, animal lovers, and people lovers. We believe strongly in protecting our natural world, and that the health of our planet and people must not be compromised for the growth of our business.
  • Peak Design is committed to becoming a responsible company – to abide by that which is socially just and environmentally sustainable. We acknowledge that, as a consumer product company, we harm our planet through our use of resources in manufacturing and the creation of waste and carbon. We’re working hard to minimize our impact and offset harm done.
  • We conduct third-party audits and invest in capacity building at our factories to ensure they meet social and environmental compliance standards.
  • We do everything in our capacity to keep our products out of landfills. All Peak Design gear comes with a lifetime warranty. We have also launched a program for refurbishing used or damaged items so we can get them back in the hands of creative, adventurous people.

Peak Design Event Kit:


Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

About SNBC: Inspired by the Sierra Nevada mountains, our beers are designed to be as bold, wild, and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada is a pioneer of the craft beer industry and also a leader in sustainability. While our dedication to quality and innovation has pushed the boundaries of craft beer, our commitment to environmental stewardship is also evident from grain to glass.

With craft beer’s largest solar array and investments in microturbine technology, we’ve been a long-time advocate for renewable energy and generate about 90% of our electricity onsite at our Chico, CA brewery. Our Mills River, NC brewery was proud to be the first production brewery to earn Platinum LEED certification and both of our breweries are also certified Platinum TRUE zero waste with 99.5% of our solid waste diverted from the landfill.

Our closed loop philosophy emphasizes waste reduction and reuse throughout our operations including CO2 recovery, rainwater collection, biodiesel production, and onsite composting.

SNBC at Your Event: If you’re planning to serve beer at your Wild & Scenic event, please consider Sierra Nevada as your first choice! Sierra Nevada was founded with the principles of environmental stewardship, zero waste, and efficiency at heart. We’ve partnered with Wild & Scenic for more than 10 years to help ensure that environmental awareness and advocacy reaches as many communities across the nation as possible. To learn more about our commitment to sustainability, visit www.SierraNevada.com.

While Sierra Nevada can’t provide free beer at every tour event, sponsorship opportunities are available to help you serve Sierra Nevada beer. If your venue handles beverages, ask if they can order Sierra Nevada (they will need to order beer anyway, so why not SNBC!).

To submit a beer donation request, complete the online form. Due to state and local alcohol laws, we are only able to donate beer to registered non-profits with a temporary alcohol license. Your request will be forwarded to a local event team member who will determine whether they can donate beer and/or attend your event.

If you have any questions regarding beer and the inclusion of Sierra Nevada Brewing at your event, please email Ben Brown ([email protected]) at least one month prior to your event.

Note: when your emcee thanks SNBC, please refer to ‘Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’ and not just ‘Sierra Nevada’.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Event Kit:

  • 1 baseball cap
  • 1 tote bag

MiiR

About Miir:  MiiR makes premium stainless steel vessels for coffee, water, bar, and food. With design, generosity and sustainability at our core, MiiR is committed to giving more and taking less. At MiiR, we prioritize business practices and strategies that preserve the long-term viability of people and the planet.

By interweaving business with philanthropy, MiiR has effectively created a virtuous cycle of good, both internally and externally. Our culture is centered around generosity, service and engagement.

MiiR is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our global team, from each of our employees to our network of manufacturing and distribution partners. With a shared mission, vision, company practices and robust standards of performance, we foster a work environment that is equitable, inclusive, relentlessly creative and fosters growth.

We recognize human-caused environmental degradation is a threat not only to healthy markets and healthy businesses, but most importantly to our quality of life. As a result, we’re on a mission to fundamentally change how business operates – from sourcing to design to the wellbeing of our people.

Being a consumer goods company, we have an inherent impact on the planet. As we seek to better understand our impact and identify ways we can improve, we will maintain an emphasis on continuous learning and evolution of process. We will lead by example and ultimately give more than we take. Progress over perfection.

MiiR at your Event:

Click here for more information about custom printed MiiR products at your event! Placing an order 60-90 days before your event is necessary.

Event Kit:

  • MiiR Camp Mug

Earthjustice

About Earthjustice: The world’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization, tackling the most important environmental challenges of our time. We use the power of the law to protect people’s health, preserve magnificent places and wildlife, advance clean energy, and combat climate change. Since our founding nearly 50 years ago, our expert litigators have represented more than 1,000 public-interest clients, large and small— and always without charge. Earthjustice is committed to securing lasting protections that help restore the earth to ecological balance and ensure a healthy environment for all people. Earthjustice – because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Earthjustice Talking Points:

  • As expert legal strategists, we take on the big environmental fights – high-stakes cases where we can have an enduring impact – and stick with them until we win.
  • Our work doesn’t stop at the courtroom door. In close partnership with our clients, we craft regulatory, legislative, and communications strategies to solidify the lasting impact of our legal victories.
  • We have the big-picture vision and capabilities of a national organization, while our thirteen regional offices provide local emphasis and expertise. Our international team partners with organizations around the world to focus on human rights, climate change, indigenous people, and international trade.
  • Our U.S. docket focuses on three key areas:
    • Preserving the Wild: Earthjustice enforces laws to ensure that species and wild ecosystems can freely exist and adapt to a changing world.
      • Our Focus Areas: The Arctic, The Ocean Ecosystem, Wild Lands, Wildlife
    • Fighting for Healthy Communities: Earthjustice works at the regional and national level to ensure widespread protections from pollution and exposure to toxic chemicals. Our fight for healthy communities involves strengthening standards and protections and holding polluters accountable when they violate those standards.
      • Our Focus Areas: Clean Air, Clean Water, Pesticides & Toxic Chemicals
    • Advancing Clean Energy for a Healthy Climate: Climate change threatens the world as we know it— and the chief culprit is fossil fuel burning. To avert ecological disaster, Earthjustice is pushing for a shift from dirty to clean energy to stabilize our climate and build a thriving sustainable world.
      • Our Focus Areas: Clean Energy, Climate Change, Coal, Oil & Gas Drilling (including fracking)

Earthjustice Event Kit:

  • Coasters & Gavel Pencils
  • Earthjustice Quarterly

HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

About HHMI:

Celebrating 10 years of crafting exceptional films about science and scientists, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is looking forward to the next 10 years of sharing the stories that spark curiosity, wonder and hope for the fate of our living breathing planet. As storytellers within a world class science organization, the studio is uniquely positioned to shine a light on some of the most significant scientific challenges and breakthroughs of our time.

Recent films include My Garden of a Thousand Bees, Emmy-nominated Nature’s Fear FactorCNN’s Race for the Vaccine, which followed leading scientists developing the Covid vaccine during the pandemic; The Farthest – Voyager In Space, which won the Emmy for best science documentary; The Serengeti Rules, which won the Emmy for outstanding nature documentary; Peabody Award-winning Inventing Tomorrow; and Ric Burns’ critically acclaimed Oliver Sacks: His Own Life.

Talking Points:

  • Celebrating 10 years of crafting exceptional films about science and scientists, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is looking forward to the next 10 years of sharing the stories that spark curiosity, wonder and hope for the fate of our living breathing planet.
  • HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is a mission-driven production company that crafts exceptional films about science and scientists.
  • Make sure to check out Tangled Bank Studios’ feature films My Garden of A Thousand Bees and Nature’s Fear Factor at this year’s festival and join our workshop to learn about the important impact work the studio does around each film.

(California Only Partner)

Hipcamp

About Hipcamp: An online marketplace where people can list, discover, and book camping, glamping and RV accommodations on private and public land. Whether it’s finding a scenic spot to pitch a tent or planning a nature-filled getaway, Hipcamp is the go-to guide to getting outside.

Hipcamp Talking Points:

  • Hipcamp creates new revenue streams for landowners such as farmers, ranchers, and vintners, which supports efforts to conserve their land and keep it wild.
  • By unlocking access and simplifying the camping experience, Hipcamp is democratizing and enhancing the experience of getting outside, inspiring more people to enjoy and protect our world.

Hipcamp at Your Event:

Hipcamp wants to be involved in your California event! To learn more, [email protected]

Hipcamp Event Kit:

  • Journal & Pencils
  • Buttons & Stickers