On Tour Resources 2017: National Partner

We are extremely proud to be supported by each one of our following National Sponsors: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, CLIF Bar, Earthjustice, KEEN Footwear, Klean Kanteen, Orion Magazine, Patagonia and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. These like-minded companies have joined Wild & Scenic in a shared campaign to support environmental film in an effort to inspire activism and increase the groundswell of the environmental movement. Together they support all of our Tour Hosts and your environmental groups, clubs and organizations across the country to host Wild & Scenic On Tour. Our National Partners make the tour possible!  Without their support, we would not be able to share these inspiring films with our hosts and the 160+ communities worldwide. In return, we ask for your reciprocated support of their companies and current environmental campaigns.

Required Components At Your Event:

  1. National Partner Liaison: Please assign a person to be the National Partner Liaison. This requires reading the “Talking Points” of each National Partner. These talking points will familiarize the designated person with each partner, their company, green initiatives, products and/or services. In lieu of the National Partners being at your event, the trained National Partner liaison will serve as a representative in their absence answering questions of festival attendees.
  2. National Partners Table: Please set-up a National Partners table at your event where product and literature can be displayed. Use the shipped items from the event kit to stock this table. National Partner banners can be used as a table skirt or behind the table on the wall, if provided.
  3. On-stage Recognition: Please recognize the National Partners on-stage, for example, “Thank you to our National partners…. Please see the designated sponsor table in the lobby for more information about these like-minded companies supporting the use of film to inspire activism.”

Barefoot Wine and Bubbly

About Barefoot:
The Barefoot Winery is located in Modesto, California halfway between San Francisco and Yosemite National Park in the Central Valley. We source the majority of our grapes from the Central Valley, Sierra Foothills, Lodi and Delta regions of California. Our foot on the label pays homage to the original way of crushing grapes. Barefoot is committed to making wine more fun and less serious!

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Talking Points:

  • Barefoot Winery’s grapes are sourced from environmentally responsible farms which practice minimizing the use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides through integrated pest management and alternative programs for bird control and weed management.
  • Maintaining populations of predatory insects that feed on harmful insects to reduce pesticide use, as well as establishing greenbelts of natural grasses, old growth oaks and lakes and wetlands which provide not only beauty, but a habitat for the beneficial insects.
  • Planting cover crops in the rows between the vines to prevent soil erosion during the winter rains. 40 | Page
  • These cover crops also provide a nourishing habitat for beneficial insects to breed.
  • Maintaining stream setbacks that are larger than required by law to protect riparian areas.
  • Combining multiple operations on single tractor passes to reduce emissions and soil compaction.
  • Establishing wildlife corridors throughout the vineyard, enhancing the natural habitat, providing housing for wood ducks to keep predators away from nests, eggs and small ducklings.
  • “50/50 Give Back” plan is an innovative approach to land conservation – For every acre of land planted in vineyard, another one acre of property is set aside to help protect and enhance wildlife habitat.
  • In 2007, we created the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project with the Surfrider Foundation to keep beaches clean worldwide. Our winery supports over 100 beach cleanups annually across North America.
  • The Barefoot Winery has donated to 200 non-profits to over the last 25 years and continues to donate thousands of cases each year.


About CLIF Bar
At CLIF Bar, sustaining the planet is part of our business; we work diligently to protect the places we play. We are proud to partner with the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival as National Sponsor for our eighth year now, helping to inspire environmental activism through the medium of film.

Talking Points:

  • Clif Bar works closely with organizations addressing important environmental and conservation issues, including the Access Fund, Leave No Trace, Organic Farming Research Foundation and Conservation Alliance.
  • Clif Bar’s Five Aspirations are…sustaining our business, our brands, our people, our community and our planet. Learn more at http://www.clifbar.com/article/our-five-aspirations
  • Clif Bar is a family-and employee-owned company guided by the idea that business can be a catalyst for good. This means crafting awesome food that connects people to a healthy planet and caring for our people, communities where we live, work and play.
  • Clif Bar & Company makes nutritious and organic food to feed and inspire adventure, including the CLIF BAR® energy bar; CLIF Kid™, Nourishing Kids in Motion®; and LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women. Check out all our products at http://www.clifbar.com/find-your-favorite .
  • CLIF Bar supports sustainable agriculture and uses organic ingredients. Clif Bar foods do not contain partially hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup and we source ingredients that are not genetically engineered. Learn more about our commitment to a healthier, more just and sustainable food system at http://www.clifbar.com/hubs/organic-sustainable


About EarthJustice:
Earthjustice is 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 over 40 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.

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 ten 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: o 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)

Klean Kanteen

About Klean Kanteen:
Klean Kanteen partnered with SYRCL on the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour for the first time in 2014. Klean Kanteen strives to encourage and support consumers in making sustainable and healthy choices. “At Klean Kanteen, our commitment to you and the planet drives everything we do. From our stainless steel creations to the company we keep, we are firmly fixed on the task of making healthy, high-quality goods that will faithfully replace a lifetime of single-use items. Our hope is that you will go forth and re-use our products for years and even decades to come. One cup, bottle, and container at a time add up… to big results.” – Jeff and Michelle Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen’s Pint Cup Program
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Talking Points:

  • Here’s our story! Klean Kanteen is the original stainless steel bottle created to provide a healthy alternative to plastic and lined aluminum bottles and food containers: a safe, healthy, lightweight, reusable bottle free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic substances. Proud to be family owned and operated since 2004.
  • Klean Kanteen believes strongly in supporting nonprofits organizations aligned with what’s important to our family. We became a member of 1% For the Planet in 2008, and have donated more than 1% of our annual 38 | Page sales to nonprofits working to protect and promote the health of our amazing planet. In 2014, we celebrated our first 1 Million dollars in charitable giving to our partners.
  • With a triple bottle line of people, planet and profit we proudly joined the ranks of Certified B Corporations in 2012. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are leading the global movement to redefine success in business.
  • Our 18/8 food grade, stainless steel pint is designed to replace single-use cups so prevalent at music and beer festivals. By offering a commemorative pint that can live on beyond the music and memories, we partner with event promoters to educate, drive awareness and prevent waste from hitting landfill and precious waterways.
  • Klean Kanteen is proud to support SYRCL’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival and their mission to inspire people and unite communities to heal the earth!

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.

Talking Points:

  • 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 are just beginning this journey but excited to make major strides in 2017 and moving forward.
  • We’ve begun conducting third-party audits and investing in capacity building at our factories to ensure they meet social and environmental compliance standards. We’re excited to publicly share our progress—and challenges—in the near future.
  • 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.
  • We are developing, launching, and managing Give a Shot, a website for connecting photographers and videographers who want to donate their time and talent to help environmental nonprofits seeking visual content.
  • 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.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

About SNBC:
SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.’s primary mission is to produce the finest quality beers and ales without compromising its role as a good corporate citizen and environmental steward. Founded in Chico, CA in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. considers resourcefulness an operating philosophy.

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Talking Points:

  • Solar Panels, their Chico facility utilizes more than 10,500 panels – one of the largest privately owned solar installations in the country- to generate more than 2 MW of solar power or roughly 20% of the brewery’s electrical needs.
  • North Carolina facility also has 600 kw of solar.
  • Fuel Cells & Micro turbines, the Chico facility has four, 250 kw hydrogen fuel cells which produce 1 MW of electricity; the cells are fueled by natural gas and also produce steam which is recycled into brewery operations.
  • In North Carolina, biogas generated from the onsite waste water treatment plant is recovered and used to fuel two, 200 kw micro turbines which produce electricity for the brewery.
  • Energy Efficiency: Sky lights and large windows throughout the plant to take advantage of the natural lighting. All lighting systems upgraded to be as efficient as possible o Motion sensors, ambient light sensors, and timers throughout plant
  • Heat recovery units on boilers, fuel cells, and brew kettles to recover energy that otherwise would have been vented
  • North Carolina brewery is expected to be LEED gold
  • Recycling, SNBC recovers many items for recycling: 2014 – 99.8% diversion rate – only 0.2% of our solid waste went to landfill
  • A portion of the spent grain goes to SNBC cattle that are naturally raised. Collaboration with CSU Chico university farm prepares the beef to be served in the SNBC restaurant
  • HotRot composting system composts all discarded food and some spent brewery organics onsite. Sierra Nevada is the first company to receive Platinum Zero Waste Certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council
  • CO2 Recovery / Emissions o SNBC has a system in place to recover the CO2 produced naturally during the fermentation process
  • Transportation used vegetable oil from the SNBC restaurant is recovered and turned into biodiesel onsite in Chico. SNBC bought the first Peterbilt hybrid delivery truck in ‘09 to service accounts locally in Chico. The motivation to open a brewery in North Carolina was to reduce transportation impacts. Transportation by rail for malt & finished product – Rail spurs have been built within 5 miles of each brewery to receive malt railed in from Canada and Montana – 3-4 truckloads/rail car, multiple rail cars on one train
  • Water/Biogas Recovery o SNBC collects & treats all brewery process water
  • Every effort has been made to conserve water within SNBC operations (e.g. reusing water in bottling operations, collecting rain water in North Carolina, and adjusting cleaning chemistry to reduce water consumption)
  • Biogas Recovery – biogas is produced during the anaerobic digestion phase of waste water treatment – all biogas is recovered and used to fuel our boilers in Chico and micro turbines in North Carolina.