Innate is pleased to back up our company statement “Your Planet, Your Choices, Your Gear” by supporting organizations who are dedicated to education and actions that reduce our ecological footprint, while increasing the awareness of protecting and preserving our natural environment.



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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Based in Vancouver BC, Fresh Roots market gardens have become community focal points, bringing a variety of multicultural, intergenerational communities together for learning, celebration, or simply experiencing the joy and wonder of growing food. Fresh Roots has created a template for institutional land managers to work with non-profit societies to develop and sustainably manage community market gardens. Interested? Contact them at info@freshroots.ca for more information.





The SAM Project

The SAM Project (Sustainability through Agriculture and Micro-Enterprises) is a secular, non-political organization that enables sustainable solutions to local needs, using available resources, community oversight and the mechanisms of the Zambian market economy. Contact them at info@thesamproject.ca for more information.

 





Outdoor Council of Canada

The Outdoor Council of Canada is on a mission to promote and enable accessible education and recreation in the outdoor environment. They envision a future where every Canadian will have access to outdoor recreation and education.

Visit www.outdoorcouncil.ca for more information.





Raincoast Conservation Foundation

A team of conservationists and scientists empowered by their research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia, the Raincoast Conservation is a not-for-profit research and public education organization.

Visit www.raincoast.org to learn more about the work they are doing for British Columbia’s coast.





Avalanche Canada

Visiting wild snowy places means you need to be aware of potential dangers and have the skills to assess and deal with these conditions safely. The Innate team loves creating gear that will perform reliably in the mountains, particularly in demanding winter conditions, but we also recognize the need to have the knowledge on how to travel safely at this time of year. Avalanche Canada provides expertise in forecasting, education and training to help us safely enjoy the winter backcountry.

Innate is pleased to support this organization through product donations that are used for raising funds to support them and for participant prizes in educational events held in local communities.

Visit www.avalanche.ca for more information.



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Utah Avalanche Center

Visiting wild snowy places means you need to be aware of potential dangers and have the skills to assess and deal with these conditions safely. The Innate team loves creating gear that will perform reliably in the mountains, particularly in demanding winter conditions, but we also recognize the need to have the knowledge on how to travel safely at this time of year. The Utah Avalanche Center provides expertise in forecasting, education and training to help us safely enjoy the winter backcountry.

Innate is pleased to support this organization through product donations that are used for raising funds to support them and for participant prizes in educational events held in local communities.

Visit www.utahavalanchecenter.org for more information.



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Art for Water

Through monumental, public-participation art projects, Art for Water draws attention to global water crises. Its projects raise awareness and promote dialogue focused on the shrinking availability of clean water—due to climate change, access, and commercial exploitation.

Visit www.artforwater.org for more information.



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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF)

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival celebrates mountain sports and culture through local and international films. They are focused on providing inspiration and entertainment to the Vancouver community, while fostering international outdoor stewardship.

For more information, visit www.vimff.org.



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Squamish Mountain Festival

The Squamish Mountain Festival provides a grassroots gathering to celebrate the magic of climbing, bouldering and mountain culture. The event highlights Squamish and its culture through clinics, speakers, competitions, international adventure films, volunteer trail maintenance days and celebratory party to close out the festival.

Visit www.squamishmountainfestival.com for more information.



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THE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE

The Conservation Alliance partners with organizations and funds campaigns to permanently protect wild places in North America for their habitat and recreation values. The Alliance was founded in 1989 by outdoor industry leaders REI, Patagonia, The North Face, and Kelty, who shared the goal of increasing support for conservation efforts. They now have more than 180 member companies, and have disbursed an accumulated total of more than $9.5 million from membership dues to grassroots environmental organizations. They direct their funding to community-based campaigns to protect threatened wild habitat, preferably where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. The results of their funding have been remarkable; grants have helped organizations in their work to protect more than 50.5 million acres of land, stop or remove 28 dams, and preserve access to thousands of miles of rivers and several climbing areas. Funding is provided via a rigorous grant proposal review process that ensures grants go to organizations that can succeed given the necessary financial resources.

To learn more visit www.conservationalliance.com





BIG CITY MOUNTAINEERS

The Mission of Big City Mountaineers, a 501 (c) 3 is to enhance the lives of under-resourced urban teens through transformative outdoor experiences. BCM provides opportunities to young adults unable to access the outdoors on their own.

The teens that go on BCM trips come from low income households and telling them they have a great opportunity but to participate they need to buy their own hiking boots and personal gear would be absurd. With the help of sponsors like INNATE, BCM was able to deliver over 2500 program days to inner city, urban teens in 2009.

Visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org for more information.