Goal Zero Becomes Official Partner of Tread Lightly!

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 3, 2013) – Goal Zero has become the newest corporation to join Tread Lightly!’s list of official partners dedicated to promoting responsible recreation and good stewardship of the great outdoors.

“Tread Lightly! is happy to welcome Goal Zero to its ever-expanding group of supporters,” said Lori McCullough, Tread Lightly!’s executive director. “Goal Zero’s unique products and enthusiasm to promote responsible and respectful behaviors to the entire outdoor recreation community makes them a great ally to our cause.”

Goal Zero’s innovative portable solar power systems power a variety of USB, AC and DC devices anywhere and at any time. Its products feature full solar energy systems – solar panels, power packs and accessories – each designed to work in concert with each other. As part of their partnership, Goal Zero is offering all new and renewing Tread Lightly! members a 10% discount off of their entire Goal Zero purchase and has donated $10,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to assist Tread Lightly! in reaching out to the millions of Americans that enjoy outdoor recreation.

Corporate incentives like the Tread Lightly! member discount boost individual memberships and renewals that provide funds which directly support Tread Lightly!’s mission and helps enhance and promote existing programs such as Tread Trainer, Restoration for Recreation and Respected Access is Open Access.  According to Tread Lightly!’s executive director, Goal Zero’s contribution is expected to make a significant difference in the organization’s ability to reach even more outdoor recreationists, while also rewarding current members.

“Goal Zero is enthusiastic about this partnership,” said James Atkin, Goal Zero’s Director of Community Marketing.  “We feel that this partnership is mutually beneficial. . This relationship reinforces Goal Zero’s passion for adventure combined with a respect for the environment.  Tread Lightly!’s outdoor ethic is a critical component in fostering that respect for the environment and empowering adventurers everywhere to minimize their impact and to be good stewards of the places that they love.”

For more information on the discount and becoming a member of Tread Lightly! or its partner Goal Zero visit our website.

Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its unique training and restoration initiatives are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them.  The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment.  Tread Lightly!’s award-winning materials, programs and services are solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing recreation issues. Individuals and businesses can commit to Tread Lightly! and protect outdoor access by becoming a member at www.treadlightly.org.


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