Outdoor Retailers Love Leave No Trace: Learn about our partners Klean Kanteen, Deuter, and ENO

Salt Lake City, UT: We recently wrapped up a whirlwind week at Outdoor Retailer! Our Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers spent the week educating attendees and raising awareness about Leave No Trace practices. Despite the busy week, we found some time to catch up with a few of our Traveling Trainer sponsors to find out why they love their Leave No Trace partnership.

Klean Kanteen, Deuter, and Eagles Nest Outfitters are incredible supporters of Leave No Trace. Their support allows us increase our nationwide reach and boost the frequency of our programming.

Klean Kanteen promotes the Leave No Trace mission in many ways, including providing free water stations at many festivals and outdoor events. Leave No Trace educates visitors to public lands about the decomposition rates of plastic and how single-use water bottles are the number one piece of trash land managers say they find on public lands. Klean Kanteen provides the best alternative, with awesome, sustainable drinkware that reduces the impact we have on our environment. Among many other contributions, they regularly provide prizes for our Cleanest Campsite Challenge winners and gift our new members with Leave No Trace pint glasses. Find the new Leave No Trace Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler here!

Deuter outfits our Traveling Trainer Teams with the gear they need to be successful on the road. They stand by their commitment to protecting the outdoors by developing and donating the Deuter Dirt Bag. This reusable trash bag encourages every outdoor enthusiast to pack out their trash and even pick up after others on the trail! Since studies show that when there is less trash on the ground, future visitors are less likely to throw their trash on the ground, packing it out makes a big difference to keeping our outdoor spaces protected! Find a short video about how Deuter has our backs here.

Eagles Nest Outfitters is launching a movement in ethical hammocking, which is why they created the Leave No Trace logo hammock. The DoubleNest features tips for setting up your hammock to protect trees in your favorite hanging places and donates $10 to Leave No Trace for each hammock purchase. This partnership allows us to teach people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Get yours here! Psst...these make great gifts for your favorite nature lover!

As you can tell, the feeling is mutual- we love our Outdoor Retail partners as much as they love us. These partnerships are critical to the education and research we do to protect our outdoor spaces. We could not do it without them! If you love Leave No Trace, vote with your money, support companies that have the ethics you do!

Other partners not featured in this blog include Subaru of America, REI, Thule, Keen, and Smartwool. See a full list of our partners here. If your company is interested in supporting Leave No Trace through partnership, contact Dean Ronzoni.

Leave No Trace's Donielle Stevens and Aaron Hussmann are part of the 2017 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Deuter, Thule, Klean Kanteen, and Smartwool.