Offers Eco-Challenge - Winner Gets A Shopping Spree

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As part of our mission to protect and play in the outdoors, is offering a family contest focused on environmental action and education., a national online kids' outdoor apparel and gear retailer for ages 0 - 12, announces an online contest focusing on conservation and environmental action. The mission at is simple: "to offer parents all the essentials of what kids need to get outside every day." Therefore, the Family Eco-Challenge is designed to educate and motivate families to participate in outdoor activities that will help maintain our natural surroundings for generations to come.

The Family Eco-Challenge exists in partnership with Didditâ„¢ (, a social site where people discover and share their life experiences in the form of lists of things to do. The Family Eco-Challenge focuses on education and involvement in environmental action. Activities include visiting an environmental non-profit in your area and learning more about what they offer, commuting by bike instead of car, taking a 24-hour plastics pledge by not using any plastics, planting a tree and more! The more you check on your Play Outdoors checklist from August 1 - September 7, 2009 the more chances you have to win a $300 shopping spree at

The list of activities also provides ideas, tips and links to inspiring organizations to help families participate in eco friendly practices. "No matter how 'green' or 'un-green' your family may be, we can all participate and take care of the great outdoors. This contest is a fun way to make a difference for your neighborhoods, local communities and the entire planet," explains Sarah Laufer, CEO and Co-Founder of "It all contributes to a healthier great outdoors and important education for our children so they can pass the information along to their children."

Created in 2008 and headquartered in Bend, Oregon, is an information center and outdoor retailer focused on sharing the best earth friendly outdoor products, gear, activities and education with our family of customers so that you and the one's you love most can safely play outdoors. We are Play Outdoors. Visit us at

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