'It’s a treat to have a fun and inspirational product by a Midwest-grown brand to help expand Shedd’s environmental stewardship program,' says Reid Bogart, Coordinator of Great Lakes and Sustainability at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
Madison Heights, Mich. (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Moosejaw, the quirky outdoor retailer, has teamed up with Great Lakes Proud to support their mission to protect the Great Lakes with a Moosejaw x Great Lakes Proud Collab Tee. For every Limited Edition Collab Tee sold, Moosejaw will give $5 to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes Action Days, a program that engages volunteers to maintain and restore the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Great Lakes Proud was started by Michigan native, Austin Holsinger, who initially initiated the movement with decals of the Great Lakes. “If we were going to do this it was going to have purpose,” explains Holsinger, in reference to the charities that they help support with the profits.
Moosejaw is partnering with Shedd Aquarium and Great Lakes Proud to help protect and restore Great Lakes ecosystems and local habitats. The funds raised from the Collab Tees will support Shedd’s on-the-ground efforts to bring together Great Lakes experts and volunteers, from corporations to the general public, to clean up trash from beaches, clear out invasive plant species and collect data for environmental monitoring.
“We are thrilled to partner with Great Lakes Proud and Moosejaw to support a shared passion of protecting and preserving our Great Lakes,” said Reid Bogert, Coordinator of Great Lakes and Sustainability at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. “It’s a treat to have a fun and inspirational product by a Midwest-grown brand to help expand Shedd’s environmental stewardship program.”
This summer, Shedd Aquarium will host Great lake Action Days and Adopt-a-Beach events, providing a hands-on approach to preserving the shoreline and trails surrounding the lakes. For more information about Shedd’s Great Lakes conversation initiatives, visit http://www.sheddaquarium.org/GreatLakes.
Currently, Great Lakes Proud has a number of partnerships with a variety of Great Lakes-based organizations, such as Shedd Aquarium. To learn more about Great Lakes Proud, visit http://www.GreatLakesProud.com. To support Austin on his mission for Great Lakes preservation, you can get a Moosejaw GLP Tee at any Moosejaw shop or online at http://bit.ly/MJandGLP.
At Moosejaw, we sell the best outdoor gear and apparel in the world and have the most fun possible while doing it. Our goal is to engage customers with our unique brand voice and a little youthful enthusiasm. We call it Moosejaw madness. Moosejaw offers products from popular brands such as The North Face, Arc’teryx, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, and Black Diamond, as well as its own Moosejaw brand and many others. The company serves a diverse customer base including serious outdoor enthusiasts, active individuals pursuing an outdoor lifestyle, and high school and college students who are passionate about the Moosejaw brand. Moosejaw operates through Moosejaw.com as well as eleven retail stores.