Conservation Stories: Polartec Supports Collegiate Outdoor Programs


The work at Conservation Alliance wouldn't be possible without all of our outdoor industry brand members. But a lot of them aren't only involved with Conservation Alliance; many of our member brands are committed to a diverse variety of environmental causes. Every Thursday we'll be featuring a cross-post from one of our member companies to highlight the causes that they're active in. Today we're celebrating member company Polartec for the Made Possible College Challenge. The winning collegiate outdoor program will receive $10,000 and awesome Polartec gear!


via the Polartec blog:

At Polartec, we understand the incredible experiences that are possible in the outdoors and many of us consider our own personal involvement with collegiate outdoor clubs to be some of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. Because of that, we have decided that this year we are going to award one college outdoor program with $10,000 to help support their efforts.

During the month of October, we asked college outdoor programs across the nation to submit in writing or on video, their ideas for how they would spend the $10,000. Well, we were completely floored by the level of effort and creativity that we saw in the submissions. Narrowing the finalists was incredibly difficult, but we finally named our final four- The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Middlebury College, Appalachian State University, and the University of Idaho.

We have now put all four schools on our Facebook page in a Final-Four style contest. The school with the most votes as of midnight MST on Nov. 30th will win the grant money and Patagonia R1 Full-Zip Jackets for the entire club. To vote for your favorite, go to our Facebook page and click on the “Made Possible” tab. You can only vote once a day and voting will close on Nov. 30th at midnight.

Good luck to our finalists!

Photo by Frank Kovalchek