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Where Nature May Heal: Veteran Stacy Bare on the Restorative Power of the Outdoors

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From active duty serviceman to alcoholic and addict to scared first-time climber to The North Face Ambassador, Stacy Bare is more than just a veteran. And what started out as a goal to save himself has turned into a goal to get everyone outside to share in nature’s healing powers.

Ten Universities Compete in First-Ever Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

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September 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For the first time ever, 10 universities across the US will engage in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, an initiative of the Outdoor Foundation, kicking off Sept. 27 and running through Nov. 22. For eight weeks, schools will go head-to-head for the title of National Champion – the most ‘outdoorsy’ school in America. Most importantly, this challenge aims to use the creativity and ingenuity of college students to reverse Nature Deficit Disorder as well as the inactivity trend prevalent among young people today. 

The North Face Opens Explore Fund Grant Applications

2014 Explore Fund grants will award $250,000 to non-profit organizations focused on outdoor exploration
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The North Face today announced the opening of the 2014 Explore Fund™ grant-giving program, which will provide $250,000 in grants to non-profit organizations committed to inspiring the next generation of youth with a passion and stewardship for the outdoors.

Outdoor Nation Launches the First-Ever Campus Challenge – Engaging College Students in a Major Campaign to Increase Outdoor Participation

The initiative is fueled by The North Face and will invest in the best ideas driven by colleges and universities that activate a new generation of outdoor champions.
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March 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Outdoor Nation, the signature program of the Outdoor Foundation, in partnership with The North Face, is launching the first-ever Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge -- working with colleges and universities across America to get more young people outside and active.  For the next month, Outdoor Nation and The North Face are on the search for the top schools with the best ideas of how to inspire students to recreate outdoors.

Protect Our Winters Reboots its HOT PLANET/COOL ATHLETES Climate Change Assembly, With Pro Athletes and a Renewed Focus on Empowering Students to Take Action

Pro skiers and snowboarders set to deliver the all-new presentation to North American students, encouraging them to become “POW Student Climate Leaders”
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November 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - While the new International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report confirmed recently that climate change is indisputable, it’s something that the winter sports community has been seeing first-hand for years.  Protect Our Winters re-launched their “Hot Planet/Cool Athletes” program this week to take that first hand perspective into the classroom to explain climate change from an engaging new perspective and to inspire and empower students to become involved.

The North Face Recognized By EPA As Leader For Commitment And Use Of Green Power Sources

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September 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, was awarded today a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented The North Face with the award at an annual event held in conjunction with the 2013 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Austin, Texas on September 23, 2013.

The North Face Partners with National Outdoor Leadership School to Provide Solar Installation at Pacific Northwest Campus

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Alameda, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/-- The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, in partnership with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) today announced the completion of a 9.54 kilowatt solar-electric installation at the NOLS Pacific Northwest campus located south of Mt. Vernon, Wash.

The North Face Explore Fund Invites Community to Choose a Worthy Cause

The North Face opens voting on Facebook to give away $175,000 to non-profits
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ALAMEDA, CALIF., June 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The North Face today announced that it has awarded Explore Fund grants of $2,500 to 30 projects dedicated to getting more youth outside and connected to nature. In addition to this $75,000 commitment, The North Face has chosen 10 organizations to be in the running to win up to $25,000 in grants. Beginning today, The North Face is inviting its community to vote on Facebook for the organization of their choice, giving fans a chance to be directly involved in supporting a great cause.

The North Face Issues a Call for Explore Fund Applicants

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April 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The North Face today announced the opening of the 2013 Explore Fund™grant-giving program, which will provide $250,000 in grants to support non-profit organizations that are connecting youth to the outdoors. In previous years, Explore Fund grants have been awarded of up to $2,500, but the 2013 grant cycle is upping the ante by offering grants of up to $25,000.

“Gear Up + Get Out” with The North Face

The North Face launches “Gear Up+ Get Out” Sweepstakes offering prize packages worth up to $1,000
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March 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The North Face wants people to get outside and they are giving away the gear to help make it happen. The “Gear Up + Get Out” Sweepstakes launches today, and to celebrate, The North Face is giving people across the country a chance to win great gear packages up to a $1,000 value.

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