Below are the organizations we support individually, collectively and as a business. It is important for us to give back and support the organizations we believe in. As we start the holiday season we welcome the reminder to give to those who need our support.
Access Fund - Today, 1 in 5 climbing areas in the United States is threatened by an access issue—whether it's private land lost to development, public land managers over-regulating climbing, or climber impacts degrading the environment, the list of threats is long and constantly evolving. But they can be managed. At Access Fund, they are on a mission to protect climbing access and the integrity of America’s outdoor climbing areas.
American Civil Liberties Union - For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Blue Hill COOP - A belief in good quality, organic, local foods available to everyone on the Peninsula. Supporting a local cooperative grocery store supports the local farm, farmers, food purveyors and in turn nourishes us with the abundance that is around us here in Maine.
Blue Hill Heritage Trust - Conserving in perpetuity land and water resources that support the long-term health and well-being of the natural and human communities on the Blue Hill Peninsula.
Blue Hill Public Library & Brooksville Friend Memorial Library (our local libraries) - Beautiful, comfortable public spaces that offer a wide range of free programs and equal opportunity space availability.
Friends of Holbrook Island Sanctuary - Holbrook Island Sanctuary protects many different ecosystems, which visitors can explore and enjoy.
Human Rights Campaign - The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
The Nature Conservancy - Supporting and sustaining the natural world is important. This organization doesn't exclude humans and human activities from Nature, but recognizes that we are part of the Earth and must be part of keeping the Earth whole.
Shambala Press - Shambhala Publications specializes in books that present creative and conscious ways of transforming the individual, society, and the planet. With that in mind, they have launched an initiative to minimize their environmental impact through responsible choices in their book production process, printing on responsibly forested trees and produced with 30% postconsumer waste.
WERU - Volunteer powered, "a voice of many voices", Maine Community radio, bringing an alternative organizational structure, independent news sources and Triple A music.