Icebreaker, Forest Park Conservancy and Friends of Forest Park Sponsor
Icebreaker and Forest Park Conservancy / Friends of Forest Park Earth Day invite area residents to join their staff and members for an Earth Day hike through Forest Park with FPC Stewardship Director, Stephen Hatfield.
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What: Icebreaker and Forest Park Conservancy / Friends of Forest Park Earth Day invite area residents to join their staff and members for an Earth Day hike through Forest Park with FPC Stewardship Director, Stephen Hatfield. To reduce emissions, PDX Pedi Cab will transport Icebreaker staff from their Northwest Portland office to the park.
When: Wednesday, April 22 from 12:00 â€“ 1:00 pm
Where: Lower MacLeay Park (2998 NW Upshur Street, Portland, Oregon)
Why: Forest Park Conservancy / Friends of Forest Park are all about protecting the precious piece of earth known as Forest Park. Icebreaker is renewable, sustainable, biodegradable and gentle on the environment since it doesn’t have to be washed as often, making an obvious synergistic relationship between the two.
As part of Icebreaker’s support for the Forest Park Conservancy, 10% of all sales from the Icebreaker Touch_Lab store on Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22) will be donated to the Forest Park Conservancy Fund. The store is located on the corner of 11th & West Burnside (1109 W Burnside St).
About the FPC: The mission of The Forest Park Conservancy is to maintain, preserve, protect, and improve the City of Portland’s Forest Park so as to enhance its value as an irreplaceable asset for wildlife habitat and for the use and enjoyment of the public.
About Forest Park: Forest Park is America’s premier urban forest with over 5,000 acres of forested ‘wilderness’ in the City of Portland’s West hills overlooking the Willamette River. Forest park is home to a wide array of flora and fauna, miles of hiking trails and many bike trails. Forest park is a place of adventure and retreat, a resource for residents of NW Oregon.
About Icebreaker: Launched in 1994, Icebreaker was the first company in the world to develop a merino fiber layering system for the outdoors. It was also the first outdoor apparel company in the world to source merino directly from growers, a system it began in 1997. There are now 10 distinct pure merino fabrics in the Icebreaker system â€“ a system that includes covering underwear, mid layer, and outerwear.
Icebreaker is sold in more than 2,000 stores in 24 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Icebreaker uses only pure merino hand-picked from 120 high country stations in the country’s Southern Alps to create edgy outdoor clothing that combines nature’s work with human technology and design. The company is committed to sustainability, ethical manufacturing and animal welfare. In 2008 the company launched â€œIcebreaker Baacode,â€ a pioneering supply chain transparency program. Each Icebreaker includes a unique Baacode, which enables customers to trace the garment online from rearing the sheep through to each stage of the supply chain process.