Keeping our Backyard Beautiful
April 19, 2012Vapur was thrilled to be a part of Conservation Alliance’s Third Annual Backyard Collective in Santa Barbara, CA this year! Vapur co-founders, David Cwerwinski and Jason Carignan, joined the effort along with Deckers, Patagonia, REI, Horny Toad and Channel Island Outfitters to make our “backyard” beautiful again. The Backyard Collective was established by the Conservation Alliance in 2009 to team up with eco-minded companies in an effort to work together and preserve the local land. Each year, volunteers from neighboring companies set out on an outdoor community service project to clean up the environment in their community. On Thursday, April 12, 2012, this group worked to restore the wetland and riparian zones along the Cieneguitas and Arascadero Creek in the San Marcos Foothills Preserve, which was damaged in the Jesusita Fire in 2009. “The event was a success and we were excited to work along side so many great companies that share our passion for the environment,” said Jason Carignan. “Everyone got something out of the event, including a new Vapur Element!” Beyond time, the Vapur team contributed Element Anti-Bottles to all of the Backyard Collective volunteers and staff in an effort to help reduce waste and keep them hydrated in the Santa Barbara sun. To see this team in action at the Backyard Collective, take a look at the photo below! To learn more info about the Conservation Alliance and their Backyard Collective, visit their website here.