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Beacons in The Smog – and Osprey Packs, the self-proclaimed “beacon in the smog” of mainstream media and environmental consciousness, is on a mission. For ten years the non-profit has pushed the positivity in eco news — preferring to promote the humor and possibility for our planet over the typical doom and gloom.

In quite the same way, Osprey Packs promotes a congruent message: enjoy our planet and do it with as little environmental impact as possible. This means promoting sustainable business practice, eco-manufacturing, all punctuated by stringent efforts to conserve and protect our wild places.

For the next 24 hours you have the chance to support these ethics by helping Grist reach their goal of raising $50,000 for the future of the organization. This is where Osprey comes in: the first 30 people to donate $120 between today (May 19th) and tomorrow (20th) will score a sweet backpack or courier bag, from yours truly, Osprey Packs. Made from recycled soda bottles, these sturdy bags feature compartments for your laptop, MP3 player, and more.

So act now! Donating is simple and secure. Here’s the gris- err, “gist” on donating. You can contribute here.

Please donate to Grist today. As a nonprofit, we depend on contributions from readers like you. Your gift will support the web’s hottest climate news, green how-tos, sustainability tips, and VIP interviews. Whichever Grist features you rely on, help support them with a gift today. We wouldn’t ask if it weren’t important.

Giving online is safe, easy, and secure — just fill out the form to the left. If giving online gives you the heebie-jeebies, you may also send an old-fashioned (but most welcome) check to: Grist | 710 Second Avenue, Suite 860 | Seattle, WA 98104.

Apologies, non-U.S. donors: this page won’t work for you (yet!). But you can donate via check or by contacting Trina Stout at 206.876.2020 x221 or

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