This Season of Giving, we’re celebrating the unsung heroes and champions of Nature.
We’re honoring those who have not only shaped their lives around Nature, but have trusted Nature to shape their lives. Two weeks into the Astral Season of Giving Giveaway, we are proud to announce the first (of four) winners.
The first $1,000 gift card goes to…
Dan Ridgeway has spent the last 25 years taking low-income youth of color on outdoor adventure trips through Sierra Club’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO)- everything from skiing to, hiking, to weeklong rafting trips. By bringing people into the outdoors, who otherwise would not likely have had the opportunity, Dan has inspired new generations of nature lovers, who will be invested in protecting mother earth on a personal level.
Words from his daughter and nominator: “Dan is a cheap old hippy who would probably still be wearing his old Tevas from the 80’s if it weren’t for the fact that he’s had all his toes amputated, and the graciousness of other people’s hand-me-downs. He will probably be wearing his gear on next summer’s ICO rafting trip though Dinosaur National Monument’s special populations permit.”
Three more winners will be announced from now through December 20, 2022. All nominations who were not selected this time around remain eligible for consideration in the upcoming winners selections.
To nominate someone who puts Nature First, submit either online here or on social media (by tagging #GiftofGear + @astralfootwear), and they will be entered to win a $1,000 gift card to astraldesigns.com.