Great news! Our chapter is one of three local local environmental groups that have been chosen to be part of the St. Paul Patagonia Store’s “Voice Your Choice” program. Please stop in — 1648 Grand Avenue, just off Snelling near the Macalester campus — and vote for us! If we get the most votes, we will be awarded $2500 by Patagonia to go toward our chapter programs and events.
What’s “Voice Your Choice” all about? Here’s how our local store describes it on their Facebook page:
“Put Patagonia’s money where your mouth is! Cast your ballot in our second annual ‘Voice Your Choice’ campaign and help Patagonia St. Paul decide how we should distribute $5000 in grant money to three local environmental organizations.
By the way, you can “fan” that Facebook page here. And you can also follow them on Twitter at @PatagoniaStPaul.
We were honored to be invited by our local store to be part of this program! It gives us the opportunity to win one of three possible grants: $2500, $1500, and $1000. Our part of the program entails committing to manning a display table in the St. Paul store on two days during September-October to distribute information, and encouraging as many votes as possible by talking to customers and inviting our friends to stop by the store. So, please drop into the store and vote, as many times as you can ! (One vote per visit.)
Some of our members manned our table in the store today — Saturday, September 26 — and they will be again on October 17. All MN-Superior Chapter members and interested volunteers are invited to come and join some of our chapter officers that day, check out our display, and stay as long as you like! Also, please tell all your friends to visit the store anytime over the next few weeks (not just on October 17), explore this really great Patagonia store, and vote for Surfrider MN-Superior!