Second Annual “Get Wild to Save Wild”
Polar Explorer Eric Larsen spearheading event in order to support local non-profits that are on the front lines of natural resource conservation and public lands advocacy
With the goal of celebrating Earth Day and raising funds for local environmental non-profit organizations, Eric Larsen is hosting the second annual Get Wild to Save Wild celebration on Friday April 20 at Rayback Collective (3:00 PM – 9:00 PM). The event is free and open to the public and will include carnival-style games, gear giveaways, speaker series, adventure photo exhibit, live DJ, and more. A portion of proceeds will benefit participating non-profits.
As an accomplished polar adventurer, expedition guide, dog musher, and educator, Eric Larsen has spent the past 20 years traveling in some of the most remote and extreme environments on the planet and has completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history.
“I created Get Wild to Save Wild event to facilitate a dialogue about the value of wilderness in our lives. I also wanted to provide a fun and seamless way for people to learn about and support many of the non-profit organizations who do such valuable work on our behalf. Ultimately, my goal is for people to have fun and do good,” says Eric Larsen.
- A ‘Get Wild’ photo exhibit from Zeal Optics in their airstream trailer, highlighting some of Colorado’s best photographers.
- Presentations from local adventurers discussing topics such as wild adventures dogsledding in Greenland to surviving some of the scariest climbs.
- Music by outdoor lover and local spinmaster DJ Steve
- Variety of fun carnival games to raise money for non-profits
- Percentage of $ from Upslope beer sales during the event will be donated to the on-site non-profits
- Free showing of Eric Larsen’s ‘MELTING: Last Race to the Pole’
- Adventure Photo exhibit & Raffle by local photographers
- TED-style inspiring presentations by local outdoor athletes & environmentalists
- Information on hand from local non-profits
The 2018 Get Wild to Save Wild Earth Day Celebration is part of Eric Larsen’s ongoing efforts to support local non-profits who are the front lines of natural resource conservation, open space, and public lands advocacy. It is a free event and open to the public. To learn more and get tickets, please visit Get Wild to Save Wild at https://tinyurl.com/GetWildToSaveWild.
Event sponsors include:
Avid 4 Adventure, Bobo’s Oat Bars, Elevation Outdoors, Fjällräven, Katherine Homes, Nite Ize, Neptune Mountaineering, Upslope Brewing, and Zeal Optics.
Participating non-profits include:
Access Fund, Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation, and Protect Our Winters (POW).