February 13, 2017
#ParkChat is a Twitter Chat powered by the #ParkChat hashtag on Wednesday evenings at 9pm ET. Love our public lands and National Parks? Join the banter and fun where discussion revolves around a different topic each week centered on all things, everything Parks! Established in April 2014, #ParkChat was created by @59NationalParks and @Wild_Tribute with the common goal to provide a platform of conversation and community around subject matter that holds a dear and passionate place in many of our hearts - the Parks!
How it works?
Tune in every Wednesday at 9pm EST by searching #ParkChat in your Twitter search box. Follow the questions of #ParkChat moderators, @59NationalParks and @Wild_Tribute, and answer accordingly by notating what question your tweet is related too and inserting the #ParkChat hashtag at the end of your tweet! Examples of past and future #ParkChat topics: "Park Favorites", "The 100 year Centennial", "Parks by the Numbers", "Park Conservation and Safety", etc.
A natural sound board for organizations who live and breathe our public lands, serving both our country's most prized treasures and the living beings that visit them (and live within). Organizations that exist for the broad public and our natural and historical surroundings are always looking for a way to better connect with their constituents. When it comes to #ParkChat, nothing may be more genuine and insightful...not to mention entertaining and fun!
What can you do?
What if every National Park unit, public lands NGO, state park, etc. participated in #ParkChat along with their devout following to do the same? Can you imagine the feedback, perspectives, new ideas, and heightened levels of connection? It's a no brainer.
America's Best Idea must maintain just that! It's imperative our Parks and Public remain in the forefront of discussion and awareness, especially with our youth. If the younger generations of our country don't recognize and embrace their birthright of unrestricted joy and freedom in our nation's most treasured natural and historic places, America's Best Idea could become an afterthought. A social media driven initiative such as #ParkChat attracts all demographics, but has the most potential with whom the discussion needs to impose upon most - our young minds and active adventurers!
Join and re-join the movement to explore our own backyards and SEE AMERICA. Join the dialogue in bringing Parks to the forefront of the American public. Join the good-natured raillery, the community, and the educational oasis of #ParkChat. Raise your voice and be the difference in conversation. Leverage your platform and inform those who support you and those you work closely with to do the same. A passionate community with a common goal, is a force for good and lends to the ultimate "...benefit and enjoyment of the People". #ParkJunkies unite!
February 02, 2017
Bold. Recognizing revenue and profits are necessary for a business to survive but purpose beyond income is what make a business thrive. Brazen. Creating value for not only the shareholder, but the shareholders of our country and on a larger scale, our planet. Presumptuous, yet absolute. Business is the most powerful man-made force on the planet.
Too often we allow the mistakes of others overshadow the good. Yes, banks are oversized and corporate scandal frequents our headlines; however, the power of commerce has a much brighter, positive side. This known fact has been exploited by many past and present, but the time is now to fully embrace the capacity of capitalism and leverage it for the benefit of all.
While the idea of social responsibility won’t strike anyone as new, a different argument can be made pertaining to the concept of conscious business and there within conscious consumption. A mission that demands transparent, actionable impact changes the long-standing ho-hum meaning of Corporate Responsibility.
At Wild Tribute, we opted to never lose sight of why we're in business by marrying the notion of why we do what we do - 4 the Parks - to our financial commitment of 4%. Keep it simple, right? Furthermore, to place our money where our mouth is, we choose to strip away the complexities of overhead, taxes, general expenses and pair our contributions to revenues. No matter what, when money comes in, money goes out in the greatest capacity possible not only for the welfare of our parks and public lands, but for the betterment of us all.
Our passion to uphold and protect where legacy roams within America's Best Idea led us to recognize the government and nonprofit sector cannot adequately accommodate this task on their own. The power of business may very well be the linchpin to ensure our national parks and public lands are enjoyed for the benefit of all in the generations to come. Wild Tribute may be a small piece to the entire equation but perhaps a catalyst of much more. Support us in our efforts and join us in the everyday pursuit 4 the Parks, together we can make a difference!
January 26, 2017
Have you heard? Flow397 is now Wild Tribute! Before we unpack the details behind our decision to change course from our roots in flow, let’s get one thing straight, regardless of new company name, tagline, and overall look, we remain the brand that loves our national parks and public lands as much you! In fact, if it’s even possible, we can make the argument that we love them more, particularly if we’re speaking in terms of our financial commitment. Wild Tribute has raised the bar donating 4%, rather 3.97%, of the proceeds from every item it sells to organizations that ensure our nation’s most historic and wild places are supported for generations to come. So naturally, you must be wondering, why?
In November 2016, after several months of extensive deliberation, we announced our intent to re-brand with the goal of more clearly communicating our mission and values. The name Wild Tribute accurately captures our organization’s reverence for America’s national parks and public lands and our profound desire to give back to them. Further, fully recognizing the parks are why we do what do, 4 the Parks emerged as a natural rally cry and tagline, thus altering our donation to 4% was a simple decision. Pretty straightforward, right?
One last thing. We did all of this in tandem with moving the company’s headquarters to our new beautiful home, Salt Lake City! Now that our backyard - literally in every direction - is full of parks and public lands, we are more dedicated than ever to pay tribute to where legacy roams. 4 the Parks, for you and for all, together, we are making a difference. Thank you for your continued support. Please visit our new online store, www.wildtribute.com, as well as our social platforms to take part in Wild Tribute’s new chapter!