The company was recognized for its ongoing humanitarian efforts and commitment to giving back to its community through initiatives with the Navajo Nation, CAKE electric motorcycles, LeanMD and others
SALT LAKE CITY, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Goal Zero, the leader in portable energy, announced today that it has won the Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Award for its work as a pioneer of portable energy products and commitment to giving back.
The recipients of the 12th Annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards were announced during Outdoor Retailer Summer. Awards were given in five categories to individuals and organizations that encourage more people to get outside and create a better outdoor experience. Recipients were determined by a panel of judges based on impact, leadership, community engagement, philanthropy, sustainability and other factors presented in the nominations.
“Community impact and humanitarian work are fundamental to Goal Zero’s business and ultimately drive everything we do,” he said Bill Harmon, Managing Director at Goal Zero. “Each year, Goal Zero commits to putting a portion of its profits into funding projects around the world – this commitment has resulted in tens of thousands of people being impacted, strong community partners and almost 5,000 products in the last year alone were donated. We are very proud that our resources have been used to help with natural disasters and energy needs around the world.”
Some examples of recent and ongoing Goal Zero efforts include:
- Providing power in the heart of the Navajo Nation, where more than 18,000 homes and 250,000 people have been without power for decades. Eagle Energy and Goal Zero have partnered to help alleviate energy and electricity shortages, spending a week each year in the Navajo Nation distributing power plants, solar panels, and solar lanterns.
- Working with CAKE, an electric motorcycle company, to support anti-poaching efforts in South Africa. Southern Africa Wildlife College uses the Yeti 6000X and Boulder solar panels to support their anti-poaching initiative, allowing park rangers to charge their electric CAKE bikes anywhere.
- Partnered with LeanMed, an organization that provides medical oxygen to communities in need, as part of their Rapid Response program in NigeriaDonation of Yeti 3000Xs to power production machinery and help bring life-saving medical oxygen to the 40,000 rural health centers that don’t have access to grid power.
- cooperation with Quin Brett, who was the first adaptive cyclist to complete the Tour Divide. Goal Zero’s portable power plants recharged her handbike’s built-in mid-motor, helping her become the first documented racer to finish the course on an adaptive handbike.
Goal Zero’s beginnings are rooted in humanitarian work as it began providing solar and electricity products to rural African communities that never had electricity. Its products were first tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with solar power packs consisting of battery, solar panel and LED light. This simple system brought light, security, and economic strength to the villagers.
Read more about each finalist and recipient in the June 9, 2022, The Daily and highlights of the ceremony are available online. For more information about Goal Zero and its award-winning products, visit www.goalzero.com or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Goal Zero
Goal Zero is the industry leader in smart, portable energy. From emergency outages to camping to off-grid projects and events, our solar panels, power plants and accessories give you the power you need to keep your gear charged in any situation. We were born out of a desire to empower people everywhere, and as an NRG company, we work to transform the way people think about and use energy by pioneering the development of smart energy options. Perfomance. anything. Somewhere. Visit www.GoalZero.com for more information.
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