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Upload a Photo to Protect the Places You Love to Play


Give money to your favorite environment-protecting non-profit without spending a dime.

Clif Bar is inviting outdoor enthusiasts to protect the places we play by sharing photos and stories of our adventures on (Clif Bar's Meet the Moment is also sponsoring Outside's So There I Was tool, which allows you to upload and share photos of your favorite outdoor moments.)

Upload a captioned photo of a great outdoor experience you recently had and Clif will reward you by donating $5—up to $100,000 for the campaign—to your pick of five outdoors-protecting non-profits: Access Fund, International Mountain Bicycling Association, Leave No Trace, Surfrider Foundation or Winter Wildlands Alliance.

But wait, there’s more. Clif will donate an additional $1 every time a moment is shared via social networking. A grand prize winner will be selected from the top 25 most shared/liked moments to have another $10,000 donated in their name to one of the non-profit partners, plus the winner, which could be you, wins a year’s supply of Clif Bars.

Once your moment is submitted, it will be posted to an interactive photo gallery that Clif hopes will inspire people to get outside more and adventure.

There are already a lot of moments on Clif's site posted by everyday Joes as well as elite athletes. Check out the video below featuring some legit and inspiring moments: scaling the chilly face of Smith Rock, skiing the Oregon backcountry, surfing the swells of Northern California, mountain biking in the Santa Cruz redwoods and more.

But don’t be intimidated. If a dog walk in the woods behind your house inspires you, post it and do good for the planet.

And, if you win the year’s supply of Clif Bars, you might consider ordering at least a box or two of Gary’s Panforte.

CLIF BAR Panforte - 20th Anniv flavor - 091211

Inspired by traditional Italian Panforte, the latest and greatest Clif Bar is full of fruits, nuts, spices and citrus notes. It has 23 ingredients, including hazelnuts, pistachios, figs, pears, citrus peel and hints of cinnamon, ginger and coriander.

The bad news: it's only available while supplies last. So, while you’re waiting for the Meet the Moment results to roll in, pick up a few to sample at your local retailer. $1.40;

 —Berne Broudy

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