Basecamp (Everest Fundraiser)
Basecamp (Everest Fundraiser)
Carabiner Coffee is “a coffee company dedicated to adventure, spreading love, and sharing in an inspired life”. Built by climbers and adventurers, Carabiner is spreading the love all the way to Everest, where they are partnering with the Mt. Everest Biogas Project to solve a major issue. From mteverestbiogasproject.org: “Climbers on Mount Everest take away life-changing memories, remarkable images and adventurous friends from every corner of the Earth. They also leave behind human waste, which is not currently disposed of in a safe, clean, or sustainable manner. Last year, more than 26,000 pounds of untreated human waste accumulated from climbers and their support members at Mount Everest Base Camp. The environmental impact this practice has on the fragile environment of Mount Everest and the health risks to the local population is massive.
In order to preserve this mountain’s majestic beauty, action is required to implement a long-term sustainable solution that ensures the safe disposal of this increasing environmental and human health hazard. We believe our project is the answer.
Launched in 2010, Mount Everest Biogas Project has conceived, designed and tested an innovative solution, which will bring a wide range of environmental and economic benefits.
Eliminate annual dumping of 26,000 lbs. of solid human waste at the teahouse village of Gorak Shep
Lessen risk of water contamination by fecal coli form
Reduce reliance on burning wood or yak dung for heating and resultant health risks
Curtail deforestation of limited wood resources in the Khumbu valley
Create local jobs during the construction and operations of the project
Convert waste into a renewable natural gas fuel (methane) that will be made available to the local community for cooking and lighting”
As a climber and adventurer myself who would one day love to visit a clean, environmentally stable Everest basecamp, this project is vitally important and beneficial, which is why I’m contributing to this amazing project by raising money using my art. All proceeds from print and sticker purchases of Basecamp will go to the biogas project. Stickers are available in the Merch section, while prints are available on both paper and canvas.
To donate directly and for more info on the project, visit http://mteverestbiogasproject.org/donate/
To learn more about Carabiner Coffee, visit https://www.carabinercoffee.com, or follow them on Facebook and instagram
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About Prints: Printed on high quality archival matte paper and high quality archival matte canvas with attached hook for display. If you'd like a different size than the sizes listed, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do.
Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing; all prints are custom printed. Because I print and ship prints through a third party, prints will arrive seperate from additional orders (stickers, originals etc.).
Thank you for shopping with me and supporting the biogas project!