Half-Moon Outfitters recently presented a check in the amount of $8,000 to the SC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. It represents Half-Moon Outfitters’ largest annual donation yet to the Conservancy and reflects proceeds from the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stops in South Carolina.
“We host Banff screenings in Columbia and Greenville so that outdoor enthusiasts in the Palmetto State can enjoy the festival’s highly creative adventure films. We donate proceeds to The Nature Conservancy because it is instrumental in protecting the lands and waters that make outdoor recreation healthy and accessible,” said Half-Moon founder and owner Beezer Molten. “We are especially pleased with this year’s turnout, the proceeds of which are a record for this event.”
“The Nature Conservancy is delighted to receive this generous donation and sincerely appreciates Half-Moon Outfitters’ ongoing support of our work in South Carolina,” said SC Chapter Executive Director Mark Robertson. “Half-Moon is always ready to partner with us, not just via Banff but throughout the year. Beezer’s energy and enthusiasm set him apart as an entrepreneur, and we congratulate him on Half-Moon’s being named SNEWS® and Backpacker Magazine’s 2011 Sustainable Business of the Year and Retailer of the Year. We’re also excited about Half-Moon’s soon-to-open new Columbia store, which is being renovated commensurate with LEED standards.”
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.