Just for Fun – Terraclime Padfolio Giveaway

By July 23, 2013Environment, Projects


Last week when I posted this picture of my “collector’s edition” Lowepro Terraclime Padfolio, many readers wanted to know where they could get one too. Well, you can’t buy ’em unless you find one on eBay or craigslist. But guess what? I have 6 more of them stashed away. And I’m willing to part with the half dozen to celebrate this week’s “Throwback Thursday.”

Just by way of history, more than 95 percent of the total content of Terraclime bags are made from recycled materials, mostly used water bottles. There were three colors of these bags: grasshopper green, plum, and black. There are still brand new versions of the Terraclime 30 and others from the series available on Amazon and through other retailers. But I doubt you’re going to find the special edition padfolios anywhere because they were made for special events and not sold through retail channels.

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to get one of these six. Post a comment on this blog about any earth-friendly activity you engage in. This could be your recycling program at home, how you’ve cut back on energy use, changes you’ve made with transportation, or volunteer work you’ve done.

On Thursday morning, July 25, 2013 at 7am PDT, we will close our eyes and select 6 of those comments from this blog post as recipients of a Terraclime Padfolio. All decisions are final. Giveaway is void where prohibited. We will list the names here and on our Facebook Fan Page as part of “Throwback Thursday.” Hat not included.

So, what earth-friendly activity are you engaged in?

Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.


About Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Lynda.com. Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story (www.thedigitalstory.com) that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at DStory@lowepro.com


  • Tammy Dunbar says:

    By comparison to things others are listing it seems a bit underwhelming to say I recycle cans, plastic, and glass at work and home.

  • Jodi Pomerleau says:

    We recycle, and compost and put out one bag of garbage each week. We have all energy saving light bulbs in all our lamps and overhead lights. We reuse containers from cottage cheese and yogurt products. We have reusable grocery bags, and we do not buy bottled water. We use our own bottles and a brita. Our pool is heated by a solar powered system my husband built. We hang all laundry outside. We only use the air conditioner on days where the humidex is above 35C.

  • Craig Pifer says:

    At home we consistently recycle, and when we are out we try to stress to our children the importance of disposing properly of waste. It’s important that they understand it’s not okay to just toss things on the ground, no matter how many people they see doing it. We are making sure that they learn the importance of taking care of the world they live in and not abusing the resources we have.

  • Simon says:

    No car, no motorcycle, walk everywhere, eat locally (low food miles), recycle everything we can, limit amount of plastics used, mend/fix where we can instead of buying new! Also the usual power conservation techniques (unplug/turn off if not in use) 😉

  • aljen says:

    Oh well… we are envi friendly even if we were not willing to do so 😉 here in Germany, you are literally embedded into „Umweltfreundlich“ all the time. The ultimate experience was what I’ve seen in Bavaria in my holiday this year: separate waste bins for white glass, green glass, brown glass, separate ones for different sorts of plastic and so on. Don’t ask me if I like it or not.

    Oh well, and my favourite kind of sport is so environmental friendly as it goes: paragliding uses just the laws of physics, wind and thermal.

  • Alex Thomas says:

    I volunteer to do trail and road Cleanup!

  • Missy Lee says:

    We are as green as it gets (and for one of us that’s hair too!) We carpool; changed all our lightbulbs ages ago and only use lights as are necessary; fans on low and everything unplugged if not in use; hang all the washing and bring our own bags and love our mama earth in every way, every day.

    We REduce THEN REuse THEN REcycle – but mostly compost first – with garbage practically a non existent output. All this applies to our offices too! One of us has had a hybrid forever – and it’s actually painted green. Most of us walk or bike (or both). And of course water comes from the tap, not a bottle …clearly.

    Would love to get one of these bags; always like it. Thx!

  • Jason Schade says:

    My family and I recycle, composte and use reusable grocery bags when ever possible. I even have every one of my Lowe Pro bag starting from ten years ago and I still use them all today.

  • Vic Román says:

    My wife and I do our best to recycle and conserve.We separate recyclables into the proper bins for the county’s recycling program.We also separate aluminum cans on the side to give to one of our older friends ,witch helps with his income.We turn water off that is not in use and drink from the tap (with a filter installed ofcourse) we belive every little bit helps.I’m also in to bikes ,bmx bikes to be persice. I also plan to move closer to mt studio so that I can commute on my bike to my studio. Thanks for your time.

  • Mark Mast says:

    I have been volunteering at a wilderness conservation center which provides services to the public such as Forestry Consultation, Eco Friendly Information sessions, ecology classes and such. I have been volunteering my time helping with their IT work.

    I have been interested in photography for a long while, but it wasn’t until recently that I received a DSLR as a present and began delving into my creative side, I really think I have found a new creative lease on life. P.S. I really love my LowePro Passport Sling I take it everywhere with me on campus when I’m at college!

  • Lesa Taylor says:

    Recycle, repurpose, reusable grocery bags.

  • At my age 14 yrs old and in my conditon (having ADHD) i love photography and i am a photographer.
    My parents are trying their best to teach us proper disposal of our waste material and do the recycling as much as we can.
    Everytime we saw an empty plastic bottle scattered around we collect it and bring it to the junk shop and have money out of it, because here in our country plastic bottles can turn into a school chair.
    Thank you in advance Lowepro for that bag.
    Love to have that.

  • Aurora says:

    I am an eco friendly fool! I use reusable grocery bags all the time, compost all that we can for use in our vegetable garden and have taken on the heat this summer with leaving our thermostat at 80 so the AC runs less. Thanks for the cool giveaway opportunity!

  • Jeff says:

    Every night I do a quick run through the house unplugging chargers, gadgets that are finished charging or not connected but plugged in wasting energy!

  • Ron Salles says:

    I am amazed with the the range my Ford Fusion Hybrid gets; Bath, NY to the North Carolina border. Over 570 miles!!!!!!!


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