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


  • I recycle paper and plastic at home and pick up stray garbage while geocaching and playing disc golf.

  • Gary Rosen says:

    we participate in the food waste recycling at our apt, we have been bicycling more instead of using the car for errands, and while geocaching we do the cache in trash out theme, bugs me to see coffee cups and trash out in the forest areas.

  • Sean Setters says:

    I walk to places instead of driving – to Kroger’s, Aldi, Redbox, Hobby Lobby, and my bank just to name a few.

  • Renate says:

    Hi, I recycle. I use only public transport (bus, train, tram). I try to avoid plastic bags.

  • Natisha says:

    I walk/ cycle to small distances instead of going by car to cut my carbon footprint.

  • Kevin Cummings says:

    We recycle, of course. Started a garden this your for fresh produce. Our grey water goes into a dry well instead of the sewer.

  • Sigrid C. Degener says:

    Ofcourse I would love to get one of these bags. And I could tell you all about the recycling I do, and how I try not to buy things that are wrapped in unneccessary packaging, or how I walk most places, take my bike or use public transport and that I don’t own a car. I could even tell you that I’m a vegetarian (which is very environment-friendly). But the truth is that if I would be one of the lucky ones, the bag would have to be shipped (or probably flown) all the way to my home and that would probably be so bad for the environment that it would balance out all the good things I did last couple of decades. 😉

  • Tom says:

    changes made …. changes made….

    That’s a good one.

    – I allready recycle
    – car with good milage
    – insulated home (did some of that myself)
    – full digital workflow with photography.
    – energy saving fridge (allways look for the label when buying)
    – I take my bike and not my car for small errands (healthier too)
    – I grow my own apples, vegetables and strawberries

    hmm… I’m open to extra hints 🙂

  • richard baverstock says:

    Having a completely digital workflow and not using film and darkroom chemistry anymore is helping in a small way, if we all do a little we can make a difference.

  • shannon hoffmann says:

    I also try to conserve energy use in our home in all ways possible.

  • shannon hoffmann says:

    I recycle too. Every little bit helps, right? 🙂

  • I feel that, these days, my own attempts are somewhat basic and lackluster. We do the usual plastic, paper, glass, cardboard recycling and try to use the car as little as possible. We even limit air travel to a very occasional holiday treat.

    I have done other things in the past though – I was involved in a whole load of eco-build projects during my time at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth in Wales and spent time working on a project to establish a reserve in the Amazon.

    I really need to get back into the swing of thins, the planet won’t save itself!

  • My wife and I have chosen not to have a car. We´re both freelancers, and use our beloved bikes to go around town doing our jobs! Often we´re seen with bicycle carriers full of gear – My wife being a gardener she often carries plants and materials that way!
    For us it´s a natural and sensible way of getting around, knowing that we get in shape, and don´t stress the invironment.

  • Melissa Jane Inguito says:

    Love that this bag is so earth friendly and made of recycled materials!!

    My family and I no longer buy water bottles, invested in a high end water filter and just pack our own tumblers to cut back on all the disposable bottles we recycle (we realized we had an outrageous amount of bottles in our recycle bins for just a family of four every month). Since then, we just use our recyclable bin for papers, cartons, etc. We also don’t crank up the A/C that high even though we live in a desert climate; we unplug all electronics and charges when not in use; and use cfl light bulbs throughout our house.

  • Bare Antolos says:

    My family and I do whatever we can to recycle and conserve energy: In the winter, we turn our thermostat down to 64 degrees and put on an extra layer to keep warm; leave a room, turn the light off. We try to limit the number of bottles of water we purchase, instead using our own filtered well water. We only purchase beverages in recyclable or redeemable bottles. Air conditioning, nah, open those windows and let the breeze and fresh air blow through the house. Each week, we set out a large bin of household recyclables. We donate all of our old newspapers, magazines and other paper items to our children’s school to be recycled and help the school as a fundraiser. In my home office, before I recycle a used piece of printer paper, I will use it for scratch paper, personal notes, reminders and “Post-it” notes. Finding a way to make a difference is who we are and will always be.

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