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Community & Sustainability

We take pride in being residents of Bishop and the Eastern Sierra. We believe we have a responsibility to be involved in our community, and to give back as best we can. We donate generously to a large number of local non-profit groups, schools, and organizations, a list of which is at the bottom of this page. 

kids on the youth outdoor programThere's more to being part of a community than giving money, though. In 2015 we founded a program to help get youth outdoors. Leveraging store co-owner Todd Vogel's background as a mountain guide and outdoor educator we produced the Eastern Sierra Youth Outdoor program, which over the past five years has gotten a total of more than 125 kids out on a free-to-them six day climbing and backpacking experience. We now run this program through the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, but store co-owner Todd Vogel still works on the program, along with half a dozen of his colleagues from the outdoor ed world. 

Eastside Sports donations 2019 (a partial list): 

  • Bishop High school Outdoor Club
  • ESIA
  • Bishop Football and Baseball teams
  • Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance
  • Mule Days Celebration
  • Mono Lake Committee
  • California Deer Association
  • Friends of the Inyo
  • Eastern Sierra Museum
  • Access Fund
  • American Alpine Club
  • Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
  • Wild Iris
  • Amargosa Conservancey
  • Inyo and Mono County Search and Rescue Teams
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Bishop High School Swim Team
  • Sober Grad Night
  • Wildcare Eastern Sierra
  • Eastern Sierra Land Trust
  • Inyo/Mono 4h Council

In the sustainability realm, we strive to support those vendors who participate in the BlueSign program, which certifies products on sustainabililty. We are members of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of our Patagonia sales each year back to that organization for use on environmental issues. 

In 2016 we flipped the switch on a 65 panel solar electric system, which generates 100% of our electricity.