Leave A Trace is 9 Months Old

October 21, 2016

The last time we provided an updated timeline it looked like this: Leave A Trace is Born. Back then, on March 15th to be exact, our latest update was that we had just cut our first ever checks for the February charities winners in three different countries:

Safe to say, a lot has happened since then.

What We’ve Accomplished Over the Past 7 Months

April 1, 2016 – Leave A Trace’s Chrome Extension is launched. Simple reminder to use LAT before booking! Download it!

April 26, 2016 – 100th person joins the Leave A Trace mailing list (scroll to the bottom if you’re wishing you were on it too!)

May 15, 2016 – Leave A Trace’s Instagram ( hits 6,000 followers

August 14, 2016 – First Leave A Trace T-Shirts are printed

August 26, 2016 – Partnership with Community Partners for Affordable Housing initiated! Anyone using CPAH’s Leave A Trace link now generates commissions that can be donated right back to CPAH!

September 27, 2016 – $2,000 in commissions generated!

October 13, 2016 – Introduction of We will continue to support charities, but we will be focusing our commissions on various Kiva Projects. Read more about the decision here.

October 3, 2016 – 23rd member of the Leave A Trace Team added! Just look at all of those beautiful faces. Want to join us? Send us an email at

October 15, 2016 – 500 Traces Left (Purchases made through Leave A Trace)

November 1, 2016 – Comfortable and high quality Leave A Trace Merchandise will be available on the LAT website!

What Are Our Next Steps?

First off, we’re ready to fund our first Kiva project! We’ll update you as soon as we do and tell you all about the choice we’ve made. Want to help pick our projects after that one?! Check out Kiva, send us an email at, and we’ll set it up!

Second, we’re putting the finishing touches on the website with the goal of being able to sell our new Leave A Trace merchandise by the end of the month! More details will be posted soon, but here’s a quick sneak peak.

Finally, we know it’s early, but we’re starting to gear up for the holiday season! Are you thinking of booking a flight home? Are you thinking of traveling somewhere for the holidays? Wouldn’t it be awesome if everyone’s holiday travel benefited others in need around the world? We think so too, it is the giving season after all. Just a friendly reminder from everyone at Leave A Trace.

Exciting times ahead!


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Yannick Pichler

Yannick is a Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Queen’s university. As an outdoor enthusiast, and sports fanatic in general, Yannick’s travels have taken him to some amazing places with incredible cultures. He looks forward to continue checking boxes and Leaving A Trace as he does so. Reach him at

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