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Samís Club And Takamine Team To Raise Funds For Walden Woods Project

WEBWIRE and Takamine guitars have teamed up to raise funds for the Walden Woods Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the land, literature and legacy of 19th century writer/philosopher Henry David Thoreau, Americaís premier advocate for environmental conservation.

Samís Club will exclusively offer a limited quantity of Takamine guitars, hand-signed by the Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit - online at for $2,500. All proceeds will benefit the Walden Woods Project headquartered near Boston, MA. The organization is leading the fight to preserve historic Walden Woods, widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the American conservation movement. Walden Woods served as the inspiration for Thoreauís writings that were fundamental to the development of the American land ethic and guided the creation of the U.S. National Parks system. In addition to its conservation initiatives, the Walden Woods Project offers a variety of environmental programs for students and teachers. The organization recently launched an international initiative that engages students from the U.S. and abroad in wide ranging environmental discussions and guides them in undertaking stewardship projects in their own communities.

ďLong Road out of Eden was packaged with sustainability in mind and the sale of these autographed guitars on will further our efforts to protect Walden Woods, to educate and motivate the next generation of conservationists, and to bring to light the importance of environmental stewardship,Ē said Eagles band member Don Henley.

Since its Oct. 30 release, Long Road Out of Eden has sold more than 1 million copies exclusively through Wal-Mart and Samís Club stores and on-line. The album itself reflects the band and Wal-Martís shared commitment to environmental sustainability, with packaging that features Domtar EarthChoice? papers. To ensure paper is sourced from well-managed forests, EarthChoice papers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), publicly endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance and supported by World Wildlife Fund and Forest Ethics. This unique CD package contains 30 percent post-consumer recycled fiber, and virgin fiber from FSC Certified forests or other controlled sources.

ďThis is a gratifying partnership for us. We can help preserve an environmental legacy while offering Samís Club Members a piece of music history, said Doug McMillon, President and CEO Samís Club.ď


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