Beauty that has been protected and preserved from commercial use.
Corporate sponsorship is being considered as a source of funding to maintain and support the National Parks.
A new policy proposed by the National Park Service will remove current rules saying that parks must be free of commercialism. The order directs parks to actively seek donations from corporate vendors, while also liberalizing rules on “donor” recognition and lifting restrictions on naming rights in parks. That means your visit to a national park will increasingly become marred by product placement in visitors’ centers and on signage, benches, paving stones, and park vehicles.
---Campaign for Commercial Free ChildhoodOr:
"These mountains brought to you by Chick-fil-A, and over here, this natural hot spring made possible by Burger King. The moose? Brought to you by Shell Global. At Shell, our motto is, 'We heart nature!' "
Sometimes you look at a problem (need funding to maintain the National Parks) and then look at a possible solution (corporate vendors with naming rights in the park) and it takes a nanosecond for Megan Trainor's song to come to mind:
Down to the ah to the no, no, no.
So while a much much better solution is being procured, you can sign a petition giving your 'No' to the really terrible solution being considered.
You can sign your name or keep it anonymous.
Either way, the mountains will thank you. Or at least, the moose.