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New Hand-Thrown ‘Protect the Earth’ Mugs to Benefit OSI’s Land Protection Efforts

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NEW YORK, NY (Nov. 20, 2019) — A series of new, hand-made mugs promoting the value of land protection and benefiting the Open Space Institute (OSI) are being featured and available through web retailer UncommonGoods.

With the purchase of each mug, $5 will be directed to OSI in support of its land conservation work. The mugs are available online from Brooklyn-based, online popular crafts retailer UncommonGoods.

Featuring outdoors river and mountainside scenes, the mugs are hand-painted by artist JoAnn Stratakos, who creates them from her studio in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.

“OSI is delighted to be featured in this thoughtful way by the very talented Ms. Stratakos and by Uncommon Goods,” said Kim Elliman, OSI’s president and CEO. “It is a great way to support OSI and appreciate the value of land protection. We thank all those who support our work, and raise a toast to the protected lands that benefit us all.”

Founded in 1974, OSI protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities. Today, OSI has protected, both directly and in partnership, a total of 2.2 million acres from Canada to Florida.

UncommonGoods offers creative designs by independent makers. Started in 1999 by CEO David Bolotsky, it’s also a founding B Corporation. To learn more about UncommonGoods, please visit

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