The US Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has a program they call "More Kids in the Woods." We first mentioned it back in 2007. This year they'll contribute $500,000 USD to 21
Nikwax is an outdoor company who understand it would be silly to soil their own nest. Nikwax make cleaning and proofing products for outdoor clothing and equipment, but who would buy them if the mountains, moors and meadows were degraded
When you go camping, you're supposed to get away from it all. Put away the cell phone and laptop. Hang out by the campfire. Take a long walk or bike ride. Use more wind and solar power.That last one is a new routine at a
Before we launch into a review of the latest issue of Wend Magazine, we should allude to two events they are covering for the month of April. The first is Arbor Day on 30 April 2010. To promote this event
The Sportsmens' Show is a haven for hunters and fishers and all kinds of motorized vehicles; TreeHuggers are shot on sight but hunters are often environmentalists too, and there are always a few finds, like this amazing Sylvan Sport GO
Pyua is a German outdoor clothing company, who were Finalists in the ISPO Brandnew Awards in 2009. This year they've managed to score a ISPO Eco Responsibility Award in the Textile category for their Climate 2L Padded Jacket and Pants.
Klättermusen, the Swedish outdoor gear design firm, just keeps on winning official kudos for its innovative clothing and equipment, having amassed 12 international design awards in the past four years alone.
Ok, so you might not stop global warming, reduce your carbon footprint, or save endangered species if you tune into ABC's Lost. From a sentient island, to problems with space/time continuum....and...errr, polar
Back in 2007 outdoor pack manufacturer, Mountainsmith started down the track of moving its product out of virgin nylon and into recycled polyester fabrics. That transition is continuing apace. No doubt encouraged by winning a
The Tree Hugger 32 is a new pack due for release by The North Face this northern hemisphere Spring of 2010. Obviously the name has a certain resonance for us, but the details of the pack also sound curious.
We're big fans of Wend Magazine. It's immerses its readers in the wild outdoor environments, in diverse cultural environments, and in the broader environmental challenges facing the planet. Wend is a travel
GoLite is an outdoor company who specialise in gear for lightweight and ultralight enthusiasts. We've mentioned them previously for their Eco Business Philosophy and their adoption of Environmentally Preferred Materials. A couple of weeks
Don't Tell Us It Can't Be Done is a global campaign by the 54 year old boot maker, Timberland. They say it gives the public a forum to let their voices be heard, to challenge world leaders at the United Nation's Conference on Climate
We can all appreciate the importance of choosing sustainable items to keep the environment pristine--but that thought will count double when you're wrapping up gifts for the outdoor weekend warrior on your list. Shoes made with minimal waste,
"There is no business to be done on a dead planet." This was the view of renowned mountaineer turned environmentalist David Brower (Executive Director of the Sierra Club and founder of both Friends of the Earth and the Earth Island Institute.) It is