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
While a true outdoors enthusiast doesn't need much to enjoy the great outdoors--just a sturdy pair of shoes and a taste for adventure--this individual is even more likely to appreciate gifts that are as eco-friendly as they are functional. Take the time t
Winter is inching inexorably closer for our Northern Hemisphere readers, and for a few hardy souls (skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and alpinists) this will bring with it the excitement of days and nights spent in the snowy backcountry. The wilderness
You may recall we posted earlier this year on NEMO's cool 90%* recycled tent, the Nano Oz. And how, like many new arrivals it was experiencing a few teething troubles. Well, Kate from NEMO was recently in touch to update us on the Nano Oz developmental
Patagonia Footwear continue the open dialogue about their participation in Backpacker magazine's Zero Impact Challenge: to make a backpacking boot for a hiker hoisting a 13.5 kg (30 lb) pack and to do it with the least impact.
With autumn days coming soon, what a lovely place to stay and watch the leaves: an original shepherd's hut in the heart of the Dorset Downs. It's not exactly rough and ready any more and the shepherd wouldn't know what to do
Tireless advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park, John Muir is credited with espousing; "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a
The British firm, Nikwax, make a line of environmentally benign aftercare and waterproofing solutions that give footwear, apparel and equipment an extended useful life. For this reason we've featured them in a few TreeHugger gift guides as they