Monthly Archives: April 2010

GNU and Lib-Tech snow boards

These are made by Mervin, who are based in Washington state. From their website: “Mervin has been building snowboards every day for over 25 years. From the beginning, we’ve been a very environmentally aware snowboard factory. Founders, Mike Olson and … Continue reading

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Atomic Renu

The Renu Atomic is the first Atomic ski boot made of recycled raw materials. Environmental credentials From the company: “ATOMIC’s most ambitious project for reducing CO2, the Renu has been recognised for its eco-friendliness: the ski boot, manufactured almost entirely … Continue reading

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Macpac – company profile

From reading their materials, it seems that Macpac has an environmental principle based on the old ‘3 R’s’: reduce, reuse, recycle. They state that they attempt to make good technical gear that is designed and built to last a long … Continue reading

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Stirling Alpine Link

Mt Stirling, adjacent to Mt Buller, is a unique natural landscape with dramatic vistas of Victoria’s alpine area. Popular with cross-country skiers, bushwalkers, campers and school groups, it is also home to many threatened plant and animal species. The Victorian … Continue reading

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Keeping it local… Australian made bike gear

I was just starting to hunt around for Australian made bike gear, and discovered that Human Powered Cycles in Melbourne have already pulled it together. As they say in the introduction: “Ok so we know the benefits of local stuff… … Continue reading

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Quest for the ‘green’ surfboard largely spiritual

An interesting, though fairly basic piece on attempts to develop a greener surfboard.  A few quotes: “A green surfboard is inherently an oxymoron at this point,” said Mr Santley, 44, a surfboard shaper and entrepreneur. “Hopefully in the future it … Continue reading

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The state of sustainability: Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Company

An insightful interview from Snowboard Green which delves into the evolution of the outdoor industry towards a greater level of activism around climate change because of the threat it poses to the snowsports industry. “The biggest and most important development(in … Continue reading

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