Author Archives: Cam Walker

About Cam Walker

I work with Friends of the Earth, and live in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, Australia. Activist, dad to Tali & Mia, mountain enthusiast, climber & would be telemark skier.

Recycled down

This is an interesting development from Patagonia – recycled down being used in garments. This is part of their re-collection, which also includes products made from recycled wool and polyester. Patagonia says: “The cornerstone of the collection, Patagonia Recycled Down … Continue reading

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Environmentally Friendly Ski and Snowboard Waxes

Finding the most sustainable version of any particular product sometimes takes a lot of asking and digging around. And while we are all aware of the environmental impacts of our gear (and there are many well known brands that are … Continue reading

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Three sustainability initiatives

If you follow this blog you will know it’s been very quiet of late. I’ve been busy with lots of campaigns plus Mountain Journal and finding it hard to keep up with developments in the outdoor industry. The following update … Continue reading

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Backcountry film festival 2016

We now have a date for the Melbourne showing of the Backcountry film festival: Monday May 2 ‘Public Lecture Theatre’ in Old Arts Building Melbourne University, Carlton. Map available here. Suggested donation: $8 conc & students/ $15 waged. Tickets at … Continue reading

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Tom’s Outdoors – Tumut

Anyone who has been involved in small scale retail knows how hard it is to get a new business going. In the realm of outdoor gear, there is the move to online buying and the threat posed by the large … Continue reading

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We’re back!

hello all it’s been pretty quiet here the last few months. I’ve been flat out with local campaigns against unconventional gas drilling and in support of renewable energy (and hopefully getting close to an outcome on both), having adventures, and … Continue reading

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Patagonia: ‘selling better, not more’

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia has always got a good rap on this website. They are slowly building their presence in Australia, with five stores operating at present. They have also increased their social and cultural involvement (for instance … Continue reading

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