There are plenty of watches that can track your heart rate, calories, distance, etc. But there are times when you just want a reliable time piece that can endure your active life and tell time. The Sprout collection is such a watch. It won’t track calories or that other stuff but it can get help you get to the gym in time, and it will look stylish while camping and hiking. The lineup is also made from eco-friendly materials including corn resin, bamboo and Tyvek and these are affordable, sustainable, water-resistant and ready for anyone’s active life.
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Made in America isn’t the only feature that SustainU is talking about, in its new deal with Eastern Mountain Sports. Sustainability is another aspect that the company is proud of. SustainU is making garments made from 100 percent recycled materials manufactured in the USA.
EMS is carrying men’s and women’s graphic tees, which carry a co-branded label that says “EMS, Powered by SustainU.” Read the rest of this entry »
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth and while it is typically associated with hot tropical regions this grass actually can be found in diverse climates including mountain regions. Still it probably isn’t typically found on the ski slopes but Soul Poles is looking to change that.
We’ve seen bamboo used for bikes and canes and now Soul Poles is looking to take the sustainable material, which is also fairly low tech, and use it for ski poles. Bamboo actually features a high strength-to-weight ratio and is fairly flexible so it should be ideal for a ski pole. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week Nike released its Sustainable Business Performance Summary, in interactive form. This report is meant for consumer consumption and really illustrates the efforts the company is making to reduce, reuse, recycle and be responsible. It’s worth taking a look.
Upon loading the site you use the scroll wheel on your mouse to make the action start. As you scroll, a runner picks up speed across the screen. Scroll backwards and she runs backwards. Take a peek.
We’ve seen a few gyms that are trying to turn the burn into juice to power the place. Now Energia had become the first private gym in Massachusetts to use energy from fitness as energy. The gym’s owners estimate that each person can create 70-130 watts of energy per hour, so a class in motion could generation about 50 florescent lights.
The studio estimates that spinning classes can create up to a third of the power for the building, and this is just one way that Energia is going green. The gym has bamboo flooring and uses 100 percent recycled material to make for a sustainable studio. And of course every class means more power to the gym!
Burton Snowboards and Mountain Dew formed a partnership, the Green Mountain Project, late last year that will show more green than the soda’s bottles. As part of the partnership Burton will use recycled Mountain Dew bottles to manufacture a number of its products. The goal is to create sustainable fabrics out of recycled plastic bottles.
We’ll see products roll out throughout the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Among the first pieces to come out will be a hand-crafted line of t-shirts made from 50 percent recycled plastic bottles and 50 percent organic cotton. The first t-shirts from Burton’s Green Mountain Project will be a line of limited edition Burton x Mountain Dew tees. Three styles include Apparatus, Flake and Chairway to Heaven. Each t-shirt retails for $27 and is available exclusively at Burton US Flagship stores.
A new waste-to-energy plant on the outskirts of Copenhagen will double as a recreational ski area. Design firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) won the design competition for client Amagerforbraending to create a waste-to-energy treatment plant on the crossroads between a residential neighborhood and an industrial zone. Another criteria for the building is to serve as a recreational area.
It’s hard to let go of that loved cycling jersey, or the shorts with the perfect padding. If you recycle the garments, they really are going to a better place … back on the trails. Women’s mountain biking label Loeka Clothing just started a clothing recycling program that gives incentive to those who turn in their gear for recycling.
Loeka started manufacturing women’s mountain biking apparel in 2005; just enough time that the clothes might be showing just a little wear, or you might want to switch it up for a new design. Fill out a form on Loeka’s website and either mail in your gear or take it to a participating retailer. Retailers currently include Ruckus Skis, Boards and Bikes in Prince George BC; Ski Dazzle at Silverstar Resort; Mt Washington Alpine Resort, Mt Washington BC; Pedal Chic Greenville, South Carolina; and Iride Vermont, Stowe, Vermont.
This month Deltron, Inc. announced that its Elasco Inc. manufacturing subsidiary has taken skateboarding in a new – and greener – direction. This latest move has enabled Sector 9, a manufacturer of skateboards and apparel, to offer eco-friendly skateboard wheels. Sector 9 has become one of the market leaders in design and manufacture of skate long boards, which is a fast-growing segment in the skateboard market. And now the company’s boards with have organic-based wheels to let them do the rolling. The new Elasco wheels are actually made with a soybean-based polyols.
“Founded in 1993, Sector 9 has a long and distinguished history of leadership in the boardsports industry,” said Deltron CEO Henry Larrucea. “The Sector 9 team has demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment, providing sustainable products as well as offering information on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption in its corporate materials. When Elasco developed proprietary formulations to produce polyurethane wheels using soybean polyols, Sector 9 seized the opportunity to be the first skateboard company to offer more sustainable wheels. Increasing sales this year show that the ‘green’ wheels have strong appeal for environmentally conscious customers including surfers, skateboarders and the broader youth market.” Read the rest of this entry »
With all the eco bottles on store shelves, you expect to see stainless steel or BPA-free plastic for the newest offering. Bamboo? Does it hold water? Glass? Won’t it break? Together they make a sturdy and attractive bottle to tote around your non-potable.
The Bamboo Bottle Company combines sustainable bamboo and glass to make its new bottle. The 17 oz. “original” bottle is BPA-free. It is constructed of a bamboo tube with a glass insert and top and bottom caps. Bamboo was selected for the outer because of the species’ stability, hardness and strength. Phyllostachys Pubescens bamboo, also known as Moso and Mau Tzu bamboo, are grown and harvested, then hand selected and hand cut for the bottle. While bamboo is sustainable, the hand harvesting allows for maturing and flowering strands of the plants to remain flourishing to their full 90 feet, which takes about nine months. It also avoids the use of heavy machinery to minimize impact on the ground soil. The cut bamboo continues to grow as it is a type of grass. Read the rest of this entry »