Founder Brian Linton, and United by Blue recognized the severity of this problem and their company directly collects one pound of trash for every item purchased from our waterways!Read More
Each year over 1.6 billion tires are produced and over 1 billion tires are thrown. The good news is about 80% of these tires are reused or recycled in some way in America at least... They can be ground up and used for running tracks, substrate at a playground OR THE RUBBER SOLE OF YOUR FLIP FLOPS!Read More
We’ve been doing some research on sustainable shoes for a while now. We looked into their production, mission, types of sustainable materials, and of course affordability to limit the impact on your wallet while also supporting our fine planet. So, you know… check it out!Read More
Coalatree is a favorite brand of ours SPECIFICALLY for their product design/innovation. They tick all of the boxes so to speak, and have a very fascinating founding story that you can hear from the founder himselfRead More
Saola shoes hit the market just a few years ago (founded in 2016) with arguably the MOST eco-friendly shoes on the market. They’re currently based out of France (those Frenchies have been killin it with their environmental efforts lately!) and can be found in retailers across the US and around the world including REI, Huckberry, Amazon and more.Read More
For starters, I had a wonderful conversation with the founder of Slothgrip, Kyle, in an episode of the Protect Your Wild Podcast (soon to be released). Anyone with a passion for climbing should check them out!Read More
Hello and happy Earth Month (and upcoming Earth Day)! We’re Proof Eyewear, a sustainable eyewear company hailing from Boise, Idaho - you may know us as a brand that ALDA hosts on their site. We were stoked when ALDA asked us to write a guest post for them so in the spirit of Earth Month we wanted to explore unsuspecting, everyday items that are often overlooked on their environmental impact.Read More
Ever wanted to know just how to distinguish sustainable products from their unsustainable counterparts? Eco-labels play a big part in that. You may have already heard of such labels as USDA organic and/or Fair Trade, but there's loads more that can help you determine which products have sustainable features, and which don't.Read More
It’s safe to say that it’s pretty normal for people to think that sustainable goods are more expensive than their unsustainable counterparts. Unsurprisingly, this is apparently one of the main reasons many people say they aren’t willing to “go green”.
But is eco-friendly stuff really more expensive? Maybe not everything, or some things require some pretty spendy upfront costs but save you moola down the road (e.g. using renewable energy), BUT...if we compared your typical green product to a conventional product, the likelihood of the former being at least a bit more expensive is pretty high.Read More
Green living can seem pretty unachievable when you’re making minimum wage at your part-time job. It seems even more unachievable when your weekly schedule is as full as a fat kid on Thanksgiving. Or a vegan in a garden. Or...anyway, you get the picture.
BUT! Don’t accept defeat just yet. You can still protect the environment when you’re short on both time AND money.Read More
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’ve heard about the backlash against plastic pollution in 2018. We’re all about advocating for living in nature, but maybe draw a line when your living quarters keep you from knowing about the planet going to shit.
What the hell do we do with all the plastic already out there?Read More