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The Earth Deserves a Break

The Earth Deserves a Break

Some of us may give it a passing "Aha! Is that today?" on Earth Day, as we then hurry on with our busy lives. A petition initiated by The North Face demands Earth Day become a national holiday ...
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The UpDownCycle Project

The UpDownCycle Project

Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the youth division of the German Alpine Club (JDAV) has teamed up with Mountain Equipment to breathe new life into old down products ...
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Sustainabilty Roadtrip

Sustainability Boot Camp Hits the Road

One down, three more to go. Find out more about the Outdoor Industry Association's (OIA) sustainability boot camps and where they'll pop up next ...
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Plastic Free, Mountains to Sea

Plastic Free, Mountains to Sea

Having just planted 2 million trees, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) now fixes its sights on yet another monumental challenge – cleaning 3000 km of plastic waste both high and low ...
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Organic Cotton Wins in Court

Organic Cotton Wins in Court

The Higher Regional Court Stuttgart passed a consumer-friendly judgement on 18 February 2019 - with far-reaching consequences for any advertising using the GOTS logo and/or name ...
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ISPO Awards Sustainability

ISPO Awards Sustainability

A snowy fair concluded earlier this month at ISPO Munich, where sustainability was once again a winner at the annual ISPO Awards ...
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Biodegradable - Nature's Solution or Dead End?

Biodegradable – Nature’s Solution or Dead End?

Throughout history, human technologies have more or less unwittingly been in harmony with nature’s cycles. Not any more ...

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Outdoor's Eco HQs

Outdoor’s Eco HQs

The behind-the-scenes efforts of a handful of outdoor trailblazers to reduce the impact of their buildings demonstrates that here, sustainability has quite literally “hit home.” ...
It's a Fishy Business

It’s a Fishy Business

Patagonia's newly released documentary "Artifishal" exposes how the farmed salmon industry - once heralded as the wild salmon's salvation - now threatens them with extinction ...
FAQ: Biobased Plastics

FAQ: Biobased Plastics

Can corn, sugar cane and other starch-rich sources replace crude oil when making plastics? In many cases, yes, it is technically possible. But of course the question is more complex than that ...
Leave it to our kids?

Leave it to our kids?

We can hardly ignore our own kids – and that’s precisely the point. The Fridays for Future movement, now over one million strong, is demanding that us grown-ups... well, grow up. How should the outdoor community respond? ...
FAQ: Biosynthetics

FAQ: Biosynthetics

Picture a world where silk scarves are made of milk and shoes from seaweed. Suston explains why biosynthetics just might be the future of apparel fabrics ...
P.O.W's Radical

P.O.W’s Radical

Professional snowboarder and activist Marie-France Roy is fighting for the survival of her sport, joining the newest Protect Our Winters branch and releasing a film that goes way beyond snowboarding ...

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