Sierra Designs Teams with Terramar for Tornado Relief

on .

Sierra Designs logoSierra Designs hasjoined baselayer manufacturer Terramar in their "Community Rebuilding... From the Inside Out" project.The outdoor equipment and apparel manufacturer is providing 750 jackets to families affected by the massive tornados in Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa, Alabama earlier this year.

Portland Seed Fund Invests in Homeschool Snowboarding/Cocona

on .

Portland Seed FundThe Portland Seed Fund has announced its inaugural group of investments—eight companies which were chosen from a pool of 128 applicants. The fund’s goal is to invest $25,000 in 10 to 15 companies each year, and backers of the fund include the Portland Development Commission, Oregon Growth Account, City of Hillsboro, OEN Catalyst Fund, and individual angel investors.

Out of the chosen companies, of interest to the outdoor industry is Homeschool Snowboarding, a brand that creates highly breathable snowboarding outerwear featuring Cocona Xcellerator technology.

NY Commuter Bike Riding Grows 14 percent from Last Year

on .

I bike nyMayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have reported a 14 percent increase in commuter bike riders compared to last spring, continuing the trend of significant growth in the number of New Yorkers choosing to commute via bicycle. Commuter cycling has increased by 62 percent when compared to spring of 2008 and by 262 percent overall since 2000.

Icebreaker's Jeremy Moon Helps Launch New Zealand's Pure Advantage Environmental Responsibility Group

on .

Pure AdvantageJeremy Moon, founder and CEO of Icebreaker, has teamed up with other respected Kiwi business leaders to form Pure Advantage. The nonprofit organization, which launched on July 7, aims to protect and restore New Zealand’s pure, environmentally responsible image, which, according to the Pure Advantage founders, is in rapid decline due to neglect and is affecting the bottom line for the country’s tourism and export sales.

Paddlers Secure Chattooga Conservation Outcomes, Paddling Remains Severely Limited

on .

American WhitewaterThe U.S. Forest Service has released a Draft Environmental Assessment that proposes to continue denying the American public the right to float in canoes and kayaks down the Wild and Scenic Upper Chattooga River for most or all of the year depending on the section of river.

The decision comes as the latest setback to citizens who connect with nature most strongly through paddling wild rivers like the Upper Chattooga. For more than a decade, paddlers have challenged the mismanagement of recreational and environmental values on the Upper Chattooga River.

Related Articles

Featured Companies

  • ECCO
  • Osprey Packs
  • Pacsafe
  • LifeStraw
  • Purnell
  • Minus 33 Merino Wool Clothing