Saturday, May 31, 2008

Global Cooling Tour Update

Alison Gannett's dedication to spreading the word about offsetting CO2 is phenomenal!
Osprey, among others, have joined hands with Alison by sponsoring the Global Cooling Tour around the world. Alison Gannett is driving the world's first solar powered, plug-in, hybrid SUV across the country and beyond to get the word out. Check out her website here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Osprey’s Headquarters=Green Empire

Osprey Packs is proud to have achieved 100-percent renewable energy efficiency at its Cortez, Colorado headquarters a full two years ahead of schedule.

“We just bumped our headquarters energy use up to 100-percent green energy blocks with Empire Electric,” said Gareth Martins, director of Marketing for Osprey. “Empire Electric sources the power we use from existing renewable sources like wind and small hydro.”

GoPro Goes Outriggin' in Oz

Check out footage below...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

GoPro Sponsors Primal Quest Expedition Adventure Race with Digital HERO 3 and Helmet HERO

GoPro will be providing Digital HERO 3 wrist cameras and Helmet HERO gear mountable cameras to over 80 teams competing in the Primal Quest Expedition Adventure Race starting June 21 – July 2, 2008.

Primal Quest is a North-America-based expedition adventure race involving extensive, multi-sport travel in challenging backcountry terrain while following strict, low-impact guidelines. Primal Quest is claimed to be 'The World's Most Challenging Human Endurance Competition.'

For more information about Primal Quest please click here.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

La Sportiva’s Miura VS Wins Climbing Editors’ Choice Award

For the second year in a row, a new climbing shoe from La Sportiva has earned an Editor’s Choice award in Climbing magazine. In 2007, it was the radically down-turned Solution to win and in the Climbing 2008 shoe review the much-anticipated Miura VS was honored with the Editor’s Choice award.

The Miura VS defines the new wave of climbing shoe technology. It is an easy to use Velcro shoe with incredible edge control through its slingshot rand and power hinge system. In addition, it offers high pocket climbing performance and is equipped with Sticky Vibram XS Grip Rubber.

According to the editors at Climbing magazine, “The Miura VS was recognized for its high-end performance on a wide variety of terrain. The Velcro version shares the same asymmetrical, down-turned last and pointed toe as the classic Miura, creating a shoe equally fluent on thin faces and wicked overhangs. The Miura VS has a lined upper part but no lining underfoot, which allowed for a sensitive feel with only moderate stretch (about a half-size). Testers commented on the stickiness of the Vibrum XS Grip rubber. Ideal uses: moderate-to-hard face climbing; edging Bottom Line: Extremely high-performing and all around shoe.”

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

BELA-Olhão's May 2008 BELA Bulletin

Meet Verde's newest client, BELA-Olhão. BELA-Olhão sardines are sustainably caught off the coast of Portugal and canned within 8 hours of catch. BELA sardines are SUPER nutritious, and are ALL NATURAL, not engineered like other on-the-go nutrition options. Check out this month's BELA Bulletin newsletter, which features news, updates and more from BELA. In this month's issue, BELA launches their new corporate social responsibility platform, features a new recipe of the month and includes a fun recipe contest.

GoPro Rides a Longboard

Friday, May 16, 2008

Devil's Tower Trip Report From The Gear Junkie

Gear Junkie proprietor and writer extraordinaire, Stephen Regenold, just posted about his recent ascent of the Devil's Tower, aka Mato Tipila, in Wyoming. I can't help but think of the daunting decent at dusk, but check out the report on the Gear Junkie.

Brook Celebrates Her 23rd Birthday

Thanks for your hard work Brook, we're never gonna give you up!

GoPro Sponsors Eddy Flower Vertical Challenge

Beginners to expert paddlers from around the country are welcome to huck and boof their way to vertical victory in the Eddy Flower Vertical Challenge. GoPro will donate seven Helmet HERO and kayak-mountable cameras to the winners from six divisions.

The Vertical Challenge is focused on fundraising for First Descents, an organization that offers kayaking and outdoor experience to support young adults with cancer. The event begins at sunrise on May 15 and ends at sunset on June 15. Wishing good paddling to all participants!! To visit the EddyFlower Website please click here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jaime Slone Finishes Second with GoPro/Molecule Ford Mustang features Jaime Slone's exciting second place finish at the Miller Cup Road Atlanta in his Slone Racing No. 6 GoPro/Molecule Ford Mustang FR500S.

"I started in second place and it was great to take the lead at the start," Slone said. "I ended up making a mistake and gave up the lead, but it feels great to be on the podium with these guys who have all raced for championships and have so much experience."

Great finish to start out the season's inaugural race.

Friday, May 9, 2008

2008 Kicks-Off With $450K In Grants From The Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance is well on its way to reaching its goal of disbursing more than $900K this year with an initial disbursement of $450K to 17 organizations.

This most recent round of grants brings the Conservation Alliance total to a whopping $6.5 million since it started these initiatives nearly 20 years ago.

Thanks to Conservation Alliance's members unwaivering support, this marks the largest single disbursement in the organization's history.

Check out more about the grants and the benefiting organizations by visiting