Support the GMC – Patagonia Footwear Advocate Weeks!

The Outdoor Gear Exchange has joined forces with Patagonia to help support local conservation efforts. Here’s how it works: Patagonia will donate $10 to the Green Mountain Club for every pair of Patagonia Footwear you buy at Outdoor Gear Exchange or online at GearX.com. In addition to supporting the GMC, you will also get a free 1% for the Planet album download with your purchase. 

This promotion is running … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:October 2, 2012 View Post

Eco Blurb

Comments closed

Save Bolton Backcountry!

Help save the Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry land from private sale. The Vermont Land Trust is working tirelessly to raise sufficient funds to buy this land, keeping it open for public use.

This Thursday, October 4th, there will be an art sale from 6-8pm at the West Branch Gallery in Stowe. The art for sale is inspired by the Bolton Backcountry property and proceeds will be give to Vermont … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Help Prevent a Climbing and Biking Ban on VT Fish and Wildlife Managed Lands

Outdoor Gear Exchange and The Access Fund need your help to prevent a climbing ban and mountain biking ban on Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department managed lands!

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD) is currently considering a rule that would ban climbing on all VFWD managed lands. Under the rule, recreational rock climbing is a prohibited activity and can only be authorized by a special use permit, after verifying … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:August 12, 2012 View Post

Eco Blurb

Comments closed

Share Your Adventures, Protect the Places You Love

Be a philanthropist without spending a dime.

Clif Bar has created a new initiative. The company is asking you to help protect the places your love to play by posting photos of yourself enjoying the outdoors on MeettheMoment.com.

Simply snap and upload a captioned photo of you playing in the outdoors, and Clif will reward you by donating $5, up to $100,000 for the campaign, to your pick of … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:July 17, 2012 View Post

News and Events

Comments closed

Prana Reduces Waste By Getting Rid Of Plastic Bags

This photo of a ball stuffed with plastic bags was used at a recent trade show to illustrate how many bags are used for one Prana shipment to a store.

In their continuous effort to promote conservation and positive change… Prana is taking packaging back to basics. With their Spring 2011 line, Prana will begin shipping products without plastic bags. Depending on the color and style of the garment, stores Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:June 25, 2011 View Post

News and Events

Comments closed

How To Buy A Stove

Buying a new stove? Here are a few things to consider before making your purchase:

1. Car camping or backpacking?
If you’ll be packing your stove into the backcountry, consider the size and weight of not just the stove, but of the fuel canister. If you’ll only be car camping, for ease and efficiency, consider a two burner table top stove like the Coleman Perfectflow 2. It can handle … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:May 9, 2011 View Post

Contests

Comments closed

Eliminate Disposable Batteries From Your Headlamp This Earth Day With The Petzl Core.

It’s Earth Day. If you needed a day, a reason, an occasion to green up your life, let Earth Day be it, and start by greening up your camping kit. Petzl just introduced a new, USB rechargeable battery, called the Core, that’s compatible with Petzl Tikka 2 and Zipka 2 headlamps. It’s Lithium Ion, so it works fabulously well, even at low temps. The Core snaps between the battery … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:April 22, 2011 View Post

Gear Head Reviews

Comments closed

The Outdoor Gear Exchange’s – 5th Annual Ecofest – Burlington, Vermont

Tree Hugger Installation in Poland


Five years ago the owners of the Outdoor Gear Exchange (GearX.com) decided that they wanted to throw Burlington a party.  This party would held outside in the fresh air, include live music, be free to all comers, and would serve to celebrate our environment.  Marc and Mike envisioned an event where there would be advocacy, philanthropy, information and entertainment; after all, the land serves as our play ground, … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Priority Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

After many years in the business, we have become concerned with the amount of waste that many business models generate. Take shipping for example, many businesses receive shipments of products in boxes filled with packing materials and then in turn send out their products in brand new boxes and shipping materials. There seems to be a disconnect here. If you have ever received a package from OGE / Gearx.com you … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:March 24, 2010 View Post

Eco Blurb

Comments closed

One Less Bag

Here at the Outdoor Gear Exchange when a customer chooses not to take a plastic bag we donate five cents to a local environmental or community based charity. This practice encourages customers to think about taking plastic bags unnecessarily, as well as giving our customers a sense of community involvement.   We rotate the charity monthly based on the annual needs of specific charities, as well as seasonal appropriateness for our … Read more >>

Date
Categories
Tags
Comments

Published:March 18, 2010 View Post

Eco Blurb

Comments closed

Blog Categories
Knowledge Categories
Archives
Tags