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 >>

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Published:March 18, 2010 View Post

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180s Arctic ECO Ear Warmers

Its the middle of winter, have you noticed your ears getting cold?   Keep your ears and your eco-conscious warm and fuzzy this winter with 180s Arctic ECO Ear Warmers!   These ear warmers are made with post consumer recycled fleece and filled with Primaloft Eco insulation.   For warm ears filled with your favorite beats, also try out the 180s Arctic Eco with headphones.

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Published:March 12, 2010 View Post

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Forest Destruction for Paper

It amazes me how much paper is taken for granted in our modern society.   For reasons ranging from harvesting forest products, land clearing for agriculture, desertification and population sprawl, deforestation accounts for a greater amount of greenhouse gas creation than the entire global transportation industry!   Paper gets used for scores of tasks, some more justified and rational than others. Paper towels are one of the most overused and abused forms … Read more >>

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Published:March 4, 2010 View Post

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The Earth is our playground. Our Mission is to preserve it.


Mission Playground is a small California based clothing company dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of our earth.   Since 2003 they have been making clothing look good while using materials such as: 100% recycled PET bird’s eye knit, 100% merino wool jersey, 100% organic cotton poplin, and exclusive to Mission Playground is MIPAN regen recycled nylon from pre and post consumer waste.  The company demonstrates their pride in supporting fair … Read more >>

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Trees Are The Answer

Here at the Outdoor Gear Exchange and Gearx.com we are continually making our own business more environmentally conscious.   Recently we have switched to very high post consumer recycled content paper towels and toilet paper.   Our new papers come from the North River line of the Cascades Tissue Company.   These papers are: Green Seal and Eco Logo certified, processed chlorine free, made with 100% recycled content of which 80% are … Read more >>

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Published:January 15, 2010 View Post

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Mad Rock’s Resole and Donate Program

The gym climbing season is upon us in Vermont and that means lots of climbing shoes with rounded rubber and near perfect uppers!   Don’t just toss your old climbing shoes, if the uppers have life left in them, check out Mad Rock’s Resole and Donate Program. Their team of skilled climbing shoe repair gurus will make your shoes climb as good as new.   Your old climbing shoes would then be … Read more >>

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Published:January 13, 2010 View Post

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