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Go Green This Earth Day

Clean up for Earth Day with Sustainable, Recycled & Organic Products

It’s easy to go green with Rock/Creek. We bring you great performance with reduced environmental impact, offering you the best outdoor experience on the planet, in a way that’s easy on the planet.

Rock/Creek's Environmental Statement

Read our full environmental statement >

Top Green Products:

1. The North Face Denali Fleece

2. Patagonia Eco Rain Shell (Men’s)

3. Patagonia Classic Retro-X Jacket (Men’s)

4. Five Ten Jet 7 Climbing Shoes

5. Keen Newport H2

6. Keen Harvest Mary Jane (Women’s)

7. Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket (Men’s)

8. Patagonia Puckerware Shirt (Men’s)

9. CamelBak Classic Bottle (Women’s)

10. Mountainsmith Day Pack (Recycled)

KEEN Wins 3rd Annual Rock/Creek

Environmental Stewardship Award >

In honor of Earth Day, Rock/Creek Outfitters Honors KEEN

KEEN Footwear Harvest Mary Jane The Harvest Mary Jane Shoe from KEEN is a shoe made with recycled rice paper found on the floors of Asian factories.  A recycled PU and cork footbed adds to the charm and environmental statement of the Harvest shoe, as well as its natural canvas lining.  A totally green shoe made from almost entirely recycled materials, and its also really cute with plenty of colors woven in to match almost anything in your closet. Shop Now >

Patagonia Won the 2nd Annual Rock/Creek

Environmental Stewardship Award >

In honor of Earth Day, Rock/Creek Outfitters Honors Patagonia with Environmental Stewardship Award.

The Eco Rain Shell Jacket by Patagonia is a hip length contoured rain shell, breathable and water proof, made entirely from recycled polyester.

The Eco Rain Shell Jacket is an environmentally sensible 2-layer, fully seam-sealed jacket is made of 100% recycled polyester. Hip-length, the femininely contoured shell has a waterproof/breathable barrier and is treated with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish; the mesh lining wicks moisture.

Details include: removable hood, vertical stash pocket, single internal security pocket, two generous handwarmer pockets with coated water-repellent zippers, cinchable cuffs and a drawcord hem.

Recyclable through Patagonia’s Common Threads Recycling Program. Shop Now >

Chaco Won the 1st Annual Rock/Creek

Environmental Stewardship Award >

Chaco Sandals Chaco Footwear has a long history of being a “green” company focused on reducing their impact on the environment while supporting causes such as the dZi foundation and securing access to outdoor recreation areas. They developed a water-based glue that treads lightly on the planet and protects their employees from toxic fumes.

Know that every time you choose Chaco, you’re giving something back.

This Arbor Day Weekend, April 24-26, 2009, Chaco and Rock/Creek will donate a tree for every pair of regularly-priced Chaco footwear sold online or in stores.

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Ditch the plastic water bottles; try Klean Kanteen >

Klean Kanteen is a company that makes pure stainless steel bottles created to encourage better health, hydration and environmental responsibility.

Better Health: Klean Kanteens are made from #304 stainless steel, the material of choice in the food processing, dairy, and brewery industries. Stainless steel is easy to clean, durable, inert, sanitary, toxin-free, and non-leaching.

Hydration: It’s vital for life.

Environmental Responsibility: Klean Kanteens are the stainless steel alternative to plastics. Plastics in landfills and oceans are one of the most alarming of today’s environmental stories.

Stainless steel Klean Kanteens outlast their plastic counterparts and drinking water from a stainless steel Klean Kanteen tastes pure and odor free, unlike drinking from plastic which often makes water smell and taste undesirable. Shop Now >

Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Do you know where your clothing comes from? You do if you’re wearing annually-renewable Icebreaker Merino >

Icebreaker Merino Icebreaker’s focus is 100% merino. Merino leaves traditional wool for dead. It’s soft, strong and machine washable. Check it out >

Not all merino fibres are created equal. Icebreaker works with New Zealand’s leading high country stations to procure the perfect fibre. Each bale of merino is certified for quality. They test fineness, strength, length, colour and purity.

This Earth Day, we ask you to stop and think about where your top has come from. Do you know where it was made? Where the fiber started out? New Icebreaker garments now come with a Baacode, a unique number in your garment that allows you to trace your top back to the merino station that grew it.

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Marmot UpCycle products use natural, organic, and recycled or discarded materials that would otherwise end up in landfills >

Marmot UpCycle products utilize the discarded waste materials from manufacturing processes in the creation of new products in order to minimize our impact on the environment.

For example, Marmot’s entire collection of men’s and women’s baselayer is now made from Polartec PowerDry fabric with Cocona performance technology. Cocona is derived from would-be discarded, or “upcycled” Coconut shell husks. The husks are processed into activated charcoal carbon and blended into a polyester matrix, which is spun into a fiber and then knit into a baselayer fabric. Shop Now >

Marmot Upcycle products

KEEN Footwear Kearney Bag In honor of Earth Day 2006, Rock/Creek partnered with the prAna Natural Power Initiative and since that time, all the power used by Rock/Creek’s retail operations now comes from green-e certified wind power.

As the PNPI literature states, “Wind generated power is a clean, renewable source of energy which produces no greenhouse gas emissions or waste products. prAna is an ancient sanskrit word which is often defined as pure energy, vitality of the spirit and most notably breath.”

It naturally follows that wind energy would be perfect for such a company, and its retail partners. “Rock/Creek is excited to participate in this important program,” said Dawson Wheeler, owner and President of Rock/Creek.  Read More >

Shop our “Green Products” category for more ideas on how to green your gear >

Rock/Creek doesn’t recommend getting in a washing machine to get clean & green! Photo courtesy Chaco, c. Ty Milford

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