My favorite snowboard-culture magazine,Snowboarder, is now even better; they are proudly (they tout it on the November, 2006 cover) printing on recycled paper! Not only that, but there is a decidedly environmentally-minded slant to quite a bit of their coverage in various departments; in the photo section they encourage folks to go digital, and the cover story is all about the “Green Not Gas Tour”. In true rider style, the article opens with:
Last winter, thirty snowboarders found out what it takes to tour the United States of America for FREE in an RV fueled by recycled waste vegetable oil. We took filthy emissions, fuel payments, petroleum consumption, and comfortable conventional life archetypes and shoved them up the crooked asses of all those who dare to stifle growth and hope for future generations.
Yeah! The tour hit lots of hardcore snowboarding locales, and makes the connection between petroleum consumption, global warming, and every snowboarder’s worst nightmare: less snow. There’s a video you can buy (that covers both riding down mountains and the details of all the trip’s eco-friendliness) at the Grease Not Gas website.