Check out the slideshow below for a selection of eco-friendly equipment that will help you protect the environment—and enjoy it, too.
Before global warming made daily headlines, outdoor gear manufacturers were leading the charge toward environmental sustainability. Now they're banding together to further the mission. Here are some of the groups out to save the world:
This national advocacy group protects and conserves mountaineering environments through grassroots efforts, stewardship and education.
>CLEAN AIR-COOL PLANET
Northeast-based companies that reduce carbon emissions and support political initiatives that aim to curb global warming.
>THE CONSERVATION ALLIANCE
This membership organization protects land and waterways from resource extraction and development.
>LEAVE NO TRACE
A nonprofit alliance of corporate and individual partners that supports responsible, non-motorized outdoor recreation and minimal-impact initiatives and education.
This organization of brands and retailers promotes organic agriculture around the world.
>OUTDOOR RETAILER GREEN STEPS PROGRAM
A network of outdoor industry companies that adopt "green production processes and business policies.
>1 PERCENT FOR THE PLANET
Member companies pledge one percent of their net profits to environmental organizations.