We live and breath snowboarding and do not take for granted the idea that our life is dependent on our environment. The snow is dependent on the environment. The mountain is dependent on our environment.
As outdoor recreationalists, we work to reduce our impact on the environment, impact on the snow, impact on the mountain.
We are coming out green
Our commitment is more than a marketing strategy, more than a product. We consider our commitment to environment when we purchase goods to sell to you. We have been a green business for years, from the bags that our goods are carried home in, to the waxes we use. This commitment to the environment shapes our business and life.
Growing up in the valley we have seen many changes in the community. We have taken an active role in the outdoor recreation community specifically the snowboard and skateboarding communities. We have worked hard over the years to grow the boarding community and the sport in the valley. Our competitions and events are family friendly and focus on fun.
The little things
Our bags are biodegradable, environmentally friendly and a practical solution to the world's plastic waste problems. We recycle as much packaging as possible and try to buy from enviro friendly companies that use recyclable materials for packaging. We keep your receipts in our computer rather than printing. We don't do FAX, email or online for us for communication and ordering. More and more manufactures and making products that have a green component and do not sacrifice performance.
Our commitment to you
Our commitment to you is that we will now share this green component with you so you can feel comfortable with shopping at Rayz and know you are making the right choice.
Green choice logo
We are sharing this commitment with you though the use of our new Rayz Green Choice Logo. By purchasing products with the Green Logo,you can feel proud of your choice and your commitment to the environment.
Many of our products have green lines or products and some even make this choice in all aspect of their business.
Here a few companies that we wanted to share with you.
Burton Green Mountain Project
Burton's Green Mountain Project (GMP), Featuring products that incorporate recycled materials and “environmentally friendly waterproofing technologies,” GMP products are engineered to have a lower environmental impact.
It is not just jackets, they’re including boots and boards as well. From PVC-free boots, to mesh made from recycled polyester. Recycled elements are a major component of the GMP collection, Some boards have a FSC-certified wood core and a lacquer free top sheet.
Burton: Riding the Green Supply Chain Wave
Starting in 2008, Burton (Burton.com | Burton Snowboards), the world’s leading snowboard company, made a significant dent in reducing its paper usage for electronic transactions. It also reduced its costs for things like postage, paper and envelopes. All in all, Burton saved approximately 4 tons of wood use, 30 million BTUs, 5882 lbs CO2, 22,219 gallons wastewater, and 1,909 lbs solid waste from July 2008 through June 2009 through its use of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) with customers.
Lib Tech – The world's most environMENTAL SNOWBOARDS FACTORY
Building boards for 25 years, environmentally conscience decisions around the work environment, processes and materials.
Learn more at http://www.lib-tech.com/environmental/
Jones Snowboards develops the highest performance all-mountain weapons on the market - freeride boards that reflect the environmental demands of your conscience. This company uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood cores on their snowboards and many other sustainable products.
Learn more at http://jonessnowboards.com/environmental
In this age of out sourcing to China, Karakoram is dedicated to building our product in the United States. Ninety four percent of the parts in the Karakoram Split30 splitboard bindings are made in the USA, with 91 percent being made in Washington state. We assemble every Karakoram splitboard binding system in our shop in North Bend, WA.
Learn more at http://www.splitboardbindings.com/made-in-the-usa/
More than ten years later, IPATH is still pushing forward. We’re constantly striving to make the best products possible while reducing our impact on the environment. Hemp, organic cotton and similar materials have always been a part of the IPATH program. As part of our ongoing commitment to our planet, we have taken large steps to improve overall quality and fit of our footwear.
Learn more at http://web.ipath.com/advocacy
High quality snowboards made in Denver Colorado, USA
Check this video out - http://neversummer.com/ns/mia/MIA_MED.mov
Feel good about what you wear. Eco friendly products using many in-house manufactured fabrics. Owned and operated in Oregan USA.
Learn more at - http://holdenouterwear.com/videos/hello-nice-to-meet-you.html