What Makes A Green Snowboard?

Green Snowboards are important to many riders. However it’s pretty hard to sift through what’s really green, in between or just green washing. Here are some things to look for when reading their green statement.

1. Where is it made? How much fuel does it take to get it to major markets or to a shop near you? Is it coming from China, Dubai, Austria, Canada, The US or other places?

2. Where do they get their materials from to build the boards? For example does the steel come from the US, China or??

3. Where do they get their wood? Some have their own sustainable forests near their facilities which is best, some use dead wood, some replace the wood they take with new trees and others just buy wood.

4. What materials do they use to make sidewalls. For example ABS side walls are the most common and very reliable but also very toxic. Recycled ABS is better but some companies are even making sidewalls from non-toxic or less toxic materials which of course is best.

5. What top sheets are they using? Are they using fiberglass and resin or some other material that’s less toxic like basalt?

6. What kind of power is keeping the lights on and machines running at their manufacturing facilities?  Wind, Solar, Nuclear, Coal or ?? Also what percentage of renewable energy do they use annually?

Hopefully this message will help you get past a wood top sheet