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Merrell Supports the Texas Land Conservancy From 10/17 to 11/3 Merrell will donate $5 to the Texas Land Conservancy for every full price, adult Merrell sold at Whole Earth! Read More Posted on Oct 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Recycling Meets Outerwear Whole Earth Provision Co. is on the lookout for clothing made with quality materials, that’s comfortable, stylish and durable, and made for life outdoors. When you look at a jacket or shirt in one of our stores, you may not have a sense of how many people, places and resources have contributed to its creation. We’re proud to offer you clothing from makers who are devoted to reducing their impact on the planet by finding new ways to grow and recycle fibers, minimizing the effects of dyes and fiber processing on water resources and people, and using fair trade practices when items are made beyond our shores, all in pursuit of producing a high quality, long-lasting piece of clothing that will serve you well, hopefully for years. Read More Posted on Oct 9, 2019 by Whole Earth
Five Fall Travel Hints Are you ready to escape our apparently endless summer? We are. The mountains are calling with fall color and cooler temperatures. And closer to home, there are festivals and sporting events galore. No matter your destination or reason for getting away, here are a few tips for traveling this fall. Read More Posted on Oct 8, 2019 by Whole Earth
Henry David Thoreau - Whole Earth Hero Henry David Thoreau is best known today as the author of Walden or Life in the Woods, an American classic. In it, Thoreau recounts the two years he spent on the shores of Walden Pond, simplifying his life in a quest to learn what was most essential. In Concord, he lived in his family’s boarding house and worked at their pencil manufacturing business, did odd jobs around town and worked as a surveyor. The move to Walden Pond allowed him the time and necessary peace and quiet to work on his writing, while still remaining engaged in the life of his family and the community.  Read More Posted on Sep 27, 2019 by Whole Earth
Festival Checklist 2019 Festival season is here at last! Here in Texas we’re looking forward to Austin City Limits, Oktoberfest and the Renaissance Festival, to name only a few. They’ll be opening their gates in the coming weeks, and we want you to be prepared. Here are some suggestions to help make your day one to remember, for all the right reasons. Read More Posted on Sep 27, 2019 by Whole Earth
Marmot & ExOfficio Giveaway! Will you be traveling during the holidays? Whole Earth Provision Co. wants you to travel in style! We’re offering you a chance to win a Marmot and ExOfficio clothing collection! A winner from each Whole Earth city will receive a piece of Marmot outerwear and an outfit from ExOfficio! These are iconic brands worn by seasoned travelers whether they’re on a weekend jaunt or the journey of a lifetime. Read More Posted on Sep 18, 2019 by Whole Earth
Travel Smart Event – September 28th & 29th Eagle Creek Travel Ambassador Angel Castellanos knows how to pack, and he’s coming to our San Antonio store on Saturday, September 28th at 11am and our Dallas Preston Forest store on Sunday, September 29th at 2 pm to show you how it’s done! There will also be a drawing for an Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffel for demonstration attendees. You must be present to win.   Read More Posted on Sep 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Rachel Carson - Whole Earth Hero Today Rachel Carson is primarily remembered for sounding the alarm on DDT. The pesticide was devastating wildlife, birds and bees. Carson documented its dangers in her book Silent Spring and faced ferocious opposition from the chemical industry and its supporters. But her case was built on scientific evidence and was able to withstand tough questioning and public scrutiny. She is now considered one of the founders of the American environmental movement that blossomed in the 1960s and 1970s. Read More Posted on Sep 9, 2019 by Whole Earth
Emery Cookston - Whole Earth Ambassador 2019 Phelps Creek Trail. It was the first trail marker I’d seen since I started the day. I felt relieved that it offered a kind of certainty, an answer to a nagging suspicion I’d been feeling for hours: I was lost, alone, surrounded by fire. Read More Posted on Aug 30, 2019 by Whole Earth
Floating on the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers Shannon Owens, our Social Media Coordinator, recently spent the day floating on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers as they wind through New Braunfels, Texas and beyond. New Braunfels now has a ban on disposable food and beverage containers while on the rivers. A veteran floater, here are Shannon’s observations for staying on the right side of the ban and gearing up for a great time on the river. Read More Posted on Aug 30, 2019 by Whole Earth
Diane Wilson - Whole Earth Hero What motivates an activist? If you peel back the layers of a life story beyond the pivotal moments and natural predilections, you’re usually left with deep personal relationships. Protecting our families and loved ones can be the fertile soil from which springs a life devoted to social, political or environmental causes. And these personal relationships are not always with people. Deep and abiding relationships with animals, places, and, in the case of Diane Wilson, the water of Lavaca Bay, can motivate a determined commitment to making the world safer and healthier. Read More Posted on Aug 20, 2019 by Whole Earth
Astral Shoes – for Water, the Trail and around Town Philip Curry was obsessed with kayaking in college. While running some of the best whitewater in the county, he spotted a kayaker wearing a streamlined European version of a personal flotation device (PFD) aka a life jacket. He was smitten and decided to try to make one of his own. So in 1992, Lotus Designs was born, offering Curry's PFDs to the American public. Lotus Designs products were so popular that in 1999, Patagonia made an offer for the company that Curry couldn't refuse.  Read More Posted on Aug 20, 2019 by Whole Earth
Wangari Maathawi – Whole Earth Hero This month’s Whole Earth hero is Wangari Maathawi (1940 – 2011), founder of the Green Belt Movement and winner of the Nobel Peace prize in 2004. She began life in the central highlands of rural Kenya as a member of the Kikuyu community. Read More Posted on Jul 28, 2019 by Whole Earth
Tax-Free Weekend in Texas! When Tax-Free Weekend rolls around, you know that a new school year is coming up fast. This year, at Whole Earth Provision Co., you’ll find quality clothing, shoes and gear for back to school, plus some special events at our Austin and San Antonio stores. Read More Posted on Jul 28, 2019 by Whole Earth
How to Choose a Daypack for School or Work Despite the heat, summer’s beginning to wind down and a new school year is on the horizon. How’s that backpack holding up? Did it accompany you on your summer travels? Has it served admirably over the years, but is now showing its age? Has your child outgrown or just plain worn out their pack?  If it’s time for a new daypack, we have a few suggestions on how to choose one that fits, has useful features, and lasts. Read More Posted on Jul 17, 2019 by Whole Earth
Archie Carr – Whole Earth Hero Archie Carr (1909-1987) was an American Herpetologist who became known as the Turtle Man. His research into the life of sea turtles brought to light the steep decline in their numbers around the world. Together with other scientists and conservationists, he created preserves where sea turtles could nest undisturbed and worked on solving the mysteries of where sea turtles go when they return to the ocean after laying their eggs. Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2019 by Whole Earth
Nite Ize RunOff Bags In 2019, Nite Ize is celebrating 30 years of innovation with what may be their best product yet – RunOff bags. These bags are waterproof and dustproof and yet flexible enough that you can still use your smartphone while it’s protected inside the bag. RunOff bags can withstand leaks when immersed in water for 30 minutes at one meter deep. Read More Posted on Jun 21, 2019 by Whole Earth
Fireworks for the Fourth! Fireworks! That’s what we’re waiting for on the Fourth of July. The parades, the cookouts, even the speeches are fine, but for us, they play second fiddle to the main event of the day: pyrotechnics lighting up the night sky. Here’s a quick look at some of the firework displays we look forward to every year in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Read More Posted on Jun 16, 2019 by Whole Earth
Chaco Gives Back to Enchanted Rock in 2019 June 15th - June 30th Read More Posted on Jun 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Nathan Peck - Whole Earth Ambassador 2019 Tipped kayaks, family camping, and a YETI Backpack Read More Posted on Jun 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Kids' Summer What will your kids be doing this summer? Will they be going away to camp or traveling on a family vacation? Will they be spending part of the summer with their grandparents or hanging out at home with daily visits to the park, neighborhood pool, or library? Whatever your plans, you’ll find the clothing, shoes, gear and toys you need to get your kids ready for summer fun and adventure at Whole Earth Provision Co. Read More Posted on May 31, 2019 by Whole Earth
Summer Travel Collection You’ve been patiently counting the days until you’re off on a summer adventure. Now it’s just around the corner. Are you ready? Your destination is calling. Your tickets and reservations are in hand, and it’ll soon be time to pack. What will you be carrying on your travels? If you’re a travel pro, you’ve got the proper clothing and shoes, the right size bag to pack them in, and a few, well-chosen travel accessories so you can arrive at your destination ready to go. If you’re a travel pro-in-training, let Whole Earth Provision Co. help you gear up for your journey. Read More Posted on May 31, 2019 by Whole Earth
Graduation – Celebrating Accomplishments and New Beginnings These days graduation ceremonies are performed for students of all ages, from preschoolers heading to kindergarten through PhDs exiting graduate school. The feelings of accomplishment and in some cases, relief, are palpable.  Having persevered through lectures, papers, projects, exams and even gym classes, the graduate may feel that their life is about to begin at last. Whether your graduate is looking toward college, graduate school or heading off into the world of work, Whole Earth Provision Co. can help you mark this very special occasion with a gift that is both memorable and useful. Read More Posted on May 10, 2019 by Whole Earth
Edward O. Wilson – Whole Earth Hero Our Whole Earth Hero for the month of May is Edward O. Wilson, a biologist, naturalist, author and the world’s leading expert on myrmecology, the study of ants. For many years Wilson has been an advocate for protecting our planet’s biodiversity. Read More Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by Whole Earth

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