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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
Sun Protection from Patagonia Here in Texas we have great respect for the power of the Sun. We see sunshine for most of the year, and in summer the Sun can be fierce. Sun protection is something we take very seriously. Sunglasses, UPF clothing, hats and sunblock are the key elements in the on-going fight to preserve us from the ultraviolet rays of the Sun. Read More Posted on Apr 29, 2019 by Whole Earth
Osprey – for the Road Less Travelled In 1974, he opened a shop where he crafted made-to-order packs for backpackers and travelers. It took several days to fill an order. For his customers, the legendary packs, known as Santa Cruz Recreational Packs, were worth the wait. By 1987, Osprey packs could be found in stores across the country. The number of styles continues to grow, and even today every design still passes through the hands of Mike Pfotenhauer. Read More Posted on Apr 29, 2019 by Whole Earth
Luggage - What will you carry and will it fit? There are times when packing for a trip that one might envy the snail or the hermit crab for their ability to travel while simultaneously remaining at home. They don’t have to make decisions about what to take when traveling and are unconcerned whether it will all fit in their luggage. But for most travelers, the questions of what to carry and will it fit are challenges to be faced again and again. If you’re traveling for business, chances are good that you won’t need to pack your scuba gear. And if you’re heading out for adventure, you probably won’t need your business suit. At Whole Earth Provision Co., we can outfit you with luggage for either trip, and many others as well. Read More Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by Whole Earth
ExOfficio BugsAway - Focus on the adventure, not the bugs! The Summer travel season is on the horizon, and no matter where you go, even if it’s as close as your own backyard, you’re going to be sharing the space with insects. If the prospect of covering yourself with bug repellent is unappealing, Whole Earth Provision Co. may have just what you’re looking for: BugsAway clothing from ExOfficio. Read More Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by Whole Earth
Explore Mode: Presented by The North Face The North Face has a plan to turn your Explore Mode on at a free event at Living Waters on Lake Travis, Saturday, April 20th from noon to 8 pm. Read More Posted on Apr 5, 2019 by Whole Earth
New FLAX for Spring! Our Women’s Clothing Buyer Molly is back with a short video of styling suggestions for our Spring FLAX collections. FLAX is made for mix and match, not only within collections but with your go-to favorites. In store now and online, you’ll find items from the Urban, Classics, Bold and UnderFLAX collections! Read More Posted on Apr 5, 2019 by Whole Earth
Eagle Creek Wants You to Quit Your Job (or at Least Take a Vacation!) Calling all Earthlings! Do you have a dream destination that’s been at the top of your list for as long as you can remember? Most of us do. So now’s the time to take a step toward making that dream come true! Eagle Creek will be choosing a lucky person to send on an epic life-changing journey. Read More Posted on Apr 1, 2019 by Whole Earth
Theodore Roosevelt – Whole Earth Hero This month’s Whole Earth Hero is Theodore Roosevelt. We’ll also catch a glimpse of an upcoming Hero, John Muir. President Roosevelt, the conservation president, and John Muir, author, both played major roles in expanding our national park system. Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
tentree – Eco-clothing that Gives Back Ten Tree’s name tells the story: ten trees are planted for every item purchased. They’ve now planted over 25 million. These trees have helped to restore damaged ecosystems, remove pollution from the atmosphere and provide jobs. The company is also working to reduce the negative impacts of the apparel industry on both workers and the environment. Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
The Parks Project: Supporting Our Parklands Several years ago, Keith Eshelman and Sevag Kazanci, the founders of Parks Project, volunteered for a trail workday in the Santa Monica Mountains in California. The volunteers were few and from an older generation. This surprised them. Where were the young people? After several more volunteer days with the same result, they decided to take action. Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Five Products to Protect Your Stuff When You Travel Travel always involves a certain amount of risk, especially if you’re visiting a place for the first time. Good planning can go a long way toward reducing travel induced anxiety. Research can point you in the direction of comfortable places to lay your head at night and delicious meals and exciting experiences that will linger as happy memories long after you’ve returned home. But what can you do about pickpockets, thieves and other unsavory sorts lurking about to take what’s yours? Be prepared! Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Spring Break Travel Essentials Are you planning to take a trip for Spring Break this year? Are the mountains calling and you must go? Or perhaps a trip to Big Bend is in order while the weather is fine. Maybe you’re coming to Austin for South by Southwest, or there’s a beach with your name on it, just waiting for you to stretch out and bask in the sun. No matter your destination, at Whole Earth Provision Co. you’ll find items to make your trip easier and more enjoyable. Read More Posted on Feb 22, 2019 by Whole Earth
Introducing Altra Running Shoes Whole Earth Provision Co. proudly announces that we now carry Altra running shoes. They’re an award-winning brand known for shoes that are designed by runners, for runners. We’ve selected several styles, focusing on road running and trail running, to offer in our stores and online. What separates Altra from the pack is their Difference of Three: FootShape, Fit4Her and ZeroDrop. Read More Posted on Feb 22, 2019 by Whole Earth
Zhenan Bao – Whole Earth Hero Whole Earth Heroes are people who are making a difference in the way we approach life on planet Earth. The idea of the Heroes grew out of our Whole Earth Kids program. We wanted to introduce kids to important environmental concepts, and it made sense to include individuals working in those areas. Our first Whole Earth Hero is Zhenan Bao of Stanford University who is working to solve a particularly important problem in recycling – electronic waste. Read More Posted on Feb 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
New Toy and Kids' Book Drive Recap We want to thank everyone who so generously gave to our Whole Earth Provision Co. New Toy and Kids’ Book Drive during the holidays. Read More Posted on Feb 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Introducing Whole Earth Kids In mid-February, Whole Earth Provision Co. will introduce our new Whole Earth Kids program. We created it as a fun way to introduce children to some basic concepts about the natural world. Each month we’ll briefly explore a new theme, and offer games and projects, as well as suggestions for further learning experiences. We’ll also highlight a Whole Earth Hero – a person who has made a difference in how we approach life on planet Earth. Read More Posted on Feb 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Whole Earth Love Stories For some couples, it’s love at first sight. For others, love develops more slowly, like the gradual shift of the seasons from winter to spring. A day comes when the couple realizes their relationship has changed. Friendship has transformed into something deeper, richer and full of possibilities. Read More Posted on Feb 4, 2019 by Whole Earth
Valentine's Day Fun Looking for something different to do with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?  A gift, candy and a great meal are always appreciated, but what about taking your celebration to a new level. We searched our cities to see what activities we could find here in Texas that might help you make this an even more memorable day. Here are a few suggestions from your friends at Whole Earth. Read More Posted on Jan 25, 2019 by Whole Earth
Robert Deming - France on $50 Dollars a Day! Think you can’t afford to travel in France? Robert Deming thinks you can, and on $50 a day. The catch is you’ll be walking. You’ll see beautiful countryside, enjoy great food, and make new friends, all on a smaller budget than you’ve imagined. Deming tells all at our Whole Earth Provision Co. store in San Antonio on Thursday, February 7th at 7 pm. Read More Posted on Jan 23, 2019 by Whole Earth
Casey's Travels Part 3 - Casey's Italian Sojourn Casey is a Whole Earthling from Central Texas who has worked at Whole Earth for six years. She’s currently on a six month European adventure participating in a program called Workaway. She volunteers for two weeks, working with local families, and then travels and explores the area for two more weeks, giving her an in-depth experience of the place, not just as a tourist, but from a local’s point of view. In Part 3, Casey explores mainland Italy. Read More Posted on Jan 8, 2019 by Whole Earth
New Year's Resolutions As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to consider your New Year’s resolutions. The parties, abundant treats, delicious food, a few too many drinks, irregular schedules and little or no exercise may have combined to add a few pounds to your silhouette or left you with less energy than you would normally have to face the day.  Like many before you, your New Year’s resolutions may revolve around exercise and more mindful eating. Whole Earth Provision Co. is here to help with gear and information to help make those resolutions stick beyond the first week of January. Read More Posted on Dec 28, 2018 by Whole Earth
Work Out or Work It with Onzie Surely it’s not too much to ask that exercise clothes be comfortable, that they cover, and that they be beautiful? Onzie, a California-based maker of yoga and workout clothing, agrees.  Onzie (own-zee) stands apart for their eye-catching fabrics crafted into designs that are made for bodies in motion. Read More Posted on Dec 28, 2018 by Whole Earth

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