Sector 9, oh so fine…

You’ve just unknowingly become a part of something monumental that has just occurred in my mind. Ready? I’ve decided that intermittently I’m going to write about something that isn’t riddled with sarcasm and humor. WHOA. I mean, I know they’re (hopefully) enjoyable to read, but there is so much going on in our world today that I also feel strongly about and I want to hook you all in on too. I think it’s safe to say I can spare a post here and there for important causes.

But you can't do it alone!

But you can't do it alone!

So today I think I’m going to delve into the world of “being green” which is something I feel very strongly about and support to every level. Along with writing about this subject, I’ll intertwine the movements of other groups/companies/organizations that I believe are making an applaud-able effort on the matter as well. Easy? Got it? Good… let’s “roll”. (I just chuckled to myself after writing that last line… you’ll see why in due time)

I could banter on endlessly about shutting off lights, not littering, riding your bike, using public transportation, the beauty of reusable shopping bags, etc. ALL of these are valid and important points, but they’re also matters of common sense. I feel everyone could understand these things in a heartbeat if and when they actually took the time to think about their daily personal impact on the health of our planet. With that being said, I am not going to rant on over a laundry list of do’s and dont’s. Doing that to effect change can only go so far before people become bored with the ideas that once seemed “new” and “hip”. It’s unfortunate that helping our world seems to have turned into a bit of a fad, but what are you going to do? You can’t get everything you want when working towards a goal involving the entire planet. That is why I LOVE cool and innovative ideas that people come up with to work towards that same goal without using the repetitive old laundry list mentioned before.

Drum roll please… and now, Mel’s cool and innovative group to help exact and promote change in the world winner is:

Sector 9 Skateboards with their “Push! Don’t Pollute” campaign!

(Loud Celebratory Cheering)



I won’t start off on a rant about their long-boards and how awesome they are (we’ll save that for another time), but I will just go into a little bit about what they’re doing. So if you check out their website you will see on a tag on the right hand side that says, “Push! Don’t Pollute”. Give that sucker a click and you’re transported to a new screen that shows you a glorious silhouette of bamboo trees sprouting click able Nine Balls. If only these grew in real life, but I digress. With each click you are exposed to facts and figures about global consumption and pollution issues that really make an impact. No rinky dink lame stats; these are good ones.

Also on the site you can check out their series of (sweet) boards and note that there is also a “Bamboo series” which are all boards made from bamboo. You may sit there saying, “big deal”, but if you go and read the little nine balls you will know why this is indeed a big deal. I won’t spoil it for you, check out the site to find out! On top of the boards and factoids, these guys bring the love onto their clothing too. For example, if you were to click on a woman’s tee you would read the following description:

“All our new tees are made from 100% Organic Cotton and printed with water based inks. Why you ask? Click here for the low down on organic fibers and sustainable crops. We are far from perfect, but this is a good first step in a journey towards a better planet. Love your Mother!”

Need I say more?

I don’t care if you are into longboarding or not, the point is that these guys are doing something right and worth noting. So if you have a few minutes, check them out; you might even see something you like. You can find them on Twitter too @Sector9 and if you are really sitting around doing nothing definitely check out @LettuceRide on Twitter too. These guys are a part of Sector 9, but are calling for people to specifically “Join Sector 9 in our effort to help legalize skateboarding and biking on college campuses across the country. It’s illegal at many schools, lets go green!” I’m lucky enough to go to a school where riding and biking is legal, but help the other kids out!

Thanks everyone 😉


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