We keep it green at the Basement
You may have noticed that our logo is green, but our green-ness goes much deeper than that! Each of our stores has collection bins for you to recycle those mystery items you're not sure what to do with, from energy bar wrappers (they get turned into bags!) to climbing ropes (they get turned into leashes for rescue pups!). In fact, we recently won an award for our recycling program! Specific recycling is listed on each store page.
But being green is about reducing wast too—that's why we introduced our refillable propane program! Basementeers who buy a refillable propane canister from us can refill it for free, forever. So far, we've saved nearly 11,000 canisters from landfills!
When we think ‘gearhead’ we think of Rich. He joined us after we had just started being open 7 days a week, back in 2000. He started out working nights at our events, but being the avid backpacker & bike rider he is, it wasn’t long before he came on full time to help build out our backcountry department. He used to memorize every backcountry catalog & magazine he could find so that he could talk about any kind of product a customer would wanna know about. Since being at SB, he’s dabbled in triathlons, completing 6 half Ironmans, and even had a stint in Ultra running, participating in 10 races including a 100 miler. Now-a-days, he’s outside with his wife and his adorable dogs as often as can be, and his passion for building has stayed strong! He’s always working on projects, from remodeling our Campbell store to remodeling his house.