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!
Energy Bar Wrappers
Armen started out at our Mission Bay store, helped open our old 16th St. store, did a stint at our Sunnyvale store, was GM of our Presidio store, hopped over to Bryant Street, then launched our Berkeley store only to follow up by launching our Novato store. Phew! He's always been a gearhead - riding BMX and mountain bikes, skiing, camping hiking and playing sports from a young age. Thanks to his time at SB, he's also tried out triathlons, open water swimming, trail running and more, though nowadays his time is spent introducing his young daughter to the wonderful world of the outdoors. He's hoping to get her on skis this season!