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It is safe to say that both skateboards and skate parks have come a long way since the baby stages of 1976 skateboard culture. Today the skateboard industry is a multi-billion dollar business. And with the Green movement seeping into every dark corner of society, one may wonder which skate companies bleed “Green.” To answer your call, Renew Resources has compiled a quick list of Eco-Friendly Skate park companies who have turned into green monsters! Here we go.
One of the world’s leading skate park producers, Site has produced the world’s second largest skate park called the Black Pearl. With famous LEED accredited solutions they insure gray water drainage systems, recycled and reused materials, along with the waste management initiatives to help grind out all unnecessary “construction waste” collected in landfills, their green talent and potential is beyond eco-friendly skate parks.
The East Coast Round Wall Foundation
Take a timely lesson out of the 2001 DIY project gone corporate, and show appreciation for the East Coast Round Wall Foundation. Here we have a Green Skate Park Company rising out from the ashes of a humdrum North Virginia classroom and onto eco-friendly green construction sites. They recycle old rubber from old tires and inject eco-friendly applications in all of their skate parks such as this gem, the 2009 Ed Benedict Skate Park in Portland, OR skate park.
Spectrum Skate Creations
This Vancouver based company has been building eco-friendly sustainable skate parks since 1998. The beauty about Spectrum Skate Creations is that its owned and made by skaters, so I’m sure all the wind flowing through your lovely locks were already predetermined to a skateboard park science! Of course, they also love to trumpet their Tony Hawk testimonial. Here’s one of their skate parks in Squamish Skate park, BC.
And voila! If you are a skater and you would like to learn how to be an eco-friendly skate park builder check out the following above. You can even try building your own eco-friendly skate ramp to start off. You never know where an idea in your backyard can take you!