Talking with Joel “Stone” – Little Italy + Bumbleride Recycler

July 24th, 2015

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Talking with Joel “Stone” – Little Italy + Bumbleride Recycler

  1. How did you get started recycling in Little Italy?

After recycling for myself, neighbors started asking for help with their recycled materials (cardboard, aluminum, pallets & glass). After meeting one of the local landlords in Little Italy who didn’t have a recycling program, I started helping them as well.  That was 15 years ago. Recycling is a side job for me besides my day job at the Post Office. After word of mouth, I now help recycle for much of downtown San Diego.

  1. What types of materials do you recycle?

Aluminum, cardboard, tin, glass, most all recyclables. Even plastics are collected at the local recycling yard for proper disposal, which I also provide.

  1. Is business growing?  Do you find people are trying to recycle more? 

My personal recycling business is going down since more and more companies are creating their own recycling programs with local waste disposal services.  I do see more and more people recycling on their own, now more than ever.

  1. Do you have any advice for people trying to recycle more often?

Just to emphasize the importance of recycling in regards to landfill space decreasing, recycling is more important than ever to help reduce our overall waste.

  1. How many pounds of Aluminum usually come out of an average stroller that you recycle?

It’s hard to say exactly per stroller since my aluminum is weighed in bulk. I have probably recycled almost 400 stroller frames since I’ve started recycling with Bumbleride almost 5 years ago.

  1. Do you have any recommendations on how we can make our strollers more recyclable?

For each stroller I have to drill and grind out each rivet. By using more nuts and bolts, dis-assembly and recycling would be much easier for the average person. Try to use less plastics since that is not as recyclable as your other materials.

Thanks Stone for your help, feedback and for helping Little Italy recycle!!

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Natural Child World Magazine – Eco Excellence Awards – Best Stroller & Best Diaper Bag WIN!

July 24th, 2015

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Natural Child World Magazine – Eco Excellence Awards – Best Stroller & Diaper Bag WIN!

Thanks for your votes! We took 1st place in the NCW Eco Excellence awards for Stroller & Diaper Bag categories!

You can find the whole list of winners here, http://www.ecoexcellenceawards.com/#!categories/cee5 .

Bumbleride + BuggyLOVE Bundle & Giveaway – Win Your Stroller! – July 13 – 27

July 10th, 2015

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Purchase an Indie, Indie 4 or Indie Twin stroller between July 13 – July 27, 2015 from the retailers below and receive a FREE BuggyLOVE Organic Stroller & Car Seat Cleaning Kit ($50).
With purchase be entered to WIN YOUR STROLLER by receiving a store credit in the amount of your stroller purchase. This offer is only open to the US and available from the retailers below.

Participating Retailers:

Baby Grand, 1010 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
952.912.1010, http://www.babyongrand.com/

Baby Grand, 1137 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
651.224.4414, http://www.babyongrand.com/

Baby Koo, 188 Needham St., Newton, MA 02464
617.467.5860 , http://www.baby-koo.com/

Jeannie n Mini, 825 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
949.453.9333, http://www.jeannienmini.com

Magic Beans, 6 locations in MA and CT, http://mbeans.com/Stores
866.600.2326, http://mbeans.com/

Modern Nursery, 1607 Rhoadmiller St. Ste B., Richmond, VA 23220
877.663.2224, http://www.modernnursery.com/ 

Pish Posh Baby, http://www.pishposhbaby.com/ 

Posh Baby, 12345 SW Horizon Rd, Suite 53, Beaverton, CO 97007
503.747.3539, http://www.poshbaby.com/

Posh Baby, 916 NW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97209 
503.478.7674 ,http://www.poshbaby.com/

Sprout San Francisco, 1828 Union Street @ Octavia, San Francisco, CA 94123
415.359.9205, http://www.sproutsanfrancisco.com/

Stroller Depot, 8171 S. Grant Way, Littleton, CO 80122
800.533.5392, http://www.strollerdepot.com/

Sweet Pea, 205 East Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684
231.922.1600, https://www.sweetpeatc.com/

The Baby’s Den, 3015 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11210
718.676.1748, http://www.babysden.com/

Wee Babe, 131 North 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
347.763.0041, http://www.weebabe.com/

Wee Babe, 415 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.222.3792, http://www.weebabe.com/

Have any questions or concerns? Give us a call at 1 800 530 3930 or email us at info@bumbleride.com. We’d love to help!

Natural Child World Magazine Eco Excellence Awards – We need your vote!

June 24th, 2015

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Natural Child World Magazine Eco Excellence Awards – We need your vote!

 

Our Strollers & Diaper Bags have been nominated Finalists for the Gear: Strollers, Gear: Diaper Bags and Fashion: Accessories for Dad categories in Natural Child World Magazine’s Eco-Excellence Awards! Vote for your favorite gear, fashion accessories, breastfeeding products, cleaning products, nursery products, eco-hotels & much more! We’ve included a few quick links below to help vote for Bumbleride. Thank you so much for your vote!!

Gear: Strollers and Diaper Bag voting, http://naturalchildworld.com/question_categories/gear-2/.

Fashion: Accessories for Dad voting, http://naturalchildworld.com/question_categories/fashion/.

Childhood Unplugged

June 15th, 2015

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On our radar of worthy blogs  to check out is Childhood Unplugged http://childhoodunplugged.com/.

A collaboration of photographers from around the world capturing children doing what they do best, playing. We couldn’t agree more with the idea behind their work:

“We are making a conscious effort to encourage our children to get back to the art of play. Letting go of technology, if only for a little while, to explore once again the magic of imagination and curiosity.” 

It is also possible for your photos to be featured. They welcome submissions, http://childhoodunplugged.com/submissions/ . Prerequisite, the children must be unplugged!

Follow them on Instagram , https://instagram.com/childhoodunplugged/ .

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“PLAY IS OFTEN TALKED ABOUT AS IF IT WERE A RELIEF FROM SERIOUS LEARNING. BUT FOR CHILDREN PLAY IS SERIOUS LEARNING. PLAY IS REALLY THE WORK OF CHILDHOOD.” – FRED ROGERS

Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Blocks

May 28th, 2015

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Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Blocks – Park City, UT

Lucy and Ken can most often be found behind the wheel of a rally car or with leashes in hand adventuring outdoors with their pups and little ones in tow. This is the latest post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).

How do you and Ken like to balance family life while having a busy work and travel schedule?

It’s not an easy balance with our busy schedule but it helps that we travel as a family 90% of the time.  That’s a lot of kid travel but we feel it is important to be together as a family as much as possible.

What are your families’ favorite outdoor activities? 

Well, obviously there is rally.  Ken’s racing schedule occupies most of our time.  We love cars.  We also hike, snowboard and enjoy the lake together as a family.

What was it like to drive your first stage rally and when can we expect to see you behind the wheel again?

I was a bit nervous when I drove my 1st stage rally.  I’m nervous every time.  I do love it and thank goodness I’m not as competitive as Ken.  I’m just out there trying to better myself and become a better driver each time I’m in the car.  I hope to be behind the wheel again this year.

Follow Ken on his website, Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.

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Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Harteaus

May 13th, 2015

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Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Harteaus– Argentina & Chile

Adam and Emily can most often be found on a distant family adventure in their Westfalia van appreciating the outdoors and their communities. Join them as they share their travels, artwork and amazing imagery, http://ouropenroad.com/.  Our Open Road’s goal is to inspire others to create, eat well, spend quality time together, and adventure into their own great backyards. This is the latest post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).

Please tell us about yourselves.

Adam & I met in Los Angeles at Otis College of Art & Design where I studied fashion design & Adam studied fine art.   Adam just had an exhibition in Los Angeles in October inspired by two years on the road- http://ouropenroad.com/terraincognita/ .  I have enjoyed having time to explore some of my other interests like cooking & writing.  Each of our blog posts is like a chapter in a book and I have been working on a cookbook for a very long time now…

Please tell us about your families’ love for travel.

We have traveled together for over a decade, always dreaming and planning our next adventure. When Emily was pregnant with Colette, Adam was working on a project that would have put us in India and Nepal for 6+ months. When that fell through, we knew the time had come for us to plan our own grand voyage. It was born naturally of a dream we developed together and wanted to share with Colette. It took over a year of saving and fundraising, planning and preparing before we departed.   The greatest gift this trip has presented is time. We have time to be together and time to explore the rich cultural landscapes; our hearts and minds have been filled by kind and generous locals and stunning natural beauty with unforgettable vistas.   Slowing down to enjoy these things has been a gift. We use all our senses to experience the day and do not expect magic moments to appear instantly.

Which countries stand out for most memorable highlights with your children? Do you have a favorite country to recommend to US/Canadian families with little ones?

Sierra’s birth in Brazil was a remarkable time on the road and has granted her dual citizenship, which we think is the coolest birthday gift ever.
My top 5 recommendations for traveling families:

1) Buenos Aires is not just a city for lovers, it is also a great city to visit with families:  parks, museums, galleries and yummy restaurants abound.

2) Conguillío and Huerquehue National Parks in the Chilean Lakes District are enchanting.  Hiking with kids has such a balancing effect, all while burning that energy they have!

3) Uruguay is a small, safe country that is easy to travel in- the east coast is especially dreamy.

4) Cartagena, Colombia is a wonderful small city where the light seems to dance on every corner.

5) The Big Island of Hawaii is like our second home, and is a phenomenal place to visit with kids- sea turtles, golden sand and tropical water – what more could anyone ask for?

Follow Adam and Emily on their travels by visiting their website, http://ouropenroad.com/ and following them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

 Check out this feature on Moms who travel with style including the Harteaus on CondeNast Traveller, http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-05-08/happy-mothers-day-moms-who-travel-with-style .

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Musings on Motherhood – Emily Reichardt, Mom of 3 and Bumbleride Co-Founder

May 12th, 2015

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As my journey of motherhood continues I am so grateful to have so many wonderful mothers around me, in friends and relatives, that I am always learning from. Comparing stories and growing from each other is endless.

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May 6th, 2015

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This is a must see. A very fascinating capture of a child’s bond to their own mothers. We love how tender moments are caught here on film.

Bumbleride Ambassador – Ladena Racine

April 21st, 2015

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Bumbleride Ambassador – Ladena Racine – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Ladena can most often be found on a family adventure while sharing her favorite products, crafts, recipes and travel tips on her website along the way, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/. This is the latest post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s)

Please tell us about yourself and a little bit about your family
I am an elementary school teacher and mom of two kids. My husband is a graphic designer and business owner. As a family we love being active and outside. We are passionate about traveling and exposing our children to new cities, beaches and cultures.

What was the motivation behind starting/running MyBabyStuff.ca?
I have always been one to share my love of great products and experiences with my friends and family. When I was pregnant with my second child I started noticing that there was an abundance of great products available for babies. I wanted to figure out what products were a necessity, what products were worth purchasing and what products were of good quality. I thought it made perfect sense to share my thoughts on baby gear with the world by testing some out and reviewing products that would be suitable to today’s family. MyBabyStuff.ca started with mostly baby products but soon evolved with children and parent products. It now also has a growing family travel section where I highlight and chronicle trips and quick getaways I’ve done with my family.

What do you love about living in B.C and how does Bumbleride fit into your family’s lifestyle there?
British Columbia is a very special place. On the west coast of British Columbia you could literally surf on Saturday and ski on Sunday. We have an incredible landscape and are surrounded by water. Our weather is mild all year long. Bumbleride has been a perfect fit for my family since 2007. The first Bumbleride we owned was the Rocket which I used with my now seven year old daughter.  I have since owned a Bumbleride Indie and a Flite.

Bumbleride strollers make it easy for a mom to get outside and get active with their children. They are designed for active living, are easy to maneuver and look so stylish. I’ve taken my Bumbleride strollers on trails, to the beach and on many plane rides. Bumbleride strollers have allowed my family to navigate through many big cities with ease and are perfect for a quick trip to the grocery store.

Learn more about My Baby Stuff CA here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/

Stay in touch with My Baby Stuff CA on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

What do you love about your Bumblerides?

“I’ve tested the Bumbleride Indie and the Bumbleride Flite. I couldn’t live without both strollers. Recently, Bumbleride sent me the Indie 4 in Fog Grey. I was so excited to put this new model to the test. I had seen the Indie 4 in stores and on the streets and I really wanted to know how it performs.”

Things Ladena loves about the Indie 4:

  • The large SPF 45 canopy
  • The large storage basket (I put three winter jackets in it last week!)
  • The maneuverbility
  • The sleek look
  • The air filled tires
  • The cushion on the adjustable handlebar
  • The option of using a bassinet
  • It only weighs 22lbs and has a capacity of 55lbs

“The Indie 4 is such a cool looking stroller. It makes me WANT to go out for walks. This stroller rolls smoothly and feels really small. I can push it with one hand. It turns on a dime. When I go out with both my kids I usually attach the Mini Board onto the Indie 4. Adding the Mini Board does not affect the performance of this stroller.” -Ladena

Read Ladena’s full Indie 4 all terrain everyday stroller review here, http://www.mybabystuff.ca/2015/03/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

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Mini Board #bumblerideadventures!

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Strolling with Indie 4 on the pier.

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Taking to the beach with Indie.

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Traveling with Flite in Mexico

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Forest #bumblerideadventures with Indie 4!