Nau Bags & Packs

Nau Clothing maintains a dashing collection of bags and packs for men (and everyone) that offer both function and style. If you see one you like, act fast as some models sell out quickly.

Green Sports Alliance

The Green Sports Alliance based in Portland, OR has been leading the charge on sustainability across athletics since 2011 and their fan base just keeps getting bigger every year. From college athletic programs to national associations and leagues, Green Sports Alliance is the resource to find out the latest news and information on environmental and sustainability innovations in the sports world.

Herban Lifestyle Moustache Pomade

Here at H4H, we're always on the lookout for great men's grooming products. One of our recent finds (thanks to H4H founder Sean Schmidt) is the Moustache Pomade by Herban Lifestyle. If you have a mighty mo, look no further for a hold and styling product that does the job of keeping your prized possession in tip top shape. Keep in mind that pomade is a bit different than wax, drying hard rather than maintaining a waxy texture.

Leading Men | Brian Sims

Brian Sims is a Democratic politician in Philidelphia, currently a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 182nd district.

While in College at Bloomsburg University, Sims was co-captain of the football team and was recognized as a scholar athlete. In 2000, Sims came out as gay and became the first openly gay All-American college football captain in the NCAA. Along with being the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania history and activist on LBGT civil rights, LGBT issues in athletics, women's rights advocate, and education reformist, Sims is a major supporter of sustainable business and development.

At age 10, Sims' family was living in Alaska when the Exxon Valdez oil spilled occurred. The damage to the environment and animals, along with the volunteer response to the devastation shaped his passion for understanding and addressing environmental challenges at an early age. Later, Sims served as the Senior Law Clerk at the EPA and learned about the science and policy involved in protecting limited natural resources.

Sims' position on the sustainable business and development is summed up in a quote from his campaign website on what he took from his time at the EPA:

"I also learned that protecting those resources and allowing our businesses, both small and large, the opportunities to operate and expand are not mutually exclusive. In fact, smart environmental policy has shown time and time again that is possible a modern, green economy can create jobs and support economic growth. It’s incumbent upon our new generation of leaders to call upon all that we have learned in this modern era about responsible corporate citizenry."

Leading Men | Ian McKee

Ian McGee has big plans for the 2014 World Cup in Brasilia. The company he founded, EcoArenas, LLC is working with architecture firm Castro Mello Arquitetos to build the world's most sustainable soccer stadium. They are aiming to be the first soccer stadium with a LEED Platinum rating. With features such as re-used materials, solar panels, low flush toilets, a wildlife area as part of the grounds, and many more...they're very likely to reach that goal. The stadium is just one project in a much larger initiative McKee started with fellow Brazilian and friend, Vicente de Castro Mello, in 2008. The initiative is called CopaVerde and is a detailed plan to leverage the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics to transform Brazil into one of the greenest economies in the world.

VERGE SF | November 12-13, 2012

November 2012 will bring us VERGE SF, the first conference to explore radical efficiencies and technology advancements dramatically impacting sustainable business. Some of the greatest minds at the intersection of technology and sustainability will be there, discussing disruptive technologies, smarter supply chains, and new ecosystems — and the latest on the skills, tools, and technologies you need to take advantage of them.

GQ Names 2012 Gentlemen's Fund Honorees

It is time once again for the annual GQ Magazine's Gentlemen's Fund which raises awareness for issues that are important to modern men and encourages men to become agents of change by supporting charities that champion these issues. Each year there are celebrity honorees and a group of Leader Awards that recognize additional men making a positive impact on the world. In partnership with LG, Movado, and Nautica, GQ recently named their 2012 Gentlemen's Fund honorees.

The 2012 celebrity honorees were:

The 2012 Leader Award Winners were:
  • Charles Calhoun, Ambassador for Best Buddies International a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • James Walter Doyl, a teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy, a law-themed charter school in Washington, DC.
  • Rob Giti, Founder and Executive Director of At The Crossroads, a San Francisco nonprofit that works with homeless youth and young adults to build healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Aaron Mankin, Spokesperson for Operation Mend, a program of UCLA to help heal United States military personnel wounded and disfigured in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Matt Pelak, Volunteer with Team Rubicon, a California-based nonprofit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations.

Zegna Fall/Winter 2012 Inspires a Passion for Nature

Ermenegildo Zegna has done it again. With their F/W 2012 collection titled "Passion for Nature", they have raised the bar on corporate social responsibility to mountainous heights...literally. For the collection campaign they chose to use their own nature conservation area, Oasi Zegna, as the stunning backdrop. We already know Zegna for the innovative design, exceptional quality, and long-standing commitment to the environment so it comes as no surprise at all that with they would chose their own backyard, a spectacular backyard mind you, to inspire a passion for the environment in others.

Below is a video of the making of the F/W 2012 campaign: