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The forecast for this week’s 2012 Sundance Film Festival calls for cold snow, fabulous films and moderate-to-heavy celebrity sightings:

Group shot of Caroline Lagerfelt from Gossip Girl and the gang from General Hospital sporting their new Timberland boots

Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul

We caught up with Melissa Roy from Outsourced and CSI on Main Street - nice jacket!

DJ Mick Boogie keeps warm in his Timberland gear

Julia Yorks braving the Park City winter in her Timberland gear!

For more pics and updates from Park City, visit the Festivals page of our website.

SNOW, Sundance and the Chance to Win Free Stuff

Attention, winter gear lovers: in honor of Timberland’s 4th consecutive year as the Official Footwear and Outerwear Sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival, SNOW magazine is giving away Timberland gear to one lucky reader!  Visit SNOW’s website to enter, and hurry up: contest ends January 30th.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Park City next week, stop by the Timberland booth to say hi!  We’ll be offering special giveaways and showcasing our latest products.  And if you can’t be there in person, check out the Festivals section of our website — we’ll be bringing you regular updates, photos and videos from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival all week long.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? It’s Actually in January

If you’re a film lover, that is.

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival starts in 3 weeks, and it’s all we can do to keep our Timberland Sundance team from flying to Park City right now.  They’re THAT excited.

And why shouldn’t they be?  Fresh mountain air, fresh powder snow, great films and the best people watching and celebrity sighting you could hope for in late January.

But 3 weeks is such a long time to wait.  Which is why we thought we’d share a few of our favorite festival photos from years past to get us all in the Sundance mood:

A gaggle of film directors and actors, braving the Park City streets in their Timberland Earthkeepers boots

Jumping for joy in Sundance snow (and Timberland boots)

Happy Sundance enthusiasts enjoying their new Timberland hats

Festival volunteer in her new Timberland gloves

You can continue to feed your Sundance fix by visiting the new Festivals section of our website.

Winter Style Winners

We received so many great photos for our Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes that we had to share some of our favorites.  Although there was only one grand prize winner, you’re all winners in our style book.

Thanks to all of our participants for submitting photos this year!

If snow and style are your thing, stay tuned … we’re headed to the Sundance Film Festival next month, where we hope to find plenty of both.  You’ll find Sundance stories here in just a few weeks!

And the Winner is …

The results from our Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes are in!  Congratulations to Charisse, who will be packing her bags and heading to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival with 3 friends, courtesy of Timberland.

Charisse’s winning photo — in which she and a girlfriend are showing off their best “mountain style,” was selected based on its creativity and originality, and for the strength of the message she included with her photo entry.  See for yourself:

Aimee and I have traveled the world as volunteers and backpackers. We’re proud to support a company that is committed to protecting the environment and world while maintaining quality products. Timberland’s products cultivate a passion for the outdoors and give us the comfort to create our adventures in style. Please choose us to attend the Sundance Film Festival for our next adventure!

If you aren’t one of Charisse’s getaway girlfriends, don’t worry … we’ll be sharing the Sundance experience via updates, photos and videos here on the blog.  Stay tuned.

Earthkeepers in NYC

Two weeks ago, we set up shop in the middle of New York City to showcase all things Earthkeepers – including educating consumers about our green initiatives, sharing our Fall 2011 Earthkeepers product collection, and even rewarding random acts of Earthkeeper kindness.  Check it out:

Our Earthkeeper booth was made with 450 pounds of recycled plastic bottles.

Inside the booth, Earthkeeper products (made with recycled and renewable materials) are on display.

Our Timberland street team, looking for eco-conscious people to reward.

Be a hero. Plant a tree: When you plant one virtual tree in our Facebook Tree Planting app, we plant a real one!

You can see more of our Earthkeeper experience in New York City on Timberland’s YouTube channel.  Next up, our Earthkeeper booth and street teams are headed to the West Coast – stay tuned for more photos and footage from San Francisco.

And as a reminder, tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to vote and submit pics of your mountain chic style for our Girlfriend Getaway Sweepstakes. Be sure to share your photo with your friends, family and social communities to rack up the most votes — the top ten submissions receive a pair of Timberland boots and have a shot at winning the ultimate getaway to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Enter here:

Share Your Style, Win a Sundance Getaway!

Cold weather is no excuse for allowing your good fashion sense to hibernate (another Saturday night in your Snuggie, really?).  Show us what your best winter wardrobe looks like, and you could win a trip for 4 to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival!

Entering is easy:

  1. Go to Timberland’s Facebook page and upload a photo of your “mountain chic” style (I’m thinking Sound of Music meets Project Runway, but define it as you wish).  Be sure to include a clever and descriptive caption, and be quick about it — the contest ends November 9th.
  2. Tell all your Facebook friends to go vote!  The top 10 photos receiving the most public votes from all eligible entries will win a pair of Timberland boots and a chance to win the grand prize.

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the top 10 by Timberland judges based on the creativity and originality of both their style and their photo caption.  Win the grand prize and you’ll be on your way to opening weekend at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival with 3 BFFs to enjoy movie tickets, ski passes, spa packages and more.  And since Timberland is the official footwear and outerwear sponsor of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, we’ll be sure to hook you up with Timberland footwear and gear for your big weekend away.

For complete contest rules and details, head over to our Facebook page. Then stay tuned – we’ll be back next month to announce the winner!

The Last Mountain

… In the hollows of Appalachia, under repeated assault from the region’s dominant coal industry, a movement for change has been germinated.  Surrounded by over one million acres of horrific devastation, an unlikely coalition of Americans have come together to save their community.  The Last Mountain follows their journey of anger, insight, achievement and inspiration.

- Bill Haney, director / co-writer, The Last Mountain

The Last Mountain documents the conflict between a group of West Virginia residents struggling to protect their health and environment, and the coal company utilizing the destructive practice of mountaintop removal in their community.  The movie was selected to be screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January, and the movie trailer earned the coveted title of “favorite trailer” from viewers on the Timberland / 2011 Sundance Film Festival page.  See for yourself:

And now, the film is available to those of us who didn’t catch it at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; The Last Mountain debuts this Friday at Landmark Theatres in New York and Washington, D.C., and will appear in cities across the U. S. over the next few months.  Click here for a complete list of cities and dates.

To learn more about the issue and how you can take action to help stop mountaintop removal mining, visit The Last Mountain web site.

The Green Scene at Sundance

During the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, I cruised around Park City — easily one of the coolest, most star-studded ski towns I’ve ever been to. Where else can I almost brush shoulders America Ferrera? (I say almost because I didn’t know it was her until a colleague told me so. I guess a future as a member of the paparazzi is out of the question).

When I wasn’t on celebrity alert and scrutinizing every sunglass-wearing person I passed on the street, I couldn’t help but notice all of the festival’s eco-undertones. Around every corner were subtle and easy ways to lighten your festival footprint. I present to you a little Sundance green scene show-and-tell:

What does Sundance do with last year’s festival banners? Repurpose them into script bags, of course! Fellow Bootmakers Blogger Adriana is modeling one (right). I even saw someone purchasing a bag with an old Timberland banner as one of the panels.

Giveaways at Sundance are great, but eco-conscious ones are even better! The Timberland team happily handed out 85% recycled cotton totes.

Timberland recycling bins were on the scene around Park City reminding nature’s heroes to help protect the outdoors.

As an employee of the brand that banned the bottle, I was thrilled to see that Brita was encouraging Sundance goers to do the same. Getting your hands on one of their reusable water bottles was as easy as making a pledge to reduce bottled water waste. Sign me up!

Is Park City serious about recycling? I think the answer is as clear as a bluebird powder day:

And if you were thirsty and hadn’t made it to the Brita tent yet to pick up a free reusable water bottle, drinking from these 100% compostable cups made from corn was the next best thing!

Still Living the Corporate Dream: A First-Timer’s Take on OR

What do you get when you put a ton of high-tech outdoor gear, dogs, beer, fashion shows, bicycle-powered blenders and outdoor-loving people from all over together? Some call it Outdoor Retailer, I call it utopia.

So I got my wish. After going on my first business trip to New York, I got the opportunity to go out West when the timing of my Utah ski vacation collided with the Sundance Film Festival. Since I’ve never been, I made a point to stop by Outdoor Retailer before heading to the Timberland Retreat in Park City.

While on vacation, I was able to ski the challenging, powdery terrain that Utah has to offer.  Wearing my Mount Holly Earthkeepers on the way to Snowbird – wouldn’t head to the mountain without them!

I had heard about the size of the OR show and the beauty of Utah’s snow-covered mountains, but seeing both for the first time blew me away. Three things shocked me from the moment I stepped off the plane:

1. The Mountains: My jaw hit the cab floor when I laid my eyes on the most amazing, majestic looking mountains I’d ever seen surrounding Salt Lake City. The taxi driver must have thought I was crazy as I babbled on about how beautiful they were and how fantastic the skiing must be while practically bouncing out of my seat with excitement.  What he didn’t know was that I was a first-time visitor from New Hampshire who arrived in Utah with visions of the Green and White Mountain ranges as a reference point.

View of the mountains from Salt Lake City

2. The Booths at the OR Show: While feeling like a kid in a candy store (brand new ski tech around every corner), I couldn’t get over the number of brands present and the sheer size of the booths. Some booths, including Timberland’s, had enormous columns and panels climbing to the convention center ceiling.

3. The Business of the Outdoor Industry: OR was very different from the consumer shows and expos I’ve been to where vendors show and sell their products directly to consumers. At OR, there were private meeting rooms in most of the booths where buyers and merchandisers from outdoor stores were reviewing the new products and placing orders for the fall 2011 season. There were also a lot editors from media outlets checking out the new products and trends for next fall.

While walking around the convention center, one of the coolest things I noticed was the abundance of recycled and eco-conscious elements on the show floor. The Timberland booth featured bike-powered blenders to make smoothies. One brand showcased their footwear on reused cardboard cylinders and another vendor constructed their entire booth from cardboard tubes and other packing waste left over from the initial setup day.  In addition to displaying their sweet new gear, some brands even had signage about environmental causes to which they donate a percentage of their profits. It was clear (and relieving) to see that like Timberland, lots of outdoor companies are into protecting the outdoors. How eco-awesome is that?

Overall, post-Utah I can still say that I’m living the corporate dream. And with partial thanks to my first OR experience, it’s official – I work in most exciting industry on the planet!

Oh, and the skiing wasn’t so bad either…

View from the chairlift of one of the first runs I took at Snowbird. It was just as epic as it looks.