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2020 POLICY PLATFORM
Read our call for bold, robust and ongoing action on climate, public lands and waters and trade.Read More
Outdoor Industry Business Certificates
Build the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in an industry you’re passionate about with online, self-paced certificates that are accessible from anywhere.Read More
TOGETHER WE ARE A FORCE
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What We Do
Outdoor Industry Association collaborates with members and key stakeholder groups to move the needle in our key focus areas of outdoor recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation while providing meaningful benefits to help your business thrive. Read below for more details on our focus areas and how you can get involved by becoming a member.
From recreation access to balanced trade, the issues that affect our businesses and our customers are constantly on the dockets of local, state and federal state houses. Outdoor Industry Association educates and lobbies lawmakers to pass sound policies that support our industry’s growth and viability.More On Policy
Empowering every outdoor company to take bold steps to achieve positive impact. We enable this through two goals:
- 1. Embedding sustainability into business.
- 2. Demonstrating measurable impact.
We’re on a mission to connect not only individuals, but also entire communities to the outdoors and inspire a nationwide outdoor habit. Grants will be given to increase the collaborative ability of a network of diverse groups to get more kids outside more often and engage their families to increase the likelihood of a long-term love of the outdoors. The Outdoor Foundation and our partners are fueling a movement to ensure that people from all walks of life thrive outside.More on Participation
Online and in-person learning about policy, participation, sustainability and general business operations to help advance your career, your company and the outdoor industry.More on Education
As an OIA member, you have access to resources to help you and your company thrive. Access valuable industry research on consumers, sustainability, participation, and the economy.View Research Reports
A Force For The Outdoor Industry
Policy Alert: Outdoor Industry Applauds Introduction of the ‘Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act’
BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) commends Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) for introducing the “Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act” today. The bill would authorize...Read More
Sustainability Snapshot: Climate Week Edition
Subscribe to the Sustainability Snapshot Today marks the first day of the annual NY Climate Week. A year ago, our team was in New York...Read More
2020 Voters Guide
This November, let’s use the power of the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy to influence the vote. check out OIA’s Voter Guide and get informed...Read More
Love the Outdoors? Vote the Outdoors
When we head out on adventures we make a plan, check the conditions, text a friend, bring the essentials. It’s time we do the same...Read More
New ban on products made with forced labor in Xinjiang, China
Administration considering additional restrictions due to forced labor and human rights concerns The Trump administration announced yesterday that it would restrict the import of certain...Read More
THRIVE OUTSIDE PROFILE SERIES: Alicia Evans
"Seeing time with nature change these kids – to give them confidence and an appreciation for the natural world – it’s powerful."Read More
Become A Member
As an OIA member, you have access to tools and resources to help you and your company thrive. Take advantage of networking events, education opportunities, research reports, case studies, business savings and brand recognition opportunities. Most important, become part of a community of peers who want to share in each other’s successes.