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Endorse CA Prop 68

Please fill out the form below to endorse CA Proposition 68. Proposition 68, officially the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018, is a $4.1 billion bond that will appear on voters’ June 5 ballot statewide. Proposition 68 will expand access and infrastructure in state and local…

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Why California’s $4 Billion Prop 68 Is a Must-Win Measure for Outdoorists Everywhere

In south central Los Angeles, there’s a five-acre park named for its brilliantly purple Jacaranda trees that bloom each spring. Once a derelict hotspot for crime, it’s now a beloved community gathering place where people play Frisbee with their children, and grandparents walk laps around the trail that circumnavigates the park. Located in an underserved,…

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Highlights From the Hill: Capitol Summit 2018

Kicking things off with the launch of the first-ever Outdoor Recreation Economy Congressional District Data reports on Tuesday morning and wrapping with the Friends of the Outdoor Industry award reception, the 2018 OIA Capitol Summit was three days of powerful advocacy and lobbying that has become a tradition and has elevated our industry’s voice with…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of April 23, 2018 WEBINAR POSTPONED: Higg Index Brand-Retailer Module, Raising the Bar on Chemical Integrity: Stay tuned for a new date and time for this webinar. Global brands and retailers use the Higg Index Brand & Retail Module (Higg BRM) to assess the sustainability of product lifecycles, environmental…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of April 16, 2018   Higg Index Updates from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition: Higg FEM Assessments – As of Friday, April 13, facilities are now able to post completed Higg FEM assessments on Higg.org. This technology update enables: Posting a Higg FEM assessment All applicable module sections must be finalizedbefore a module…

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Find Your Congressional District Data

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has released congressional-level Outdoor Recreation Economy reports for all 435 congressional districts. These reports are the first of their kind that captures the power of a vast multi-billion dollar economic engine in our local communities and across the nation. Use the tool below to find your congressional district report and download…

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NPS Announces Fee Increases

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Park Service (NPS) announced fee increases at national parks across the country, but the increases are substantially smaller than the initial proposal, which would have doubled or tripled fees at 17 parks. Instead, starting June 1, fees will be moderately increased at all 117 park…

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Public Lands Trailblazer: Ashley Korenblat

Photo by Whit Richardson THE NON-PROFIT TRAILBLAZER: Ashley Korenblat WHERE SHE’S BEEN: Korenblat attended Dartmouth College during the same period as fellow Trailblazer Sally McCoy, and both worked in the college’s Outing Club. Korenblat, however, won Dartmouth’s coveted Most Outstanding Woman in her Graduating Class award, in part for helping to organize a nuclear arms…

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Webinar: Higg Index Brand-Retailer Module, Raising the Bar on Chemical Integrity

Coming Soon Global brands and retailers use the Higg Index Brand & Retail Module (Higg BRM) to assess the sustainability of product lifecycles, environmental performance, and the social impacts across the value chain. This year, the Higg BRM will be in pilot form, in an effort to improve the integrity of the tool and update…

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