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OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of December 25, 2017 “OIA 2017 Recap: Ups and Downs but Always Forward: There were ups, and there were downs. Thanks to your support, through it all, we continue to move forward. Here’s a month-by-month look back on the work we did with you and on your…

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2017: Ups and Downs But Always Forward

In 2017, the industry activated like never before. We welcomed more than 300 new members this year while striving to serve our longtime members and supporters. Still reeling from a surprise election outcome in November of 2016, we entered the new year at once realistic of impending uncertainties with the incoming administration and also hopeful and resolute…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of December 18, 2017   OIA Sustainability Working Group Wins Colorado Collaboration Award:  The OIA Sustainability Working Group was awarded the Collaboration in Industry Award by the Colorado Business Roundtable earlier this month! The award recognizes companies and organizations in the Colorado community who have gone above…

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This Land is Our Land T-Shirt Sales to Benefit The Outdoor Foundation

In partnership with Jim Morris Environmental T-Shirts we’re offering these organic-cotton Ts benefit the Foundation’s mission: cultivating the next generation of outdoorists. Now you can support the work of The Outdoor Foundation and rock a great t-shirt with Jeremy Collins “This Land is (Y)our Land artwork.  Ten dollars of each t-shirt purchased goes straight to…

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Outdoor Foundation Names Lise Aangeenbrug As New Executive Director

The Outdoor Foundation (OF), the philanthropic arm of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), is pleased to announce that Lise Aangeenbrug, veteran conservation champion, has been named its new executive director. Founded in 2000, the Outdoor Foundation’s mission is to grow outdoor participation by inspiring the next generation of outdoorists. Through youth engagement, community grant-making, and groundbreaking…

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Skip Yowell Leadership Lesson 12: It’s OK to Go Small

Dana Howe has a soft spot for small, independent companies that comprise both the heart of the outdoor industry as well as its underdog contingent. Maybe that’s because Howe represents the equivalent as a professional. She didn’t grow up in the mountains; in fact, she says, she grew up in “the opposite” of the mountains:…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of December 11, 2017   “Digging into Sustainability: Tactical tools for your brand” Thank you to all who attended this webinar series to learn more about implementing sustainable materials and chemicals management programs. These webinars formally introduced the Getting Started Guides—collaboratively developed by the OIA Sustainability Working Group and…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of December 4, 2017 Deep Dive: Chemicals Management Guide & Training for Manufacturers, Wednesday, December 6, 10-11am MT For brands that already have clear chemicals management supply chain policies in place, the Chemicals Management Guide & Training for Manufacturers is for you. OIA has partnered with Sumerra and several collaborating brands to create this free, comprehensive and publicly available tool that takes shape through a reference manual, training modules and…

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President Trump Announces Largest Reduction to Public Lands’ Protection in American History

President Trump traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, earlier this week and announced reduction and fracturing of Bears Ears National Monument by more than 80 percent, from 1.35 million acres to around 220,000 acres, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by roughly 45 percent, from nearly 1.9 million acres to just over 1 million acres. In total, more…

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