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Sustainability Snapshot

  OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of March 26, 2018   Together We Are a Force Awards: Submit a Nomination Through our Together We Are a Force campaign, we’ve been able to tell great stories about OIA members coming together to make meaningful change. But there are still more stories to be…

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Trump Tariffs May Mean Massive Cost Increases for Outdoor Products

In what could be a severe blow to the outdoor industry, the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy and the broader U.S. economy, President Trump announced today that the United States would impose $60 billion in retaliatory tariffs on a broad range of products imported from China. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer recently issued a…

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Klean Kanteen: The First Step Is The Hardest

It would be hard to find an outdoor company that doesn’t consider sustainability a worthy goal. Protecting the environment is a natural fit for outdoor brands, yet there’s an irony here. “We want to make sure the gear we use doesn’t come at the expense of the places that we love,” says Nikki Hodgson, sustainable…

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Breaking: Wildfire Funding Finally Reformed!

We applaud Congress for listening to the outdoor recreation industry by including a wildfire funding fix and an increase in appropriations for our land management agencies and the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the omnibus package that passed last week. Please reach out to your representatives to thank them and show that the outdoor…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of March 19, 2018 New OIA Climate Discussion Group! Looking for guidance and support around reducing emissions in the supply chain? Join this discussion group to leverage the collaborative power of the SWG to learn more about internal carbon pricing, science-based targets, renewable energy procurement, and other…

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Webinar: Diagnose Your PLM Readiness

Is your company ready for a digital solution to help increase efficiency and improve collaboration?  Wondering what steps your company needs to take before you push the PLM start button? Outdoor brands can get a leg up on the competition with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)! PLM improves collaboration, reduces errors and costs, and speeds time…

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13 Huge Wins for Outdoor Recreation

Updated March 23, 2018* When the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance first proposed a new trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon in 1988, their painstakingly typed paper proposal gained little momentum. The climbers who wanted to improve an approach to a popular route would wait nearly three decades before their vision became a reality. In 2015, “they…

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Four Reasons to Attend November Outdoor Retailer

1. National Launch of Winter Products Gives Industry Its First Look at the Season’s Innovations The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in November will be the national launch event for the season, highlighting innovation from across the industry. It’s an opportunity to see and share what will become the year’s most-talked-about products before anyone else. 2….

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Public Lands: Our Industry, Our Issue, Our Fight

Why the future of the outdoor industry depends on public lands and waters “They viewed us as pushovers,” says Black Diamond Equipment founder Peter Metcalf. He is referring, of course, to Utah’s policymakers and the well-documented national monument saga that came to a head last year and eventually precipitated the Outdoor Retailer move from Salt…

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