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OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of November 26, 2018 Upcoming Higg.org Platform Trainings:In December, the SAC will host webinars for all Higg Index customers. You and your supply chain partners are invited to attend these public webinars about the Higg.org platform. Register now. Higg.org Training Webinar: Dec. 4, 2018 Time: 8:00 PM PT…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of November 19, 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Follow-up: Thank you for attending the OIA Sustainability Working Group Meetings at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. You can find all of the slide decks under the Outdoor Retailer Discussion Groupon the OIA Sustainability Working Group community platform. You can also…

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Wyoming Doubles Down On Its Outdoor Recreation Economy

Wyoming wants more people to know that it is a place for outdoor lovers. Yet, while driving through America’s least-populated state, for long stretches of miles, the only sign of human existence is the occasional oil rig affixed to a rolling expanse of greenery and rocky hills. Extraction has historically fueled the Cowboy State’s economy…

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Industry Key Notes at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018

While at the show we also caught up with industry leaders to get a better idea of what the industry is doing to further our sustainability work and our local policy initiatives. In response to the above session “Just What Are the State Offices of Outdoor Recreation?” we talked to OIA members and state officers…

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A Letter to Members from Amy Roberts and Travis Campbell

Dear OIA Members, As 2018 draws to a close and we look to next year, we want to say thank you to all of you for your membership, your support of our work and your company’s role in enabling us to come together as an industry to elevate the issues we care about. When we…

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OIA at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Day 3

What, exactly, is a state office of outdoor recreation? That was the theme of Saturday’s OIA lunch panel, which featured directors from several state offices as well as representatives from REI and OIA. Missed it? Watch the full session here. Or, get the Cliffs Notes below. We caught up with a few OIA members and…

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2019 OIA on the Road

After three sustainability road shows in 2018 and the great response we’ve received, we have decided to expand our educational series to a full day, deep dive session on the new industry standards around sustainability. Mark Your Calendars What: Sustainability Boot Camp #1 When: March 14, 2019 Where: REI Co-op, Seattle Who: Open to Any…

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OIA at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Day 2

Today at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, we spoke to several of our Sustainability Working Group Leadership members about the OIA State of Sustainability Report. We asked them what stood out the most in the report and why their companies have committed to leaning in on sustainability efforts. Not familiar with the State of Sustainability Report?…

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OIA at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Day 1

At today’s OIA lunch session, attendees heard from Colorado Governor Elect Jared Polis about his ongoing commitment to the state’s outdoor recreation economy. Following his remarks, a panel of political experts helped break down the results of the midterm election at the local, state and national levels and helped make sense of the voter demographics…

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OIA at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Day 0

  OIA Sustainability Working Group members and other colleagues started the Outdoor Retailer show early with education and working sessions focused at identifying and scaling best practices in outdoor industry supply chains. Attendees went to hear from experts on what every brand needs in order to establish or evolve your sustainability strategy. They left with…

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