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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of April 1, 2019 Higg Brand + Retail Module Update: Following the recent Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) vote on the Higg Brand & Retail Module (Higg BRM), we want to provide you an update on the path forward.   Denver Sustainability Boot Camp Registration is Open:Our inaugural Boot Camp in Seattle,…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of March 18, 2019 Missed last week’s OIA Sustainability Boot Camp in Seattle?Don’t worry! We have three more coming your way. Our next Sustainability Boot Camp will be on June 16 in Denver, Colorado. For more details and to see if we’re coming to a location near…

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Webinar: State and Federal Investments in the Outdoors

Speaker: Doug Houston, President of the state of California lobbying firm Houston Magnani One of the membership benefits with the California Outdoor Recreation Partnership (CORP) is giving members the tools to be successful when advocating on important issues in California. This webinar provides an overview of state agencies, departments and conservancies that have a role in…

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Biggest Public Lands Legislation in a Decade Signed Into Law

“The public lands package, just signed into law, is a welcome gift to Americans who love the outdoors, our fragile lands and waters and to future generations,” said Amy Roberts, executive director of Outdoor Industry Association. “We are proud of the Republicans and Democrats, public lands advocates, outdoor industry members and countless others who worked to…

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OIA In D.C.: Notes From the Hill—LWCF Forever

Last week, in an overwhelming display of bipartisan support, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Natural Resources Management Act. This comes after it successfully passed through the Senate earlier in February, which means it now goes to the president for his signature. This is an enormous win for the outdoor industry, as the…

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Trade Alert: U.S. Extends Trade Talks With China

Higher Costs on Outdoor Products on Hold President Trump announced Sunday, February 24, that he will extend the deadline for the United States and China to resolve outstanding concerns about China’s intellectual property practices. As a result, an additional 10 percent tariff that was imposed on certain outdoor products sourced from China, such as backpacks,…

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Recreation Alert: Once-in-a-Decade Public Lands Package on Verge of Becoming Law

Biggest Public Lands Legislation in a Decade Is One Signature Away From Becoming Law Congress has passed a landmark bipartisan public lands bill that permanently authorizes LWCF and protects nearly one million acres of land. Today, after years of work by advocates from across the outdoor industry, Congress passed one of the largest public lands…

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Webinar: LimeLoop – Sustainable Packaging in the E-Commerce Era

Speakers: Viola Sutanto and Chantal Emmanuel, LimeLoop While an ever-growing percentage of shopping occurs online, our current methods for sending and receiving goods are designed for an in-store retail experience. As a result, we’re seeing a system that is heavily reliant on resource-heavy, single-use plastic and cardboard shippers to ship goods B2B and B2C. We’re…

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Webinar: Advocating in Sacramento with CORP

Speaker: Traci Verardo-Torres, TVT Consulting This webinar will help prepare you to come and advocate on important issues in Sacramento by providing you all the background information you need to be up to speed on the current state of play in California.

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