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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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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of April 9, 2018  Outdoor Industry Climate Leadership Summit, May 25-28, 2018 – Telluride Mountainfilm Festival:  The health of the outdoor industry is inexorably tied to the health of our planet. We know that we must advocate for effective climate policy while also reducing the impact of…

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Trump Releases List of Products Subject to Additional Tariffs

Following up on the president’s announcement last week that the United States would impose $50 billion in retaliatory tariffs on products from China, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a preliminary list of products today that will be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff. In a positive sign for the…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of April 2, 2018   Register today! OIA SWG Meetings at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market: Registration is now open for the OIA SWG meetings at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Meetings will be held on Sunday, July 22nd in Denver, Colorado. We’re still working to finalize the meeting venue,…

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