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Leading in Sustainable Business: The State of Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry

In an effort to showcase the outdoor industry’s 10+ years of leadership in sustainable business and supply chain management via the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group, this comprehensive report benchmarks the industry’s sustainability efforts, allows companies to see how they compare to other companies of their size and measures the adoption of OIA’s…

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2018 Special Report on Fishing

In 2017, more than 49 million Americans from across the country took to the nation’s waterways to enjoy recreational fishing. People shed from shorelines, boats and riverbanks. Some kept their catch. Others released. But, they were all unified by the simple joy of fishing. For the ninth year in a row, the Outdoor Foundation and…

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2018 Outdoor Participation Report

Almost half—49.0%—of the US population ages 6 and over participated in an outdoor activity at least once in 2017. This continues three years of slight growth in outdoor participation. During the calendar year, outdoor activities attracted 13.6 million participants who tried outdoor activities for the rst time or returned after a hiatus. The loss of…

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Webinar: Covestro – Sustainable Choices for PU-Coated Fabrics

Environmental LifeCycle Assessment INSQIN® A study comparing ecological performance of waterborne and solventborne PU synthetic coated material from raw materials to coated fabric production. Background to this study – we wished to understand better the environmental impact of INSQIN® from Life Cycle point of view. INSQIN® waterborne PU chemicals are supplied and can be processed without…

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Alaska House Resources Testimony

Thank you, Co-chairs Josephson and Tarr, and members of the Committee, I’m Cailin O’Brien-Feeney, Outdoor Industry Association’s State and Local Policy Manager. I’m pleased to be here today to address economic diversification opportunities through outdoor recreation. You’ve heard a lot of stats today, but here’s one more – outdoor recreation accounts for 2% of US…

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bluesign 101: Intro to Supply Chain Integrity

Jill Dumain of bluesign will provide an introductory dive into the bluesign system, recognized as the most comprehensive method to ensure the chemical integrity of a product’s materials. She will address common challenges to supply chain sustainability and how understanding your chemical footprint – from chemical supplier to finished products – are critical for the success of…

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Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge 2017 Impact Report

The Purpose and Mission Outdoor Nation is a first-of-its-kind, nationwide initiative created by the Outdoor Foundation to engage and activate young adults in the outdoors. Built on the belief that lasting cultural change must be led by those most affected by the outcome, Outdoor Nation empowers campus communities to mobilize and motivate a new generation…

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Outdoor Nation 2017 & 2018

MISSION Engage, empower and activate young leaders to spearhead a nationwide movement on campuses and in communities that results in a new generation of active, outdoor enthusiasts and stewards. VISION By 2020 Outdoor Nation will engage 40,000 students in a combined effort to build a stronger Outdoor Nation – transforming advanced outdoor enthusiasts to peer…

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2017 RETAIL SALES TRENDS

Julia Day from NPD Group, gives an overview of 2017 retail sales trends by category: equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories.  She also discusses retail sales performance and dynamics by channel: athletic specialty/sporting goods, outdoor specialty, sport specialty and ecommerce. This webinar also covers seasonal sales shifts and holiday predictions.

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