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Sustainability

Together we are catalysts for sustainable growth

Lead the charge for a sustainable future

Through industry-leading programs and pre-competitive collaboration, OIA empowers our members to protect the outdoor experience upon which we all depend. 

We help our members learn fast to apply realistic and proven solutions to reduce greenhouse gases, phase out harmful chemicals, apply safe alternatives in the supply chain and get ahead of challenges that impact product quality and customer satisfaction.

Join a collaborative community to protect the people and places touched by your products and value chains.   

Climate Action

Clean Chemistry

Your Journey Starts Here

Your journey towards sustainability starts here, with full support at every step of the way. When you join OIA as a Support member, you gain access to:  

Info and Insights:  

  • Access educational events including quarterly webinars and trainings, in addition to our on-demand education library.  
  • Get equipped with exclusive tools, guidance, and case studies. 
  • Stay informed on the latest sustainable business practices through reports, blogs, and our monthly newsletter. 

Solutions and Strategies:  

  • Take the first step toward ambitious climate action goals with our turnkey Getting Started Guide. 
  • Save money while measuring and reducing your emissions with business partner discounts. 
  • Deliver transparency to your consumers through annual surveys and progress reports, and celebrate our industry’s achievements with our Annual Impact Report. 

Consultation and Collaboration:  

  • Discuss challenges, exchange ideas, and implement solutions with other industry leaders through Task Forces, Impact CoLabs, and Campfire Chats. 
  • Take collective action through facilitated advocacy opportunities. 
  • Foster valuable relationships at in-person convenings. 

Collaborating for Collective Success

Task Forces

OIA’s Task Forces are member-led and member-driven teams dedicated to addressing specific challenges and producing specific deliverables within a set period of time. Topics include sustainable materials, supplier engagement, compliance, and more. 

Impact Colabs

OIA’s Impact CoLabs are collaborative, pre-competitive, emissions reduction initiatives led by OIA and service providers to help members meet their sustainability goals in less time and with less cost by working together. Projects include topics such as renewable energy, electrification, efficient manufacturing, supplier decarbonization and more.

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Sustainability Advisory Council supports OIA sustainable business in its mission to empower every outdoor company to take bold steps to achieve positive impact. 

CAC STEERING COMMITTEE

Greg Gausewitz

REI (CO-CHAIR)

KIM DRENNER

PATAGONIA

ALICIA CHIN

SMARTWOOL

Guru larson

COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR (CO-CHAIR)

ASHLEY SEAWARD​

PEOPLE FOR BIKES

MARIE MAWE​

W.L. GORE

Theresa mckenney*

NEMO EQUIPMENT

KRISTEN BANDURSKI

RED WING SHOE CO.

LISA VANBLADEREN​

YETI

john stokes

NEW BALANCE

carol shu

THE NORTH FACE

CCMC STEERING COMMITTEE

Taylor Ralph

BURTON (CO-CHAIR)

ALEX LAUVER

OUTDOOR RESEARCH (CO-CHAIR)

KEVIN MYETTE

BLUESIGN TECHNOLOGIES

KIM SUAREZ

MARMOT

LAURA HOCH

PATAGONIA

GREG BREITMAIER

MYSTERY RANCH

Theresa mckenney

NEMO EQUIPMENT

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A Force For Sustainable Innovation

February is Black History Month! Join us in celebrating some of the Black environmentalists, advocates and thought-leaders who have championed work to protect our public lands and increase equity and access in the outdoors.

With continued discussion of the Build Back Better plan in Congress, policymakers are responding to the outdoor industry’s call to make historic

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Path to Positive (P2P) Climate Leadership Awards, which recognize Climate Action Corps members

Become a member today

Become an OIA member and join our passionate group of business leaders, climate experts, policy makers and outdoor enthusiasts committed to sustainable economic growth and climate positivity while protecting—and growing access to—the benefits of the outdoors for everyone.

Call 303.444.3353 to speak to a membership manager today.

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