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The Forever Chemicals Landscape: An Update on PFAS Regulations and Litigation

    Thursday, June 30, 2022, 1 pm MT  PFAS, or per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of over 9,000 synthetic “forever chemicals” that are used to make coatings that can resist extreme temperatures and repel grease, water, and stains. Many outdoor apparel and equipment companies have used PFAS to manufacture rain jackets, tent…

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History & Accomplishments

History & Accomplishments The Origins and Leadership of Outdoor Industry Association Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is a trade association born out of the industry’s desire to be individually recognized as a business community of strength.  As this new “active outdoor lifestyle” tradeshow grew, it was more and more evident that this was a group without…

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Working Groups

ADVISORY COUNCILS   Outdoor Industry Association has three advisory councils to lead and guide the work in Sustainability, Trade Policy and Recreation Policy. These advisory councils, made up of OIA members, influence our initiatives, educate fellow members, and help foster a thriving outdoor industry. SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL The Sustainability Advisory Council supports OIA sustainable business…

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USU OIBC

  SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN AND SUPPLY CHAIN CERTIFICATE   Utah State University Business Certificates The Sustainable Product Design and Supply Chain Certificate in the OIA Outdoor Industry Business Certificate program gives participants the opportunity to gain expertise in sustainable product design and supply chains through an outdoor industry lens. The three courses that make up…

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Circular Economy

CIRCULAR ECONOMY Keeping products and materials out of landfills through robust product care and repair systems and guidance, increased durability and innovative materials, and design that encourages repair, recycling and reuse. CIRCULAR ECONOMY TOOLKIT DOWNLOAD TOOLKIT  OIA CIRCULAR ECONOMY WORKING GROUP CHARTER OIA CIRCULAR ECONOMY SYSTEM INVENTORY & GLOSSARY REI CIRCULAR ECONOMY SYSTEM DIAGRAM OIA…

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Outdoor Industry Business Certificates

Outdoor Industry Business Certificates The Outdoor Industry Business Certificate (OIBC) is a first of its kind program that brings together OIA’s deep industry knowledge with universities’ world-class faculty to provide online, self-paced, non-credit certificates that address critical outdoor industry topics.   The OIBC program is a suite of certificates offered through our accredited university partners….

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Webinar: Use of Online Images: Copyright Basics and Best Practices

When: Thursday, September 16, 1:00 PM (MT) Presented by: Lewis Roca, law firm Join us for a discussion on common pitfalls for the use, ownership and licensing of copyrightable works. The focus of this webinar will be on the use of online images, the associated legal risks and the best ways to manage that risk.

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Webinar: Budget Reconciliation, Climate and You

When: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT Speakers: Rich Harper, Director of Government Affairs, Outdoor Industry Association Amy Horton, Senior Director of Sustainable Business Innovation, Outdoor Industry Association As Outdoor Climate Policy Priorities Take Center Stage, Your Business Voice Matters We know the outdoor industry is poised to become the first…

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