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Outdoor Industry Association and Shift Advantage Partner to Provide OIA Members Discounted Climate and Sustainability Consulting Services

January 04, 2023, Boulder, CO — Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Shift Advantage are pleased to announce that Shift Advantage is now an official partner of OIA’s Climate Action Corps, supporting OIA members on their climate journey. With the new Shift Advantage partnership, OIA members can now save up to fifteen percent (15%) on climate…

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Outdoor Industry Association Celebrates Federal Funding for National Parks, Climate Change Initiatives

Industry remains focused on advancing ‘America’s Outdoor Recreation Act’ next Congress FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2022 BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) interim Executive Director Kent Ebersole today released the following statement regarding the 2023 omnibus spending bill: “We are thrilled to see increased investments have been included in the omnibus spending bill…

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New U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Numbers Demonstrate Vibrant Outdoor Industry

Study Supports Recent Data Showing Historically High Outdoor Participation Rates    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 9, 2022  BOULDER, Colo. – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) today released new data on the economic impact of outdoor recreation in 2021. BEA found outdoor recreation accounted for $862.0 billion in gross economic output, 1.9 percent of gross domestic…

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Outdoor Drinkware Brands Collaborate to Benefit Sustainability

Klean Kanteen, MiiR, Stanley, and YETI come together to support the reduction of emissions across the drinkware supply chain   BOULDER, COLO [November 2, 2022] – Making a significant move to create a more sustainable future, four drinkware brands have come together in a first-of-its-kind effort to identify opportunities and actions that will reduce carbon…

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Outdoor Participation Grows to Record Levels, 2022 Outdoor Participation Trends Report Shows

2022 Outdoor Participation Trends Report reveals outdoor recreation participant base experienced historic growth in 2021, up 2.2% to 164.2M participants, highest ever BOULDER, COLO [September 20, 2022] — Outdoor Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Outdoor Industry Association, today released the 2022 Outdoor Participation Trends Report that concludes that participation in outdoor recreation continues to grow…

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OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING BEARS EARS AND GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE LAWSUIT

BOULDER, CO (August 29, 2022) — Outdoor Industry Association today released a statement regarding the state of Utah’s decision to file a lawsuit over the Biden Administration’s decision to reinstate the boundaries of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments under the Antiquities Act: “We share the disappointment and concern of many regarding this…

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Outdoor Industry Association Announces Interim Executive Director Kent Ebersole

The OIA Board of Directors is confident in naming Kent Ebersole interim ED.   BOULDER, CO [August 25, 2022] — The Outdoor Industry Association board of directors has named Kent Ebersole as interim executive director during the organization’s continued search for a permanent executive director, following the resignation of Lise Aangeenbrug earlier this month. Ebersole…

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Outdoor Foundation’s Thrive Outside Initiative Expands to Colorado Through VF Foundation Grant

The VF Foundation awards Outdoor Foundation with multi-year half-million dollar grant to expand Thrive Outside Initiative to Denver/Boulder Region BOULDER, CO (August 16, 2022) – The VF Foundation today announced their renewed commitment to the Outdoor Foundation with a multi-year grant of $500,000. The grant funds will support the Thrive Outside Initiative, a national network…

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Outdoor Industry Association Says Passage of ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Marks Key Inflection Point in the Fight Against Climate Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 12, 2022 BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) executive director Lise Aangeenbrug today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Inflation Reduction Act, just days after the U.S. Senate did the same: “Climate change is not an abstract theory, rather we are seeing its…

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