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    Aku announces donation action for Green Friday


    Italian-based outdoor footwear maker Aku has announced they will be taking part in “Green Friday,” the sustainable alternative to “Black Friday.” On Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, the brand will be donating 50 percent of the value of purchases from its online shop sales to European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) projects, ...

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    EOCA members participate in Black (Green) Friday fundraiser


    With the Black Friday shopping craze around the corner, many outdoor brands try to engage not only in selling but also in fundraising for environmental or social projects, renaming Nov. 25 the “Green Friday.” Seven members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) dedicate their fundraising to projects under the ...


    Opinion: DeGrowth is not about the companies – it is the user


    A report inspired by both the European Outdoor Summit in Annecy and the Blue Earth Summit in Bristol.

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    Our future post COP 26


    Strong in the memory is Cop 26, the gathering of the great and the good in taking on the Climate Crisis emergency. The event in Glasgow in November 2021 built on the previous work. It especially concentrated on creating better finance (specifically getting investments out of fossil fuel-associated industries in favor of renewables). November sees COP 27, hosted in Egypt, and then there is COP 15 a month later.

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    You can help win vital funding for conservation projects


    Thanks to the support of its members, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is able to provide its highest-ever grants to fund conservation projects in key wilderness areas around the world. The association’s annual fall public election will take place over the next two weeks, and everyone is invited to ...

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    EOCA supports COP15 business statement on mandatory assessment and disclosure


    In its role as a supporter of the global coalition Business for Nature (BfN), the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has published a call to action to its members of all sizes and geographies to sign up for the COP15 business statement on mandatory assessment and disclosure. BfN is organizing ...

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    EOCA submits application for Earthshot Prize


    The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has taken a step forward with its application for the 2022 Earthshot Prize. Launched in late 2019, the Earthshot Prize will award five £1 million prizes each year for ten years. Established by Prince William and the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess ...

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    EOCA Earth Day fundraiser closes with €24,000 in donations


    Thanks to numerous product and monetary donations, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) raised nearly €24,000 during its recent online fundraiser, held over Earth Day 2022. Black Diamond, Cumulus, Keen, Lesovik, Schöffel, Smartwool, Stanley and Vaude donated a percentage of their online sales to EOCA during the fundraiser. Buff donated ...

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    Ortovox launches mountain lab educational platform Protact Lab


    The German brand Ortovox has launched a new multi-media information platform called Protact Lab. It offers multimedia guidance in German and English to motivate people to change their own behavior and mobilize the sports community for conscious consumption, care and repair, mobility choices and sustainable use of nature’s resources. The ...

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    TNF commits to support wilderness clean-up projects via EOCA


    For the third year running, The North Face (TNF) has chosen the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) to find and manage environmental projects to be financially supported by the brand’s fund. Five projects in four European countries have been picked by EOCA and will be supported with ...

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    Earth Day 2022: “Invest in our planet”


    The applause for the smartest Earth Day campaign certainly goes to Allbirds. At, a “global e-commerce platform you can’t live without,” the shoe manufacturer promotes donations for the Amazon. Every donation is doubled by Allbirds. EOCA has also launched a fundraising campaign for Earth Day: “A number of EOCA ...

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    EOCA launches three-part Earth Day fundraising campaign


    On this year’s Earth Day (April 22, 2022), the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is once again hosting an online fundraiser, accompanied by activities initialized by its members and the non-profit Outdoor Gear For Good (OGFG). With the money raised through these three initiatives, EOCA supports a number of conservation ...

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    EOCA new spring project voting starts mid-April


    The next spring voting round for environmental projects supported by the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is just about to start. From April 20 to May 4, 2022, the public voting round will decide which three of the projects applied by conservation organizations will be funded by the EOCA. The ...

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    EOCA’s 2022 sustaining members provide funding to support conservation efforts


    Since the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), the European outdoor industry’s initiative to protect wilderness areas, launched its Sustaining Membership program in 2015, a number of committed companies have agreed to fund the association’s core costs. This vital support allows 100 percent of membership fees donated by members to go ...

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    Success for EOCA’s Green Friday fundraiser


    Following the European Outdoor Conservation Association’s (EOCA) Green Friday weekend fundraiser at the end of November 2021, the association announced that nearly €57,000 had been raised, which will help support urgent conservation projects in 2022. “In the wake of the opening of COP15 in China last October and the ...

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    EOCA members make record funding possible in 2021


    The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has reported that it was able to fund more projects in 2021 than ever before, thanks to the continued support of its members and exceptional fundraising efforts conducted in 2020 and 2021. In total, nearly €400,000 was allocated to 14 projects in 11 different ...

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    Deuter donates 10 percent of Green Friday sales to CSR projects


    Instead of encouraging people to consume more during the current Black Friday/Cyber Week shopping craze, German backpack specialist Deuter will donate 10 percent of the sales generated in the brand’s online store from Nov. 27-28, 2021. The money will go to the “Walk the Trail” project in Argentina, a biodiversity ...

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    EOCA launches fundraiser around Black Friday to raise funds for conservation projects


    Following on from the success of its Earth Day fundraiser in April, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has announced the launch of its online fundraiser on and around Green (Black) Friday to raise money for urgent nature conservation projects. Hot on the heels of the opening of the COP15 ...

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    Buff supports charitable organizations and sustainability, celebrates 30th anniversary


    Buff is increasing its financial support for Protect Our Winters (POW) to more than $50,000 per year while launching a new product collection that “recognizes the important work and culture” of the non-profit organization founded in 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones. In addition, the Spanish brand, which celebrates its ...

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    Keen launches “You Buy, We Donate” for Cyber Week in partnership with EOCA


    Keen will donate €5 (up to €10,000 total) from every purchase made on during Cyber Week (Nov. 19-29) to a European conservation organization working to improve the health of our planet. The initiative is being carried out with the support of Keen’s longtime partner, the European Outdoor Conservation Association ...