After the cancellation of OutDoor by ISPO due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) will, for the first time, run their Conservation Fundraiser online. An event that would usually be hosted at the show, EOCA have taken the opportunity to launch their first online fundraiser on June 27. The online fundraiser will allow people to buy their favorite outdoor gear while raising money for three vital conservation projects. For two days only, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, several EOCA member companies will donate a percentage of their online sales to the fundraiser.
In addition, campaign partner and community interest (nonprofit) company, Outdoor Gear for Good, will be contributing 100 percent of its sales proceeds for four weeks after June 27. Outdoor products will be sold through its eBay store, all of which have been generously donated by EOCA members involved in the campaign.
The funds raised will support three of EOCA’s newest projects: forest restoration in Borneo with the planting of 18,000 seedlings and maintenance of 162 hectares of previously reforested sites; forest regeneration and opening up of grasslands in the Ester de Cardós Valley, Spain; and protection of a 50-hectare area of old-growth forest in Auvergne, France, to ensure its preservation and survival for future generations.