The European Outdoor Group (EOG) and Suston, a publication for sustainable outdoor news based in Stockholm, have finalized the program for a digital event that will take place Nov. 18-19 called “Sustain the Momentum.” The online event will ask whether the industry can support the rising interest for the outdoors and convert it into care for nature. The two-day conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, networking and even yoga. Outdoor industry professionals who are working at home during lockdown will be able to participate at no cost, by using the code “EOG_friend” when booking online. Costs for the event are already covered by the sponsors.
The agenda of day one will focus on “From Active to Activist” and ask how the sector can support the many new novices that have emerged during the summer of 2020, and help even more people get active. Starting with a keynote from Margo de Lange, policy officer at the It’s Great Out There Coalition, presentations and workshops will discuss how the industry can encourage everyone who is part of the outdoor community towards a conscious movement for better environmental stewardship. Other speakers will include Dr. Jane Turnbull from the EOG’s CSR and sustainability team, Des Thompson from NatureScot and Herve Dupied of Patagonia. There will also be a panel discussion featuring representatives from Green Kayak, Riders for Refugees and Black Girls Hike.
The theme of day two will be “When Less is More.” Sessions will ask whether a growing outdoor community necessarily needs an increasing quantity of clothes and equipment or if there are smart, profitable and sustainable ways to instead reduce materials, energy and waste. EOG program manager Scott Nelson will speak first, followed by Gwen Cunningham of Circle Economy. The day will also include case studies and discussions featuring Swapfiets, Hygglo, Decathlon, Repair Café and Vaude.
To view the full schedule and book a ticket, click here.