History

In June 2006, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (formerly the EOG Association for Conservation) was created following a desire by the Outdoor Industry to collectively ‘put something back’ into the environment that it cared about so passionately - as well as depended on for its livelihood.
 
Putting something back
Putting something back

Although many companies within Europe already had their own programmes of giving to support environmental projects, this was a chance to harness the collective power of the industry to put money directly into grassroots projects and make a tangible difference to threatened wild areas, species and habitats. Building on the model used by the Conservation Alliance in the United States, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009, boasted over 170 members and had raised funding of over $7.5 million since its inception, the European Outdoor Group, which founded the Association, decided it must be possible to achieve something similar within the European outdoor industry.

From a standing start and in just 10 years - the EOCA has funded 84 projects, in 41 countries, to the tune of over €2 million! Just a drop in the ocean, you might say? But that drop keeps growing bigger, every time a new member joins.

 


If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below. During 2017, all money donated will fund tree planting in Nepal as part of our 2 Million Tree Project.
The funding is enabling us to repair a damaged section of the iconic Three Peaks long distance footpath and restore an area of internationally important upland habitat. Voting for our project was a simple but highly effective way for our supporters to show how strongly they felt about improving access and protecting the landscape of this wonderful area. Thank you , EOCA!
Don Gamble, Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust