Boots, Boats, Baselayer, Blinkers BoFs and Blogs for Conservation!

Release date: 04 April 2013

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce another 6 new partners, each of whom have signed up to support conservation in the last 3 weeks!
 
Spring Growth
Spring Growth

Timberland Europe has not only become a fully paid up member of EOCA, but will be increasing its donation to conservation by putting money into local projects which its staff at its Lugano headquarters can take part in at the same time. Having been members in a previous life, sock and baselayer producers Smartwool have joined up again and mastermind of the Britain on Foot (BoF) campaign to get more people active outdoors the Outdoor Industries Association, the UK trade association for the outdoor industry, has joined EOCA as a trade partner.

Finland based trekking and sea kayaking company Moln Ltd is the first specialised travel agency to become a member of EOCA and is excited about their new partnership, “We are delighted to join EOCA. ” explains owner Roope Roine, “We spend all of our time taking customers out into the great outdoors and have seen first hand the damage that humans can inflict on the environment. For us, being part of an organisation seeking to address these issues is vitally important.”

 
Moving on up ....
Moving on up ....

Producer of high tech ski goggles and active wear sunglasses ZEAL Optics has also joined the association. ZEAL is leading the industry to use more environmentally sustainable products, has received an ISPO Gold Award for sustainability and is proactiviely replacing all crude oil with plant-based products. “We want to join in order to be part of a larger organisation, interacting with like-minded companies pursuing the same goals and objectives” stated Director of Marketing, Joe Prebich.

Finally, White & Poles Communication Ltd, the publisher of the international Mountainblog network (Mountainblog.eu, Mountainblog.it and Mountainblog.asia) is the latest media partner to get involved in the conservation association. Chief editor Andrea Bianchi is excited about the new partnership, ”We are committed the concept of economic and environmental sustainability as part of an outdoor lifestyle and are therefore very keen to publish the vital work that EOCA and its members are involved in on an international platform!”

Tanya Bascombe, Joint General Manager of EOCA said, “We are thrilled that the work EOCA does is being recognised by companies and associations alike. This takes the number of new partners that have signed up since the beginning of 2013 to thirteen. It is only by all working together that we can make the most impact and I think that the industry is really starting to see the results of this cooperation”.

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