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Breathing Space at OutDoor 2017
The OutDoor Show at Friedrichshafen proved a successful one for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) last month, raising funds of over €35,500 from various events run by members and the popular Conservation Fundraiser. Not only this, but the topic of trees was very much the subject of talks and discussions held by the Association at the show, in particular the benefits they bring to the outdoor industry and enthusiasts, through oxygen production, protection and providing space and room to enjoy outdoor landscapes.
Arc’teryx, Ortlieb and Snugpak Named as EOCA Conservation Champions!
Every year, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) gives the ‘Conservation Champion’ award to members that have ‘gone the extra mile’ to support conservation. The award recognises members that have taken the initiative to raise extra money for and awareness of conservation through the Association. EOCA is delighted to name Arc’teryx, Ortlieb and Snugpak as its Conservation Champions for 2017....
Conservation Worth Celebrating at OutDoor 2017
The OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen this month will be a busy mix of fundraising, celebrating and business for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and its members. Raising funds to conserve the great outdoors, celebrating projects being supported by the Association, supporting initiatives of existing members and engaging new companies, will all be priorities during the show.
Members of EOCA have been hugely generous with their donations to the ever-popular Conservation Fundraiser
, including one of the newest members to the Association, Bestway
. Held on EOCA’s stand in the East Entrance, members generously donate items which are then sold to visitors to the show with 100% of the money raised being used to fund conservation projects around the world. In the past few years, enough has been raised at each show to fund an entire extra project. This year is expected to be no different, with exciting items including sleeping bags, jackets, T-shirts, climbing helmets and packs all on offer. ...
More Conservation Projects Than Ever Supported In EOCA Spring Funding Round 2017
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is celebrating being able to support more projects than ever before during its 2017 Spring Funding Round. Three projects were chosen during a public vote which reached 60.4 million people worldwide, and a further three were chosen by EOCA members themselves. These are all to be funded from membership fees and fundraising monies raised from the European outdoor Industry. In addition, three further projects are being funded by three individual EOCA members....
EOCA Trees Given 18,000 Boost by ISPO
Following fundraising, donations and events at last month’s ISPO trade show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that the total amount raised has equated to another 18,000 trees which can be planted towards its 2 Million Tree target launched last year.
EOCA 2 Million Tree Campaign: The First Million
To mark and celebrate the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) being 10 years old and having given €2 million to conservation, the Association launched the 2 Million Tree Project as part of ambitious plans to raise enough money to plant / regnerate 2 million trees over the next 2 years. Following a ruthless selection process and 107 applications for funding last summer, the EOCA is delighted to be able to outline the first 5 projects it will be funding, as well as a project funded by one of EOCA’s members - which together will plant just over 1,000,000 trees. In addition, EOCA is launching a public fundraiser
, to support an additional project based in Nepal, aiming to add a further 80,00 trees to the total!
Celebrating with the planting of 2 Million Trees
This is an important year for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). During 2016, the Association is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and having raised and spent an incredible €2 million on conservation in that time! To mark these milestones, an ambitious plan to plant or regenerate 2 million trees around the world is being launched at OutDoor.
Conservation Worth Celebrating at OutDoor 2016
2016 is a year of celebration for EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association). Two important milestones have been reached, new members have joined and there is a large number of events planned at the OutDoor Show next month in Friedrichshafen to mark the successes and continuation of the Association’s good work....
EOCA Online Conservation Vote now Live!
The bi-annual European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public conservation vote has started in earnest and anyone with an interest in protecting or restoring wild spaces, species and habitats is being asked to go online and have their say as to which of the proposed nature conservation projects should receive funding of up to €30,000.
EOCA at ISPO - Round Up
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) began its tenth anniversary year in style at ISPO, by raising nearly €7000, hosting an After Work get together, and by being supported by members organising other fun and fundraising activities to mark the occasion.
Since EOCA was founded, €1.8 million has been raised and spent on conservation by the Association. This money, raised from and by member companies all operating in the European outdoor industry, has funded conservation projects in 36 different countries around the world, and made a real difference to many landscapes, habitats and local communities.
EOCA at ISPO - Celebrating 10 Years of Conservation
During 2016, EOCA will be celebrating all that it has achieved in the ten years since the Association was formed. Celebrations will start at ISPO in Munich this month, with new members joining up, an After Work get together, plus fun and fundraising activities to mark the occasion....
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During 2017, all money donated will fund tree planting in Nepal as part of our 2 Million Tree Project.
The Association’s main goal is not only to make a difference by raising funds to put something back into the environment, but also to inform and educate all those who use the outdoors as their playground.
Holger Bismann, EOCA President 2008-11