EOCA Online Conservation Fundraiser
THE MOST RECENT ONLINE FUNDRAISER was held for GREEN FRIDAY (24 November) and GIVING TUESDAY (28 November) and is now finished. Almost €77,000 was raised and below you can see what EOCA’s member did to help raise this incredible amount. Come back to this page in April to see what our members will be doing for our next online fundraiser!
Thanks to the generosity of EOCA members, the association is delighted to bring you online fundraiser events during the year. A chance to buy the gear you need for your next adventure AND make a difference!
EOCA Online fundraisers will run each year in the days leading up to and around the specific events of Green (Black) Friday / Giving Tuesday (late November) and Earth Day (April 22) each year. Please keep an eye on this page and on our social media pages for updates!
EOCA’s work ensures that the projects it funds address climate change and the loss of biodiversity in landscapes around the world.
The companies involved will be raising funds in a number of ways. Please scroll down to read all the details as we receive them! Some are hosting events on their own websites or at their headquarters, some are offering discounted goods or services, but all are raising money to support EOCA and its work to protect and restore our wonderful wild places!
Our friends at Cumulus® are very generously donating 20% of their online sales over the whole weekend of 24-26 November to EOCA. Plus they are offering free shipping! Find out more HERE. All money raised for EOCA through this event will go into the project Clean Up Action for Vulnerable Natural Habitats, Ukraine.
In addition to this, have you ever thought about making your own gear by upcycling items that have come to the end of their lives? Cumulus is keeping this Green Friday interesting by offering UPCYCLE YOUR EXPERIENCE online tutorials so you can kickstart your DIY outdoor journey and reduce the amount of stuff heading to landfill at the same time!! What’s not to like?!
Cumulus® manufactures lightweight down sleeping bags, clothes, shelters plus other accessories. Their products are made in Poland with advanced technical solutions, world-class fabrics, and ethically sourced Polish down. They combine exceptional lightness with functionality to create practical, reliable, and easy-to-use outdoor gear so that you can focus on making the most out of your next adventure.
Fabulous German brand deuter is donating 10% of its online sales from the whole Green Friday week of 20-26 November to conservation! 10% of all purchases made between these dates will be donated to Patron, a charity working to raise awareness of and remove single use plastic pollution from nature. Find out more about the Plasticfree Peaks project HERE.
To make your deuter purchases and enable this good work to take place, please go to deuter.com!
deuter is one of the leading manufacturers of backpacks, sleeping bags and other outdoor gear with the highest quality standards, covering activities from mountaineering, snow sports, trail running, mountain biking, hiking to trekking and more, as well as the needs of travellers and city explorers. deuter’s corporate philosophy ensures that preserving natural and human resources is at its core, as is adopting responsible practices to make sure it treads as lightly as possible. It wants to protect the places it loves, so that future generations can keep exploring our wonderful world.
To celebrate Green Friday, HD® Wool will be holding a bake sale to raise funds for EOCA. We love their commitment to sustainability and their belief that every individual can make a difference.
We’re excited to have the support of HD® Wool this Green Friday! Their commitment to working with nature to produce technical wool insulation that reduces plastic waste in the ocean and helps mitigate climate change is truly inspiring. With four generations of expertise in farming and wool trading, HD® Wool understands the importance of preserving our natural environment for future generations. We’re delighted that they share our mission to conserve and protect wild spaces and ecosystems.
To celebrate the planet via Green Friday, the lovely people at icebreaker have committed to making a €10,000 donation towards Patron’s Plasticfree Peaks programme, raising awareness of the issue of single use plastic and litter in the mountains, as well as running a programme of clean up events throughout each summer across the Alps.
Born in New Zealand in 1995, icebreaker leads a movement towards a more natural way of living by removing unnecessary plastic from performance apparel. The company strongly believes that by partnering with nature, we can create a better, more sustainable future for people and the planet.
La Sportiva was the first member of EOCA to raise money for the association through an online event over the Green Friday weekend in 2017. It has continued to support EOCA in this way ever since, and this year is no exception: running from 24-26 November, La Sportiva will donate a massive 40% of its online sales over the weekend to EOCA for its work supporting conservation! Head over to La Sportiva’s website HERE to find out more!
Based in the Dolomites in northern Italy, La Sportiva has been specialising in shoes and boots since 1928. Today it is a leader in technical footwear for all climbing and mountaineering as well as other outdoor activities including running, trekking and mountaineering. More recently the brand has introduced technical clothing for running, ski mountaineering and climbing.
Lowe Alpine/ Rab
To celebrate Green Friday, Equip Outdoor Technologies, the company that owns Lowe Alpine and Rab, will be donating 25% of their European Service Centre sales for the WHOLE MONTH OF DECEMBER to EOCA to support its work and enable conservation. If you need a repair to your favourite jacket or your sleeping bag is getting a bit pongy and needs a good wash, look no further than HERE to help prolong the life of your favourite bits of kit.
In 1967, Greg Lowe designed, tested and launched the Expedition pack from Lowe Alpine Systems, a revolutionary backpack that gave climbers more freedom of movement in the mountains. It featured an innovative internal frame, compression straps and other never before seen features. This pack changed the outdoor industry forever, becoming the blueprint from which all modern, technical backpacks are derived. Today, Lowe Alpine continues to build world class adventure backpacks for breaking new ground on your next big journey.
Started 40 years ago by climbing legend Rab Carrington, Rab, the brand is ceaseless in its commitment to its founder’s exacting standards, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit. The company makes rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment that gives absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the trail or peak. Using cutting edge materials as well as time-tested ones such as premium quality European down, nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace.
To celebrate Green Friday this year, the team at Nikwax Germany are not only giving its customers 25% discount on its products between 24-26 November, but all profits from the sales it makes during that time will be donated to EOCA to support its ongoing work. To have a look at their incredible range of products, and do your bit to enable conservation, have a look HERE.
Nikwax is a world leader in innovative, PFC-free clothing and gear systems, creating outstanding materials and aftercare for outdoor explorers, whilst caring for the environment. It is the only aftercare company to have never used aerosols or fluorocarbons and to have fully balanced out its historical operational carbon emissions by restoring forest in Ecuador.
Osprey Europe Ltd
The team at Osprey enjoys being outdoors. Whether they are out on the trail or in a forest, paddling downstream or cheering on their favourite sports team, there is a certain feeling of freedom out there. And while it’s in their nature to be outdoors, they also remember that it is their responsibility to protect and conserve it. That’s why Osprey is offering customers 20% off selected products in their Green Friday Sale (23-28th November), and donating 20% of all net profit from these lines to an EOCA project! Following a nail-biting customer vote to choose where the funds go, Osprey will be splitting all proceeds between the Rescuing Iconic Wildflower Meadows project in the UK and the Drop by Drop: Saving the Marsiscan Brown Bear project in Italy. Have a look at Osprey’s offers for Green Friday HERE.
Osprey was born in California, 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between. Osprey increased its support for EOCA during 2023 by signing up to become a Sustaining Member.
Terra Nova Equipment
Camping and equipment brand Terra Nova will be supporting EOCA with a conservation fundraiser, over the long Green Friday weekend. From Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th November, the brand will offer its customers 30% off and donate 5% of its profits from its online shop during this time to EOCA, enabling its work to support conservation. Click HERE for Terra Nova’s website.