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.
Not only is EOCA 10 years old, this summer the organisation, with the support of Europe’s Outdoor Industry, will have raised and given over €2 million to conservation projects around the world in that time. With an ever-increasing membership, the money available to protect and restore the precious landscapes the sector relies on for its livelihood grows each year. New to the Association are members Ortovox Sportartikel GmbH, high alpine, climbing equipment and clothing brand; Portuguese urban outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment brand Berg Outdoor and HDWool, sustainable internal insulation producers for the outdoor clothing industry. Kristin Pache, Product Director of Berg Outdoor said, “Although we are a relatively new company, we are very clear that we want to play our part for the environment and support EOCA. There are always ways to improve what you are doing and we are constantly striving to be better.”