Gear, Beer and Meltdown at OutDoor!

Release date: 01 July 2010

With anticipation of the rush and bustle around a show like OutDoor, the EOG Association for Conservation is asking visitors and exhibitors to take a minute to plan a bit of conservation into their day.
Makay Nature Project
Makay Nature Project

With more products on offer than ever before, the unbelievably useful and exciting ‘Conservation Fundraiser’ is tipped to break all records this year. Not only this, but Association member stands are abuzz with events, all manner of exciting products on offer and a jaw-droppingly awesome talk by UK top Alpinist, Matt Helliker.

Conservation Fundraiser
Every day at the EOG Association for Conservation Stand, Entrance Foyer East
Thursday - Saturday 14.30-15.30hrs, Sunday 10.30-11.30hrs.
An absolute wealth of gorgeous gear has been donated by lovely and extremely generous Association members just waiting to be snapped up for last minute birthday presents, or just to collect a whole heap of useful new kit. For the first year ever, all those marketing and PR people out there, there is even magazine advertising available! Give a donation for each item, and every last Euro raised will go into vital conservation projects across the globe in 2011. What could be better than that?

Camelbak Better Bottle
Every day on Camelbak’s stand (B1-200) and also on the EOG Association for Conservation Stand (Entrance Foyer East).
Give up addictions to plastic drinks bottles! Come with empty bottles and for a small donation, swap it for a fantastic Camelbak Better Bottle - a durable, reusable, spill-proof, BPA-free drinks bottle. All proceeds to the Association.

Matt Helliker
Matt Helliker

Thursday 15th July
15.30hrs: Keen Happy Hour (A6-303)
Buy a totally groovy recycled bag - all proceeds to the Association. Also spin wheel prizes to be won, disk golf and beer to be had!

Friday 16th July
11.00hrs: Project Presentation (Room Berlin, Foyer East)
Come and hear about the exciting new conservation projects that Association members are supporting this year.

18.00-20.00hrs: The North Face Beer Keg Party (A7-304)
All proceeds going to the Association. Come and join in the fun!

Saturday 17th July
17.30hrs: ‘Meltdown’ by Matt Helliker (Room Rom, Foyer East). Come and share great pictures, movies and amazing stories about Matt’s two new routes in Ruth Gorge, Alaska. Sponsored by Patagonia.

18.00hrs: OutDoor Party, sponsored by Polartec - buy the t-shirt, come along and party!
The outdoor sector is taking its responsibility to nature conservation extremely seriously and the opportunity to help has arrived - hurry down, join in, grab some amazing gear and feel great about being able to support conservation at the same time - it’s a win-win situation!

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"It was a great experience to receive the funding with the support of the people through an exciting voting contest. With the funding we managed to ensure preservation of another 10,000 hectares of wilderness in Küre Mountains National Park in Turkey providing safe haven for endangered species such as wolves and bears. We contributed to saving the last remaining priceless untouched natural areas in Europe so that future generations can also enjoy them."
Zoltán Kun, Executive Director, PAN Parks Foundation