Bikes, Bags and Breakfast Smoothies

Release date: 11 January 2012

With the countdown to raising the first €1 million ticking ever faster, there are numerous ways of helping the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) edge ever closer to their goal at ispo this year.
Pedal your way to a delicious, healthy smoothie!
Pedal your way to a delicious, healthy smoothie!

Since 2006, the European outdoor industry has been working together to collectively give back to the environment through raising money to put into conservation projects worldwide. 100% of membership dues and monies raised by members is put directly into the projects sourced and voted for by the members, as well as the general public.

This ispo is no exception, and members are working harder than ever to keep donations coming in. Come and pedal your way each morning between 08.30 – 10.30 to a delicious, healthy breakfast smoothie on the EOCA stand, sponsored by Nikwax. Take your recycled smoothie cup, once empty of course! To the Nikwax stand for an exciting free gift as a thank you for taking part.


Also for the first time this year – pick up your ‘goody bag’ from the EOCA stand – and use it to collect all manner of treats from member stands including neck warmers, hydration bladders, socks, walking boots and poles, duffle bags, wash kits and thermal mugs! A goody bag costs just €20 to collect goodies worth €140 and the deluxe goody bag will set you back just €75 for goodies worth at least €350! Every goody bag gives its owner the opportunity to win a Bergans rucksack as well.

Finally, when you need a spot of refreshment, head down to the ISPO Snow, Ice & Rock bar in Hall A6 – everything there is available for just €1 – and all the money will be donated by ISPO towards EOCA’s 2012 funding round, taking it a step closer to the €1 million goal!

EOCA – Entrance Foyer East – come and make a difference for conservation.

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"Support from The North Face Explore Fund via EOCA has completely transformed our Project. We have hired two new staff members, expanded our volunteer programme, supported the regeneration of tens of thousands of native trees, hosted new primary schools and restored an upland peat bog. Over the past 12 months we have made impressive progress towards our long-term goal of restoring 630 hectares of wild native woodland in the Lake District National Park. Support from EOCA has raised our ambition. We now have our sights set on even larger scale restoration of native woodlands and other wildlife habitats. "

Dominick Spracklen and John Hodgson, Restoring Hardknott Forest, University of Leeds