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EOCA Commits Funds to Tackle Biodiversity Loss in Seven Countries New Projects Following the receipt of over 250 funding applications in November 2020, a comprehensive assessment process, a two week public vote and a members-only vote, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has now committed over €185,000 to seven new conservation projects, thanks to the continued generous support of its members.... more detail
Earth Day Fundraiser Success Earth Day Fundraiser 2021 The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to reveal that its first online fundraiser this year has been a great success.... more detail
EOCA Launches Online Conservation Fundraiser for Earth Day 2021 Earth Day 2021 Fundraiser Launched The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has launched its first online fundraiser of the year to coincide with Earth Day (22nd April) and raise funds for vital conservation projects around the world.
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EOCA Launches 2021 Fundraiser Project Volunteering.  Image Ester Dobiasove The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has today launched a bid to raise money to fund a new conservation project directly related to its new two year focus Wild for Nature: EOCA’s Landscape Legacy Project. Not only this, but one EOCA member has already stepped in to provide seed funding to start the work!
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EOCA ONLINE SPRING 2021 CONSERVATION VOTE STARTS TODAY News Image Holder Thanks to the generous ongoing support of members throughout 2020, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to be in a position to fund more conservation projects in 2021 than ever before. The association’s annual spring Vote for Conservation will run over the next two weeks, and everyone is invited to help choose some of the projects to be funded. In line with the association’s new two year focus Wild for Nature: EOCA’s Landscape Legacy Project, all projects on the shortlist plan to tackle the issues of biodiversity loss and the climate emergency.... more detail
Extraordinary Success for EOCA’s Green Friday Conservation Fundraiser Image John Fleetwood The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), is celebrating today following an online fundraising event which exceeded all expectations in raising money for conservation. Together with 17 of its members, the association held an online Green Friday Fundraiser which, thanks to the generosity of the member companies, resulted in more than €50,000 being raised. This has provided a significant boost to the funds available for the association’s conservation projects.... more detail
EOCA’s Plastic Free: Mountain to Sea Target Smashed! Image Ian Lean The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that, following its latest funding round, it has surpassed its two year target to clear 3000km of habitat, trail and beach of plastic waste and pollution, clearing a total of 4,183km.

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EOCA’s Online Conservation Fundraiser for Green Friday is now live Green Friday 2020! Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference!

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), together with 17 of its members are holding an online Green Friday Fundraiser and it is now live!

In advance of Christmas, the online fundraiser enables customers to purchase gifts for themselves and their loved ones, while at the same time, making a difference by raising funds for conservation work around the world. The money raised will all go towards vital conservation projects supported by EOCA, including the six most recently selected, tackling plastic pollution in the environment and at source, in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Columbia, and the UK.
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EOCA Funding Announced for 6 New Projects Single use plastic in the Landscape Following a tense few weeks during an online public vote and subsequent members’ vote, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce the newest conservation projects it will be supporting this year.
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EOCA Online Conservation Vote Starts Today! High Altitude Clean Up Operations Following a tumultuous year for everyone, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is thrilled to announce a partial return to normality with the launch of its online public vote this morning.  The vote will help the association choose which projects it will fund this autumn, and, in line with the current Plastic Free: Mountain to Sea campaign, all projects on the shortlist are involved with the issue of single-use plastic.

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EOCA’s First Ever Online Conservation Fundraiser Raises Vital Funds For Conservation Online Fundraiser Last month, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) ran its first ever Online Conservation Fundraiser. Thanks to the tremendous support of members and partners, the event has been highly successful in raising over €16,400 of vital funds for conservation projects.... more detail
EOCA Open for Summer Funding Applications! Single Use Plastic Harms Habitats and Wildlife The new month has brought fresh hope for conservation with the opening of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s latest funding round.  Applications will be accepted until the 30th June and the association is looking specifically for projects involving plastic waste clean up.

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EOCA's Spring Funded Projects Announced Spring Projects Following a nail-biting members’ vote, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce three projects which will receive funding from the organisation this Spring.
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EOCA’s Plastic Pledge Makes a Difference at ISPO 2020 Plastic Pledge being used elsewhere: Cumulus at Krakow Festival The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is proud to announce that at ISPO 2020, around 85% of its exhibiting members plus 13 non members implemented its Plastic Pledge, avoiding the use of single-use plastic when serving refreshments on their stands.  These actions, together with those taken by Messe München, DB Schenker and individual visitors at the show significantly reduced plastic waste from the show.

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EOCA Fundraising Doubles at ISPO EOCA at ISPO 2020 Thanks to generous donations to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) by its members and the enthusiasm of visitors to the show, conservation is set to receive a well-deserved boost after fundraising at ISPO last week came to over double the amount taken the previous year at the same show.
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La Sportiva's Black Friday Sales Fund Conservation La Sportiva Fundraising For the third year in a row, Italian technical footwear, clothing and accessories brand La Sportiva has used its sales during the ‘Black Friday’ weekend to support nature conservation. Generously donating 20% of the weekend’s income to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), La Sportiva has been able to boost the funds available to the Association’s conservation projects.... more detail
Record Breaking Success for EOCA in 2019 8 New Members! The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is looking forwards to 2020 by celebrating its most successful year to date in more ways than one.  Record number of new members, more money than ever in one year spent on conservation projects, over 2/3 of funds raised already for its public fundraiser project and the launch and enthusiastic uptake of its Plastic Pledge have all combined to ensure that 2019 will be remembered as the year the association moved from being a ‘nice to do’ to becoming an essential part of a business’s CSR strategy.

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EOCA challenges exhibitors at ISPO 2020 to have Single-Use Plastic Free Stands! Entrance East Welcome! Following the success of the EOCA Plastic Pledge at OutDoor by ISPO 2019, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is setting the challenge to exhibitors at the ISPO 2020 show to run single-use plastic free stands!... more detail
Get Involved in EOCA’s Autumn Vote to Commit €180,000 to Conservation Projects! Time to have your say! The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is set to grant €180,000 to conservation projects this autumn and is calling on everyone to help it select the projects to receive the funds.... more detail
 
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Holger Bismann, EOCA President 2008-11