EOCA Online Conservation Fundraiser 2021

EOCA ran its second online fundraiser this year leading up to and around Green (Black) Friday: Friday 26 November 2021.  This fundraiser is now finished, although the fundraiser for Rab and Lowe Alpine (see below) will continue to run until the end of 2021.

Fundraisers will run in the days leading up to and around the specific events of Green (Black) Friday (late November) and Earth Day (April 22) each year.  Please keep an eye on this page and on our social media pages on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram for updates as we get them!

Sales via Outdoor Gear For Good (link below) will continue throughout the year, so it is always worth checking regularly as new stock is being added all the time.

 
Green Friday Fundraiser!
Green Friday Fundraiser!
EOCA's recently launched a 5-year strategy which has climate action at its heart.  It also launched its new 2-year focus, Wild for Nature: EOCAs Landscape Legacy Project which is addressing the loss of biodiversity in landscapes around the world. Funds raised through fundraising activities will go into projects which address these two interlinked threats
 
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, others are donating product via Outdoor Gear For Good. All are giving you the opportunity to buy some fantastic items, whilst at the same time, making a difference to our wonderful wild places! Come back to check for updates over the next month.

Outdoor Gear For Good (OG4G) is a not for profit, community interest company. OG4G sells outdoor items donated to it during events such as this, and at other times throughout the year via its Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop, with 100% of the profit coming to EOCA to be spent on conservation.   Check out the shop for great gear AND the opportunity to make a difference.   Please note that not all of the items will appear at the same time so please do keep re-visiting to see new items. 

A huge thank you to all members and to Outdoor Gear For Good for supporting conservation in this way.
 
Online Conservation Fundraiser
Online Conservation Fundraiser
 

Our Fundraising Members

Adventure.ie AKU Italia SRL BUFF® deuter Sport GmbH KEEN LA SPORTIVA LESOVIK Lowe Alpine UK Mountain Equipment Nikwax Ltd Nikwax Ltd ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH Osprey Europe Ltd OUTTRA POMOCA SA RAB STANLEY - PMI Worldwide HAVI (EMEA) Tentsile TRANGOWORLD S.A.
 
Adventure.ie
Adventure.ie
For the weekend of 26-28th November, Adventure.ie will be donating 10% of all online sales through its two sites:
 
www.adventure.ie
store.adventure.ie

to EOCA's Green Friday Conservation Fundraiser!





Visit the website of adventure.ie for more details
Visit the website of adventure.ie for more details
Adventure.ie is a one stop shop for anything adventure related:

Events | We're Ireland's No.1 Charity fundraising partners, providing event support and logistics for adventure challenges. We look after our corporate client's CSR and fun events too.

Store | Mountain Adventure Shop in Glendalough with a wide range of high quality kit to buy or to rent.

Explore | Seek out new places with us, in Ireland and elsewhere - whether it's the Arctic wilderness or the Wicklow mountains, join us and we'll share our knowledge & passion with you.
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AKU Italia SRL
AKU Italia SRL
Our friends at AKU will be donating 50% of the sales made on their website on November 26th (Green Friday) to EOCA to support vital nature conservation projects. 

Head over to AKU's website www.aku.it for further details.
AKU
AKU
AKU is an Italian shoe brand that produces shoes for mountain, hunting and leisure in contact with nature. The technical quality, function and reliability of each individual model are guaranteed by over 40 years of specific experience in the footwear sector, in full respect of the ancient and unparalleled Italian manufacturing tradition.

AKU takes its responsibility to our planet, making sure that it is continually reducing its environmental impact is every area of its business, specifically PRODUCT, INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS and COMMUNITY.

Fore more information, follow these links:
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www.aku.it/en/react-responsibly/co2-footprint/
www.aku.it/en/ice-memory-monte-rosa/

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BUFF®
BUFF®
BUFF has donated a number of its tubulars to EOCA for sale via the Outdoor Gear for Good eBay site!
Tubulars from BUFF
Tubulars from BUFF
BUFF® was born in Igualada, 60 kilometers away from Barcelona. Today, our headquarters continue located in this famous textile industry region. From here, we design all our new collections and we also produce many of our most popular products..

Our most popular product is the multifunctional tubular, the BUFF®. We have proudly created an original and practical garment to protect you under all kinds of weather conditions, from extreme cold to wind and sun.

BUFF® products are not just practical. We bring to all our collections a unique feeling. As a result, our products are ready for extreme sports, friendly hikes and daily urban use.

We look beyond, we escape the common and we look for new challenges. Every single day.
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deuter Sport GmbH
deuter Sport GmbH
German Brand deuter will be donating 10% of all sales from its website from 26-28 November to support EOCA's Walk the Trail! Bog Protection in Argentina project.  More details about the project HERE.

To make a purchase over the Green Friday weekend and help support this vital conservation work, please visit deuter's website www.deuter.com



Deuter Green Friday Sale
Deuter Green Friday Sale
The deuter company was founded by Hans Deuter in 1898, making it one of the oldest backpack manufacturers in the world. The company creates backpacks and sleeping bags that make being outdoors more beautiful, safer, more enjoyable and that are often a faithful companion on unforgettable adventures.  deuter's vision reaches beyond making exceptional products: 'We create the exhilarating feeling of surpassing our own limits while in harmony with nature'.
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KEEN
KEEN
KEEN believes in making our planet healthier, building strong communities and being there fore others in times of need.  It uses the power of its business to support causes that align with its values, to create lasting change. During Cyber Week, KEEN will be donating €5 from every purchase made on its website to EOCA to help fund the Forest Seeders project in the Sierra de Lujar in Spain.

More information on this project HERE

www.keenfootwear.com
KEEN supporting conservation
KEEN supporting conservation
On the company website, KEEN explains: "We make shoes to make a difference, and we call that difference the KEEN EFFECT.  We have a team dedicated to helping drive lasting change across the entire company and beyond. By focusing on advocacy, conservation, and our conciously created approach, we strive to leave the world better than we found it".
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LA SPORTIVA
LA SPORTIVA
La Sportiva will generously be donating an incredible 40% of online sales via its website over the Black Friday weekend of 26 - 28th November!! La Sportiva has held similar fundraisers on behalf of EOCA for the last few Black Friday weekends. We are extremely grateful for its continued support which continues to help fund vital conservation projects around the world.

Have a look here for more details:
www.lasportiva.com/en/la-sportiva-supports-eoca

Funds raised by La Sportiva this time will go towards the Stop the ALPS becoming Plastic Mountains project in Italy.

La Sportiva HQ
La Sportiva HQ
La Sportiva produces boots and shoes in the Italian Fiemme Valley, for all kinds of outdoor activities from climbing and mountaineering, to mountain running, trekking and the ski mountaineering market. Recently the company entered the ski mountaineering segment and the apparel market with a complete selection of technical clothes for running, ski mountaineering and climbing. La Sportiva distributes to more than 70 countries worldwide.
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LESOVIK
LESOVIK
LESOVIK supports EOCA during Green Week.

Polish outdoor gear manufacturer LESOVIK will once again be joining with EOCA to support their Green Week fundraiser. The company, mostly known for its supreme quality hammocks, has decided to donate 50% of the income from its Green Week product series sales directly to EOCA to help support vital nature conservation projects.

Products subject to this action are HUBA gear shelves, that protect your equipment from dirt and moisture while hammock camping and OTUL underquilts, which serve as a thermal insulator and are a much better choice than a traditional sleeping pad for hammock camping. It’s worth mentioning that some of the products are made from upcycled materials, which makes them even more environmentally friendly.

You can find the Green Week products in the menu at en.lesovik.eu. Products can be shipped anywhere in the EU.
HUBA gear shelf
HUBA gear shelf
LESOVIK is the first Polish hammock producer. Its mission is to bring people closer to nature in the most comfortable way. It does this by delivering high quality hammocks, tarps and underquilts, that transforms two trees into a five star bedroom without any hassle. LESOVIK'S gear is designed to be used by everyone and anyone - including those with disabilities, as the company believes that the outdoor world should be cherished by everybody. LESOVIK love nature, that’s why its team is taking various steps to protect it - from its partnership with EOCA, through clean up actions and education, to minimising the carbon footprint of its products.
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Lowe Alpine UK
Lowe Alpine UK
For EOCA’s Green Friday Fundraiser 2021, Rab and Lowe Alpine (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies), have committed to donate 25% of the sales from their newly opened European Service and Repair Centre, from 29th November to 31st December 2021 inclusive. The new Service Centre offers repair and wash services to retailers and end consumers in Central Europe. By getting more out of the gear we already own, Rab and Lowe Alpine are diverting old kit from landfill and cutting down needless waste.

For more information on the service please go to: rab.equipment/uk/rab-wash
Or watch this video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubbj_bnToqk

In addition to this, Lowe Alpine has donated a large number of varied items to Outdoor Gear For Good, all of which are being sold to benefit EOCA! Items including socks, trekking bags, pack accessories and miscellaneous items of clothing, are all available for you to purchase AND make a difference! All items are listed on the Outdoor Gear For Good shop on eBay
Lowe Alpine
Lowe Alpine
Lowe Alpine is an independent backpack specialist, dedicated to creating world-class carry systems for life on the move. The company prides itself in producing quality hard-wearing products that are designed to last. 
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Mountain Equipment
Mountain Equipment
Mountain Equipment is donating £500 to EOCA to help fund nature conservation projects combatting the loss of biodiversity and climate change! 
Image Tom Livingstone
Image Tom Livingstone
Since Mountain Equipment began in 1961, the company has participated in countless ascents of the world’s highest peaks and inhospitable places, supported climbers establishing ever more adventurous routes and equipped world record setting trips to the North and South Poles.

It does not see it as the company's job to try to tell people why they go to the wild places and mountains. It’s its job to make the very best gear in the world.

www.mountain-equipment.co.uk


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Nikwax Ltd
Nikwax Ltd
Nikwax has generously donated a number of bottles of its products to the EOCA Online Conservation Fundraiser! These include Down Wash Direct, TX.Direct Wash-In and Fabric & Leather Proof to help look after and prolong the life of your precious outdoor gear whilst raising money to help protect the wild places you love to go! All items can be found listed on the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop.
Nikwax products
Nikwax products
Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products, prolonging the life and enhancing the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment. Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax products keep you dry and, being EASY to use, less product is wasted, saving you money. You can treat gear with Nikwax in your washing machine, by hand or by using our spray-on products. Nikwax products are safe to use: No propellant gases; non-toxic; no fluorocarbons; environmentally safe; water based. By using Nikwax, you can renew your gear and reduce your impact on the planet.
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Nikwax Ltd
Nikwax Ltd
The fabulous team at Nikwax Germany is offering 25% off all its web sales from 26th - 28th November PLUS free delivery!!  Not only this but all profit made on these items will be collected to put into the EOCA fundraiser project in the Czech Republic:
'Volunteering for Healthy Landscapes'

To find out more go to
www.nikwaxwebshop.de
and help raise funds for this vital project!

Nikwax Germany raising funds for conservation
Nikwax Germany raising funds for conservation
Nikwax manufactures high quality cleaning and waterproofing products, prolonging the life and enhancing the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment. Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax products keep you dry and, being EASY to use, less product is wasted, saving you money. You can treat gear with Nikwax in your washing machine, by hand or by using our spray-on products. Nikwax products are safe to use: No propellant gases; non-toxic; no fluorocarbons; environmentally safe; water based. By using Nikwax, you can renew your gear and reduce your impact on the planet.
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ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH
ORTLIEB Sportartikel GmbH
ORTLIEB has donated some of its active travelling backpacks Atrack (25l) and its bike backpacks Velocity (23l) as well as the bike-bag Sport Roller Plus (2 x 12.5l) to the EOCA Green Friday fundraiser.  These will be available via the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop
Ortlieb Green Friday 2021
Ortlieb Green Friday 2021
ORTLIEB makes premium waterproof products in Germany, including bikebags, backpacks, travel bags, dry bags and accessories.
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Osprey Europe Ltd
Osprey Europe Ltd
For Green Friday, Osprey has donated a wonderful range of its packs to the EOCA Online Conservation Fundraiser, which will be available through the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop !

If you need a new pack for your next adventure or some ideas for Christmas, make sure your purchase goes towards something good!




Osprey Packs
Osprey Packs
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.
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OUTTRA
OUTTRA
The team at OUTTRA has decided to participate in the Green Friday event and donated a total of €5,000 for EOCA projects supporting the conservation and recovery of wild habitats to combat biodiverity loss and mitigate against climate change.
OUTTRA Brands
OUTTRA Brands
The Stuttgart-based software company OUTTRA has succeeded in creating an ecosystem that now links more than 1,000 participating retailers and brands and more than 20 brands in a synergistic way. This works via a smart information platform that offers a very high level of service and is specifically focused on the sports, outdoor and bicycle industry. On the brand's website, the end customer is shown at which retailer a certain article is currently available.

OUTTRA has been a member of ClimatePartner since 2020 and has offset its carbon footprint retroactively up to its founding in 2014 by supporting various environmental protection projects. In addition, OUTTRA has been a member of "1 Percent for the Planet" since 2021 and is thus committed to donating 1 percent of its turnover to certified environmental protection projects.

www.outtra.com

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POMOCA SA
POMOCA SA
The lovely people at POMOCA will be supporting EOCA's Green Friday fundraiser through their donation to Outdoor Gear for Good of a number of beanies, ear warmers and pairs of skins for ski touring.
Image Jonathan Viey
Image Jonathan Viey
Founded in 1933, POMOCA is the world leading manufacturer of ski touring skins.  Since 2020, all POMOCA ski touring skins have been PFC-free, which is a huge achievement in the climbing skins market. With this change, POMOCA goes beyond the most stringent national regulations on textile treatments and leads the way for an eco-friendly skin.  In addition to this, POMOCA supports the Finnish Association of Nature Conservation via EOCA every year, helping to protect of the Saimaa Ringed Seal in Lake Saimaa, Finland.   More information about this project HERE.
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RAB
RAB
For EOCA’s Green Friday Fundraiser 2021, Rab and Lowe Alpine (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies), have committed to donate 25% of the sales from their newly opened European Service and Repair Centre, from 29th November to 31st December 2021 inclusive. The new Service Centre offers repair and wash services to retailers and end consumers in Central Europe. By getting more out of the gear we already own, Rab and Lowe Alpine are diverting old kit from landfill and cutting down needless waste.

For more information on the service please go to: rab.equipment/uk/rab-wash
Or watch this video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubbj_bnToqk
Rab Wash Service
Rab Wash Service
In 1981, in the attic of a small, terraced house in Sheffield, Rab Carrington made the first sleeping bag to bear his name.  Today, the brand, RAB, is is ceaseless its commitment to Rab’s exacting standards, ingenuity and pioneering spirit, making rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment to give absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the hill, crag or peak. Nothing fancy or over-engineered – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace. By climbers for climbers.
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STANLEY - PMI Worldwide HAVI (EMEA)
STANLEY - PMI Worldwide HAVI (EMEA)
The great people at Stanley will be donating 50% of its web sales across its new eu.stanley1913.com website for a whole week to EOCA!  From 22nd to 29th November, half of any purchase you make on this site will be helping to fund vital nature conservation projects around the world, to celebrate Green Friday!


Stanley Green Friday
Stanley Green Friday
Stanley builds durable, reusable, gear for life items passed down through generations meaning less waste for landfill.  Its tough bottles, flasks, travel mugs, food jars, cookware and more, made from stainless steel, also happen to be very attractive and useful for travelling, camping, in the office or at work!
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Tentsile
Tentsile
EOCA member Tentsile is doing things a bit differently this year!  Normally, when you make a purchase of a tree tent and hammock, our friends at Tentsile will plant 20 trees to mark the occasion.  From 22 - 30th November, the company will be doubling that number to 40 trees!  Great for hammock sleeping, but more importantly, great for the environment and precious outdoor habitats too!

In addition, on Giving Tuesday (30th November), Tentsile will be highlighting EOCA's work and encouraging everyone vitining its site to make a donation to EOCA's conservation projects - which can be done by using the paypal donate button on the top right of this page!  Win-Win! 

To find out more go to www.tentsile.com.  If nothing else - just go there and sign up to the Tentsile newsletter ... and there's another tree planted!

Tentsile Tent Team!
Tentsile Tent Team!
Tentsile’s award-winning camping hammocks and Tree Tents excite and inspire campers around the world. Unlike traditional tents, which need to be pitched on flat, level, dry ground, Tentsile Tree Tents and Giant Camping Hammocks use a patented three-point anchoring system to suspend your tent off the ground.

The brand's mission is to inspire a love of trees by elevating customers’ outdoor experience, and it proudly participates in a number of initiatives to ensure the survival of the great forests and planet as a whole. For every tent purchased, Tentsile makes a donation to plant 20 trees with its partners.


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TRANGOWORLD S.A.
TRANGOWORLD S.A.
Trangoworld has donated a number of items to the EOCA Online Conservation Fundraiser:all of which will be sold via the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop with all sales being donated to EOCA for its nature conservation projects.
Trangoworld
Trangoworld
Trangoworld is much more than a mountain brand. It is commitment to nature, to people and with an active and healthy lifestyle.  Taking its inspiration from the Trango Towers,  this Spanish brand provides adventure and free-time equipment of the highest performance levels.

www.trangoworld.com
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If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below.
We’re delighted to have been supported by the European Outdoor Conservation Association, who have been
an excellent partner and whose support has enabled us to divert more much-needed funds into local projects.
Dr Matthias Hammer, Biosphere Expeditions