Arne Strate

Team Role: Board member and General Secretary of the European Outdoor Group
Arne Strate
Arne Strate
Arne Strate
Arne Strate
How did you become involved with EOCA:
Through my work with the EOG, first and foremost. When I started working for the EOG, I got to know EOCA and their outstanding work better and it was really impressive to see that the outdoor sector is coming together to make sure the great outdoors are kept intact and are restored for us and our children to enjoy.  

Also, not forgetting that without these wild places there would be no outdoor industry in the first place.

Number of years in the outdoor industry:
Before my time at the EOG, I worked in surf and snowsports since the end of the nineties, which I consider all part of outdoor,  by the way.  So over 20 years.

What else do you promote to support conservation:
After setting up the organisation in 2017,I still continue to work with the It’s Great Out There Coalition INPA in my free time.   I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to act responsibly when outdoors and respect these wild places as the fragile habitats that they are. Yes, we should share the outdoor experience with everyone - it has so much to give us - but in a responsible way. 
“Take only pictures, leave only footprints"

Favourite wild place:
I have to say that must be the Lake District UK and the Alps and of course British Columbia/ Canada where I lived in the early ’00 years

Favourite outdoor activity: Running/hiking, snowboarding, mountainbiking

Perfect day:
Winter: Wake up to 2 feet of fresh snow on the mountain  on a weekday with no one else around
Summer:Wake up in a tent to the sun rising with no network around and full day of outdoor adventures ahead!

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Cascade Designs is delighted to be a founding member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association. We hugely value the broad remit to preserve and restore wild places for the betterment of the planet and humanity. In addition we find the 100% application of donations to projects to be refreshingly compelling along with the transparent and efficient project selection process.
Joe Mc Swiney, President Cascade Designs