The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance will host its 2013 Fall Show at the Knoxville Convention Center and Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee. This move was made to meet the organization’s growing needs and will allow for new members.
At the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, Chaco held their Flip-Out fundraiser, a sandal sale to benefit the Conservation Alliance. This year’s fundraiser, marking the third year of the event, brought in over $10,000 for the organization.
Chaco has been a member of the Conservation Alliance for 16 years.
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced the newly elected 2012-2013 board of directors. The board also selected its officers, with Will Manzer, CEO of Eastern Mountain Sports, continuing as chair and Sue Rechner, President and CEO of Confluence Watersports, selected to serve as 2nd vice chair.
The OIA board is chosen by the membership and consists of 18 voting members and 10 appointed non-voting members who may serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.
The following statement was released from the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Board of Directors upon meeting with Utah Governor Herbert:
For fifteen years, the outdoor industry has proudly called Salt Lake City the home of Outdoor Retailer and we are deeply grateful to the Utahans that have supported and hosted the show. We know firsthand that Utah is an incredible place to do business and play.
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. (LTG) has acquired the Pocket Tool X (PTX) Company, manufacturer of the single-piece multi-tools. LTG began selling the PTX tools in August under the Leatherman brand name, but continued using existing PTX model names. The tools are available through current Leatherman multi-tool retail and distribution channels as well as online.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and the most common cancer among 20 to 30 year-olds—approximately 76,000 new cases of melanoma will occur this year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has joined the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Park Service to emphasize the dangers of skin cancer through its Sunwise program. More information and a few simple steps Americans can take to protect themselves can be found at epa.gov/sunwise.
“Whether you hike or stroll, paddle a canoe or kayak or just sit in a mountain meadow watching the clouds go by, remember to put on your hat, apply sunscreen and have plenty of water to drink,” says National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
The Western Governors’ Association has written a letter to the US Senate in support of legislation that would direct some of the revenue generated by renewable energy developments on federal land. These royalties would fund conservation efforts to protect hunting, fishing and water resources in the areas affected by the wind and solar developments as well as cover the administrative costs incurred by the state.
Carlsbad, CA – Prana formalizes their Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program by becoming a Bluesign systems partner. The partnership will help Prana identify like-minded partners in all aspects of the supply chain. Prana will feature new bluesign approved fabrics as part of their fall 2012 offering.
Buena Park, CA – Evolv Sports announces Caraway and Company will be their new reps in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. The Caraway and Company rep team will be working with Mason Daly who worked in-house at Evolv.