Alterra Mountain Co., Boyne Resorts, POWDR, and Vail Resorts this week announced the Climate Collaborative Charter, a unified effort to promote ski-resort sustainability
Nemo will eliminate 100,000 polybags in two years—a roadmap for the rest of the industry
The Seattle brand has created a technical layering system with inclusive sizing thanks to a group of outdoor athletes who struggled to find outdoor clothing that fit
Canadian outdoor apparel and equipment brand Arc'teryx has launched ReBird, which connects customers to used gear, upcycled products, and care and repair services
Chad Brown has experienced racism in the outdoors countless times, but after being shot at while fishing in Oregon, he decided he had had enough. That's when he founded Love Is King, a nonprofit on a mission to make the outdoors safer for everyone.
New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared her love of backpacking on Instagram this week—and shouted out some well-known advocacy groups working to make the outdoors more inclusive
As outdoor companies work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, advocates say the hunting and fishing sector needs to catch up
Gregory VP John Sears says the first-of-its-kind pack line—intended to spark a movement of gear inclusivity—is here to stay
Mountaineer Andrew Alexander King discusses how he challenges outdoor brands to do better when it comes to athlete ambassadorships
The founder of the Swedish tent brand Hilleberg spoke with Outside Business Journal about the company’s longevity, family culture, and decades-long loyalty to a single product category
When Breanne Acio and her wife fell in love with the camper van life, they immediately ran into barriers: loneliness and a lack of practical resources
A few inconvenient truths about the current state of the climate crisis
The North American CEO of the Italian footwear brand discusses how his company is taking its sustainability efforts to the next level
The former global GM of The North Face’s Mountain Sports division has partnered with Stanford scientists on a fabric technology that’s designed to revolutionize outdoor apparel and more
Marinel de Jesus of Brown Gal Trekker discusses how the outdoor industry has an obligation to take a stance against Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate
Our parent company has laid out its DEI goals for the year in a detailed annual report
Stephanie Maez, managing director of Outdoor Foundation knows first-hand how nature heals. After her teenage son was wrongfully accused of murder and sent to jail, she sought comfort and healing in the outdoors.
A few months into Seung’s tenure as the brand’s North America GM, the pandemic hit and plans changed. But she didn’t let that hurdle—or myriad others—derail her ambitious goals.
The Senate voted 50-41 to elect Haaland, who will become the first Native American installed as a Cabinet secretary
A handful of smaller snowsports brands lead the industry in greener production practices. Can everyone else catch up?
How climate emissions programs from OIA and SIA might dilute—or amplify—each other’s goals
As you read this, your life savings is funding things that probably repulse you. You’re paying to raze the Amazon, lay pipe across Arctic tundra, and manufacture the cigarette butts that line the bellies of fish. You didn’t make those decisions. But your bank did.
Earl B. Hunter, Jr. wants to make Black folks feel safe outdoors—and level the economic playing field in the process
This week, we caught up with Cameron Walker, general manager of Icebreaker North America, to learn more about the VF-owned brand’s environmental campaign to completely remove synthetics from its collection
Meet the founder of Black Folks Camp Too, a marketing and consulting firm dedicated to introducing more Black people to the joys of camping and engaging outdoor brands to welcome them
Combatting racism and practicing allyship in the outdoor industry requires tangible action. Here's how to get started.
Maro LaBlance, founder of the California-based content agency Campfire Collective, has put a new spin on pandemic video content
This specialized job board, launched last June, makes it easier for businesses in the industry to find and hire diverse talent
A friend, colleague, and industry role model has received some very difficult news
Robin Thurston outlines Pocket Outdoor Media's goals and commitments regarding inclusion and sustainability
Four lessons everyone in the office can benefit from
The choice signals a major step forward for Native American representation in government
REI has updated its Product Impact Standards, setting new climate and inclusion expectations for its 1,000+ vendors
The company's new "Buy Less, Demand More" campaign prompts customers to consider secondhand alternatives to new gear
The reusable packaging service RePack helps companies reduce their carbon footprint while building brand affinity
This week, Outdoor Industry Association hosted a call to examine the implications of the election results. Here's what went down.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its annual report that lays out the importance of the outdoor recreation economy in hard data
Outdoor Gear Exchange, the widely loved independent retailer in Vermont, has hired a full-time diversity professional to manage the company's inclusion practices
The Conservation Alliance has ended its business with longtime financial partner Bank of America, divesting all funds over concerns about the bank's lack of environmental commitment
The brand's new Explore Fund Council—led by Jimmy Chin and actor Lena Waithe—will oversee the allocation of $7 million in DEI-focused grant funding
If you’re serious about eliminating single-use packaging from your company and the outdoor industry, these five companies can help
Last month, a federal judge ordered William Perry Pendley to vacate his post at the Bureau of Land Management. The decision had "no impact whatsoever" on his position, Pendley said.
“The outdoor industry is the only industry I know of where Black folks have to beg to be advertised and marketed to,” says Earl B. Hunter Jr. His company aims to change that
After running the Bureau of Land Management for more than a year without Senate confirmation, Pendley has been ordered to surrender his position
The retailer has realized its 14-year plan of transitioning to carbon neutral operations by 2020
From a diehard work ethic and inclusive design theories to decadent colorways and outside-the-box thinking, the methods of these industry experts draw inspiration from their cultural heritage
The parent company of Smartwool and The North Face has decided to make internal data about its diversity and inclusion practices public