Sustainability 101 says only buy what you need. But when it comes to electric cars, that rule doesn’t always apply.

It’s not all doom and gloom. There’s good news about climate, too.

Deceptive eco-marketing techniques prey on consumers looking to make responsible purchases. Follow these tips to avoid getting duped.

An elaborate scheme targeted toy giant Mattel and the plastics industry by capitalizing on our big pink moment

We talked to three experts to unpack the invisible havoc unleashed by our mindless idling epidemic 

From growing plants from seeds, to repurposing food scraps, to turning trash into all-natural cleaners and beauty products, TikTok phenom Creative_explained will inspire you to waste less and save money

Travelers generate a massive amount of waste. You can help change that with these smart and easy tips.

Save money and go easier on the planet with these tips and alternatives

Make money and do the planet a solid by embracing the circular economy

There are far better ways to deal with your shit.

The $450 Lomi Home Composter doesn’t actually create compost. But the product is still awesome—if you can afford it.

Show up on Earth Day with these easy, powerful actions

In his daily conversations, diet, business practices, and play time, Jones is always working for the planet

By swapping out bagged potatoes for loose ones, and eggs in cardboard cartons instead of styrofoam, you’ll lighten your environmental footprint

Donate? Auction? Burn? Experts weigh in on how the apparel giant should navigate its footwear crisis. 

How to handle plastic bags, batteries, milk cartons, metals, and...bowling balls

The office will advance outdoor opportunities, policies, and infrastructure in the Bay State

The project collected, counted, and recycled almost 75,000 polybags in just three months from 11 outdoor storefronts. Extrapolated across the outdoor industry, the numbers are staggering. Will your company take action?

Finding people’s superpowers, keeping it fun, and staying focused on the consumer are Sicotte's keys to success

The program invites everyone to donate used gear for a new nonprofit centered around planet, inclusion, and adventure

A roundup of happenings from the show floor—new gear, education recaps, and more

The steps my company is taking to reduce its environmental impact

The Lebanon, Tennessee, facility will run on 100 percent clean energy and produce zero waste

Nicole Otto will step into the role in June, taking over from Steve Murray

Indie Outdoor, launched this week, aims to harness the collective power of independent retailers

The Plastic Impact Alliance and Eco Cycle partner up to collect, recycle, and quantify polybag waste from 11 outdoor businesses on Pearl Street in an effort to raise awareness and encourage solutions

OBJ got a behind-the-scenes look at the grand opening of Public Lands, the new retail concept from Dick's Sporting goods, in Pennsylvania

As it approaches its sixth birthday, Kuju Coffee breaks into the national Whole Foods ecosystem and co-founder Jeff Wiguna reflects on the journey

VF Corporation’s former president of emerging brands aims to lead the heritage travel company into the next era of success

Founders of the iconic travel brand Eagle Creek sat down for an exclusive interview with OBJ following parent company VF Corp.’s announcement that it will shut down the business by the end of 2021

In this episode of Straight Talk, Todd Spaletto reveals new details about Public Lands, the new conservation retail concept launching from Dick's Sporting Goods this summer

Aimed at inspiring kids to build a lifelong relationship with the outdoors, Thrive Outside programs will launch in Missouri, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Maine

A conversation about profitable carbon-footprint reduction

A few inconvenient truths about the current state of the climate crisis

Backcountry's inaugural class of Breaking Trail athletes is focused on increasing diversity in the outdoors

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.

The new company aspires to be the preeminent global source of content, experiences, utilities, community, and services for active lifestyle participants

Five outdoor enthusiasts joined Pocket Outdoor Media and Outdoor Industry Association for a candid conversation about if and when it's okay to use the N-word

In his first interview since taking the helm as CEO, Ryan Gellert talks to OBJ about the future of Patagonia which, among other things, includes "making less product"

Sit in on a video conversation with snowboarder and climate activist about his new "impact documentary," Purple Mountains, the upcoming election, backcountry safety, and skiing in the woods as a kid

Ryan Gellert, who has presided over the brand’s business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, will now run the company

The parent company of Smartwool and The North Face has decided to make internal data about its diversity and inclusion practices public

Sit in on a video conversation about how independent retailers are coping with the pandemic, new Grassroots Outdoor Alliance tools designed to support retailers and brands, and why pro deals proliferation is killing our local gear shops

Satkiewicz was a gifted athlete, an inspiring and passionate leader, a champion of women, and mentor to many

Confronting racism in the outdoor industry starts at home

"I believe that a run, a climb, a hike, or a day skiing can change your day and change the world"

Sit in on a video conversation about the surge in interest in Baker's Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge, how it could reshape the outdoor industry, and how your company can lean in

After leading the company for 12 years, Marcario decides it's time to pass the torch

The company will also double match any employee donations to anti-racism nonprofits

Sit in on a video conversation that covers sell-through in the wake of coronavirus, creative ways brands are marketing new products, trade shows, and pajama pants

The beloved 65-year old climber, entrepreneur, and retail expert suffered a stroke yesterday and remains in ICU

Her first month as OIA's executive director has tested her leadership in ways no one could have anticipated. But Lise Aangeenbrug is rising to the challenge

In this strange time of isolation, the Spring/Summer issue of The Voice will bring us together. Here's how to get your free copy

Owner Brendan Madigan asked his community to #SaveYourLocalGearShop. And they did

What businesses need to know about weathering the storm

Lise Aangeenbrug will transition from ED of Outdoor Foundation to Outdoor Industry Association

Here are some of the cool things PIA members are doing to make the world a better (read: less plasticky) place

Andrew and Shelley Dunbar have owned Sea to Summit distribution in North America for 22 years. Now the Australian company is bringing it back under the global umbrella

10 ways to prepare for a single-use plastic-free Outdoor Retailer show

Are you making enough money? Getting paid what you're worth? Dive into our complete salary report

Our industry makes real bottles. So let’s use them and reduce single-use containers at Outdoor Retailer. Join us in making The Plastic Impact Promise and commit to bringing your own personal drinking vessel to the next show

A new chapter for the beloved merino apparel brand

From making movies to giving conservation grants, learn how this specialty outdoor retailer has evolved into so much more than a gear shop

This summer marks Outdoor Retailer’s 35 birthday. To celebrate, we unearthed 15 fun facts you probably never knew about our industry’s biggest show

In his first interview as Mountain Hardwear's new president, Joe Vernachio talks about the brand's relationship with retailers, diversity in the industry, and a renewed focus on climbing

It's the scrappiest of start-up stories: three twenty-something backpackers launched this Ohio shop seven years ago with big dreams, true grit, and 13 credit cards

Chopwood Mercantile is a tiny Colorado shop with a massive vision of what specialty outdoor retail could be

Next Adventure's new and used gear concept is a perfect fit for Portland

Because nothing’s better than a cold beer after a mountain bike ride

Grassroots remains united with Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Industry Association and withdraws its 2018 Connect show from Sandy, Utah

Shelley and Andrew Dunbar, owners of Sea to Summit’s North American distribution, have purchased the Boulder, Colorado, outdoor shop out of bankruptcy, and plan to bring it back to its former glory days as one of the most beloved, iconic, and authentic outdoor shops in the country

Bridging the gap between brands and shops by embedding C-level executives onto the sales floor, The Retail Immersion Project kicks off with Tom Barney and Durango, Colorado-based Backcountry Experience