Two new members sign up for conservation

Release date: 25 September 2013

Technical footwear company La Sportiva and alternative bottle specialist Klean Kanteen are working together to support conservation by becoming the most recent companies to join the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).
Continuing upwards.  Image John Fleetwood
Continuing upwards. Image John Fleetwood

Taking the total number of members to 110, both companies are very excited about their new partnerships. Lorenzo Delladio, CEO of La Sportiva said, “We are thrilled about becoming part of EOCA. La Sportiva is extremely keen to take a much more active role in looking after and protecting the environment. Getting involved with EOCA is a very positive and tangible way of doing this.”

Co-owner of Klean Kanteen, Jeff Cresswell added, “Joining EOCA was an easy step for us. Its work sits perfectly with what we as a company have been aiming to do from the outset – enjoying our environment in a sustainable, healthy way – and we are very much looking forward to supporting and being part of the association’s programme!”

Image John Fleetwood.
Image John Fleetwood.

EOCA has seen a record number of compaines join the organisarion this year, with 31 new members signing up since January. “We are delighted to welcome both La Sportiva and Klean Kanteen to the association this month, “ said Tanya Bascombe, Joint General Manager of EOCA, “As 100% of membership fees gets put into each year’s conservation projects, the more companies that get involved, the more vital work looking after our magnificent wild spaces we can support”.

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“The excitement we felt at hearing we had been awarded EOCA funding for the Fix the Fells project has now been matched by our excitement at seeing the completion of the vital path repair works to two of our most stunning Lakeland fells; Scafell Pike and Striding Edge on Helvellyn. Thanks to the money generously given by EOCA these two popular routes are now fighting fit for the future.”

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