Please see below our press releases, archived by year, so you can see what we have been up to since our start in the summer of 2006.
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EOCA Celebrates a Record Number of New Members, Supporting Conservation Together
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has been delighted to welcome 23 new companies
into membership already during 2019 – more than in any other single year in the history of the association. This brings the total number members to 150
and will make a significant difference to the number of hands-on conservation projects the association can support.
Record Amount raised for Conservation at OutDoor by ISPO
Records were broken the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) at the recent OutDoor by ISPO in Munich earlier this month, in terms of the amount of money raised for conservation thanks to the generous donations by members to the Conservation Fundraiser, the number of members organising fundraising events on their own stands for EOCA and new members signing up to the association.
EOCA Fundraising for Conservation and Reducing Single-Use Plastic at OutDoor by ISPO.
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) looks forward to meeting with many of its members and others within the outdoor industry next week at the OutDoor by ISPO show in Munich. The Association is excited to celebrate its latest successes, present its latest funded conservation projects, raise further funds for conservation and to play a key role in reducing single-use plastic waste generated at the show.
Eight New Members and partners for EOCA
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to welcome 7 new members and a trade partner, all committed to conserving the great outdoors. All 8 have signed up to the association since the ISPO show in February, a number specifically joining to support the work of EOCA in tackling Plastic Pollution.
EOCA Conservation Funding Reaches €3 million
This March thousands of outdoor enthusiasts joined European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), and its members, to participate in its annual spring public vote. As a result of the public vote and also the members private vote, six new conservation projects have been selected for EOCA to support. With almost €150,000 being pledged to these six projects, this also marks a new milestone in the history of EOCA – the funding of €3 million in vital conservation projects around the world!
26 Companies sign EOCA's Plastic Pledge for Tradeshows!
In an exciting step forwards in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s new focus on tackling plastic pollution, the association has asked exhibitors at this summer’s OutDoor by ISPO trade show to sign up to a pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastic on their stands at the show. The association is delighted with the reaction, with 26 exhibitors having already signed up to the Plastic Pledge.
EOCA Leads the Industry with Plastic Pledge for Trade Shows
In an exciting step forwards in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s new focus on tackling plastic pollution, the association is asking exhibitors at this summer’s OutDoor by ISPO trade show to sign up to a pledge to reduce, if not eliminate, the amount of single use plastic at the show.
New Public Fundraiser for EOCA
As part of its newly-launched focus on plastic clean-up, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has launched a public fundraiser to raise money to help reduce single use plastic. The project, part of Surfrider Foundation Europe’s ‘Ocean Initiatives’ programme will work to raise awareness and educate thousands of people through waste collection and clean-up events.
EOCA Public Vote Underway
The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has launched the first of its two annual public online votes to help it choose which conservation projects to support, and will run to midday (GMT+1) on 11th April.
EOCA at ISPO 19 - Round Up
Munich covered in 25cm of snow proved to be the perfect platform for EOCA as it launched its new 2 year focus and raised €19,000 for conservation during ISPO 19
Thanks to the generosity of EOCA’s members, the Conservation Fundraiser boasted its largest number of items yet - with offerings from hammocks to skiwear, mugs to climbing harnesses and everything in between. In addition, Bergans of Norway, Klean Kanteen
held fundraisers on their stand to benefit EOCA. With a generous top up from ISPO, EOCA was delighted to raise a total of €19,000 during the 4 days of the show! 100% of this will be spent on the conservation projects EOCA supports this coming year.
EOCA Conservation at ISPO: Fundraising and Forwards to the Future
Looking forwards to a cold and snowy ISPO in Munich at the end of the week, there is much news from the European Outdoor Conservation Association to melt even the largest icicles. The Conservation Fundraiser is back with fundraising efforts around the show, a Happy Hour and the launch of EOCA’s new focus are helping to shape a busy few days to come.
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The funding that EOCA and Original Buff, S.A. have given Ennerdale's Squirrel Woodlands has enabled us to make a massive step change in our conservation of red squirrels, allowing us to purchase equipment, employ local people and support the local community in extending native woodlands and helping keep red squirrels in the valley. The simple funding process has meant we can focus on doing real tangible stuff on the ground"
Gareth Browning, Wild Ennerdale