Category Archives: Advocacy

Mystery Ranch Partners with Big City Mountaineers and Outside to Launch ‘Find Your Good’ Campaign

Mystery Ranch, the industry-leading pack company built on a heritage of comfortable load carriage, has announced its partnership with Big City Mountaineers (BCM) and Outside Interactive, Inc. to kick off the inaugural Find Your Good fundraising campaign, with a donation match during the month of September. Outside’s Find Your Good platform launched in 2022 with […]

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Four of the World’s Top Outdoor Athletes Explain What the Inflation Reduction Act Means to Them

Jessie Diggins’ life revolves around snow. She is, after all, the most decorated Nordic skier in U.S. history. But recently, it’s not the snow itself that’s top of mind for her; it’s the lack of it. Losing winter as we know it—along with the other environmental ravages of climate change and a warming globe—has become […]

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Outgoing OIA Director to Join National Park Foundation

Lise Aangeenbrug is stepping down as executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association to become the National Park Foundation’s chief program officer, Aangeenbrug told OBJ today. She will leave OIA August 19 and begin with the National Park Foundation September 12. “I wasn’t looking to leave OIA, but the more I learned about the position […]

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Lise Aangeenbrug to Step Down as OIA Executive Director

Outdoor Industry Association Executive Director Lise Aangeenbrug will step down from her position on Monday, August 8, OBJ confirmed today. While declining to comment in detail, Aangeenbrug told OBJ that a “compelling opportunity” is the reason behind her decision, which she says she’ll explain next week. Aangeenbrug’s appointment as OIA’s executive director was announced on […]

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Patagonia Will Pay Bail for Employees Arrested in Abortion Protests

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has pledged to support employees who plan to protest today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional right to abortion care. Earlier today, Patagonia said it would pay bail for any full- or part-time workers who “peacefully protest for reproductive justice.” The brand published the news on LinkedIn. Company […]

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