for the outdoor active lifestyle

Give back to the great outdoors with EOCA
by <a href="" target="_self">Abbie Baynes</a>

by Abbie Baynes

08 September, 2021

The European Outdoor Conservation Association, or EOCA, is a collection of businesses working within the outdoor industry that have joined forces to raise funds to put directly into conservation projects worldwide. It’s a fantastic way to give back to the great outdoors. In the 15 years since EOCA started, 145 projects totalling almost €4 million have been supported and for every new member that joins, more money gets invested. Many of our clients are EOCA members, as are we here at Spring PR. A business of any size can join no matter how big or small. We’ve caught up with the team at EOCA to find out more about what your membership means.

Where does the money go? Every penny of your annual membership fee will go directly into projects around the world, meaning your membership directly funds conservation. EOCA gives companies a bespoke environmental giving programme without any in-house administrative staff or cost requirements.

Is EOCA successful with its conservation efforts? With 145 projects supported in 59 countries to date, EOCA is extremely successful in what it does. You can stay up to date with EOCA’s latest news here.

The more members the better, right? Absolutely. There is strength in numbers. Sharing resources with other forward-thinking outdoor companies makes a huge difference. Together, members have raised nearly €4 million for conservation since the start of the Association in 2006.

How do the conservation organisations get selected? EOCA performs a rigorous screening process, all with a link to outdoor enthusiasts. Projects supported include repaired trails in the Eastern Tyrol and Scotland, protected raptors in Bulgaria and Georgia along with brown bears in Spain and red squirrels in the UK.

How can we make a difference in the outdoors as part of our day to day lives? EOCA has a really handy Tread Lightly section, which talks you through how to enjoy your favourite outdoor activities whilst minimising your environmental impact. You can read it here.

Join EOCA and make your commitment to conservation.  More details about the benefits of becoming a member can be found here.

Featured image: Organisation – Banco de Bosques Project – Walk the Trail! Bog Protection in Patagonia


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More from The Great Indoors

Walk on the Wild Side this National Walking Month

Walk on the Wild Side this National Walking Month

Happy National Walking Month! It goes without saying that we Springers love spending time in the great outdoors. To celebrate, we wanted to share with you our favourite countryside strolls. Our boots have been re-proofed (with Nikwax, of course), Darn Tough socks are...

OTS 2022 Catch-Up!

OTS 2022 Catch-Up!

What a show! Well, if the year wasn’t flying by fast enough already, it feels crazy to think OTS 2022 has now been and gone. The Spring Team headed up to Liverpool to attend the show on Tuesday and Wednesday. We got to catch up with some of...

The family feel you get from AKU

The family feel you get from AKU

Where did we go? We’re back fully Italian-ised from our first sales meeting for a very long time.  The good guys at AKU Footwear extended an invitation to the Spring team. We bit their hand off, naturally.  Well, when you’re flying into Venice en route to Val Gardena,...