The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership

The Outdoor Industry - United Together Against Climate Change

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The Outdoor Industry Can Be The Catalyst For Movement On Climate Change.

The outdoor recreation industry is compelled to act on climate change as it is impacting our environment, our business, and our way of life. The seasons are shifting, weather events are more variable and unpredictable, and natural disasters from floods to wildfires are more extreme. The $887 billion outdoor recreation industry is coming together because our individual actions will not be enough to achieve a stable climate.

Now is the time for bipartisan solutions on climate change. Strong climate policy must be a priority for all elected officials, and taking meaningful action to reduce emissions must be a priority for our members. Future generations should be able to enjoy the outdoors, and we should be stewards of their future. This is why the National Ski Areas Association, the Outdoor Industry Association and SIA have come together to form the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership.

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership represents thousands of manufacturers, outdoor retailers, resorts, suppliers and sales reps across the country. Our businesses, our customers and the nearly 150 million Americans who participate in outdoor activities each year are dependent on a stable climate and have a vested interest in being part of the solution.

So we’re doing our part. Standing together, bound by our passion for outdoor recreation. This goes beyond political parties. This includes all communities, no matter where you live or what work you do. The outdoor industry is uniquely positioned to find the common ground to help solve this complex issue.

Our mission is to work collaboratively to elevate the business voice of the $887 billion outdoor industry to drive bipartisan action on climate.

We Support:

  • Passage of comprehensive and bipartisan climate legislation in Congress that results in broad-scale carbon emission reductions, promotes energy innovation and supports the transition to a clean energy economy
  • Market-based policies that cost-effectively reduce GHG emissions
  • Encouraging our members to engage in the process of helping to shape and support state policies and utility initiatives to decarbonize the grid

We Pledge To:

  • Collectively engage in advocacy with key policy makers to stress the urgency and need for passage of comprehensive and bipartisan climate legislation
  • Raise awareness among policy makers on the potential impacts of climate change on the outdoor recreation industry
  • Leverage the outdoor recreation industry’s economic, political and social influence by working together in partnership and adopting common messaging in outreach and social media
  • Engage our members by elevating the issue of climate change as a priority for businesses and inspiring action toward climate solutions
  • Provide our members with education, tools and programs to reduce carbon emissions in their operations and green their supply chains
  • Encourage our members to adopt carbon reduction targets in their operations and measure progress in meeting those targets
  • Encourage member engagement with state and utility level initiatives to decarbonize the grid
  • Support research and funding of adaptation and restoration measures that will protect the outdoor experiences that millions of Americans enjoy and ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the health and fitness benefits of outdoor recreation
  • Collaborate with other business coalitions in support of climate change solutions to strengthen our voice and maximize our effectiveness

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