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EOCA Green Friday Conservation Fundraiser 2020 EOCA Newsletter

EOCA Green Friday Fundraiser 2020

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Get yourself some great outdoor gear AND help raise funds for six projects tackling plastic pollution in Italy, Spain, Brazil, Columbia and the UK. 

Welcome to our special Green Friday Conservation Fundraiser newsletter.

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We are very excited to announce that EOCA and its members are turning Black Friday green!  Together with 17 members, EOCA is launching an online, GREEN FRIDAY fundraiser!  Through this event, you will be able to get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference, raising money for vital conservation projects. 

Together with our EOCA members, we are committed to the conservation of the great outdoors, supporting organisations and projects working to protect their local wildlife, habitats and communities.  We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of EOCA members, and we are delighted to bring you this good news story as we reach the end of what has been a challenging year for everyone.

The funds raised will all support conservation projects, including our six most recently selected projects, tackling the issue of plastic pollution both in the environment and at source, in Spain, Italy, Columbia, Brazil and the UK.  Find out more about the projects here.

We are very grateful to all our members who have been able to support and contribute to our fundraiser; we couldn’t have done it without them.  We really hope you are able to support our Conservation Fundraiser, the vital projects it will help AND get yourself some great new gear for your next outdoor adventure.

Stay safe and happy shopping!

Tanya, Catherine, Cat and Sharon.

How does the EOCA Green Friday Fundraiser work?

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There are two ways in which our members are getting involved.  

1. Gear available via members' own websites

A number of our members will be selling products through their own websites, with varying contributions being made from their sales to our Conservation Fundraiser.  Some last for one day, others for the weekend, and others for a week. You can read all the details below.

2. Donated gear available via Outdoor Gear For Good

Other members have made available items through our campaign partner, community interest (non-profit) company, Outdoor Gear for Good (OGFG). OGFG are, very generously, selling donated products from our members from their newly launched eBay shop, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the EOCA Conservation Fundraiser.  (Please note, not all items will be listed at the same time, so please keep checking the new OGFG eBay shop to see what is on offer.  All products are subject to availability.)

To find out what each individual company is offering, please see details below.

1. Cumulus


Cumulus will be holding a garage sale-style online fundraiser on its website for the Green Friday weekend! A range of lightweight down items will be available at great prices. Cumulus is very generously donating 100% of all sales made on these certain items to conservation via EOCA! Incredible!

A Polish company, Cumulus produces lightweight down sleeping bags, clothes, mats, shelters plus other accessories.  Every product that is designed at Cumulus has to be as light as possible. 

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a differenceShop at Cumulus

2. Deuter


During the weekend of Green Friday (27-29th November), 10% of all purchases made from the Deuter website will be donated to EOCA, to fund vital conservation work!  Choose yourself or someone you love a fabulous new pack AND make a difference!

Deuter is one of the oldest backpack manufacturers in the world. They also sell sleeping bags, other bags and accessories.

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference. Shop at Deuter

3. Gregory

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Gregory  is very generously donating 20% of the sales from its website for the entire week of Green Friday to conservation via EOCA!  On the Gregory site, you will find a range of backpacks, travel bags and accessories. So between 23-30 November, head to the website to purchase a wonderful Gregory item for your next adventure AND make a difference!

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference. Shop at Gregory.


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From 20-27 November, KEEN will be running a 'You Buy, We Donate' fundraiser.  For every purchase made via the website during that period, KEEN will be donating €10 to one of 3 charities, one of which will be a project the company is supporting via EOCA.  The customer will be able to choose which of the 3 charities their donation will go to. Via EOCA, KEEN is supporting a project by Stichting Duik de Noordzee Schoon which is cleaning up lost fishing nets, and other rubbish from the bottom of the North Sea, in order to preserve biodiversity, cultural heritage and recover reefs. In particular, the project is removing cargo lost from the container ship MSC Zoe, much of which is plastic.

On the KEEN website, you will find a large range of sandals, boots, shoes and casuals, for women, men and kids!

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference. Shop at KEEN

5. La Sportiva

La Sportiva is very generously supporting the Fundraiser by donating 40% of onlines sales over the weekend of 27/28/29th November!

La Sportiva has supported EOCA with similar Green Friday fundraisers over the last few years.  We are extremely grateful for their continued support. 

If you're looking for some new gear to motivate you back into the hills, then La Sportiva has some fantastic products to kit you out.  From mountaineering, climbing, hiking and mountain running, there is a great selection of clothing, equipment and accessories.  

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference.  Shop at La Sportiva

6. Osprey

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On the 27th-30th Nomember, Osprey is generously donating 20% of the sales from its website to conservation via EOCA's Green Friday Online Conservation Fundraiser!

Osprey was started back in 1974 with a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products are used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between.

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference. Shop at Osprey

7. Montane

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Montane is supporting the Green Friday Fundraiser by donating €5,000 to EOCA as an alternative to traditional Black Friday marketing spend.  In this way, the company is turning the Black Friday event green, by giving back to the great outdoors. 

Montane specialises in innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment for endurance sports and activities in extreme environments

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference. Shop at Montane

Outdoor Gear for Good

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Our campaign partner, community interest (non-profit) company, Outdoor Gear For Good (OGFG) is contributing hugely to our online Conservation Fundraiser. All of the products kindly donated by our members listed below, will be sold through its new Outdoor Gear For Good eBay store over the coming month, with 100% of sales going to good causes - conservation via EOCA!  Please note, not all items will be listed at the same time, so please keep checking the new OGFG eBay shop to see what is on offer.  All products are subject to availability.

Outdoor Gear for Good works with many outdoor brands.  Its ethos is to ensure that excess product is reused or properly recycled. The products are sold and all profits given to outdoor charities. 100% of the items sold during this Green Friday event will be donated to conservation via EOCA

Get your favourite outdoor gear AND make a difference. Shop at Outdoor Gear For Good.

8. Berghaus

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Berghaus has generously donated a large number of items, including packs and clothing, to Outdoor Gear For Good.

Berghaus offers a wide range of outdoor gear, all built to last. As well as jackets, the brand also has backpacks, footwear and clothing on offer.

To purchase Berghaus items donated to support the EOCA Green Friday fundraiser, please visit the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay Shop.

9. Craghoppers

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Craghoppers has generously donated a large number of jackets to the EOCA Green Friday fundraiser. Styles include the Crawney and Nicholson Jackets for men, and Lumeah Hybrid, Voyager Hybrid and Safari for women.  Craghoppers creates comfortable and practical clothing for adventurers from all over the world.

To snap up a Craghopper jacket while supporting conservation via EOCA, please check out the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop

10. Lowe Alpine UK

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Our friends at Lowe Alpine have very generously donated a large number of outdoor products.  There's a long list of great products to choose from, including packs, beanie hats, and baselayers

Lowe Alpine is an independent backpack specialist, known for creating world-class carry systems for life on the move. The company prides itself in producing quality hard-wearing products that are designed to last.

To support this Conservation Fundraiser, you can select and buy your favourite Lowe Alpine packs and accessories at the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay Store

11. Nikwax Ltd

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Nikwax is offering their support to our Green Friday Fundraiser by donating many bottles of its fantastic products!  These include footwear cleaning gel, fabric and leather footwear proofer, TX Direct Wash In, Tent and Gear Solar Proof and Wash and Tech Wash/TX Direct Wash In Twin! 

Nikwax is well-known for providing high quality cleaning and waterproofing products for outdoor gear.  Importantly, its products are environmentally safe to use.

Make sure your outdoor gear is in the best condition and support the Conservation Fundraiser by buying some great Nikwax products from the Outdoor Gear for Good eBay store

12. Ortlieb

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Are you looking for some waterproof packs this winter? Ortlieb has donated some of its active travelling backpacks Atrack (25l), and its bike backpacks Velocity (23l) to this fundraiser.

Ortlieb makes premium waterproof products in Germany, including bikebags, backpacks, travel bags, dry bags and accessories

To purchase an Ortlieb waterproof pak while supporting this fundraiser, please shop at the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay store.

13. Osprey Europe Ltd

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Are you looking for a new pack?  Osprey has donated some fabulous packs for our Green Friday fundraiser, which can be bought via the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay store.

Get yourself a great Osprey pack while supporting conservation from the Outdoor Gear for Good eBay store. 

14. Pajak

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Looking for some super warm items this winter? Pajak has generously donated some mittens and sleeping bags to the EOCA Green Friday fundraiser.  

Pajak is passionate about outdoor activities and the need to develop dependable, innovative and technologically advanced outdoor equipment. Its products maximise warmth and minimise weight and pack size.

Treat yourself to some new warm Pajak gear and support this Conservation Fundraiser via the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop.

15. Salomon

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Are you keeping fit this winter by running outdoors? Salomon has donated a large number of ladies hooded running tops to the fundraiser!

Salomon's passion for outdoor sports, new technologies and craftsmanship has driven the brand to create progressive gear to enable you to freely enjoy and challenge yourself in the great outdoors.

These running tops are available as part of this Conservation Fundraiser from the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop

16. Stanley

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Stanley - a Brand of PMI, has generously donated a large number of items from its collection of durable and reusable products to the EOCA online Conservation Fundraiser!

Stanley builds durable, reusable gear for life- items passed down through generations means less waste for landfills.  The brands tough bottles, flasks, travel mugs, food jars, cookware and more, made from stainless steal also happen to be very attractive and useful, for travelling, camping, in the office or at work!

For the opportunity to purchase one (or more!) of these gorgeous GO WITH CERAMIVAC ™ tumblers and bottles while supporting conservation, please visit the Outdoor Gear For Good eBay shop.

17. Ternua

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Spanish company, Ternua, has been a committed supporter of EOCA for many years. The company has, again, offered its support, by generously donating some fabulous, stylish and colourful down and insulated jackets.  All the jackets contain recycled polyester from post-consumer plastic bottles.  

The jackets will be sold by Outdoor Gear for Good, via their eBay store, with 100% of the profits being donated to our Conservation Fundraiser.

18. Trangoworld S.A.

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Trangoworld has very generously donated many waterproof and windproof jackets to the Fundraiser.  These include the Verha and Toku style jackets for women and Shela and Zifu for men.

The Trango Towers were the inspiration behind Trangoworld's desire to provide adventure and free-time equipment of the highest performance levels.  

The jackets will be available to buy from the Outdoor Gear for Good eBay store, with 100% of profits supporting conservation.

Thank you!

We would like to thank all our members who are involved in the Fundraiser Campaign.  Their hugely generous help and support is always appreciated, but even more so at a time which is challenging in many ways.

We also want to thank Outdoor Gear for Good for their tremendous support. The organisation's involvement and commitment to the Fundraiser is hugely important and we are very grateful for their ongoing dedication. 

Thank you to everyone who is able to support our online Conservation Fundraiser. By purchasing some great new outdoor gear, you will help to make a difference and contribute to the ongoing work with our conservation projects.  

We hope you will enjoy many future adventures while enjoying your great new gear.