Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

The Outdoor State: To celebrate Earth Day, Protect Our Winters is gathering support for a new climate change initiative. [Forbes]

How coronavirus has affected Colorado's outdoor rec: A new survey by the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office paints a striking picture for the Centennial State.

Better than climate neutral: Believe it or not, buying shoes from Icebug is actually better for the planet than not buying them. [The Manual]

Flowfold on Good Morning America: The brand was featured on the show for its total commitment to PPE production. [Good Morning America]

Where are the green rain jackets? Worries about performance have kept rain jacket design from reaching full sustainability. Who will make the first truly green rain coat? [Wired]

Get outside safely: In an effort that other states should model, Idaho is encouraging safe outdoor time with the Recreate Responsibly Idaho campaign. [Idaho County Free Press]

Support the Great American Outdoors Act: A letter explaining why congress should support the GAOA. [The Post and Courier]

Merrell names new VP of U.S. Sales: Alex Brown has been appointed to the position. [Grand Rapids Business Journal]

Lifestraw accomplishments: The company has released its 2019 Responsibility Report, which highlights how it continues to support education, conservation, and more.

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Malcolm Daly needs your support: After suffering a stroke this week, the longtime industry legend needs your love and help.

The gown makers: Many companies are now manufacturing medical masks to help during the pandemic, which is wonderful. But we also need to celebrate those producing a less-discussed necessity: hospital gowns.