Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

The North Face’s climate efforts: How TNF is stepping up to challenge Patagonia as the leader in business-backed climate advocacy. [CNBC]

Outdoor Research earns FDA authorization: The Seattle-based brand is one of only four companies to achieve FDA authorization for U.S.-made surgical masks since the pandemic began.

Columbia gets into NASCAR: The company has entered a multiyear sponsorship deal with Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace.

Pushing for masks at national parks: Congressional Democrats are asking the Interior Department to implement mask requirements at indoor national park facilities. [The Hill]

The best plus-size gear for women: After recent announcements about new backpacking lines for plus-size hikers, it’s nice to see large publications getting behind the effort. [Condé Nast Traveler]

Outdoor Retailer’s design series: OR is hosting a three-day Designer Webinar Series with free online education for the design community. [ShopEatSurf]

How to attract diverse talent: To diversify Utah’s workforce, the great outdoors can’t be the only selling point, one journalist argues. [Utah Business]

Sea to Summit’s new PR agency: The company has named Wyoming-based Purple Orange Brand Communications as its public relations agency of record.

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REI sells brand-new campus: The company has put its state-of-the-art Seattle campus on the market, mere months after its completion. 

Utah's non-retail-centric trade show: The Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit brings together diverse voice sometimes overlooked at tradition trade shows.

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