Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web
MEC forges ahead with sale: Defying the pleas of co-op members who oppose the company’s sale to an American investment firm, MEC leaders pushed ahead with the acquisition this week, saying the deal must close. [Coast Mountain News]
Eliminating single-use plastic: Dick’s Sporting Goods has committed to removing all single-use plastic bags from stores by 2025. Want to help in a similar way? Join the Plastic Impact Alliance today. [Footwear News]
The long wait is over: After more than 10 years of planning by three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners, and mountain bikers, a highly anticipated biking trail is finally opening in Colorado. [The Colorado Sun]
Climbing in Nepal: With new Covid cases still springing up everywhere, the country has implemented new rules for foreigners hoping to climb there this spring. [AlanArnette.com]
Race and the ski industry: The winter sports industry has a serious inclusion problem. Solving it will take years of concentrated work. [Steamboat Pilot & Today]
The rise of outdoor ed: College students are flocking in record numbers to programs that offer classes outside. [Outside Online]
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