Outdoor Industry Association
OIA Outdoor University Online Session: Greening Your Personal Life, April 14
Boulder, Colorado (April 11, 2011) — Outdoor Industry Association invites all members of the outdoor industry to take part in an entertaining Outdoor University® free online session this Thursday, April 14 and learn how to make every day Earth Day by Greening Your Personal Life.
Award-winning climate solutions consultant, world champion extreme skier and KEEN ambassador Alison Gannett will guide participants through her four-step approach to make calculating and reducing your carbon footprint easy, economical and understandable and how to make it practical in your everyday life. She’ll explore how to make cost-effective and life-enriching decisions for meaningful and measurable energy use reductions for travel, home, and business. Gannett’s thought provoking presentation will also address why solar electric cars may actually increase our energy dependence, along with how to spot and resist the lure of green-washing claims that pervade this space.
Gannett is founder of The Save Our Snow Foundation and in 2010 was named "Ski Hero of the Year" by SKI Magazine and "Green All-Star of the Year" by Outside magazine. An accomplished ski mountaineer with a plethora of worldwide first descents, she also photo documents climate change as an environmental scientist. Most importantly, Gannett trains individuals, businesses (including those in the outdoor and ski industry) and governments around the world on her four-step, cost-saving, climate change solutions framework. For more info about Gannett visit alisongannett.com.
Greening Your Personal Life is scheduled for 2 pm (Mountain) on Thursday, April 14 and participation is free for OIA members and non-members. Register today.
To view the full schedule of OIA Outdoor University workshops and sessions, including recorded webinars available for on-demand viewing, visit outdoorindustry.org/ou.
About Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. OIA provides trade services for over 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. OIA provides industry defining resources and support in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, businessâ€to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Ongoing education opportunities and strategic business workshops provided by OIA include the annual Rendezvous®, Outdoor University® sessions, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the title sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. For more information about OIA go to outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.