OutDoor 2009: The ‘Something for Conservation’ Fundraiser is Back

The extremely popular EOG Association for Conservation ‘Something for Conservation’ Fundraiser is happening again - OutDoor 2009, will be the next venue.
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Zug, Switzerland - The extremely popular EOG Association for Conservation ‘Something for Conservation’ Fundraiser is happening again - OutDoor 2009, will be the next venue.

Having asked members to dig deep once more, there will be a vast array of products to raise further funding for grassroots conservation projects. So far fundraising at trade shows over the last 2 years has helped to provide an additional EUR€50,000 for conservation projects.

Association members have once again proved very generous, by donating some exciting new and unique products – and not just outdoor products – there are magazine subscriptions on offer as well. Brands joining in this year include: Timex; Nikwax; Berghaus; Columbia; Deuter; Ortlieb; Outdoor Markt; Grivel; Patagonia; Mammut and Vaude. There will also be the one-off opportunity to purchase a special edition waterbottle from CamelBak (stand B1-100).

Manager of the Association, Tanya Bascombe said, “This is a great opportunity to do ‘Something for Conservation’ – get some great new gear for a small donation and feel good about being able to support conservation at the same time – a win-win situation!”

The fundraiser is taking place every day of the show at the EOG Association for Conservation stand, Entrance Foyer West, outside Hall A1:

Thursday – Saturday, 16-18 July 14.30 – 15.30hrs

Sunday, 19 July 10.30 - 11.30hrs

Not to be missed:

Other events being held on behalf of the EOG Association for Conservation during the show includethe first ever screening of The Age of Stupid in Germany, which forms part of the OutDoor Movie Nights on Thursday 16 July, at 18.30hrs in Hall A2, with free beer and is sponsored by Pertex. An archivist in 2055 reviews what we could have done to save the world, and asks why we didn’t stop climate change when we had the chance. A powerful and unforgettable film.

Beware the Bread&Butter Theatre Company – this duo of wacky street performers will be doing walkabouts during Thursday and Friday at the show to entertain and amuse as well as spread the message about conservation. Sponsored by Pertex and Lowe Alpine, the Bread&Butter guys will also be handing out a small piece of the environment – so pick up your free Matchstick Garden – take them home and watch them grow! – sponsored by the Mammut Sports Group.

Announcement of new projects including short talks from some of the projects awarded for 2009 will take place on Friday 17 July, 13.00hrs Room Berlin, Foyer East (with simultaneous translation into German).

“Live for the moment” a talk by Timmy O’Neill about his recent ascent of El Cap with his paralysed brother - sponsored by Patagonia, with free beer. Come along on Saturday 18 July, 17.00hrs to Room Switzerland, Foyer West.

This will be followed by the OutDoor party which this year will be opened by Timmy on behalf of the EOG Association for Conservation.

Finally – look out for floor stickers around the show, indicating members who support the EOG Association for Conservation.

The EOG Association for Conservation - Working to protect the outdoor environment for future generations.

About the EOG Association for Conservation:

The EOG Association for Conservation is an initiative from the European outdoor industry with the objective of protecting the wild areas that we care so passionately about.The Association is designed to harness the incredible power of the outdoor industry and to raise money to donate to grass roots conservation groups.

The EOG Association for Conservation is funded by membership and other fundraising activities within the outdoor industry. 100% of membership fees go to the support of projects.

Membership is open to anyone that can demonstrate an involvement in the outdoor industry.

To find out more about the EOG Association for Conservation please go to  www.eogconservation.org

Press Releases are also available on the News and Press page of the website.

Contacts:

PR & Marketing - Vanessa Knowles

Tel: +44 1942 886402 Email: vanessa.knowles@eogconservation.org

EOG Association for Conservation - Tanya Bascombe

Tel: +44 1539 727255 Email: tanya.bascombe@eogconservation.org

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