Going green: Is the industry doing enough?

Amy Horton shares her thoughts on what more the outdoor industry can be doing for the planet.
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One of the biggest themes at this year’s Outdoor Retailer show has been sustainability—in gear, in booth design, and in the choices attendees are making on the trade show floor. Amy Horton, the Outdoor Industry Association's Senior Director of SUSTA, sat down to talk with us about the industry's role in "going green."

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