Talking plastics with Pattie Gonia

Backcountry queen Pattie Gonia gives us her take on all things plastic.
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Bringing inclusivity, positivity, and heels into the outdoors, backcountry queen Pattie Gonia and SNEWS reporter Ronald V. E. Griswell talk mindfulness around plastics and how we each have a responsibility to make the world a cleaner place.


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What's next for the Plastic Impact Alliance?

We talk with one of the leaders of the Plastic Impact Alliance, Michelle Fleming of Stanley, about the industry’s cohesive mindfulness around single-use plastic at Outdoor Retailer and what’s next for the Alliance. more

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Making upcycled chalk bags with USU students

We’re sitting down with Outdoor Product Design and Development Program Coordinator Chase Anderson to talk student accomplishments, upcycled chalk-bags, and the future of the OPDD program. more

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Pattie Gonia's powerful poem about plastic

Right now, there are more plastic pieces in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way, says Pattie Gonia, the backcountry queen. In her spoken word poem, "Everything to Lose," Pattie Gonia calls on people to reflect on the impacts their actions have on Mother Earth. Talking plastics more


Instagram sensation Pattie Gonia makes her Outdoor Retailer debut

Pro photographer Wyn Wiley brought a lot more than a camera to his first appearance at Outdoor Retailer. The six-foot-plus, Lincoln, Nebraska-based creative also arrived with a signature pair of white, knee-length patent leather platform boots with six-inch more

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Going greener as an industry

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 more

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Talking diversity with Latino Outdoors founder José González

Writer James Edward Mills of The Joy Trip Project sat down with Latino Outdoors founder José González at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show to explore this question. They talk about the state of diversity and inclusivity in the outdoors, why exposure is not the right way to pay more

BACKPACKER editors on Mt. Neva for National Summit Day

Industry Buzz: National Summit Day, Purist, Enwild, gear pop up, class-action lawsuit, Pattie Gonia, and more

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at One of our own: SNEWS Assistant Editor Amelia Arvesen was featured in Voyage Denver's Most Inspiring Stories. She talks about how she came to the outdoor more

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Industry Buzz: PepsiCo's cutting down on virgin plastic, RovR, DPS, Jerry Turner, River Network, and more

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at Amy Roberts is leaving Outdoor Industry Association and heading to The North Face to become the new senior director of communications and corporate social more

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Industry Buzz: Scott Crook, Canada plastic ban, The North Face film grant, Vice President Mike Pence, and more

Non-profit outdoor alliance Maine Outdoor Brands announced that it has elected Jenny Kordick as full-time executive director. Kordick comes from The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C. and Maine, and will officially start the week of Outdoor Retailer. Scott W. Crook, more