College Outside Joins The Conservation Alliance

May 25, 2017

Bend, Ore., (May 23, 2017) — The Conservation Alliance today welcomes College Outside as its newest member. College Outside is the outdoor industry’s primary connection to the college demographic. Over 200 collegiate outdoor groups use College Outside’s retail site to purchase gear for their programs, leaders, and members.

“Our goal is to support these college outdoor programs and increase participation in the outdoors.” said Sarah Lockwood, founder of College Outside. “We feel a strong responsibility to the students we work with and to places we love to play, so this partnership is a natural fit for us.”

This new partnership will continue to help support and bolster The Conservation Alliance’s efforts to fund conservation organizations working to protect North America’s last wild spaces. Though the support of Conservation Alliance member companies, the organization has helped protect 50 million acres, 2,991 river miles, removed or halted 29 dams, purchased 12 climbing areas and designated five marine reserves.

“We are proud and honored to welcome College Outside to The Conservation Alliance,” said John Sterling, executive director of The Conservation Alliance.

About The Conservation Alliance:

The Conservation Alliance is an organization of like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas. Membership in the Alliance is open to all companies who care about protecting our most threatened wild places for habitat and outdoor recreation.  Since its inception in 1989, The Conservation Alliance has contributed more than $18 million, awarded 552 grants, helped to protect more than 50 million acres of wildlands; protect 2,991 miles of rivers; stop or remove 29 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase 12 climbing areas. For complete information on The Conservation Alliance, see: www.conservationalliance.com.

About College Outside

College Outside was founded in 2013 in an effort to provide resources to college outing clubs and programs. Today, over 200 collegiate outdoor groups use their retail site to purchase gear for their programs, leaders, and members. College Outside is also a 1% for the Planet Member, and works with over 35 brands such as Black Diamond, Marmot, Gregory, Petzl, Jetboil, Thule, and Toad&Co.