Sustainability events at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

Tuesday, January 29

03:30 pm – 04:30 pm

Sustainable transparency no longer optional: turning difficulty into opportunity

Speaker: Kevin Myette, bluesign technologies ag
Becoming more transparent about your product and supply chain is no longer optional, and in the end, sustainable business practices are simply good for your business, as you will discover all sorts of opportunities for efficiency and building a much more robust supply chain.

Location: MR401

Wednesday, January 30

07:15 am – 08:45 am

Snow Show Kickoff Breakfast: A New Era Of Collaboration

Solutions in All Sizes: How the winter sports, outdoor and resort industries along with elected officials and other partners are uniting to drive change and develop innovative business solutions to address a common threat: climate change.

Location: MR401

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Small Batch Sustainability

Less is more when it comes to sustainability. How are emerging brands responding to this shift in consumption when it comes to manufacturing environmentally-friendly products?

Location: RANGER Station (Booth VO119-SL)

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

Advancing Your Climate Strategy: Best Practices for Emissions Reduction in the Supply Chain

As manufacturers, the bulk of our emissions are deep in the supply chain where we have less leverage and challenges with measurement. This session looks at emerging practices to assess and reduce scope 3 emissions, including industry collaboration around energy efficiency, renewable energy procurement and investment, land use strategies, and examples from industry.

Location: MR401 II1A2

12:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Reduce, Reuse and Repair Workshop

Interested in learning how to repair an old jacket or sleeping bag? Stop by The Ranger Station for this workshop!

Location: RANGER STATION (Booth VO119-SL)

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Must-Haves for a Successful Sustainability Strategy

Learn how to establish or evolve your brand’s sustainability strategy and about the tools available to help you identify the issues that matter most to your business, gain deeper transparency into your supply chain and materials, and plan
for action.

Location: MR405 II1B2

Thursday, January 31

10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Current State of Climate Change & How the Outdoor Industry Can Help

Protect Our Winters and leaders from across the industry are here to provide an update on the current state of climate change and share how brands, retailers, and individuals can turn their passion into purpose and work together to take meaningful action on climate change.

Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)

11:00 pm – 12:00 pm

University Series—Sustainability: A Retailer’s Dilemma

Retail has a responsibility in providing a platform for either sustainable or unsustainable products. Whether creating products that are biodegradable or those that are durable and enabler longer life, which option is more sustainable and how should retailer buyers identify which products are truly sustainable.

Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

State of the Rockies and Conservation in the West: Bipartisan Issues and Opinions in the Rocky Mountain West

Join OIA, Colorado College, the Center for Western Priorities and two of the nation’s leading pollsters for the release of the 2019 Conservation in the West Poll and a discussion of the land management conversation in the West.

Location: MR405 II2A2

03:00 pm – 04:00 pm

A Call to Action: Corporate Engagement and the Outdoor Industry

More and more Americans believe corporations have a responsibility to speak out on political and social issues. Global Strategy Group (GSG) tracks corporate engagement and condenses recent data in its annual Business & Politics study. This presentation will feature brand new data from the sixth annual study, and how it specifically relates to the Outdoor Industry.

Location: 405 II2B4

03:30 pm – 04:30 pm

Let’s change the way we make our clothes. Fair Trade and Recycled Materials

Fair Trade is about people doing their jobs with dignity, sending their children to school, and putting food on the table. Where workers get a fair deal, basic human rights are protected, and our fragile environment respected. Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from Fair Trade USA, Patagonia, and other brands (tbd), about their journey to make the most ethical choice the easiest one. Followed by a happy hour with Patagonia.

Location: The Camp (Booth 56117-UL)