Outdoor Business Climate Partnership

National Ski Areas Association      Snowsports Industries America    Outdoor Industry Association         

We stand united against climate change

NSAA, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) have joined forces to amplify the business voice of the outdoor industry to implement climate change solutions.

As associations representing outdoor retailers, brands, suppliers, and resorts across the country, we share a common desire to see climate legislation that results in broad-scale carbon emission reductions, strong incentives for clean and renewable power and continued support of research on climate solutions. Our new Outdoor Business Climate Partnership (OBCP) aims to provide leadership on climate change and inspire meaningful action across our collective memberships. We will work together as stewards, innovators and stakeholders in support of moving our country toward a clean energy economy and improving the resiliency of our $788 billion industry. The time for climate action is NOW.

Our Principles       Our Pledge      Advocacy & Events       Learn More


Our Principles

We support the Build Back Better agenda and using all of these policy tools to position our country for a successful, net-zero future and support a healthy, outdoor recreation experience for all.

  • Standards and Legislation to curb carbon emissions across the largest-emitting sectors
  • Investments to accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions economy including research, jobs and green infrastructure
  • Incentives for renewable energy and storage, cleaner transportation, clean technology innovation and natural climate solutions
  • Justice and Equity to rectify disproportionate impacts imposed on BIPOC communities, and in the transition to a clean energy economy
  • Pricing carbon pollution to incentivize reductions in carbon emissions across the board

The OBCP Pledges to:

  • Collectively engage in advocacy with key policy makers in support of the adoption of standards and legislation to curb carbon emissions
  • Raise awareness among policy makers on the potential impacts of climate change on the outdoor recreation industry
  • Leverage the outdoor recreation industry’s economic, political and social influence by working together in partnership and adopting common messaging in outreach and social media
  • Engage our members by elevating the issue of climate change as a priority for businesses and inspiring action toward climate solutions
  • Provide our members with education, tools and programs to reduce carbon emissions in their operations and green their supply chains
  • Encourage our members to adopt carbon reduction targets in their operations and measure progress in meeting those targets
  • Encourage member engagement with state and utility level initiatives to decarbonize the grid
  • Support research and funding of adaptation and restoration measures that will protect the outdoor experiences that millions of Americans enjoy and ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy the health and fitness benefits of outdoor recreation
  • Collaborate with other business coalitions in support of climate change solutions to strengthen our voice and maximize our effectiveness
  • Offer resources and education opportunities to our members on diversity, equity and inclusivity and promote Justice and Equity in the context of climate change impacts and solutions

Advocacy and Events

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership Presents: Climate Advocacy In 2021 

January 6, 2021

The new administration has the most progressive climate agenda of any administration in U.S. history. There’s lots of exciting change in store, but also lots of hard work from all of us to make the most out of this opportunity to tackle this existential threat. Join us for an engaging Q&A with Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO) and John Curtis (R-UT) on the outlook and opportunities for addressing climate change in the 117th Congress. We'll provide takeaways on how the winter outdoor industry can play a lead role in supporting bipartisan federal climate policy in 2021 and beyond.

Watch the Session 

Speakers:
  • Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), Chair of Congressional Ski & Snowboard Caucus and Member of House Natural Resources Committee
  • Rep. Joe Neguse, (D-CO), Member of Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and House Natural Resources Committee
  • Moderator: Brendan McGuire, Vice President of Public Affairs, Vail Resorts

Amplifying our voices in Washington

The ski industry is a leader in supporting green initiatives, legislation and business practices. Learn more about how regional organizations across the nation are supporting the efforts of the OBCP and standing united against climate change.