Eco Index Pilot Program Webinars

Five Eco Index training webinars have now been completed. Response to the webinars has been great, with an average of 53 attendees per webinar. All webinars have been archived for future viewing at www.outdoorindustry.org/ecotraining and on the Pilot Program page of the Eco Index Beta website (links to archived webinars posted under “Reference Materials” at bottom of Pilot Program page along with links to presentation slides in PDF format.)

Two more Eco Index training webinars are scheduled, as well as an additional OIA webinar that may also be of interest to Eco Index Pilot Program participants. These webinars are free of charge and attendance is optional.

Tuesday, November 2
9-10 am (Mountain Time)
Are You Ready to REACH?
Presenter: SGS

This webinar will explore the REACH regulation – dealing with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of CHemical substances in products – that is currently in place in the European Union.  A team of experts from testing and certification firm SGS will provide participants with background on REACH and how to navigate it within your company.  Register here.

Tuesday, November 9 – 9-10am (Mountain Time)
OIA Eco Index Training webinar – Indicators (Footwear) and Packaging
Presenter: Chase Mueller and Derek Campbell, Brooks
This webinar will provide companies with instruction on how to score a footwear product using the Eco Index Indicators.  Included in this webinar will be a special focus on packaging, including an example of scoring a Brooks shoe box.  Instruction will also provide references to the Eco Index resources and tools available on www.ecoindexbeta.org.   Register here.

Tuesday, November 30 – 9-10am (Mountain Time)
OIA Eco Index Training webinar – Indicators (Hardgoods)
Presenter: Joe McSwiney, Cascade Designs; Matthew Thurston, REI
This webinar will provide instruction on how to score a hardgood gear product using the Eco Index Indicators. Step-by-step examples will feature an MSR tent and a Novara bicycle. Instruction will also provide references to the Eco Index resources and tools available on www.ecoindexbeta.org.  Register here.