RELEASE: OAK Welcomes the Nomination of Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 4, 2013 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584, jackie.ostfeld@sierraclub.org   The Outdoors Alliance for Kids Welcomes the Nomination of Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, to be [...]

RELEASE: OAK Praises Nomination of Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club, 202-548-6584 The Outdoors Alliance for Kids Praises Nomination of Sally Jewell as Secretary of the Interior  Washington, DC – Today, President Obama nominated REI CEO Sally Jewell as the next US Secretary of the Interior. Statement of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) [...]

RELEASE: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING: STRENGTHENING AMERICA

CONTACT: Stacy Bare, Sierra Club, 720-519-5837, stacy.bare@sierraclub.org Kristina Ortez de Jones, Sierra Club, 505-206-9629 kristina.ortez@sierraclub.org CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING: STRENGTHENING AMERICA Connecting Military Kids, Families and Veterans with the Great Outdoors June 27, 2012 – Washington DC – To commemorate Great Outdoors America Week, experts gathered to discuss opportunities for the Administration, the military and non-profit partners [...]

RELEASE: American Heart Association joins steering committee of Outdoors Alliance for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2012 Contact: Jacqueline Ostfeld; 202-548-6584; Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org; Retha Sherrod; (202) 785-7929; retha.sherrod@heart.org American Heart Association joins steering committee of Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC–  OAK (Outdoors Alliance for Kids) today announced that the American Heart Association has joined the growing partnership advocate for connecting children, youth and families with the outdoors. With the [...]

RELEASE: CELEBRATION OF THE MILITARY CHILD OUTDOORS

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristina Ortez de Jones, Sierra Club, 505-206-9629 Kristina.ortez@sierraclub.org CELEBRATION OF THE MILITARY CHILD OUTDOORS Hundreds of military children gather to kick off Month of the Military Child March 31, 2012 - TRIANGLE, VA - April 1st marks the start of the Month of the Military Child. The Sierra Club, Armed Services YMCA, Blue Star Families, National Military Family [...]

RELEASE: Healthy Kids Outdoors Act Supports Strategies to Connect Kids with Nature

IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Contact: Max Greenberg, National Wildlife Federation, greenbergm@nwf.org or 703-438-6018   Healthy Kids Outdoors Act Supports Strategies to Connect Kids with Nature  Congressman Ron Kind (WI) and Senator Mark Udall (CO) Introduce Legislation to Bolster Outdoor Recreation, Address Childhood Obesity and Strengthen the Economy  WASHINGTON, DC (November 3, 2011) — Congressman Ron Kind (WI) and Senator Mark Udall [...]

RELEASE: OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS LAUNCHES “GET YOUR NATURE ON!” FACEBOOK APPLICATION

6/13/2011 Contact: Kendra Barkoff (DOI) 202-208-6416 View Original Release from the US Department of the Interior WASHINGTON, D.C. — This afternoon, seventy-five local DC students from Thurgood Marshall High School were invited to play on what may be considered the nation’s most well-known backyard, the White House South Lawn. As part of the First Lady’s Summer [...]

RELEASE: The North Face joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2011 Contact: Jacqueline Ostfeld; 202-548-6584; Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org Jessica B. Lange; 510-618-2734; Jessica_b_Lange@vfc.com The North Face joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) today announced that the North Face has joined the fast-growing national partnership to connect children, youth and families with [...]

RELEASE: America’s Great Outdoors Initiative Reconnects Children, Youth and Families with Nature

February 16, 2011 IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Mary Burnette, National Wildlife Federation, Burnette@nwf.org, 703-438-6097 America’s Great Outdoors Initiative Reconnects Children, Youth and Families with Nature  White House Report Highlights Health, Economic, Conservation and Social Benefits of Outdoor Recreation and Unstructured Outdoor Play WASHINGTON (February 16, 2011) — The Outdoors Alliance for Kids commends President Barack Obama for [...]

RELEASE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2011 Contact: Jacqueline Ostfeld; 202-821-8877; Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) today announced that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity has joined the fast-growing partnership to connect [...]