Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Signs New Partnership with SustainU!

October 2, 2012 – Ann Arbor, MI The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education [AORE], an international professional organization committed to addressing issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs, is proud to announce a new member benefit and AORE Partnership with SustainU.

Starting this fall the two organizations will be working towards promoting and delivering a new member benefit directed towards the college, university, and military markets.

“We are very excited to be partnering with AORE their many college and university outdoor programs and students,” said Chris Yura, CEO and founder of SustainU. “It is vitally important to instill sustainable practices and values in the next generation and we are very happy to be able to provide 100% recycled, made in the USA products that reflects the good values of AORE and its membership.”

“The majority of participants who frequent our member programs are young and impressionable. Participants are also educated and are learning about their purchasing impact and power, as well as are cultivating an environmental awareness. AORE is ecstatic that SustainU is demonstrating their commitment to the Association by generously donating a portion of sales back to the Association. This joint partnership furthers the influence of members and their purchasing in the industry of outdoor recreation and education,” said Jeannette Stawski, AORE Executive Director

Some of the joint benefits for members of both organizations include:

  • An avenue to provide high quality US made, 100% recycled clothing options to AORE member programs.
  • AORE members will enjoy a 10% discount on their first SustainU Custom order placed between now and December 31, 2012.
  • Sustain U will donate back to the AORE 5% of total sales to help further the AORE.


About AORE (
The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) is an organization developed by and for outdoor recreation and education professionals and students. Founded at the International Conference on Outdoor Recreation in 1993, AORE is a grass roots organization dedicated to advancing the field of outdoor recreation and education. AORE is the only organization dedicated to serving the needs of recreation and education professionals in non-profit settings. Through AORE, members have a mechanism to interact with and affect decisions made by public land managers and the human powered outdoor recreation industry. AORE is committed to promoting ecologically sound stewardship of the natural environment and serves as a collective voice for its members regarding topics of regional and national concern.