Choose to #OptOutside this year

REI kicked off OptOutside and clean up efforts a few years ago and this year we are once again locking arms with folks across the outdoor industry and shuttering our online shopping cart encourage everyone to get outside. There is much to be thankful for the season....

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Why is Earth Day Still Important?

Earth Day History The first Earth Day was in 1970 and is considered the unofficial start of the modern environmental movement. In a time period where Americans were concerned about pollution, oil spills, wildlife endangerment, and loss of wilderness, a day dedicated to protecting our Earth felt...

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Independent Bookstore Day

How to Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

Next Saturday, April 27, is Independent Bookstore Day—the best day of all (sorry, National Cookie Day)! The day all bibliophiles wait for. We know it can be overwhelming to figure out the best way to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. So many bookstores, so little time! To...

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#VoteTheOutdoors, Outdoor Industry Alliance

Why You Should #VoteTheOutdoors in November

The 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner, which means it's time for the outdoor industry and lovers of the our public lands to stand together and encourage everyone to #VoteTheOutdoors on November 6. We understand if you're experiencing fatigue from listening to the constant...

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How to Protect Our Public Lands

Happy National Public Lands Day! It's the 25th anniversary of the largest single-day volunteer event for public lands in the country. Which means you have to celebrate some way, somehow. Here are 10 ways you can observe National Public Lands Day, from least effort (sitting on your couch) to...

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Public Lands 101, National Public Lands Day, Conservation Alliance

How to be a Public Lands Advocate

You're a public lands fan. You love going out and exploring new places and taking epic scenery photos and showing your friends what our country has to offer. You appreciate land being protected and preserved for ourselves and future generations. That's all excellent! But are you...

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Public Lands 101, National Public Lands Day, Conservation Alliance

An Easy Guide to Public Lands

Public lands. Advocacy. Conservation. LWCF. Monuments. These phrases have been used a lot over the past two years in outdoors-related news. And for good reason. There have been a lot of changes in policies and a lot of calls for action. So many, coming so quickly, that...

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