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Change Starts at Home ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

Change Starts at Home ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

As a company founded by (mostly) white people, we realize that change needs to start at home. 

Our business has roots in the outdoors.  Exploring natural places enables everyone to see the world in a new way, but it is an experience that is also segregated to selected portions of our society. 

Think about how ridiculous that is people! 

The outdoors are literally the one thing everyone on the planet should have access to, AND IT'S FREE. 

We decided to make better use of our platform to make a change in OUR community. Donating to #BLM causes is the first step. The next step is voting in national and local elections (
pay attention to your District Attorney!). After that, take a look around at your own community and see where you can influence. It is unto us to become more aware and support causes that are giving access to BIPOC communities that need support.

 

We have compiled a few articles for more info:

WHAT INCLUSION IN THE OUTDOORS LOOKS LIKE

FIVE WAYS TO MAKE THE OUTDOORS MORE INCLUSIVE

​MINORITIES IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS

HOW TO BE AN ALLY IN THE OUTDOORS

 

Organizations that emphasize inclusivity in the outdoors:

Melanine Basecamp
@melaninbasecamp


Color Outside
@wecoloroutside

Sending in Color
@sendingincolor

Brothers of Climbing

Brown Girls Climb
@browngirlsclimb

The Black Outdoors
@theblackoutdoors

Color the Crag
@colorthecrag

 

Camping Anyone?

How’s it going my people? 
 
Frothing to get outside on some adventures like I am? 
 
I think this is the longest time I’ve spent in one place since I was a kid.  
 
I’m ready to get out on some (responsible) adventures. Not something I’ve ever said in the past, but there is a first time for everything!
 
Restrictions around the country are starting to lift and everyone is asking the same question: 
 
Is it ok to go camping? 
 
To be honest, I haven’t yet, but I’m hoping to be off the grid sleeping in my tent for the first time when this hits your inbox. It’s likely going to be pretty close to home, but I can’t wait to sleep in the dirt, my home-away-from-home!
 
REI one of our oldest partners released some great information about how to
recreate responsibly

At the end of the day it boils down to a few simple ideas: 

#RECREATERESPONSIBLY
Get out there, be safe and don’t forget to stock up on some coffee! 

Coffee+Tunes for the Weekend

Hey Team! 

Is it time to stop calling it “quarantine” and just call it the new normal? 

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I think by now we’re all running out of new things to do close to home. If you’re anything like me that “covid 19” weight gain is starting to settle in and you’re tired of spending time in the kitchen!

I may have murdered my poor sour dough starter but don’t worry, I’m not doing anything too drastic like going “keto” I just need a little break.

On the topic of breaks, I created this
fun “coffee” playlist on Spotify. Check it out and give it a listen, sip some coffee maybe put some whisky in it if you’re feeing half as bored as I was when I created the playlist.

Have a good weekend and don't forget to wash your hands.
 
Matt