REI is passionate about the outdoors. We are committed to inspiring and educating others to experience the benefits of active outdoor lifestyles, protecting and enhancing shared natural spaces, and mentoring the next generation of outdoor stewards. We also support hundreds of nonprofit organizations and are actively engaged in our communities across the country.
Children who develop an early appreciation for nature are inspired to be the next generation of environmental stewards. Developed in partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in 2001, our Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids (PEAK) program is just one example of how we are educating young people how to recreate in shared outdoor spaces responsibly and help preserve these areas for all to enjoy.
REI's giving and outreach efforts are centered on developing and supporting strong community relationships. We share the co-op's success by awarding grants to employee-nominated nonprofits that focus on caring for recreation areas or increasing participation in outdoor activities - especially among youth. We actively partner with leading outdoor groups and nonprofits that share our stewardship commitment.
Our employees also volunteer thousands of hours each year in service projects to make public lands, parks, trails and waterways more inviting and accessible.
Join us in our commitment to protect natural spaces by getting involved. Find a meaningful volunteer opportunity near you that matches your interests by visiting your local store or by using our online form, powered by VolunteerMatch.
For the outdoor novice or the experienced veteran — and all levels in between — REI provides thousands of opportunities such as classes, activities and volunteer projects for youth, adults and families. In-store events are hosted in communities across the country by REI employees, our nonprofit partners and other knowledgeable experts.
REI's stewardship report highlights our social and environmental efforts, including successes and opportunities against measurable goals. Our third report highlights momentum on many fronts, as well as identifies areas where we have more work to do. By measuring our efforts we hold ourselves accountable for making continuous progress. We believe that by being transparent we can continue to learn and make progress in our efforts.
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