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    Breaking Barriers: Meet 2 Women Pioneers of the Outdoor Industry

    fileIt wasn't all that long ago that outdoor gear was primarily made by and for males. As late as the 1990s, even women's clothing was an afterthought at most outdoor companies. Fortunately, this has been changing fast. Women have been participating in outdoor activities in increasing numbers, and women-specific designs now mostly parallel the innovation curve of outdoor products in general. This change did not happen by itself. It took pioneering women to shake up the conventional wisdom. Their ...

    Posted by Steve T on July 6, 2012 2:58 PM & Tagged Barb Williams, Georgena Terry, OIWC, Terry Bicycles, rei and women | permalink | Comments

    Board Nominations Accepted through August

    fileREI is currently accepting nominations for our board of directors for consideration on the 2013 ballot. Member nominee packets can be requested by e-mail ( or by contacting 253-437-7814. The REI board oversees the overall direction of the activities and performance of the country's largest consumer cooperative – with more than 4.7 million active members around the globe. Nominees must have extensive experience in business and leadership – including prior business board experience ...

    Posted by Bethany H on July 2, 2012 8:10 PM & Tagged board of directors, elections, nomination and rei | permalink | Comments

    National Trails Day: California's Sonoma County Community Gives Back

    fileAccompanied by a radiant sun and cool breeze, more than 40 caring individuals celebrated National Trails Day® last Saturday during a 6-hour workday at Willow Creek People Powered Park, part of Sonoma Coast State Park. Using McLeods, weed whackers, pulaskis and rakes, the volunteers joined the REI Santa Rosa team, LandPaths and Sonoma County Trails Council to beautify and restore Watershed Vista Trail—a local multiuse spot that would be closed if not for LandPaths' dedicated volunteers and ...

    Posted by Bethany H on June 6, 2012 5:49 PM & Tagged LandPaths, National Trails Day, rei, stewardship and volunteer | permalink | Comments

    Start Your Summer Season this Saturday with National Trails Day

    Looking for some inspiration for weekend family fun? Give back to your local trail this Saturday (June 2) during American Hiking Society's 20th National Trails Day®. Join REI and thousands of other caring volunteers across the country to help restore local trails, parks and waterways. Discover an REI-supported National Trails Day event in your area by visiting your local store page. If you don't live near an REI store, you can scroll through many other National Trails Day events—from ...

    Posted by Bethany H on June 4, 2012 5:29 PM & Tagged American Hiking Society, National Trails Day, rei, stewardship and volunteer | permalink | Comments

    The Power of an Engaged Workplace

    fileStudies show that engaged employees create an effective workplace. At REI, we want our employees to be motivated by their contributions, connected to our values and culture, and believe in our overall direction.  Each year, through an anonymous survey conducted by an independent firm, we ask all of our employees to candidly tell us about how they feel about working at REI.  The results of our 2011 survey are detailed in our recently released stewardship report. Our overall score, which is based ...

    Posted by Kevin H on May 23, 2012 3:49 PM & Tagged Stewardship report, rei and stewardship | permalink | Comments

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