Limitless sides to outside

“Last year really changed how I felt about being outside.”

– Shelani

“Climbing, biking, hiking or camping all bring me so much joy and the opportunity to connect and meet some of the most amazing people in the world.”

– Cliford

“I created the @AsianBoulderingCrew Instagram page to enable Asian Americans across the country to see each other and know that there are folx like them that have the same ambitions and face similar challenges.”

– Damon

“Outside I feel completely myself.”

– Atia

“Whether you grew up in the concrete jungle or actual jungle, the outdoors has something for everyone.”

– Kevin

“During the height of the pandemic, I sought out ways to bring me joy. Whether it was art, science, food or skating, I tapped into all of my interests as a means of self-care.”

– Ali

“I remember one of my first road trips to a national park. It was Joshua Tree National Park. I was immediately captivated and hooked by this alien land.”

– Kam

Explore another side
Being outside is in every human’s nature. Each perspective is unique and that’s the real beauty of the outdoors—there’s plenty of space to do things your way. These voices are just a few among the many outside right now. Come along and explore the limitless sides to outside.
The Trees Remember Film Series
Spanning 60 years, “The Trees Remember” short film series explores connection to nature through movement, maintenance and grace.
Filmmaker Angela Tucker
“Each film includes a moment where a Black woman makes a much-needed connection with a loved one in the outdoors. Nature provides the space for connections like these and has been doing so since the beginning of time.”
– Angela Tucker, director of the series
Finding yourself outside
A few hours away or a few steps from home.
“Anytime that I’m outdoors, I feel completely myself.”
– Atia
“I’m definitely more intentional about my time outside.”
– Rachel
“What’s the purpose of yoga and where did it start and why?”
– Adiam
How to get started with yoga
The first step: learning about the origin of the practice.
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Organizations bringing joy outside

Organizations Illustration

There are many organizations doing the work to change the narrative of what it means to get outside and who is out there. We’re excited to highlight some of the groups everyone should know about.

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Change outside starts inside
At REI Co-op, we believe that a more inclusive outdoor community, and society, requires collective action. Here’s an update on some of the progress we’ve made on our racial equity commitments.
Delivering on promised transparency, our 2020 Impact Report includes REI workforce demographics broken out by race, ethnicity and gender. This will guide our efforts to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce.
We have formed a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Advisory Council to support the development and implementation of the co-op’s enterprise-wide REDI (Racial Equity Diversity and Inclusion) strategy. Members of this council are paid.
With the American Alpine Club, we are supporting the Climb United coalition, a two-year partnership to address derogatory climbing route names.
We launched our Cooperative Action platform to harness the collective power of our community to act on climate change and equitable access to the outdoors.
FYI: Being a co-op member is awesome
FYI: Being a co-op member is awesome
Lots of good things come along with a co-op membership—like your member dividend, which is typically 10% back on REI purchases*, great discounts and becoming one of 20 million people helping others see themselves outside.
*10% member dividend is typical but not guaranteed. Your member dividend is based on eligible net purchases, which exclude REI Outlet items, sale and clearance items, discounted items, gift cards, REI adventures travel, REI classes or day trips, service fees (e.g., rentals, labor), membership fee, postage, event tickets, passes or registrations, government agencies and sales tax.