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The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program consists of four teams of two educators that travel across the country in Subaru Hybrids teaching people how to protect and enjoy the outdoors responsibly. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers offer programs to the general public, volunteers, youth and nonprofit organizations, friends groups and governmental agencies on Leave No Trace skills and techniques to reduce the impact of outdoor activities in communities around the United States. In 2015 alone, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will reach 15 million Americans.
Subaru has a long history of supporting active lifestyle enthusiasts and the organizations that are important to them. In 1999, Subaru of America and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics joined forces to promote responsible recreation across the United States, creating the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program. The trainers conduct free hands-on educational workshops and trainings across the country on Leave No Trace. They offer everything from hour-long workshops to two-day intensive, field-based courses in all environments from coast to coast.
Additionally, the teams conduct Hot Spots, multi-day work projects around the country at designated natural areas facing the threat of irreversible environmental damage from recreation caused impacts. The teams are also found at summer outdoor and music festivals to promote minimizing impacts in a festival setting. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers do all of this while living out of their Subaru Hybrid and camping over 250 nights a year.
The program's goals are to: