Traveling Trainers

Any information pertaining to the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer program

Rules for Being a Happy #RoadLife Couple

Cathedral City, California: In what may have been our bravest move of the year, each of us independently came up with a short-list of five road life tips when traveling and working full-time with your partner, in honor of that card-and-flower-slinging holiday y’all call Valentines. We’ll let you judge whether we’re doing it right ;) Jessie: 1. Never be hungry . Ever. For us, this means designating prime real estate in the car (just behind the center console) to a substantially-sized tub o’ snacks. Prevent the supply from dwindling...

Successes, Great and Small

Page, AZ : So it's February. You've had a month to settle in to your New Year's Resolutions - and while they could be going great, some of us have inevitably done a bit of backsliding over the last month. Life has a way of getting in the way, and when you don't have the time you hoped you'd have, it's easiest to let the new things slide. It can be hard to feel unable to do as well as you'd like to at a new habit, whatever you're trying to do. But we're going to let you in on a little secret that's helped us out a lot: You don't have to be perfect. It's so...

Do You Suffer from FOPO?

Joshua Tree, CA : Do you or someone you know suffer from FOPO? Fear of packing out your toilet paper can be serious condition, but there are easy and effective ways of overcoming this challenge. Even if you don’t suffer from FOPO, check out this video for the best ways to deal with toilet paper in the outdoors. Why such a fuss about toilet paper left outdoors? Toilet paper can take several months (yes, months) to decompose when left outside. Who loves used toilet paper? Flies! Know what else flies love? Landing on your granola bar right before you take a BIG bite…yuck!...

Camp Manito-wish YMCA - Boulder Junction, WI

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at Camp Manito-wish leading fun and engaging Leave No Trace games and activities for campers during the boys' camp session.

Beachcombing, Leave No Trace Style

Pensacola Beach, FL : January gave us the opportunity to be on the beach for a while, and we've discovered that the beach in winter is one of our favorite places to be. While we traded in our bathing suits and sandals for puffy coats and trail runners, by making sure to Plan Ahead and Prepare , we were able to go at a time when we had the beaches mostly to ourselves. As our favorite activity is beachcombing - examining everything that's been washed ashore - we thought we'd show off some beachcombing Leave No Trace style, that can be practiced no...

Camp Backcountry, Backcountry Wilderness Area - Littleton, CO

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be leading fun and engaging Leave No Trace games and activities for campers in the Backcountry Base Camp, located at the Backcountry Wilderness Area, 8,200 acres of conservation space in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Outdoor Optimism: How Your Positivity Helps the Leave No Trace Movement

South Lake Tahoe, CA: We’ve been on the road as Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for 625 days. In that time, we’ve traveled the Western United States, conducted hundreds of events, reached millions of people with the Leave No Trace mission, and visited countless areas that are heavily impacted by human use as part of our Hot Spot Programs. One might think that after spending so much time seeing trash, trail damage, human waste, and other impacts from place to place that we might start to feel down about the state of the world, or that we might start to be pretty...

Three Things You’ll Be Glad You Didn’t Forget on Your Next Winter Outing

Saranac Lake, NY: It’s the middle of a cold winter in much of the country. Here in New York, we have experienced mind-numbing cold, almost too cold to get outdoors while witnessing extreme temperatures down to -25ºF. With temperatures like these, planning ahead for winter outings is no joke, and a failure in the planning process has the potential to result in serious safety issues. To aid in your wintertime outings, here are three essential cold weather tips for your next pre-trip planning session. A Thermos of Hot Tea – Beyond warm clothing and planning for...

EnviroFest - Elkhart, IN

EnviroFest is the region's largest environmental festival celebrating all things sustainable and the Elkhart community. Held at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, the event includes: live music, exhibit booths with local businesses and organizations, a children's activity area and entertainment, food vendors, and a beer garden with a local brewery.

Skills Series: Trash Timeline

Galt, CA: Litter in the outdoors poses a threat to wildlife who may ingest the trash we leave behind. When litter breaks down it leeches chemicals into the surrounding environment, which negatively impacts nearby vegetation and could contaminate water sources. Even trash that is sometimes considered "natural or biodegradable" like banana peels, orange peels, and apple cores can be harmful to wildlife. Trash also creates a negative visitor experience for many of us. Most trash takes a long time to decompose or break down which heightens the chances it can impact the places we love. In this...

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