Lack of Inclusivity in the Outdoors
DEI stands for diversity, equity and inclusion. Historically, the outdoors has not been a place of inclusion or safety for all, and today there is a movement of companies, schools, and organizations, including Leave No Trace, that are actively building initiatives and programs to support DEI work.
DEI work addresses issues that impact marginalized communities including people with disabilities, those in the LGBTQ+ community, Black and Indigenous individuals, people of color and anyone who may not feel welcome or comfortable in outdoor space due to historic and systemic inequalities.
Leave No Trace is striving as an organization and as individuals to constantly better ourselves and evolve to make the outdoors a place for all through our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. To learn more about our DEI initiatives check out our page here.