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Live Hopeful. Act Global.

July 5, 2018 / Will Babb / Community Involvement, Outdoor Education

RRT challenges you to take on these 6 small actions as part of our “Live Hopeful. Act Global” Campaign. Although small, through collective action these ideas can have an impact. The goal is that in doing so you form eco-friendly habits that continue beyond this summer. See how you can join and earn a 20% discount!

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Wild Spaces and Their Impact on our Economy

May 12, 2018 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement, Outdoor Education

Thanks to H.R. 4665 passed in late 2016, the United States will now count the outdoor recreation industry as part of the national Gross Domestic Product, and there-in valued by economists.

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Volunteering In Beautiful Spaces – Maintaining Perspective

March 1, 2018 / Emma Littmann / Community Involvement, Outdoor Education

It was easy to find the beauty of nature in Ashland. Outside of the sky and the wide plains, the culture of the Northern Cheyenne people created a sacredness and a sense of mystery around the plants and animals that surrounded our home. Suddenly the smell of sage and the sounds of dripping water were more than just sensations, but were a part of me.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go to Philmont

June 23, 2017 / Will Babb / Backpacking, Community Involvement, RRT Outdoor Adventures

If you’re gearing up for a trip to Philmont or even just dreaming about a trip out to the High Adventure Base then this blog is perfect for you. Below are ten of my best tips and tricks to make your New Mexico trip successful, safe, and fun. These are tips that I learned the hard way when I was at Philmont in 2014 and I’m sharing them with you so that you know them before you even go.

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The Triple Bottom Line Part 3: Economic Sustainability

August 31, 2016 / Mackenzie G / Community Involvement, Outdoor Education

When examining the sustainability of a company, we have to consider the triple bottom line: the Environmental, Social, and Economic aspects of their business. This blog is the last of a 3-part series discussing the sustainability of different brands we sell here at RRT.

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The Triple Bottom Line Part 2: Social Sustainability

August 10, 2016 / Mackenzie G / Community Involvement, Outdoor Education

By: Mackenzie Griesser The first blog of this series discussed the most obvious factor when determining a company’s sustainability: their environmental awareness.  Another important element that contributes to the triple bottom line of sustainability is social sustainability. This can be defined many ways, but for the purposes of this blog we will define it as […]

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Outdoor Apparel Companies and Environmental Sustainability

June 23, 2016 / Mackenzie G / Community Involvement, Outdoor Education

As an environmentalist in a capitalist society, I can’t help but think about how the gear and apparel I purchase are manufactured.

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Cincinnati Nature Center

May 18, 2016 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement, Community Partners

What can we say about this place except that we are extremely lucky to have the Cincinnati Nature Center in our city! Over and over again the CNC leads not just our region, but the entire country in standards for trails, kids programs, play areas, and events. This has been our stomping ground for trail […]

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy

May 18, 2016 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement

If you’ve met us you probably already know: we are all AT obsessed! The AT is part of the origin story at RRT, but is also what continues to make us who we are. We have been fortunate to continually have a staff that shares our passion for the trail and have completed portions or […]

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Buckeye Trail Association

May 18, 2016 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement, Community Partners

The Buckeye Trail is literally at our front door! How cool is that? The BTA has been organizing volunteers, maintaining the trail, conserving and protecting lands, mapping the trail, and much more since its inception in 1954. Their efforts have provided over 1,400 miles of hiking trails around the state of Ohio. In 2012, Milford […]

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