Silence is compliance.
Educating and Breaking the Silence
It is up to us to educate our community on the history and ongoing impact of systemic racism in the US, as well as in the parks and outdoor industry at large. We are developing plans of action to partner with other leaders in this space with the goal of making sure that the lands we love are spaces where people, especially people from the black community and other communities of color, feel empowered and safe to visit.
Focusing on People
We know that companies do not always look like the people they serve. We’re committing ourselves to hiring diverse talent because we know their voices are fundamental to our industry and to ensuring that consultants and contributors to Parks Project better reflect the diverse people who visit national parks.
Revisiting the Value Chain
We are looking at what vendors and suppliers we use, where our money is going, and thinking deeply about the steps we can take in how we incorporate black-owned businesses into our commercial operations.
Investing in Change
We have reached out to five organizations that serve the black community to provide them with grants to continue the essential work they do in creating change and opportunities for education and learning. We are currently in the process of solidifying these partnerships with black-owned businesses and will be updating this page to share the organizations as well as information about the vital work they are doing.
Assembling an Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion in the Outdoors
We are assembling an advisory council on diversity and inclusion in the outdoors to ensure that our business represents and amplifies the voices of people who have not been historically welcomed or encouraged to take part in the outdoors.