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Sheltowee Trace Association

March 14, 2019 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement, Community Partners

The Sheltowee trail runs 323 miles from northern boundary of the  Daniel Boone National Forest in Rowan County, Kentucky to the southern boundary of  Big South Fork NRRA in Scott County, Tennessee. The STA, is  a 501(c)3 non-profit association with the purpose of achieving the formation of a highly functional cross-state recreation trail. This includes trail maintenance, building, and markings.

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Answer the Call: Recycle Your Cell Phone to Save Species!

January 7, 2019 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement, Uncategorized

Did you know that when carrying a phone in your pocket, you’re also carrying a piece of gorilla habitat? Cell phones contain an ore in them called coltan, which is mined in endangered gorilla habitat in Africa.

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Our Community

July 11, 2018 / Ben Shaw / Community Involvement, Local Explorers

If you would have asked me to describe the outdoors community a few years ago, I would have had no idea how to do that.  I probably would have guessed something along the lines of a rugged lumberjack or described a scene you might find on the front of a Mountain House Meal packet.  The truth is, it’s a much larger group than what most people think. 

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Live Hopeful. Act Global.

July 5, 2018 / Will Babb / Community Involvement

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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Volunteering In Beautiful Spaces – Maintaining Perspective

March 1, 2018 / Emma Littmann / Community Involvement, RRT Adventures

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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The Triple Bottom Line Part 3: Economic Sustainability

August 31, 2016 / Mackenzie G / Community Involvement

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

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

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, Community Partners

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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