Diversity Resources in the Outdoor Industry
Explore Organizations Supporting and Facilitating Diversity Outdoors
*Note: This blog is continuously updated to promote diverse resources in the outdoors. The original post was created on June 12, 2020 and has been updated on February 24, 2021, and most recently, February 24, 2022.
At Liquid Spark, we realize that the ethnic diversity of participants in the outdoor adventure industry is not accurately reflected through national and regional marketing efforts. We see it every day, in our corner of this industry. We commit to listening to—and amplifying—Black voices and BIPOC, as well as seeking out existing resources to continue our own education. Our first step in our own education process is to look for what’s out there now. We want to share what we are finding, and hope it will help other industry members to learn more, too.
Here is the start of our self-education work: a collection of BIPOC-led organizations doing amazing work. These groups span many interest areas: including outdoor recreation, travel media, tour providers, summer camps, environmental issues, sustainability, advocacy, and more. This is only the tip of the iceberg. We realize that, and yet, we want to start somewhere. We will continue to update this list. We encourage other adventure brands to also explore ways to support, learn from, and join alongside these groups and promote diversity in the outdoor industry.