I’m Dean Ronzoni and I’m the Director of Corporate Partnerships at the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. We are a non-profit organization focused on reducing our impact on the natural environment by providing innovative education, skills and research to help people care for the outdoors.
One of the most important pieces of information we teach in our program are the Seven Principles. These are a set of guidelines and skills to reduce our impacts on the natural places we visit. As partners of Leave No Trace for the past ten years, Big Agnes, their employees, and their customers are dedicated to practicing the Seven Principles to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Whether on a backcountry camping trip, an evening hike with your four-legged-friend, or just out for a picnic in your local park, I encourage you to familiarize yourself, your family, friends, and the kids in your life with the Seven Principles so they can become responsible users of our beautiful outdoor resources.
Leave No Trace: The Seven Principles
• Plan ahead and prepare.
• Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
• Dispose of waste properly.
• Leave what you find.
• Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire).
• Respect wildlife.
• Be considerate of other visitors
To learn more about the importance of practicing the Seven Principles, and how you can reduce your impact while enjoying the outdoors, click the link below!