by KAELYN LYNCH
Re-posted from Outside Business Journal
The Oath, a new nonprofit launched by Pattie Gonia, Teresa Baker, and José González
Activists launch The Outdoorist Oath to promote social justice on the trail.
Most outdoor enthusiasts have heard of Leave No Trace, the ubiquitous guidelines for minimizing environmental impact on the trail. Now, a group of adventure activists is seeking to achieve that same level of awareness about justice and inclusion by training a new generation of recreators.
Launching in January 2022, The Outdoorist Oath is a community and educational tool designed by some household names in outdoor advocacy: Multidisciplinary creator Gabaccia Moreno will oversee the organization as executive director, alongside cofounders Wyn Wiley (known also for their drag persona, Pattie Gonia); José González, founder of Latino Outdoors; and Teresa Baker, who created the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge.
The Oath is no simple list of directives. Rather, it will create a space to unite various outdoor movements and empower individuals to become allies for the planet, inclusion, and adventure. Unlike other initiatives that …