Megan Behrbaum

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REI Adventures Unveils First Round of New Trips for 2015
 REI Adventures Unveils First Round of New Trips for 2015

Press Release / SEATTLE – Leading adventure travel company, REI Adventures, announces their first iteration of new trips for 2015, with several adventures beginning in late 2014. The new line-up features trending hot spots and hidden gems, including Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and several African destinations on the New York Times’ “52 places to go in 2014” list: Cape Town, South Africa; Laikipia Plateau in Kenya; and Namibia. Coastal Cycling in Ireland - 8 years ago

Stewardship at REI: Reflected in its Communities, Operations, Products and Workplace
Stewardship at REI: Reflected in its Communities, Operations, Products and Workplace

Press Release / To REI, stewardship is how the company acts on its love for the outdoors. These actions include taking care of outdoor spaces, operating its business to improve its environmental footprint, addressing the impact of its products and creating a rewarding workplace for its employees. Now in its eighth year, REI’s annual stewardship report details the national retailer’s progress in corporate social responsibility in: Community, Sustainable Operations, Product Sustainability and Workplace. Highlights from this year’s report include: Investing in Outdoor Places - 8 years ago

The REI Foundation Awards $410,000 to Connect Younger and More Diverse Groups with Nature; Recipients include the Children & Nature Network, Futuro Media Group, Outdoor Foundation and YMCA of the USA
The REI Foundation Awards $410,000 to Connect Younger and More Diverse Groups with Nature; Recipients include the Children & Nature Network, Futuro Media Group, Outdoor Foundation and YMCA of the USA

Press Release / SEATTLE – The REI Foundation awarded a total of $410,000 to nonprofit programs dedicated to engaging younger and more diverse populations in the outdoors. Grant recipients include the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), Futuro Media Group, Outdoor Foundation and YMCA of the USA. “The REI Foundation’s mission is to better connect the next generation of adventurers and environmental stewards with the outdoors by partnering with key organizations,” said Marc Berejka, president of The REI Foundation and REI’s director of government and community affairs. “It is our honor to support each of these programs. They recognize and promote the benefits of nature among diverse audiences, and empower youth with important outdoor leadership skills.” - 8 years ago

REI Now Powered by Renewable Energy; National outdoor retailer broadens energy strategy to include renewable energy certificates
REI Now Powered by Renewable Energy; National outdoor retailer broadens energy strategy to include renewable energy certificates

Press Release / SEATTLE – As the nation’s leading outdoor retailer, REI works to protect the environment and the places its members love to play. Energy use is one of REI’s largest impacts on the climate, and the company has committed to having all of its electricity come from clean renewable sources. With 26 solar electric systems generating energy and a strong program to invest in energy efficiency, REI now buys certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) as part of its strategy to green the energy that powers more than 130 stores, two distribution centers and its headquarters. - 8 years ago

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Starting at the Source: REI Partners with bluesign technologies ag to Minimize Environmental Impact and Increase Customer Care; REI Private Brands commits to only using 100 Percent bluesign®-certified fabrics by 2018
Starting at the Source: REI Partners with bluesign technologies ag to Minimize Environmental Impact and Increase Customer Care; REI Private Brands commits to only using 100 Percent bluesign®-certified fabrics by 2018

Press Release / SEATTLE and ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND – REI’s Private Brands division, which is the largest source of apparel and equipment sold by the U.S outdoor retailer, has committed to using only 100 percent bluesign-certified fabrics by the time the company launches its 2018 product lines. This target reflects REI’s efforts to continuously address the environmental impact of its apparel and business while meeting customer expectations for quality outdoor products. - 9 years ago

REI Named to FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List; Leading outdoor retailer recognized as a top employer for 17th consecutive year
REI Named to FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” List; Leading outdoor retailer recognized as a top employer for 17th consecutive year

Press Release / SEATTLE – Known for helping people enjoy nature, REI has again been named to FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The recognition marks the 17th consecutive year the leading outdoor retailer has been honored. Ranked number 69, REI is one of only five companies named each year since the list was created in 1998, and one of four companies headquartered in Washington state. A Great Place to Work When asked why they enjoy REI, employees said: “I love coming to work because our mission is noble, my teammates are friends and family, and our eyes are set on carrying our success far into the future to affect generations beyond us. I love that the collateral effects of REI’s success are positive to people and the environment.” - 9 years ago

GirlTrek Receives $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant from The REI Foundation
GirlTrek Receives $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant from The REI Foundation

Press Release / The REI Foundation awarded its annual $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to GirlTrek, a national nonprofit and health organization inspiring and supporting African-American women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives – through walking. The Mary Anderson Legacy Grant was introduced in 2009 in celebration of the 100th birthday of REI’s co-founder. Mary Anderson, now 104, helped establish REI as a co-op in 1938 in Seattle with her husband, Lloyd, and 21 fellow mountaineering colleagues. The annual grant supports organizations that reflect her passion as an educator and as a trailblazer in participating in outdoor activities and sharing those experiences with others. - 9 years ago

REI Data Center Retrofit Reduces Cooling Energy Use by 93 Percent
REI Data Center Retrofit Reduces Cooling Energy Use by 93 Percent

Press Release / SEATTLE – Energy use is the largest contributor to REI's climate impact. In recent years, the leading outdoor retailer has taken actions to reduce its greenhouse gas impact. A retrofit of its data center is its latest effort, resulting in a 93 percent reduction in the cooling energy used to operate the facility. REI’s data center houses servers and backup systems for computers, software systems, REI.com and point of sale for its 132 stores in 33 states. The retrofit uses “free cooling” via a rooftop evaporative cooling tower to keep servers at optimal temperatures. The system reduces the need for mechanical cooling nearly year-round, or about 8,672 hours annually. - 9 years ago

REI Adventures Presents Namibia’s Conservation Guards with Sustainable Tourism Award
REI Adventures Presents Namibia’s Conservation Guards with Sustainable Tourism Award

Press Release / SEATTLE – The global leader in guided active adventure travel, REI Adventures presented the Namibian Conservation Guards with its 2013 Sustainable Tourism Award. Through the award, 500 guards will receive a backpack full of gear, apparel and supplies to support their efforts in protecting the country’s natural resources and wildlife. - 9 years ago

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