A growing body of research suggests that it’s no longer sustainable to bury our waste in the wilderness
These foundational principles are more than 50 years old. We have three suggested updates for 2018.
Here’s how to be the best environmental steward possible when running during a global pandemic and after.
So don't beat yourself up about it
A thru-hiker’s best tips for decreasing your garbage
As crowds grow and parks reach capacity, responsible national-park travel is more important than ever. Here’s how to leave a lighter footprint, according to rangers.
Wherever you explore, summer adventures shine brighter when we do our part to travel sustainably and responsibly
Pet waste has become a major pollutant, both outdoors and at home
Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature
Our guru weighs in on the ethics of defacing a man-made blight
Going zero waste is hard, but these easy changes to how you eat, drink, and store food will make a big difference
A program called Malama Hawaii is connecting hotel and restaurant visitors with environmental nonprofits to tackle the state’s mounting plastic-pollution problem
Anticipating even bigger crowds this summer than last, public-lands officials have been grappling with how to manage the masses. For many, that’s meant introducing permit systems. But is limiting access the only solution?
A shortage of places to camp is hurting the environment and limiting diversity in the outdoors. But there are some innovative solutions on the table.
A group of hired caretakers, called ridgerunners, are working to protect America’s favorite wilderness footpath from the hordes of people who walk it each year
One Person Makes a Difference
I tallied the waste I created for a month of my thru-hike. It was embarrassing. Now I know how to begin fixing it.
Edgar McGregor started cleaning up Eaton Canyon near Los Angeles in May 2019, and he didn’t stop until it was spotless nearly two years later. We talked to McGregor about how to stay motivated to take care of the earth.
After taking a critical eye to the amount of food she was throwing away, one writer realized things needed to change