REI: CSR & Sustainability News

Recreational Equipment Inc., commonly known as REI, is a privately held American retail corporation organized as a consumers’ cooperative, selling outdoor recreation gear, sporting goods, and clothing.

REI Harnesses Yerdle to Take ‘Garage Sales’ Online

REI’s partnership with Yerdle, the used goods exchange technology platform, will allow more unwanted and returned goods to be sold to consumers online,…

REI Activates Customers on Natural Monuments, Public Lands Policy

REI stepped up the fight to preserve public lands with an email blast to its customers, but can consumer power overcome the threat…

Companies Staying Closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Forward-thinking companies are taking a stand against overconsumption by closing their doors on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Read on for their stories.

REI #OptOutside Campaign Presents Alternative to Black Friday Shopping

Every year on Black Friday, millions of shoppers wait in line for hours, rush through the doors, and claw at each other to…

A Year After Quake, Relief Efforts Continue in Nepal

As nonprofits and governments go back and forth on how best to rebuild affected communities, the need emerges for the private sector step…

Coming Together to Tackle Deforestation in Peru

At nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, the highland regions surrounding Peru's Mount Salkantay are home to the most elevated forests in the…

The Best Job in the World?

For 10 years, Ernesto Ore has trekked the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with around eight REI tour groups a year, but he…

REI Brings Ecotourism Alive in Peru

It's basically impossible not to be humbled by the natural beauty of Peru. But, as tourism continues to rise in the region, this…

I Took an REI Adventure And You Should, Too

In a sea of Selfie Sticks and laughably impractical footwear, our merry band of backpack-toting travelers was easy to spot.

Why Backpacking is a Sustainability 101 Course for Work and Home

Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you…

Forget Black Friday — Head Outside Instead

After Thanksgiving, nearly 100 million Americans spend the following day in stores and malls, racing against time and one another for Black Friday…

3p Weekend: 10 Stores Staying Closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Over the past few years, we've noticed a pretty disturbing trend -- retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving, in an attempt…

3p Weekend: 12 Offbeat Companies for the Conscious Traveler

Love to travel but hate the impact? You're not alone. Luckily for the conscious and curious travelers out there, you can have the…

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Go Work For REI

Reading REI’s latest sustainability report is like finding a $20 bill in the pockets of jeans you haven’t worn in months. The company’s…

REI’s Co-op Business Model Produces Record Results

Posting record financial results for 2014, REI's co-op business model is also delivering more in the way of social and environmental dividends. Besides…