The outdoors and outdoor activities are seen by a majority of my generation as ‘boring’ or ‘dull’. The advent of the internet age hasn’t helped this as most of the kids my age would rather spend their time on social media or binge drinking.
This shift away from the outdoors and onto cellphones has led to an apathetic mindset within my peers. A resource like The Guide Network streamlines opportunities that foster that once lost connection between people and the outdoors. Those who don’t have a connection to the outdoors tend to have no stake in wanting to protect it.
I believe as a community of outdoor enthusiasts, we have a golden opportunity to create environmental awareness through the activities and sports we love.