1 Responsible action is taken to better the outdoor environment
Leave No Trace helps people understand how their decisions and actions affect the outdoor environment, builds knowledge and skills necessary to address complex environmental issues, as well as ways we can take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.
3 Communities are strengthened
Leave No Trace promotes a sense of place and connection through community involvement. When people decide to learn more or take action to improve their environment, they reach out to community groups, donors, volunteers, and local facilities to help bring the community together to understand and address environmental issues impacting their community.
5 Imagination and enthusiasm are heightened
Leave No Trace is hands-on, interactive learning that sparks the imagination and unlocks creativity.
7 Critical and creative thinking skills are enhanced
Leave No Trace encourages people to investigate how and why things happen, and make their own decisions
about complex environmental issues. By developing and enhancing critical and creative thinking skills, Leave No Trace helps foster a new generation of informed consumers, workers, as well as policy or decision makers.
9 Healthy lifestyles are encouraged
Leave No Trace gets people outside and active, and helps address some of the health issues we are seeing today, such as obesity, attention deficit disorders, and depression. Stress is reduced due to increased time spent in nature.