Who Owns the Outdoors?
By Blue Earth Summit
Who owns the outdoors?
Keme Nzerem hosted this panel discussion on our Campfire stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask) to discuss trends in diversity, whether that’s socio-economic, race, religion or ability, across different parts of the outdoor industry, sectors and activities. We look at the reasons or theories behind these trends, why it matters for all of us, the connection to mental-health and what needs to happen to change the situation.
Keme’s joined by
Melissa Reid - Double world surf champion and Paralympian medallist
Amira Patel - Founder of The Wanderlust Women, an adventure and hiking group for muslim women
Kelly Smith from Black Girls Hike, group that’s challenging stereotypes and empowering black women into accessing the outdoors
Phil Young - Founder of The Outsiders Project who are promoting inclusion and diversity within the culture and community of the Outdoors
The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.
In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:
Living and working sustainably
Protecting our outdoor playgrounds
And Inspiring a healthy outlook
This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory
To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com