The ORCBC works to ensure all British Columbians have opportunities to engage in enjoyable, quality outdoor recreation experiences through programs, advocacy and government relations, and by providing support for a broad membership of outdoor recreation organizations and groups.
We will continue MTN Impact's membership responsibilities with 1% For The Planet. In addition to MTN Impact's 1% For The Planet obligations, every Friday, I will also personally donate $100 to a not for profit in the outdoor space. Then I will provide a brief write-up in the newsletter about why I chose a particular organization and what good they do to inform and possibly inspire you to give as well.
It’s Friday and that brings about our weekly $100 donation to an organization that shares the mantra of Play More, Waste Less and Do Better.
ORC promotes access to lands and waters for outdoor recreation, educates about responsible outdoor recreational use, presents the interests of the community to government and industry, and builds bridges between outdoor recreation groups.
The Organization: Outdoor Recreation Council of BC
What do they do: The ORCBC works to ensure all British Columbians have opportunities to engage in enjoyable, quality outdoor recreation experiences through programs, advocacy and government relations, and by providing support for a broad membership of outdoor recreation organizations and groups.
What do they really do: The ORCBC documents the positive impact of outdoor recreation not just on health and well-being but also in terms of social inclusion, community cohesion, volunteering, Indigenous reconciliation, rural development and economic diversification. Additionally, they facilitate improved access and inspire British Columbians to recreate outdoors while using advocacy and education to protect natural places and encourage safe and responsible use.
Why They Are Important: In 2020, COVID-19 impacted the world with widespread lockdowns impacting mental health and wellness. Research has shown that there are significant mental health benefits from participating in outdoor activities. So here at MTN Impact, we want to encourage everyone to get outside while ensuring our wild places' protection and that people have sufficient education to stay safe out there.
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