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Stacy Bare
Salt Lake City, UT
Director, Sierra Club Outdoors
Interests: Connecting people to nature for the benefit of both! Climber, hiker, skier, and sometimes surfer.
Recent Activity
Adrian Villa shares his thoughts on a once in a life time opportunity to meet a bear and a moose on a youth service trip in Aspen, Colorado made possible through a partnership between Sierra Club's Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) and National Outings. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Alexis writes about her experience on an ICO service trip in Aspen, CO: I was shocked about the fact that I was able to be disconnected from technology and not be bored; in fact, I felt more relaxed, relieved from stress, and up until now I’ve noticed that my mood has improved to being more happy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
One of our ICO students who recently returned from a service trip in Aspen, CO shares his experiences! Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
A summary of This Land is Your Land, a conference hosted by the University of Utah and the Sierra Club to discuss the benefits of time outdoors for the military and veteran community! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
This trip added onto my "wilderness" experience. The bee's were mean, the hygiene system was so luxurious, and the rafting was adventurous. At the very beginning, I was soooo excited to swim and get with one with nature. Now, it's the fourth day and I just want a nice shower. I learned how to be independent, strong, and courageous. p.s. I can finally take off "jumping off a waterfall" out of my bucket list. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
The Sierra Club Inner City Outings Program and your team on a personal level contribute a great deal in engaging students and their families in their education and breaking the cycles of poverty that otherwise limit their opportunities. I am truly grateful to you and the work you’ve done with our students. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Learn about what our ICO groups in Raleigh, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Nashville did this summer on special trips! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Learn more about our ongoing research with the Greater Good Science Center to put some science behind what we know to be true: That the outdoors are good for you! Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Read about three of our nation wide ICO groups who did special trips this year from Boulder Valley, Cleveland, and Orange County. Make sure to click on the photo link of the wolf sanctuary from Boulder Valley! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Former Sierra Club staff and Marine Mark Lemke talks about how his time with the Sierra Club put him on a path to social work and using nature to support positive outcomes in the lives of veterans, troubled youth, and all people. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
A great trip report from New York City native Vimary Toribio about two trips with NYC Inspiring Connection Outdoors (ICO) to develop leadership. Many thanks to Goldman-Sachs Community Team Works for the support of the rafting trip! Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
By Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors Director via Read all about the new name, and same acronym, for Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) our amazing program working with 15,000 folks each year to get outdoors in an amazing, now 55 cities and towns across the country! Want to get involved?... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 11, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
By Briana Okyere via Great work about our amazing volunteers in Harrisburg, PA! Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 9, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Celebrating Father's Day with a Father and Sons Outings Leader Team | Sierra Club. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
White Water Rafting in Dinosaur National Monument for Veterans, Service Members, and their Partners or Spouses! From September 12th to the 15th, O.A.R.S. Canyonlands, Sierra Club Outdoors, and The University of Utah are teaming up to provide 25 veterans, service members, and their partners or spouses an opportunity to explore the wild, amazing Green River out of Dinosaur National Monument from September 12th-15th free of charge. You will have to pay for transportation to and from Vernal, UT. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Just for kicks, I googled fear of outside this morning. My search turned up 187 million results. For comparison's sake, I then googled fear of death and fear of the unknown, fears I thought were fairly common. To my surprise, there were only 84.7 and 73.5 million hits, respectively, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 9, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Congratulations to Sierra Club Outdoors for receiving a 2014 Project Excellence Award from the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals for their combined research with the University of Michigan and partners Wasatch Adaptive Sports, Women's Wilderness Institute, Wilderness Inquiry, and Higher Ground! Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
On May 20th, Sierra Club Outdoors, in partnership with the New York Stock Exchange, The North Face, and Keen, held War, Sports, and the Healing Power of Nature at the New York Stock Exchange Euronext. The panel was an opportunity to share the similarities and differences in life after uniform for service members, veterans, and professional athletes, and how time outdoors makes a difference. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
At Sierra Club Outdoors, we have a lean staff who supports, through an extensive network of amazing volunteers, about 5,000 volunteer leaders spread out through three programs that connect 250,000 people outdoors each year. Our volunteers are EVERYTHING to the way we do work at the Sierra Club. We received... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Today we have a guest blog from one of our outstanding volunteers, Saveria Tilden. You can follow Saveria on her blog: This past weekend in Joshua Tree, the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s popular Advanced Mountaineering Program (AMP) came to a close. 22 students graduated, having completed 36 hours of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Highlight quotes from Michael Brune from the recent Sierra Club Outdoors hangout with Stacy Bare, Michael Brune, and Juan Martinez, as well as a recorded version of the hangout! Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
a list of organizations that provide outdoor opportunities for service members, veterans, and their families. While we have had a lot of positive experiences in many of these organizations, please do not use this list as an endorsement of different organizations over another. It is meant as a starting point for individual research and decision-making and is certainly not exhaustive. Please list other resources in the comments section and we’ll update this as we learn about more organizations. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
In honor of Aunt Mildred and all the women in my life who have inspired me, challenged me, and pushed me forward in my own career and personal life, I wanted to share a big thank you during Women’s History Month to the just as many women as men, who have made a great impact on what otherwise might be viewed as a proto typical man’s career in the military, design and planning, and the great outdoors. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Mission Outdoors
Have you ever been stressed or angry and you just want to go outside for as long as you want? Because I have...I, Johannes Wiegand believe in the power of the outdoors. Whenever I go outside I feel happy, free, healthy, and confident. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Mission Outdoors