EPN Signature Event- April 12, 2017
From Summits to Sustainability--
Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally
The largest consumer co-op in the United States with over 6 million active members, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) was founded in 1938 in Seattle. The outdoor retail co-op is dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. It offers its own line of gear and apparel, in addition to products from other brands for the broad range of outdoor pursuits. REI leads a robust marketing effort to get people outdoors, including closing its stores on Black Friday and encouraging all Americans to spend the day out in nature. REI is passionate about the outdoors and committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation. Its stewardship/sustainability efforts are focused on product sustainability, sustainable operations, creating access to the outdoors and encouraging sustainable tourism, and assisting with community stewardship projects and volunteerism. REI’s sustainability and stewardship initiatives are led by Vikram Sahney, 38, Vice President of Sustainability. At OSU, Sahney will share how he, and hopefully students and others, finds ways to align his passions and profession to reach ever higher levels of sustainability.
Vikram Sahney, Vice President of Sustainability, REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.)
Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)
The Ohio Union at Ohio State University
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Parking: There are two parking garages adjacent to the North side of the Union, accessible from High Street and College Road.
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