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From Summits To Sustainability-Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally

Apr 12, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:45pm

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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.           

Latest stewardship report (2015)

REI CEO Jerry Stritzke Stewardship message




The REI Story







Stewardship at REI






Featured Presenter


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 
Phone: 614-688-4636

Directions to the Ohio Union.

Parking: There are two parking garages adjacent to the North side of the Union, accessible from High Street and College Road.



OSU Office of Energy and Environment 

OSU Sustainable and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme 

Office of Student Life, Energy Management and Sustainability


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