How to be a good community member

I grew up in rural Idaho—camping, hiking, and exploring in the world was second nature. The number one principle taught to me for being a good wilderness explorer: leave the world a little better than you found it—pick up trash and pack it out, help out folks you see along the way, stay on the trail and out of restricted areas, and generally, just make the world a little bit of a better place.

There’s no one-size-fits all when it comes to being a good community member, but the principle I learned as a child can guide us and help us be good community members who leave our communities better than we found them.

Let’s explore.

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