The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
AOT and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have forged a new partnership to promote sustainable tourism practices across Arizona’s spectacular landscapes and unique destinations. People form lasting connections with nature when they understand how to protect it, according to Leave No Trace research.
The partnership will build a program that ensures visitors and residents are equipped with the Leave No Trace knowledge and skills to protect Arizona's iconic natural features while enjoying these spectacular destinations.
Appreciate AZ Partner Toolkit
Appreciate AZ is Arizona’s brand for responsible tourism. This program ensures we are doing our part to educate visitors and residents on how to recreate responsibly in Arizona and to keep our state beautiful for this and future generations.
The assets within this toolkit are meant to help educate residents and visitors on the Seven Principles of Appreciate AZ. They were designed to capture the eye and tell a story.
This toolkit was built for you, our industry partner, to help us spread the Appreciate AZ message. Please protect the Appreciate AZ brand and use of these assets by following the guidelines provided in this document.
Course Description: This online education course provides hospitality, retail, restaurants, brewery and similar industries with a better understanding of Arizona's recreation-related impacts, the Appreciate AZ Leave No Trace partner toolkit and effective ways your business and staff can promote stewardship messaging to your customers so that they may take actions to minimize their impacts when recreating outdoors.
There’s so much more than just desert in Arizona. Planning ahead and preparing for the state’s diverse terrain and temperatures means you’ll be able to safely experience all that Arizona has to offer.
Wander with wonder, but please stick to the trails and camp only on existing or designated campsites. When you minimize your impact, you help protect plants, animals and yourself.
Minimize fire impacts by using only designated fire pits and keeping your campfire small, safe and attended. Arizona’s hot, dry climate is perfect to catch a blaze, making this principle ever so important.
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