Become a part of the #OptOutside movement that encourages people to choose outdoor activities instead of indoor ones like shopping on Black Friday. Experience REI's compelling argument for the campaign at their website, and enter for a chance to win prizes and spread awareness through a co-op with Outdoor Nation.

We used to spend our entire lives outside. But today, the average American spends 95 percent of their life indoors. We are becoming an indoor species, which comes with consequences to both us and our outdoor spaces. But the long march indoors is not inevitable. What we decide to do now will dictate our future. REI developed a summary of trends that impact life outdoors, a series of brutal truths and beautiful possibilities. They illustrate what happens if we stay inside, and what could happen if we choose to #OptOutside.

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