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- On this Veterans Day, we want to thank everyone who has served our country: Stacy Bare shares a note about recognizing this day.
- Paris Climate Agreement: As the U.S. begins its withdrawal under President Trump's leadership, VF Corporation CEO Steve Rendle shares an "unwavering commitment to climate action." In a letter to employees last week, he said "we know there’s strength in numbers."
- Bike safety: The National Transportation Safety Board recently adopted an amendment recommending all 50 states pass laws requiring bicyclists of all ages to wear helmets. The recommendation follows new statistics that show 857 bicyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in 2018, a 6.3% increase over 2017, even though total road fatalities decreased by 2.4 percent.
- Jim Holland of Backcountry: The co-founder of the online retailer recently thrown into the spotlight lives every day with Parkinson's disease. And he's invested "millions" into finding a cure.
- Teton Gravity Research premiere: Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season premiered last week in LA. It will debut on HBO on November 26 at 10pm ET. Here are some shots from the premiere party.
- National Parks: Today, Veterans Day, is the last day of the year that entrance fees to National Parks are waived. But you can mark your calendars for next year.
- Best retail companies to work for: A new survey by Great Places to Work and Fortune lists REI and Patagonia among the 15 best workplaces in retail.
- Tokyo 2020: The gold, silver, and bronze medals given to Olympians and Paralympic athletes next year are reportedly made from nearly 80,000 tons of mobile phones and small electronic devices around Japan.
- Alpacka Raft appointed Emily Ledergerber as director of marketing. She will be responsible for leading Alpacka Raft’s marketing efforts headed into it’s 20 year of operation.
- A worthwhile read: NPR dives into how backcountry travelers use goats to carry loads.