The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors.

Organization scope

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia

Contact

Mark Zakutansky
(551) 427-0974
mzakutansky@outdoors.org

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9/13/2021

Indigenous History in the White Mountains: An Interview with Abenaki Chief and Elder Paul Bunnell

Long before the Crawfords cut their namesake path to Mount Washington’s summit and brought the first tourists to New Hampshire’s White Mountains in the 19th century, the Indigenous Abenaki Tribe called these mountains home. The Abenaki considered Agiocochook—now widely known as Mount Washington—so sacred that climbing it was forbidden. The natural world provided the Abenaki […]

7/7/2021

The Climate is Changing. So are We.

5 minute read The climate is changing. The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2)—one of the atmosphere’s leading heat-trapping gases—is at its highest level in human history. Climate scientists warn that significant actions are necessary to slow climate change and its impacts. Every region is experiencing its own impacts of climate change. In recent decades in […]

7/7/2021

AMC Climate Change Research, Past and Present

4 minute read AMC scientists have studied the patterns and effects of climate change and air quality in the Northeast for decades. Here’s a sampling of some of that research. Air Quality  Both climate change and air quality issues are caused by emissions of certain pollutants to the atmosphere. Since the 1980s, AMC has been […]

7/7/2021

The Basics of Climate Change: Science, Consequences, and Solutions

3 minute read What is a greenhouse gas? It’s freezing outside—how is the climate getting warmer? I’m only one person. What can I possibly do to slow the effects of climate change? Many of us have basic questions when it comes to understanding climate change. The science can be tricky, and misinformation—much of it deliberately […]

6/16/2021

A History of Juneteenth

3 minute read On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared “that all persons held as slaves” in Confederate states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” However, more than two and half years would pass before this news reached African Americans in Texas, on a day that we now know […]

4/29/2021

Racism and the Land: A Timeline

4 minute read Ahwahneechee People living in the Yosemite Valley were forcefully removed from their land to pave the way for the creation of what would become Yosemite National Park. The 1851 atrocity is part of a long history of racism in the outdoors against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The Wilderness Society and […]

4/29/2021

The Troubled History of Inclusion in American Outdoor Spaces

5 minute read PAULA CHAMPAGNEBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been excluded from American outdoor spaces. We’ve been getting lots of questions about why AMC is so committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. The simple answer is that everyone—regardless of sex, race, class, or orientation—should be […]

4/14/2021

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Climate Change Solutions That Actually Work 

American Public Power Association / UnsplashAmong the climate change solutions AMC supports are energy diversity and clean energy standards that prioritize wind energy over fossil fuels. The threats posed by climate change—including stronger and more frequent storms, habitat loss, sea level rise, and an uptick in climate refugees—will permanently alter the future of our planet. […]

4/8/2021

Resources on BIPOC and Anti-Racism in Outdoor Spaces

Paula ChampagneBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been excluded from American outdoor spaces. AMC is committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. That requires grappling with the hard truth that the outdoors has often not been a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)—a history that has deeply affected the […]

4/7/2021

Whose Nature Is It? Resources on Race and Inclusion in the Outdoors

4 minute read PAULA CHAMPAGNEBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color have frequently been excluded from American outdoor spaces. AMC is committed to increasing access to and engagement with the outdoors for all people. That requires grappling with the hard truth that the outdoors has often not been a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)—a history that has […]