Spend Your #OctoberOutdoors!

Good for you, good for the planet

It’s happening again: the short, dark days are approaching. Already mornings are cooler and the sun sets earlier. The urge to curl up under a blanket and binge Netflix is getting stronger. Don’t give in!

The benefits of spending time in nature are immeasurable: improved physical and mental health and an attachment to nature that can last a lifetime. Just think of those good feelings you get all summer long from spending countless hours riding to the beach, camping in the woods, or simply sitting in your yard watching the sun go down.

Autumn doesn’t have to mean putting away the bike or folding up the lawn chair. Why not spend #OctoberOudoors?

#OctoberOutdoors is a fun way to get you, your family, and your friends outside every day for the month of October while raising funds to help Sierra Club BC defend nature and confront climate change.

Get this T-shirt when you fundraise $350 or more! Modelled by Sierra Club BC’s Elisabeth Hazell.

Signing up is easy – here are some simple instructions to guide you through the process in case you have questions.

From October 1 to 31, join other British Columbians by committing to spend time outside every day. Sign up onlinemake a promise to connect with nature for your chosen amount of time every day and ask your network to support your commitment by pledging donations. Then share your experience with friends using the hashtag #OctoberOutdoors.  Think of it like Jump Rope for Heart, but for the environment!

Extend those happy summer feelings by committing to riding your bike to work, playing outside with your kids for an hour, walking your dog for 30 minutes, or simply sitting in your yard and watching the sun go down. Keep it simple and fun and you’ll be eager to get outside each day.

As an added bonus, everyone who raises more than $350 gets a beautiful union-made organic cotton Sierra Club BC t-shirt!

Looking for inspiration? See what commitments our staff have made:


Visit our October Outdoors page to help Sierra Club BC continue to protect our precious old-growth forests, stand up to corporations threatening to destroy our climate, and educate the next generation about the importance of protecting our natural world—all by simply stepping outside.

The #OctoberOutdoors fundraising challenge is an easy way to benefit from nature while nature benefits from you. Let October be the month you make a difference for you, your family, and the planet. We guarantee you’ll feel better for it!

Share photos or videos of yourself outside using the hashtag #OctoberOutdoors!