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Sekr Named Finalist for Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas

May 03, 2022

Fast Company's 2022 World Changing Ideas Award

Each year, Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honors a handful of extraordinary compan ies supporting the growth of positive social innovation, often tackling social inequality, climate change and public health crises. The Sēkr team is proud to announce that we were awarded as a finalist this year in the award’s App category!

This exciting honor speaks to Sēkr’s tireless work providing our community of seekers with greater access to outdoor recreation, while simultaneously pushing the outdoor travel industry to be more inclusive of more people.

Research shows that people of color are far less likely to engage in nature-based outdoor recreation activities , often referred to as a “nature gap,” with implicit and systemic discrimination being a large underlying factor. Seeing a need to change this, our co-founders Breanne and Jess set out to create Sēkr, challenging the outdoors industry’s exclusive nature and its leaders to become more inclusive, safe and accessible for all groups who have been historically and currently excluded.

Historically, finding a campsite has proved to be a lengthy and difficult process, with few campsites being well-known —despite thousands of campsites in America being free — due to an extreme lack of access to outdoor information. Of the information that is available, it is largely siloed among various apps, websites, and other resources. Sēkr’s platform gives adventure seekers access to the largest database of free camping sites — making the outdoors more accessible to all socio and economic backgrounds.

With Sēkr and its platform, thousands of people are connected with the information and community they need to thrive outside, every single day.

The World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honorable mentions. A panel of eminent Fast Company Editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more.

Keep an eye out for Fast Company’s Summer 2022 issue (on newsstands May 10, 2022), which will showcase some of the world's most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling global challenges.