Leave No Trace Tourism Partnership

In 2022, Visit Cook County launched a tourism partnership with Leave No Trace. Leave No Trace’s tourism partnerships work to provide a consistent message of sustainable tourism to visitors in states and communities across the country. Tourism provides an excellent framework to teach and share Leave No Trace and to expand its sphere of influence. Partnerships with tourism offices provide unique opportunities to expose outdoor visitors to Leave No Trace first while planning their visits and then at specific touch-points all throughout their trip.

For over 25 years, Leave No Trace has been teaching and inspiring people to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. By providing best practices to those who spend time on our nation’s public lands, Leave No Trace plays a critical role in conserving our natural environment and protecting our outdoor experiences whether enjoyed in wilderness, open space, urban and remote trails, or coastal landscapes. Tourism partnerships work to develop initiatives that improve the conditions of local and state land and water resources by providing vital Leave No Trace education and programs for residents and visitors alike.

Leave No Trace Promotional Assets

In addition to the live webinar training on the principles of Leave No Trace, Visit Cook County has developed custom assets to promote these initiatives for our partners to use. Click on the images below to access social content, images, and PDFs. 

Leave No Trace: Know Before You Go

Leave No Trace: Stick To Trails & Established Campsites

Leave No Trace: Trash your trash & pick up poop

Leave No Trace: Leave It As You Found It

Leave No Trace: Be Careful With Fire

Leave No Trace: Keep Wildlife Wild