Enjoy the Outdoors Sustainably
You don’t have to look far to learn about the negative impact humans have made on our natural spaces. From the high levels of plastic in our oceans to the destruction of habitats, every decision we make as consumers impacts our world far beyond our living room. Because of this impact, we believe organizations have the responsibility to help customers reduce their environmental impact in as many ways as possible.
Due to this belief, we founded Foryst with the goal of creating a company that proves it is possible to marry profits with purpose. Our vision of providing a peer-to-peer platform that allows individual outdoor enthusiasts, and even outdoor retailers, to rent their gear to customers who don’t need to own the product creates a sharing environment that benefits us all, including the environment. With this platform, gear-owners earn money on their gear when they aren’t using it, which helps them to finance their next outdoor adventure. Customers try a new activity without spending money on a product that they won’t use regularly, which reduces the likelihood that they toss it into a landfill. By renting from someone nearby, our customers also spend less time driving to pick up their gear from a brick-and-mortar rental location, which reduces their carbon footprint. It’s a win-win for everyone.
While we love that sharing gear reduces waste and helps connect new people to the outdoors, we want to take our impact a step further. That’s why we partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every one of Foryst’s orders. As you can tell by our name, we love trees and their amazing ability to absorb the carbon in our atmosphere. We know most of our customers are using fuel to drive to parks for outdoor adventures, and through planting a tree for each order, we help reduce their carbon impact, making it easier to enjoy the outdoors with a clean conscience.