All are welcome here.
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) views diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving a space where all feel welcomed, safe, and valued.
Our unique backgrounds, perspectives, talents, experiences, and contributions as staff in — and residents of — the Adirondacks are the foundation and drivers of our excellence.
We ask ourselves: “How can we help ensure that all residents and visitors feel welcome and included?” What can we do for the people who feel underrepresented in our communities?
We welcome everyone. Our organization embraces opportunities to listen, learn, and grow as we continuously strive to foster communities where everyone can thrive and feel a sense of belonging.
In the Adirondacks, we are proud to support and partner with many local organizations and businesses that promote and support an Adirondacks that welcomes all.
The Adirondacks is a place of natural beauty, charming small towns, epic history, and adventures for all. The Adirondacks belong to everybody.
This is a place where you’ll find accessible adventures and activities for all abilities and skill levels, and communities that we hope you’ll love to meet and feel at home in. If you love the Adirondacks and the outdoors, you belong here.
Indigenous Land Acknowledgement:
We gratefully acknowledge the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Abenaki, on whose ancestral homelands we gather, who have for generations stewarded the lands and waterways of this place that is now known as the Adirondacks.
To learn more about and engage with indigenous cultures, we hope you will visit the Akwesasne Cultural Center in Hogansburg, NY; the Six Nations Iroquois Cultural Center in Onchiota, NY; the Native North American Traveling College in Akwesasne, Ontario, and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, diversity, openness, and respect for the many differences that enrich our regions, including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, socioeconomic status, national origin, language, sexual orientation, body type, and disability. This effort is essential to our organization and the Adirondack communities we serve.
To help ROOST weave DEI Standards into our program of work, we have formed a DEI committee made of ROOST team members. The committee meets monthly to review the progress made and set upcoming goals.
The following are goals and initiatives that ROOST has undertaken to support inclusiveness in the Adirondacks. Check back as we continue to update these initiatives.