Salt Lake City is home to a beautiful community, but I must admit, I was wary of coming back. I was terrified to sink my teeth into any new project, and reestablish roots. I lived 20 blissful years in Salt Lake, but ultimately mustered enough courage and saved enough money to get out. There is a divide here that can be suffocating. A divide between outdoor enthusiasts, and those who have never felt welcome in the scene, or had the means to accumulate gear. A divide between Mormons and non-Mormons, and between the “good side of 7th East” and the “bad side.” I learned that these divisions bled outside of my little Salt Lake City bubble. Environmentalism is branded to a narrow group of people. It sometimes screams a holier-than-thou ethos, rather than cultivate a sense of camaraderie. Too often main-stream environmentalism excludes people of color, and social justice issues from the narrative. We know that the most vulnerable among us will suffer the most severely from global warming, and it is past time we bring their voices to the table. Foster’s Refillery strives to do our part to help flip the script.