Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a Sierra Club community outreach program. The goal of ICO is to help people discover the beauty and challenges of the wild lands we treasure, acquire the skills necessary to enjoy them safely, and learn that human activity and the natural world are interrelated. The program's success helps increase environmental awareness, interpersonal skills, and participants’ self-esteem through active involvement with nature.
Through the Inner City Outings program, Sierra Club volunteers provide outdoor experiences for individuals who might not otherwise have them. Most of the participants are young people from urban communities. ICO leaders also conduct trips for any population that does not have access to wilderness activities or environmental appreciation