IntoTheArctic2016-29

José in the Arctic

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Sometimes, when we’re talking about environmental conservation it’s difficult to know or even imagine exactly what really mean. ...

theBonePile

The Arctic Heals ~ Access to public land to heal the wounds of a nation in pain

Ahead in the distance I saw seagulls. The birds swooped and dived over the remains of a butchered whale as we walked along a narrow gravel trail lined with ancient ...

JTP20160707-7

Get Home Safely

My wife Shamane and I enjoy an early morning ritual. Three days a week at 5:45 AM we venture out on to Madison’s Lake Monona to swim. To be more ...

Reporting on the Business Art and Culture of the Active Lifestyle

image

A Deeper Shade of Green ~ an interview with Sierra Club President Aaron Mair

Raised during the height of the civil rights and environmental justice movements, ...
JoyMuirProject-22

Exploring Diversity In the Cradle of Conservation

Several miles past the west entrance of Yosemite National Park, a wooden sign ...
Tanzania2015-05-14

Africa’s Best Idea

The great writer and environmentalist Wallace Stegner put into perspective a profound ...

Latest News

image

North of the Wall

There on the Arctic tundra I searched my tent frantically for a lighter. Years of wilderness training had taught me the importance of fire, but never before had the need been greater than it was at that moment. Even as the glacial ice melted around me in the heat of an Alaskan summer I shivered […]

Continue Reading
National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson welcomes visitors to Yosemite

Outdoors For All ~ Why Diversity Matters in the Outdoor Industry

Under my feeth the inflatable stand-up paddling board felt unsteady. The rushing water of the Colorado River took some getting used to as I marveled at the sheer walls of towering sandstone all around me. I feathered the blade of my paddle in sculling strokes to hold my position as the five boats in our […]

Continue Reading
IntoTheArctic2016-75

Into The Arctic

When you think of the Arctic it’s hard to imagine what that really means. The first images that come to mind likely include vast tracts of ice and snow expanding far out into an infinite horizon full of emptiness. Seemingly hostile to all forms life this northernmost sector of our country conjures up thoughts of a […]

Continue Reading
CentennialInitiative20160524-1

Lessons in Inclusion

Like most of us, I have a lot to learn about diversity and inclusion. The very nature of this important work is fraught with more than a few opportunities mistep and tragically contribute to the very circumstances we are striving to overcome. As I am literally packing my bags for the next leg of my […]

Continue Reading
OUtdoorFaces003

The New Century Vision Project*

After 16 days of rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon I was still covered in a fine layer of dust and sand. Even having taken a shower eariler that morning I carried that residual film of grime you inevitably accumulate while camping. Noseblind to my own body odor I’m sure that I stank, but […]

Continue Reading
image

This Adventure Will Not Be Socialized

People tell me I have a problem. When I go out with friends or whenever I’m alone I am constantly working the buttons of my iPhone. Texting, updating my Facebook status, posting photos to Instagram I’m constantly plugged into to the Internet world of Social Media. But despite being so thoroughly connect with thousands of […]

Continue Reading
Energy2030-20

The Energy 2030 Community Workshop

More than 200 community leaders gathered at the Monona Terrace Convention Center to discuss Madison’s energy future. In an event hosted by the local utility company Madison Gas & Electric area residents with a vested interest in safe, reliable and affordable power generation shared their thoughts on how businesses and private homes might receive the […]

Continue Reading
jppt_012

Forget Me Not ~ An interview with Jennifer Lowe-Anker

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS If you’ve been following the news recently you probably heard that there was a startling discovery in the mountains of Tibet. The bodies of climber Alex Lowe and filmmaker David Bridges were discovered near the sight of a tragic 1999 avalanch at the base of […]

Continue Reading
ChildrenInNature-2

Children In Nature Initiative Begins in Madison

The City of Madison is on course to start an exciting initiative. With a planning grant of $25,000 from the Children & Nature Network in partnership with the National League of Cities Institute for Youth several public, non-profit and private institutions are working together to formulate a program to make the many outdoor recreation resources […]

Continue Reading
Chad-Jukes-1

Life Or Limb ~ Recovering From The Traumatic Injuries of War

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS One of the things I love most about this podcast is the ability to tell amazing stories. And in the process I also help to raise awareness for some very important causes. With your support the Joy Trip Project has been able to […]

Continue Reading
Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on GooglePlusShare on LinkedinShare on Pinterest