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The Business of Play

When Jeremy Collins received his trophy at the 2015 Outdoor Industry Inspiration Awards he took a few moments to acknowledge the many friends and colleagues who had inspired him. After 15 years working both as an artist and an athlete he received the support and encouragement of literally hundreds if not thousands of individuals who […]

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Outdoor Retailer 2014 Day 1

After a really long day at the Outdoor Retailer Show I’m up early to head back over to the Marriott for the breakfast meeting of the Conservation Alliance. The keynote speaker is National Geographic Explorer in Residence Wade Davis. His book The Sacred Headwaters is an amazing photo essay that details the struggles of protecting […]

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Outdoor Retailer Setting Up

Even after all the preparation you can’t help but be a little thrilled when you dive into the fray. Pounding away at my laptop with just an hour before heading to the All-Mountain Demo at Solitude Ski Resort the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is officially underway. My job is to report in realtime the […]

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Outdoor Retailer Social Media Master of Ceremonies

You gotta love it when “have fun” is written into your job description. Once again the Joy Trip Project has been tapped to manage the social media streams coming out of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. After 22 years of attending the largest backcountry recreation trade show in the world it’s kind of nice to […]

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Urban Revitalization iTunes | Android | RSSIt goes without saying. Our world is growing bigger and more complicated everyday. Especially in our urban centers where economic and political fortunes are beginning to shift and reflect the values of a much more culturally diverse population. Despite the devastating effects failing banks and climate change there are rising […]

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Visions of the Arctic

Visions of the Arctic iTunes | Android | RSS For most of his life wildlife photographer Florian Schulz has fought to protect the diversity of animals species around the world. Working in the most remote region of the planet he’s tracked and documented the wild birds of Mexico, big game animals of the African continent as well as […]

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There is no alternative: an intererview with eco-economist Andrew Winston

There is no alternative: an intererview with eco-economist Andrew Winston iTunes | Android | RSS  For companies in the Outdoor Industry day-to-day operations that protect and preserve the environment naturally make good sense. So-called green business practices are meant to be sustainable, using a minimum amount energy and mostly renewable resources to create the products and services that drive our economy. And for Andrew […]

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OR Decompression

All I can say is wow! After 5 solid days of complete immersion into the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market I can finally come up for air and decompress my mind and body from the biggest most successful adventure snow sports tradeshow ever! With the alarm going off and 5:30 AM each morning and daily events […]

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