Madison Tag

Breaking News, Kids in Nature, Madison / 13.02.2016

Madison will play a vital role in a national plan to make nature more accessible to children who live in cities. Noted for its long-standing traditions of outdoor recreation and environmental conservation the Wisconsin capital city was named among seven U.S. cities to participate in a long-term initiative to explore ways in which local municipalities, private institutions and nonprofit organizations can create opportunities to better connect kids with the great outdoors. Selected by the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education & Families and the Children & Nature...

Adventure Activism, An American Ascent, Charitable Giving, Diversity, Film preview, Madison / 28.09.2015

After almost a year of festival screenings around the country I’m very excited to announce that our film on Expedition Denali called An American Ascent is finally coming to Madison. Hosted by Edgewood College in the Anderson Auditorium on October 17, 2015 at 7PM I’ll share this documentary film that details the first team of African-American climbers to attempt a summit of the highest peak in North America. And like the expedition itself this event aims to encourage a new generation of young people to become involved in...

Charitable Giving, Diversity, Madison, Sustainable Living / 07.01.2015

Working through his non-profit called Mentoring Positives social entrepreneur Will Green has a new venture that aims to boost the economic development of young people in his community. With the support of Metcalf’s Market at the Hilldale Shopping Center in Madison a small group of young men on Madison’s Eastside have introduced a line of canned salsa called Off the Block. Created using sustainably grown tomatoes, peppers and onions this commercial product will help to raise much-needed funds for ongoing neighborhood outreach initiatives while teaching valuable lessons in...

Life Out Loud, Video, Walking, Winter / 02.01.2014

In the middle of a Wisconsin cold snap any temperature above Zero is cause for celebration. On the first day of 2014 with blowing snow and frigid low temperatures I walked two miles to my gym for a morning workout. With a Sony Action Cam strapped to my backpack took a single frame every 10 seconds to photograph the route and create this stop motion video. Even in this ridiculously cold weather Madison is a wonderfully walkable city. 2014 Day 1 Above from James Mills on Vimeo. Music by American...

Life Out Loud, Photography, Slideshow, Stand Up Paddling / 14.07.2013

It was one of those glorious days in Madison. At the Bishops Bay Country Club on Lake Mendota stand up paddling fans for across the country gathered to celebrate the 3rd annual Midwest SUP Festival. Part of the SUP America Tour and sponsored by local retailer Paddleboard Specialists the event drew a capacity crowd of water-walkers to compete in races of 6 and 2 miles as well as a short sprint contest. Exhibitors included major board makers likes BIC, BlkBox, Tahoe SUP, Naish, Starboard and SurfTech. Top professional paddlers...

Bikes, Cycling, Examiner.com, Madison, Outdoor Recreation / 13.07.2009

The attention of the cycling world is clearly focused this week on the Tour De France. As Lance Armstrong makes an amazing play for his 8th win after three years in retirement, just about everyone who pulls out their bike these days wonders how they might stack up against the grueling pace over 3,500 kilometers of steep mountain roads. Especially here in Wisconsin, home of Trek Bicycle where Lance’s bikes are made, citizen riders pound pedal to pavement over scenic routes throughout Dane County that are as good...