14 Feb Manic Media Monday: February 14, 2011 – The Joy Trip Project
It’s good to finally be caught up. After months of road trips, foreign travel and writing projects this Monday morning I suddenly find myself at the top the news cycle ready to take another lap. Now that Season Three of the Joy Trip Project is well underway it’s time to start taking a look around the world of adventure see what’s going on.
Here are six stories to watch this week:
Imagine One Day Opens Registration for Ethiopia Tour 2011:
If you’ve ever wanted to get directly involved in foreign aid work in Africa this is an amazing opportunity. Imagine One Day is a Vancouver-based non-governmental organization that is creating highly progressive sustainable development projects to build schools for the children of Ethiopia. Climber and writer Majka Burhardt and I visited the region in September of last year. The Imagine Ethiopia Tour 2011 also includes an adventure component to visit and explore several seldom traveled areas. Check out her story in climbing magazine http://www.climbing.com/exclusive/features/bolting_for_tomorrow/index.html
Conservation Alliance to award $1 million in grants
This story from the Outdoor Business Update reports that the consortium of outdoor industry companies will fund conservation initiatives at its highest levels ever. “The Conservation Alliance is in the midst of an exciting period of growth,” said Conservation Alliance Executive Director John Sterling. “Our new and existing members will help save some very important wild places in the near future.”
PBS “Nature”documentary The Himalayas available for online viewing
A new film from the PBS program Nature depicts the the beauty of the highest mountain range in the world. Premiering on television February 13th, the video is can be seen in entirety online
30-day Yoga Challenge
Writer Meghan J. Ward posts the lessons she learned after a solid month of practicing yoga. This inward journey through movement launches her new blog The Camp Site
The Nature Conservancy 2010 Digital Photo Winners
Conservation photographers offer up beautiful images
of nature in an array of colors and vibrant action.
Antarctic Tours close for the season
In his latest blog entry environmental writer Jon Bowermaster provides a summary of the recently concluded season of Antarctic exploration. http://jonbowermaster.com/2011/02/another-tarctic-tourist-season-winds-down-quietly/