Adventure Activism

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Cycling, Outdoor Recreation, Photography / 30.11.2011

Back in January I reported on the plans of photojournalists Alan Winslow and Morrigan McCarthy to map the minds of young people around the world. Riding bicycles from Anchorage, Alaska the two are peddling across 50 countries and over 30,000 miles on an expedition to discover what their 20-something peers are thinking about. The Geography of Youth project began in July and I managed to catch Morrigan on the phone for an update as she and Alan made their way across the boarder into Mexico. “We’ll cruise through Central and South America and then we head on to Africa,” she said.
Adventure Activism, Charitable Giving, philanthropy / 23.11.2011

I met Kathryn Ely on one of her good days. The progression of her illness had left her with little appetite. But as she perused the menu of this Castro Valley, California coffee shop she smiled. “I think I’ll have bacon,” Kat said. “I might regret it later. But right now I don’t care.” You really can make friends on Facebook. Over the past several months Kat and I had become acquainted online. Mutual interests in backpacking and philanthropy brought us together and a joy trip out west gave us...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Banff, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Protection, Film Festival, Film Review / 11.11.2011

Every initiative to protect the environment needs a charismatic poster species. When it comes to the controversial tar sands debate that endangered animal is the rare and genetically unique Spirit Bear. A black bear with a recessive gene that turns its fur white is the star of the award winning film Spoil. And with fewer than 400 remaining in the wild the Spirit Bear is at the heart of reasons why activists aim to preserve the pristine Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. Produced and directed by National Geographic...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Africa, Film Festival, Film preview / 26.10.2011

The latest installment of the random tandem adventure travel series by Dominic Gill and Encompass Films premieres this week at the Adventure Film Festival in the United Kingdom. “Take A Seat Egypt” peddles across the North African Sarah Desert to bring the story of this most ancient civilization as it makes the transition to democracy through non-violent revolution. In his third feature film Gill once again rides a tandem bicycle over 3,000 miles in the scorching sun while allowing random strangers to take the back seat and come along on the ride.
Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Breaking News, Environmental Journalism, Manic Media Monday / 26.09.2011

The weather is getting cooler and fall approaches. But in this transitional season that marks the end of summer there’s still a lot of stories worth follow in the world of adventure and environmental protection. Here are the top six media picks for this Manic Media Monday! Nature’s Own Stimulus Package: 7 ways to improve our lives in tough economic times “Last Child in the Woods”, author Richard Louv offers some investment advice on how to get the most out life through nature. This is also “Take a child outside” week: http://www.takeachildoutside.org/ http://www.childrenandnature.org/blog/2011/09/24/natures-own-stimulus-package-7-ways-to-improve-our-lives-in-tough-economic-times/