Adventure Activism

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/            
Adventure Activism, Bikes, Charitable Giving, Cycling, Madison, Outdoor Recreation, philanthropy / 06.09.2011

  All creatures great and small have a friend in Ilizabethe  Zelandais. An avid cyclist and runner she’s also the benefactor of homeless animals in need of refuge from the tribulations a cruel and uncertain world. This self-proclaimed “fairy dog mother” extends her love of fury four-legged companions by raising funds and awareness for the good work of the Dane County Humane Society. And over the next two months Liz hopes that you’ll help support her personal pledge drive she calls Sweat 4 Shelter.
Adventure Activism, Africa, Charitable Giving, philanthropy / 18.08.2011

I have a hard enough time balancing my own checkbook. So how can I be expected to make a financial decision to help improve the life of a complete stranger? I’ve got $25 to invest in one of 1,755 small businesses around the world. Through the Kiva Foundation entrepreneurs in developing countries are eligible to receive funding to start or spur the growth of their venture. But feeling more than a bit overwhelmed by the responsibility to do some good I’m starting to understand why the world is such a fucked up place. Here I am entrusted with the power to take action and make a difference and all I can do is sit here paralyzed by indecision doing nothing.