Environmental Journalism

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Protection, Film Review, Fun Film Friday, National Geographic / 17.02.2012

[caption id="attachment_6893" align="aligncenter" width="488" caption="photo by Andy Maser"][/caption] A new film by Andy Maser is having a big impact on efforts to remove obsolete dams on rivers worldwide. " Year of the River" features graphic footage of the explosive charges that took out the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River back in October of 2011. The film offers up a compelling story of why moving water should be allowed to run free across the land. Thanks to the Internet the completed short movie already has a solid following...

Adventure Activism, Business, Charitable Giving, Climate Change, Environmental Journalism, philanthropy / 16.02.2012

[caption id="attachment_6864" align="alignleft" width="331" caption="Tim DeChristopher with Peaceful Uprising activists at Mountain Film in Telluride"][/caption] For his stand to protect wilderness environmental activist Tim DeChristopher got a two-year prison sentence. But the man trusted to manage the finances of his non-profit Peaceful Uprising walked away with considerably more. Steve Sugarman executive director of the fiscal sponsor organization the International Humanities Center is being sought in California by state and federal authorities. His group is believed to have misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable donations contributed to DeChristopher’s and more...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Environmental Journalism, Film preview, National Geographic, Photography / 14.02.2012

"Florian Schulz’s breathtaking and intimate photography of the Arctic shows us why this great and seemingly infinite land running away to the north remains one of our last true wild places." –Wade Davis, NGS Explorer-in-Residence In this extra large-format (15” x 10”) panoramic photo essay—the official companion book to the new IMAX® film To The Arctic 3D from Warner Bros. Pictures, MacGillivray Freeman Films and IMAX Corporation—award-winning nature photographer Florian Schulz takes readers on a personal journey to the remote-yet-vibrant Arctic. In contrast to the common perception of the Arctic...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Protection, Film Review, Fun Film Friday / 03.02.2012

Few movies you're better off watching from home. A new film created by Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to deprive big screen viewers a unique opportunity to interact online with a captivating central character. Bear 71 follows the tragic life of a female grizzly radio tagged and monitored electronically from 2001 to 2009 in the Canadian Rockies' Banff National Park. Through motion activated still and live action cameras the filmmakers successfully documented her interactions with other animals and human visitors to tell the...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Environmental Journalism, Magazines, National Geographic, Podcast / 19.12.2011

If you've ever wondered how you might become an explorer for National Geographic believe it or not it can be as simple as attending a seminar. During the Banff Mountain Film Festival in a conference room at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada aspiring young explorers learn the ropes of turning their dreams of adventure into an assignment for National Geographic. Their works may land on television, on the web or the famous magazine with the bright yellow border. Carrie Regan, Vice president of specials development at National Geographic...

Business, Environmental Journalism / 15.12.2011

Outdoor clothing maker Patagonia surprised holiday shoppers with a compelling ad in the New York Times. “Don’t Buy This Jacket” the headline read on November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday. Hoping to move business well out of the red, big national retailers offered up equally large discounts to lure customers in droves. Many customers, excited to pick up a few bargains, camped out overnight to be among the first in line when retail doors opened, well before dawn. For many it’s an annual Yuletide...