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Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection, Film Review, National Parks / 08.02.2012

The beauty and grandeur for our national parks may best be witnessed through the eyes of those visiting for the first time. And in a new film by Amy Marquis a vision of Yosemite is revealed to the hearts and minds of people absent not just in their own lifetimes but for many generations. ‘The Way Home: Returning to the National Parks’ follows a brief but compelling journey of African-American seniors who came to claim their rightful place among the millions of citizens who cherish these sacred lands...

Adventure Media Review, Art, Climbing, Commentary, Diversity / 07.02.2012

I believe in symbols. The Endless Knot is a captivating image that illustrates a guiding principle of the Joy Trip Project. Everything is connected and united into a dynamic whole of infinite possibilities. As an expression of art I hope to share my vision of the Endless Knot to raise funding for an upcoming project. I’ve been invited to take part in a historic climb to put the first all-African-American team on the summit of Mount Denali. As one of the few people of color working in the outdoor...

Adventure Media Review, Art, Slacklining / 06.02.2012

An inspiring new painting is now available in print reproduction. ‘Perfect Balance’ by artist Brandon Kralik is a stark representation of the human spirit in pursuit of pure adventure. In contrast with the raw vulnerability of naked passion the exquisite oil painting might be called instead ‘Nude Ascending Slackline’. Free of the adrenaline-induced bravado of extreme sport culture Kralik’s rendering prompts the viewer to look within to explore the deep recesses of one’s own ambition and the numbing fear that often stifles it. “The feeling is subjective but my...

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...

Healthy Living, Madison, Yoga / 01.02.2012

Not far from Downtown Madison in the adjoining town of Fitchburg a new community of mindful movement has made its home. Perennial Yoga & Meditation opened to welcome practitioners this week to grow through the power of inner peace. “Once you connect with your own inner peace I want people to take that out in the world with them, into their relationships, into their work lives and into their communities,” said founder Meg Schleis Groves. “When you’re in your own happy peaceful place you’re so much better at connecting...

#ORShow, #ORWinter, Adventure Media Review, Climate Change, Environmental Protection, Interview, Podcast / 30.01.2012

  For companies in the Outdoor Industry day-to-day operations that protect and preserve the environment naturally make good sense. So-called green business practices are meant to be sustainable, using a minimum amount energy and mostly renewable resources to create the products and services that drive our economy. And for Andrew Winston it’s become abundantly clear that despite any political and social ideology that espouses the virtues of capitalism above all else green technology in commercial manufacturing and production is the best way to for businesses of every variety to assure...