Articles written by: Rebekah Veldhuizen

Latino USA’s “Radio Nature”
Mobilization and Events

Latino USA’s “Radio Nature”

The outdoor industry, despite changes in America’s demographics, continues to cater to a white America. We rarely see persons of color climbing mountains, or exploring the outdoors. Yet nature welcomes everyone and everyone should be able to use Mother Nature’s gifts. That is why the NPR program Latino USA is […]

SOS Outreach: Introducing Disadvantaged Youth to Winter Sports
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SOS Outreach: Introducing Disadvantaged Youth to Winter Sports

We’ve all known someone that’s dropped out of school. Many of us, however, don’t know how to combat this trend. Arn Menconi, the founder and executive directer of the non-profit SOS Outreach International, believes that outdoor sports can be used to keep students in school. He believes that today’s biggest market […]

Gear Review: Thule Raceway 9003
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Gear Review: Thule Raceway 9003

I often see bikes that are 10-15 times the price of the device that is meant to transport it. This bothers me a little bit; I mean, would you put golf clubs in a potato sack? It only makes sense that if you have thousand dollars worth of bikes, they […]

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Maximalist Jacket
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Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Maximalist Jacket

At every ski resort, there’s always some old guy wearing jeans and a tattered shell in protest of all the ridiculously expensive ski gear that is available. I feel that guy; jackets aren’t cheap. There were points when I had considered doing the same until I tried the Mountain Hardwear Maximalist […]

The Boston Signature Summit: How to get the Millennial Generation Outdoors
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The Boston Signature Summit: How to get the Millennial Generation Outdoors

This past summer, supporters of Outdoor Nation gathered in Boston, where they camped on Georges Island, then spent the day at the University of Massachusetts. The summit was dedicated to taking a look at what is needed to get the millennial generation outdoors. Nikki Hodgson, an attendee of the Boston […]

National Kids to Parks Day 2013
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National Kids to Parks Day 2013

Many of our grandparents grew up living off the land, experiencing nature daily. Today, young students rarely spend time in unadulterated nature.  The National Park Trust recognizes this as a problem, and has been encouraging teachers and parents to join their grassroots movement. National Kids to Parks Day, which will […]

Gear Review: The Lazer Helium Helmet
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Gear Review: The Lazer Helium Helmet

With contributions from Yoon Kim Spring is finally here, and many trails are suddenly feeling the wear of shoes and bike tires. Biking is a great way to get out and enjoy the weather, as well exercise without all the stress that running puts on your joints. But biking can […]

5 Shirts to Keep You Feeling and Looking Cool
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5 Shirts to Keep You Feeling and Looking Cool

We all know those guys who like to keep it simple: just buy 7 of the same shirt in different colors and call it good. Do the wash once a week, and everyone’s happy, right? No. Every wardrobe should have a little more variety. So if you’re looking for that […]

“I Got a Perm for Our Camping Trip” Music Video
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“I Got a Perm for Our Camping Trip” Music Video

Just because you’re going camping doesn’t mean you can’t look nice. If you’ve ever had the urge to get a perm done, this is the perfect time. I’m talking to the guys here. Girls, it’s time to realize that you’re not the only one that can spend time and money […]

The Vermont Land Trust: Q & A with Elise Annes
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The Vermont Land Trust: Q & A with Elise Annes

Vermont is one of the few states that hasn’t fully given into urbanization. This is something that makes Vermont unique, and it is something The Vermont Land Trust works to keep. The Vermont Land Trust has been working since 1977 to preserve “over 700 working farms, hundreds of thousands of acres of productive forestland, […]