Articles written by: Yoon Kim

Sally Jewell Confirmed: Thanks Senator Cantwell
Mobilization and Events

Sally Jewell Confirmed: Thanks Senator Cantwell

Ok, so it’s a bit anti-climactic. This video is a little less than exciting, but Sally Jewell’s road ahead will only get steeper from here. She’s got many challenges to think about; public lands, drilling, and climate change to say the least. She’s the right person with the right balance […]

Mike Mills: Founder/CEO of Buffalo Outdoor Center
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Mike Mills: Founder/CEO of Buffalo Outdoor Center

Mike Mills is founder and CEO of the Buffalo Outdoor Center – a kayak and canoe outfitter in Ponca, Arkansas. A few weeks ago, we chatted with him about the 2012 drought and how it impacted his business. Yoon Kim: I heard that you guys had shut down early last […]

Protect our Winters
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Protect our Winters

The entire snow sports industry is dependent upon reliable snowfall each season. Lately there has been a shift in that, and Executive Director of Protect our Winter, Chris Steinkamp, is here to illustrate why we need to be educated on this matter. Yoon: I’m surprised not more people know about this. Chris: […]

Changing the World One Youth at a Time: Q&A with Backpacker’s Jon Dorn
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Changing the World One Youth at a Time: Q&A with Backpacker’s Jon Dorn

There’s a saying within some philanthropy circles that goes, “you can’t change the world, but you can change the world for one person.” According to some estimates, 1.3 million youth drop out of high school each year. That’s 3,500 students a day who enter the real world without finishing a […]

2013 Summits Announced!!
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2013 Summits Announced!!

2013 will be the fourth consecutive year that Outdoor Nation will be hosting summits. The summits are designed to empower young leaders to rise up and solve the most dire issues that face the outdoors. Thing is, these issues aren’t just about having fun outside, it’s about more serious issues […]

Why Have Ski Resorts Bought Into the Climate Denial Story?
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Why Have Ski Resorts Bought Into the Climate Denial Story?

In December of last year, a report was published by the National Resource Defense Council and Protect Our Winters, that was supposed to rock the ski resort industry. You’d think that a report called Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy would be taken seriously by the ski resort community […]

Who Owns Water?
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Who Owns Water?

We all asked ridiculous questions about water when we were kids. “Where does it come from?” or “where does it go after I flush?” and even, “who owns it?” Turns out, these questions aren’t so childish considering that grown folks can’t even figure it out. The fact is, fresh clean water […]

Frozen with Shock as Our Ice Melts Before Our Eyes
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Frozen with Shock as Our Ice Melts Before Our Eyes

Chasing Ice is a project by Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski to find the last remaining natural ice sculptures and document their eternal disappearance. This scene was filmed at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The ice breakup, known as calving, lasted for 75 minutes. The glacier retreated a full […]

50,000
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50,000

Tens of thousands of people are gathered in Washington, DC today. We’re asking President Obama to move #ForwardOnClimate. Although we won’t say much about the Keystone XL pipeline, we do support the folks on the ground, urging the president to keep to his State of the Union promises.

I Will
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I Will

[Start from 19m 24s] Last night, many of our hearts froze as you delivered some of the most beautiful words ever spoken during a State of the Union. “If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions […]