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This Week in Outdoor Policy – August 23rd
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This Week in Outdoor Policy – August 23rd

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. Most Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. With questions, news tips and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. Forest Service Moves More Cash to Keep Fighting Fires – Again This week, […]

6 Reasons to try Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf)
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6 Reasons to try Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf)

In case you don’t know, Disc Golf is a flying disc sport where precision and accuracy rule. Individual players toss a “disc,” or frisbee for us common folk, at a target that looks sort of like a bird cage made of chains (the “hole”). The discs are actually much smaller […]

The 6 Most Sustainable Music Festivals
Mobilization and Events

The 6 Most Sustainable Music Festivals

It’s summer and that means two things: When we’re not scooting into the hills for adventure’s sake, we’re getting our festival on at one of the hundreds of musical gatherings around the nation. But if there is any type of gathering that magnifies our impact on the planet, the music […]

The Difference Between the 3 Types of Outdoor Nation Summits
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The Difference Between the 3 Types of Outdoor Nation Summits

If you’ve heard of Outdoor Nation, you probably have some idea of what the overarching mission is (to inspire and empower Millennials so they will lead their peers to get outdoors). But the “how” can be a bit confusing, especially if you’ve never had exposure to the organization itself. Yes, […]

Get Out and Active with Outdoor Nation’s 2013 Summits
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Get Out and Active with Outdoor Nation’s 2013 Summits

Outdoor Nation wants to get you rockin’ out with nature, and with their  innovative, one-of-a-kind Summits, millennials are  speaking out for present and future generations about learning, loving and appreciating an active life outside. If you haven’t heard of Outdoor Nation’s Summits, then it’s time to get in the loop. […]

Fact-Based Counterarguments to Climate Change Denial
Environment

Fact-Based Counterarguments to Climate Change Denial

As long as scientists have posited the theory that our worldwide failure to curb fossil fuel emissions has irrevocably altered our planet’s climate, knuckleheads near and far have used inane, non-scientific rhetoric to call the theory into question. So the next time someone hands you an idiotic aphorism about global […]

Vice Chair for House Science Committee: Global Warming Is a “Total Fraud”
Environment

Vice Chair for House Science Committee: Global Warming Is a “Total Fraud”

On Aug. 12, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) boldly proclaimed that global warming is a “total fraud” spearheaded by liberals who want to “create a global government to control all of our lives”. We’re used to hearing this sort of rhetoric from right-leaning politicians, but Rohrabacher’s declaration was particularly startling because […]

Interview: Environmental Filmmaker Deia Schlosberg on her Documentary “Backyard”
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Interview: Environmental Filmmaker Deia Schlosberg on her Documentary “Backyard”

Backyard Trailer from deia schlosberg on Vimeo. For her film BACKYARD, science filmmaker Deia Schlosberg spent nearly two years crisscrossing the nation documenting how people are affected when “the industry” comes to town and begins hydro-fracking, a controversial method of oil and gas extraction. The result is five stories from […]

Married to Your Running Partner
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Married to Your Running Partner

My running partners had always been females. I had nothing specific against running with boys; I just couldn’t keep up with any of my guy friends in high school – and then they couldn’t keep up with me after college. I always thought it sounded dreamy to have a boyfriend […]

Know Before You Go: 5 Things to Consider Before Entering the Outdoor Industry
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Know Before You Go: 5 Things to Consider Before Entering the Outdoor Industry

Like any profession you consider pursuing, it’s worth knowing a bit about the industry before jumping in head first. And here are five things to keep in mind before plunging into the exciting world of outside jobs: You Will be Outside This one seems obvious, and hopefully it’s the reason […]