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American Lung Association Releases Startling New Infographic
Mobilization and Events

American Lung Association Releases Startling New Infographic

The numbers are in, and they’re not looking good. According to ‘Rolling the Dice on Tobacco Use’, a new infographic published by the American Lung Association as part of the State of Tobacco 2013 campaign, money is the driving force behind tobacco addiction in the United States. You can view […]

50 States, 50 Sites
Environment

50 States, 50 Sites

Whether you are visiting one state, or driving across the country, here are the best sites to see in each state. From mushroom rocks to volcanoes, each state features a unique or pristine geological wonder that is worth exploring. Alabama Alabama’s Gulf Coast is breathtaking. Enjoy stunning sunrises and succulent […]

Veterans Embark on “Warrior Hike”
Mobilization and Events

Veterans Embark on “Warrior Hike”

Many veterans struggle to adjust to normal American routine. Sean Gibbons on the other hand, fulfilled a long-term goal with his friend, Mark Silvers. In 2011, Sean and Mark hiked the 2,185 miles of the Appalachian trail raising money for other veterans. Today, they will be taking a step further […]

Outdoor Youth: Q/A With Julie Judkins of ATC
Outdoor Advocacy

Outdoor Youth: Q/A With Julie Judkins of ATC

From 2006 to 2008, outdoor participation among the youngest of Americans, plummeted. Although these numbers are starting to see a reversal, thanks in large part to efforts by awesome non-profits across the country, simply put, the younger generation doesn’t get near the outside-time that their older predecessors did. Out of […]

2013 Summits Announced!!
Mobilization and Events

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 […]

Are You Spending Too Much Time Outside? 4 Telltale Signs
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Are You Spending Too Much Time Outside? 4 Telltale Signs

Now I’m a lover of all outdoor pursuits as much as the next person.  Probably much more, in fact.  But just because someone enjoys spending time in nature does not mean that we have to completely shun our human society, and revel in a little luxury from time to time.But […]

How NOT to Initiate Your Significant Other to the Outdoors
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How NOT to Initiate Your Significant Other to the Outdoors

If you are reading this right now, my guess is there has to be some smidgin’ of interest in having fun outside.  Most people do when it comes down to it.  After all, we are creatures of nature, and although sometimes many generations far removed, there’s that natural instinct to […]

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

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 […]

Go Green for St. Patricks Day!
Mobilization and Events

Go Green for St. Patricks Day!

Everyone knows about green beer. Here are six ways you can toast the environment on the world’s greenest holiday: Bike (or walk) to the party! This might take a little pre-planning, but why not take the bike? If you plan to drink it might not be safe (or legal) to […]

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn
Outdoor Advocacy

This Week in Outdoor Policy with Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn tracks policy related to conservation and recreation for the Outdoor Alliance. On Fridays, he summarizes the week’s top outdoor policy related headlines. For questions, comments and angry hate mail, email him at tom [at] outdooralliance [dot] net. The Sequester Cuts Deep, Forcing National Parks to Scrape By We knew the Sequester […]