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10 January 2020
Bozeman, Montana, United States
Outdoor enthusiasts make effective citizen scientists. In Montana, Adventure Scientists pairs outdoor adventure-seekers with scientists looking to collect data in remote locations. The volunteers gather data that info...
15 November 2018
San Diego, United States
Programs like Outdoor Outreach in San Diego are working to help at-risk youth engage with nature and outdoor recreation, activities that have often been associated with "economic privilege and whiteness," by providing...
29 October 2018
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
The new Atlanta United soccer team has brought excitement and community to many areas of the city - but perhaps the most unusual spot is public transport stops. “Station soccer” now is activating spaces at two MARTA t...
19 October 2018
Denver, Colorado, United States
Outdoor recreation offices, started and spread by Luis Benitez, are growing from Colorado to Puerto Rico to potentially even Panama. By focusing on spurring economic development and job growth, promoting health, and h...
9 October 2018
West Virginia, United States
Small towns in West Virginia are a natural oasis for adventure lovers from urban and rural areas alike; towns like Davis and Fayetteville are succesfully capitalizing on their natural resources to increase tourism and...
3 October 2018
Crested Butte, Colorado, United States
A Colorado bike builder creates adapted cycles for athletes who otherwise rely on wheelchairs for mobility. The cycles allow adventurous people with disabilities to ride trails and access difficult terrain.
28 September 2018
Colorado, United States
When faced with the challenge of creating a better raft to access unexplored whitewater, a family devised what is now known as the Alpacka Raft. Changing the way people can explore the outdoors, the family company has...
11 August 2018
Nailsworth, England, United Kingdom
The consumption of meat and dairy has long been deemed a leading cause of climate change, yet production continues to rise. To contribute to environmental sustainability, Dale Vince – owner of the U.K.’s Forest Green ...
14 March 2018
Organizations in India are providing avenues for the disabled to participate in sports such as mountaineering, biking, and scuba-diving. A disabled person is matched with an able-bodied person and the two collaborate ...
31 January 2018
Over 3000 Words
As the United States grapples with its culture of sexual harassment and assault, women in the outdoor industry are starting demand action. Particularly in river guiding, harassment and discrimination are built into th...
29 June 2017
South Dakota, United States
ParkRx, as one of many new programs spanning several states, allow doctors to give out Park Prescriptions to their patients in order to encourage them to go to parks and get physical activity. These programs are a way...
4 June 2017
In Rwanda, women are breaking gender stereotypes by playing soccer. After the Rwandan genocide of 1994, Felicite Rwemarika used her own money to fund the organization Women in Sport. Since then, it’s helped women proc...
The New York Times
11 August 2016
New York, New York, United States
Even though natural parks are in close proximity to New York City’s metropolitan hub, many are inaccessible and overlooked areas for recreation and sport. Conservation groups, including the Natural Areas Conservancy a...
11 December 2014
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
A overview of 2014's Fixes columns - connecting the dots between 60 or so ways that people are trying to change the world.
9 October 2014
The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal g...
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