As stay-at-home orders become more commonplace throughout the U.S., we thought we’d put together a little hub of resources to help you stay inspired and motivated. From films to podcasts to games, you’re bound to find something that will pique your interest...
Virtual Film Festivals:
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour is going virtual!
To get a taste for the types of films included, check out BANFFs handpicked line up of five films here. They’ve even provided a recommended viewing order: “Sand in the Sky, The Mirnavator, The Lorax Project, interval – top up your drink and snacks! The Last Honey Hunter, and Snowflake to finish – we know it will make you laugh and give you that fuzzy feeling.”
Here is a list of viewable films from the Canadian showings.
For a user-friendly list including descriptions, click on “list” in the first paragraph of this article.
Explore the National Parks with Google:
With a ranger guiding your travels, you’ll be able to virtually visit places within the national parks very few visitors go. Tour the park of your choice now.
If classic films are more your style, the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival is offering a Home Edition. The festival will include TCM hosts, special guests and events on-air and online. Mark your calendars. The festival runs from April 16 - 19 and watch it here.
GLP announces the best sustainable tourism short films of 2020. Five films, each under three minutes is beautifully done with an inspiring message. Watch them now.
From plays to musical performances, to workouts, NPR has put together a diverse list of things that are not typically free but are now. Check them out here!
Games for a virtual happy hour or get together:
Play a game of Spyfall. All you need are 4-8 people. Everybody but one will be a role (all but one are FBI agents and one is a Russian Spy). Now to figure out who the spy is…Play the game!
PureWow has put together a list of virtual happy hour games for quick fun. Check them out here.
A good book has the potential to be the best company...
Here are a few lists for the adventurers, environmentalists and nature-lovers alike.
Outside Online has created a thorough list of inspirational and informative books ranging from individuals accomplishing incredible mental and physical feats to providing an up-close, in-depth and thought-provoking look at environmental issues.
Backpacker has put together a very different list than what we’re used to. These books go deep and as the title of the article states, you will see the outdoors very differently afterward.
Now is a great time to pause, reflect, learn and form a new plan for how we shop, care for our garments and dispose of them. This list of books curated by EcoCult offers insights about the many facets of fast fashion and the breadth of impact our purchases have on the workers who make the garments and the planet.
Participate in free, daily live stream yoga classes from Yoga Download. The classes vary significantly from intense to easy flow.
Network Climate Action: Scaling Up Your Climate Impact
Cornell University is offering a five-week online course “...which covers research on how to persuade family and friends to take climate actions and connects participants to a global community of climate concerned citizens.” Project Drawdown
The course runs from April 7 - May 12, 2020.
Learn more and sign up here.
Check back often as we continue to add to the Virtual Hub as we come across more resources for you! We’ll also do our best to keep this page current.
Have you watched, listened to or participated in a fun social distancing appropriate activity lately?
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