Videos, Films & Festivals:
Hydrotherapy by Friction Collective Film“It’s a story of adaptation, strength & rewilding set in the raw and beautiful landscapes of Snowdonia National park. Laura has not only overcome a life changing illness through wild swimming, but has also found a greater connection to the natural world. This has ignited her mission to make a stand for the natural environment, and protect wild waters and wild spaces across the UK.”
Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy“The film follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art.”
When the Earth MovesA powerful short film reminding us of the origins of Earth Day from the man who founded it, Gaylord Nelson.
“When the Earth Moves reclaims the authentic story and original vision of Earth Day as a bipartisan and socially just environmental movement and highlights the need for people across generations and on both sides of the political aisle to play an active part. It also calls attention to the urgent need for Americans to unite around a common goal and purpose.”
Mountainfilm 2020 (is going virtual May 15 – 25)“…Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm, which includes interactive talks, free community events, a gallery walk, outdoor programming and presentations, aims to inspire audiences to action on worthy causes.”
John Kraskinski (aka Jim Halpert from NBC’s The Office) launched a YouTube Channel Dedicated to Good News
The Vegan Chef School
is hosting live, daily cooking skills classes for the next generation of vegan chefs.
The Adventure Podcast
This is the perfect podcast to pull your mind out of “COVID-19 apathy.”
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.
GLP announces the best sustainable tourism short films of 2020. Five films, each under three minutes is beautifully done with an inspiring message.
From plays to musical performances, to workouts, NPR has put together a diverse list of things that are not typically free but are now.
A good book has the potential to be the best company...
Here are a few lists for the adventurers, environmentalists and nature-lovers alike.
The New Wilderness Classics –
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.
“Trash Free Trails” by Tom Hill, Sidetracked Magazine
Their mission is to reduce plastic pollution on our trails and in wild places by 75 per cent by 2025. Everyone has the ability to make a difference. Outlined in the article is how we all can participate, day by day. #selfLESSisolation Project
“14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin Fever” by David Nield, Wired Magazine
“Plan Now, Hike Later” by Anna Roth of Washington Trails Association
This article is a great starting point that will inevitably lead to hours of learning and discovery. No matter where you recreate, this site offers so much in terms of helping you prepare to hike like a pro.
“Best Apps for Thru-Hiking and Backpacking” by Jeff Garmire, Garage Grown Gear
As you plan future trip, make sure to check out these apps for route planning information.
“10 Ways to Stay Sane & Active While Social Distancing” by Julie Singh of TripOutside.com
Not only does Julie provide ideas, she also provides links to companies offering free access or free trials of their services. Many of us are developing new habits which requires some trial and error in order to find what works best for us. Why not take the opportunity so many are offering to try before you buy?
“101 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Your Home,” Conde Nast Traveler
Participate in free, daily live stream yoga classes from Yoga Download. The classes vary significantly from intense to easy flow.
Where to Donate
COVID-19 Giving Guide: How to donate to reach the most marginalized. By Morgan Simon, Forbes
*Your local foodbanks and organizations supporting the most vulnerable and the frontline workers.