Avid4 Adventure Journal


April 26, 2019
Screen-Free Week for Kids & Adults: Will You Take the Pledge?

Screen-Free Week for Kids & Adults: Will You to Take the Pledge? 

The advancement of technology has completely transformed our society in a relatively short period of time. Can you remember the last time you went a full day without looking at a screen of some sort (as I type out this article while staring at my computer screen)? It is now a significant part of our lives. Yes, technological advancements have helped improve and simplify communication, advance healthcare and generally make things easier in our day-to-day lives. However, there are also some important statistics to be aware of which make a great case for Screen-Free Week (April 29th - May 5th). While the goal is not to vilify technology, it's important to be aware of some of the consequences of too much screen time and consider taking the pledge to intentionally pause from it.

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Topics: Outdoor Advocacy Screen-Free Week

April 1, 2019
How to Take Care of Public Lands: Four Questions to Ask Yourself

How to Take Care of Public Lands: Four Questions to Ask Yourself

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Topics: Outdoor Advocacy Public Lands

January 9, 2019
Journey to Becoming a B Corp, Outdoor Advocacy and What's a "B" Corp?

What's a "B" Corp?

You may be asking yourself, “What’s a ‘B’ Corp?” No, it’s not a fancy club or rigorous bootcamp. The “B” actually stands for benefit. According to BCorporation.Net, “Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.” Avid4 Adventure is currently in the process of applying to become a Certified B Corp.

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Topics: summer camp Working for Avid4 Adventure Outdoor Advocacy

October 4, 2018
Public Lands: What are they & how can we enjoy them?

I love traveling, particularly to different countries. When I travel, my sense of gratitude for all things expands. One of the many things that I am consistently more grateful for every time I return from travels abroad is my (and our) ability to access “public lands” in this country.

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Topics: Outdoor Advocacy

April 30, 2018
Leave No Trace:  What It Is And Why It’s Important

If a group creates a new trail and no one is around to see it, does it matter?  Think you know about Leave No Trace (LNT)? I did, too. Turns out, I didn’t. Last week, if you asked me about Leave No Trace, I would have told you it meant bringing your trash home with you and leaving what you found – meaning, don’t take that unique rock home for a book end. In fact, I was so confident about my LNT knowledge that I immediately took the Online Awareness Course test on the Leave No Trace site . . . and failed.

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Topics: Skills Learned at Summer Camp Outdoor Advocacy