Do you take your natural environment for granted? At times, I know I do. I’m grateful to live in Colorado where beautiful, easily accessible outdoor recreation areas abound. It’s a privilege to have grown up here and experienced the outdoors starting at a young age. However, it’s easy to think that these outdoor spaces will be around to enjoy forever. The reality is—that’s not for certain.
At Avid4 Adventure, we are on a mission to empower kids to choose active, healthy lifestyles in the outdoors. Our vision is to inspire thousands of kids across the country through our outdoor adventure summer camps and programs. A large part of achieving our mission and vision is dependent on other factors. The most important factor is that we are able to provide kids with authentic outdoor experiences—meaning experiences that take place in real, outdoor recreation areas. That also means the public lands in which we operate (and public lands in general) must continue to be public and they must be protected from infringement.
Topics: Outdoor Advocacy
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. 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.
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.