Day 14

Adventure

SPONSORED BY CLIF BAR

The Story of Stuff Project
Guayaki
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OVERVIEW

“The red road is predictable, a known entity, safe, and conservative… The white road is just the opposite. It is the road less traveled. It is an unknown entity, unpredictable, and there may be danger and hardship along the way… But along with this hardship or danger, there is often reward. The reward is a sense of accomplishment—the joy and beauty of the journey along the road less traveled.”

— Gary Erickson, Founder of Clif Bar

Adventure: n. an exciting or remarkable experience.

What’s your relationship to adventure? Do you seek it out? Adventure looks differently to everyone. For some, adventure is summiting mountains or surfing big waves. For others, it’s a leisurely walk down a new path. However you experience adventure in your life, know that it is all around you. Outdoor adventure is endless and scalable to fit whatever mood you are in.

A great way to develop a deep love for our planet is to get outside and savor its beauty.

Whether you’re hiking, biking, climbing, walking, running, or swimming there are tons of ways to make your adventure good for the planet.

Check out Clif Bar’s adventure page or National Geographic’s and ten most inspiring adventurers of the year and let’s get going. It’s time to get outside. So grab your shoes and a camera, we are going on an adventure!

CHALLENGE

Green

20 POINTS

Think

The world around you is bigger than you many think. It’s easy to get into a routine and become comfortable with your surroundings, but there are so many places outside of your usual hangouts that can open up a world of adventure! Let’s break out of your routine, take some time to explore, and find out what unexplored places are nearby!

Challenge

  • Are there any places that you have always wanted to go explore, but have never gotten to?
  • Harness the power of the internet and go online to search what outdoor green spaces exist near you. This includes parks, national park land, local trails, gardens, and many more.
  • Make a bucket list of five places close to where you live, or go to school for your adventure and share those with us. Who knows you might just make it to one of them in the near future (hint: Greenest ).
  • Consider the lessons you can learn from nature. For inspiration, check out this list and share one lesson on social media that resonated most with you. Tag @TurningGreenOrg and use the hashtag #PGC2017
  • Deliverables

    Upload a PDF Document with your responses and a screenshot of your social media post. Please include your name (or team name), username, email, and school.

    Submission Guidelines

    • Please submit all entries as PDFs – no word or pages docs.
    • Please save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_green.pdf)
    • Do not include # or spaces in filenames
    • Please be sure to include all content for your submission in one doc
    • Do not upload a file bigger than 5 MB
    • You will get a confirmation on screen that your submission uploaded correctly (green) or that it failed (red) and to try again.
    • If your total points do not change, your submission did not load correctly and you will have to try again. You can see your point total by opening the Edit Profile tab on the bottom nav bar. Your point total will be at the top of the page.
    • Send any questions you have to info@turninggreen.org
    • Don’t forget to post about the challenge and your learnings/doings on social media and tag us on Facebook @TurningGreen, on Twitter @TurningGreenOrg, and on Instagram @TurningGreenOrg and use #PGC2017.

    Greener

    40 POINTS

    Think

    You’ve probably heard the quote, “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” But it’s time take this a step further. Yes, your adventure is important, but so is how you go about adventuring. This means the steps you take to ensure the health of our planet matter just as much as your trip. It may mean thinking about how your gear is made, how you travel, and how you fill your backpack.

    Challenge

    • It’s time to plan for whatever adventure you want to embark on. The trick? It needs to be a sustainable adventure. That means you need to think critically about all of the components. We want to see all of the details of your adventure and how you plan to galavant without harming the earth.
    • Pick your place. Share your travel arrangements and what’s in your backpack. Consider your snacks (and how they are made and if the company supports the planet); how to incorporate reusable containers (water bottle? Snack holder?); and outfitting yourself with sustainable adventure gear.
    • Get creative and show us how you plan to prepare for this adventure and make it sustainable. Maybe it’s a Pinterest board, a handmade collage, a drawing, or a fun list. Don’t forget to mention where you are headed.

    Deliverables

    Upload a PDF Document with a link to your Pinterest board or artwork and your response. Include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.

    Submission Guidelines

    • Please submit all entries as PDFs – no word or pages docs.
    • Please save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_greener.pdf)
    • Do not include # or spaces in filenames
    • Please be sure to include all content for your submission in one doc
    • Do not upload a file bigger than 5 MB
    • You will get a confirmation on screen that your submission uploaded correctly (green) or that it failed (red) and to try again.
    • If your total points do not change, your submission did not load correctly and you will have to try again. You can see your point total by opening the Edit Profile tab on the bottom nav bar. Your point total will be at the top of the page.
    • Send any questions you have to info@turninggreen.org
    • Don’t forget to post about the challenge and your learnings/doings on social media and tag us on Facebook @TurningGreen, on Twitter @TurningGreenOrg, and on Instagram @TurningGreenOrg and use #PGC2017.

    Greenest

    60 POINTS

    Think

    So you’ve thought about where you would go, how you would get there, and what you would bring… all that is left is to go do it!

    Challenge

      Let the adventure begin! One twist, it’s a scavenger hunt to invite you to notice everything around you; things, places, and moments you might not expect. Take a series of photos of the tasks below and share with us.

      PGC ADVENTURE SCAVENGER HUNT

    • Take a picture of your surroundings and caption it with your observations (What are you seeing? How does it make you feel? And of course, the name of the location: city and state). Here are things to keep an eye out for. Take this list and tell us what you saw:
    • A pollinator and what it’s pollinating
    • 2 plant species
    • 1 bird species
    • Wildlife
    • The terrain (is it Dusty? Dry, Grassy? Muddy, Well-trodden?)
    • The sky (is it Cloudy? Clear? Sunny?)
    • What is something that took your breath away?
    • What is something that surprised you?
    • Share an invitation with a friend to visit this special place. Select a picture from your adventure and caption it with the invitation, share why you think this place is so special and why you want your friend to experience it as well.

    Deliverables

    Upload a PDF Document with your invitation, a pictures from your adventure and your responses. Include your name (or team name), username, ema.il address, and school.

    Submission Guidelines

    • Please submit all entries as PDFs – no word or pages docs.
    • Please save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_greener.pdf)
    • Do not include # or spaces in filenames
    • Please be sure to include all content for your submission in one doc
    • Do not upload a file bigger than 5 MB
    • You will get a confirmation on screen that your submission uploaded correctly (green) or that it failed (red) and to try again.
    • If your total points do not change, your submission did not load correctly and you will have to try again. You can see your point total by opening the Edit Profile tab on the bottom nav bar. Your point total will be at the top of the page.
    • Send any questions you have to info@turninggreen.org
    • Don’t forget to post about the challenge and your learnings/doings on social media and tag us on Facebook @TurningGreen, on Twitter @TurningGreenOrg, and on Instagram @TurningGreenOrg and use #PGC2017.

    TODAY’S PRIZES

    up to 10 winners from the greener challenge will receive:

    Clif Bar Raising the Bar
    Clif Bar Organic Energy Chews
    Clif Bar Organic Nut Butter Bars (4)
    Clif Bar Organic Oatmeal (2)
    Clif Bar Recycled Tote Bag

    Dr. Bronner’s Organic Peppermint Toothpaste
    Radius Tour Toothbrush
    Wish Garden Herbs Flight Insurance Immune Kit
    Tinlid Hat Company Hemp Traveler Hat
    Green Toys Eco Saucer Flying Disk

    up to 10 winners from the greenest challenge will receive:

    Clif Bar Organic Cotton T-Shirt
    Clif Bar Chico Tote Bag
    Clif Bar Z Filled Bars (2)
    Clif Bar Z Bars (4)
    Clif Bar Luci Light

    U-Konserve Glass Water Bottle
    Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray
    Gaia Herbs Quick Defense
    KooShoo Hair Tie Pack
    Blue Planet Eyewear Eco Sunglasses