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“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, Clif Bar
Adventure: n. an exciting or remarkable experience.
What’s your relationship to adventure? Do you seek it out?
Adventure looks different 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. Organizations like The City Project are working to find the best way to ensure that outdoor spaces can be enjoyed by all, instead of just the elite few. They believe that we must “diversify access and empower individuals to make national parks, monuments, recreation areas, and other public lands their own.”
Whether you’re hiking, biking, climbing, walking, running, or swimming there are tons of ways to make your adventure good for the planet. One of the ways to do this is to make sure you Leave No Trace on the spaces that you visit, so that others might enjoy them after you.
Check out Clif Bar’s adventure page or National Geographic’s ten most inspiring adventurers of the year for some quick inspiration, then let’s get going. It’s time to get outside. So grab your shoes and a camera – we’re going on an adventure!
“Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver, American Poet
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. Switch up your routine. Take some time for you. Seek out unexplored places right nearby!
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 @ClifBar, use the hashtag #PGC2018.
Upload a PDF Document with your responses and screenshot of your social media post. Include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
You’ve probably heard the quote, “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” Let this quote resonate with you for this challenge; your destination is important, but so is how you go about your adventure. This means the steps you take to ensure the health of our planet matter just as much as where you go. You might need to consider how your gear is made, how you travel, and how you curate the contents of your backpack.
It’s time to plan the local 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 the details of your adventure and how you plan to galavant without harming the earth.
Upload a PDF Document with a link to your creative response. Include your name (or team name), username, email address, and school.
So you’ve thought about where to go, how to get there, and what to bring… all that’s left is to go on your adventure! And today is Sunday! Though it may sound daunting to go somewhere new, try an unfamiliar activity or take a risk beyond what you know, there is good research to support the idea that stepping out of your comfort zone can have huge benefits.
Start by reading the Huffington Post’s 6 Reasons to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, to get inspired for this challenge.
Upload a PDF Document with your invitation, pictures from your adventure and your responses. Include your name (or team name), username, ema.il address, and school.