Day 14

Adventure

SPONSORED BY Clif Bar

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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, 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!

CHALLENGE

Green

20 POINTS

Think

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
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!

Challenge

  • What’s on your bucket list? Places you have always wanted to go explore, but haven’t gotten there .. .yet!
    • Harness the power of the internet and go online to search what outdoor green spaces exist near you. This includes parks (city, state and national), local trails, gardens, lakes, oceans and much 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 @ClifBar, use the hashtag #PGC2018.

Deliverables

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.

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Greener

40 POINTS

Think

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.

Challenge

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.

  • Pick your place.
  • Share your travel arrangements
  • Tell us what you will take in your backpack.
    • Consider your snacks (how are they made and does the company support the planet, are they organic?)
    • What will you do to eliminate waste on your trip (water bottle?  reusable containers?)
    • What attire will you wear / what gear? (is your gear sustainable?).
  • Read up on the 7 Principles to Leave No Trace on your adventure and incorporate them into your plan.
  • Share all the requested planning details in a creative way. Use a medium of your choice.

Deliverables

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

Submission Guidelines

  • If you do not see an upload button, you need to log in
  • Please submit all entries as PDFs – no word or pages docs.
  • Please save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel_year.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_greener_2018.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 points total by logging out and back in again.
  • If you are having trouble uploading, try using a different browser
  • 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 #PGC2018.

Greenest

60 POINTS

Think

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.

Challenge

Start by reading the Huffington Post’s 6 Reasons to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, to get inspired for this challenge.

  • Let the adventure begin! One twist, it’s a scavenger hunt to prompt you to notice your surroundings; living things, places, and moments you might not expect. Take a series of photos to address the tasks below and share them 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 destination: city, state, etc.). Here are some suggestions of 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
      • 1 flower species
      • Wildlife
      • The terrain (is it dusty? Dry or 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?
      • Anything else?
  • 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, pictures from your adventure and your responses. Include your name (or team name), username, ema.il address, and school.

  • If you do not see an upload button, you need to log in
  • Please submit all entries as PDFs – no word or pages docs.
  • Please save filenames using the following format: firstname_lastname_challengeday_challengelevel_year.pdf (ex: kasie_shils_day1_greenest_2018.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 points total by logging out and back in again.
  • If you are having trouble uploading, try using a different browser
  • 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 #PGC2018.

TODAY’S PRIZES

up to 10 winners from the greener challenge will receive:

Clif Bar Raising the Bar, Gary Erickson
Clif Bar Organic Nut Butter Bars
Clif Bar Organic Granola
Clif Bar Organic Energy Chews
Clif Bar Recycled Tote Bag

Dr. Bronner’s Toothpaste
Gaia Guy Bamboo Toothbrush
Raw Elements Sunscreen
Raw Elements Lip Balm
Green Toys Eco Saucer Flying Disk

up to 10 winners from the greenest challenge will receive:

Clif Bar Organic Cotton T-Shirt
Clif Bar Organic Luna Rica Bars
Clif Bar Organic Z Bars
Clif Bar Organic Z Filled Bars
Clif Bar Earbuds
Clif Bar Luci Solar Light

U-Konserve Glass Water Bottle
Wish Garden Herbs Flight Immune Kit
Badger Balm Organic Sunscreen
Badger Balm Bug Balm
All Good Deodorant
Recreator Hemp Bandana