IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise
AUGUST 9, 2011
A journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer. Are we there yet? SIE ).
10 Commonly Mispronounced Brands
MAY 12, 2011
There are many ways to pronounce a word; there’s a bunch of wrong ways, and then there’s the American way. Proper pronunciation: jjhear-row. Mammut.
Whisky Will Power 9,000 Homes With New Biomass Plant
MAY 5, 2011
Whisky (also spelled whiskey ) is “a spirit distilled from malted grain. Yes, producing tons of whisky is a great thing!
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder App Provides Database of Every Federal, State Land in America
APRIL 14, 2011
The brand-new (and free) iPhone App Oh, Ranger! app is a great resource for information. Once users have chosen where they want to go, Oh, Ranger!
National Park Service Announces 17 Fee-Free Days for 2012
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that 2012 will boast 17 days of free admission to any park in the National Park Service.
How to Become a National Geographic Explorer
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. Wade Davis is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, storyteller and award-winning explorer. ” 2. ” 3.
Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust With Your Food [infographic]
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
(Sources and much more info, linked below this text). People got sick/died and Monsanto got rich. They told no one. ”". Enough said. Awesome!
JUNE 21, 2012
More on Big Coal BS. From Coal Tattoo: Coal PR firm set up state’s anti-Obama meetings. From Source Watch: Environmental impacts of coal. From Yes!
Greenpeace Attempts to get Asthmazon.com, Macrosoot, and iSmog to Quit Coal
MAY 9, 2012
3 cartoons for the price of none! Scroll down for all 3 cartoons: Take Action! Take action now & tell these companies to clean the cloud.
A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.
MARCH 15, 2011
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Time Stops in Awesome Surf Video
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. Beyond awesome surf clips, this video from Rip Curl shows what they consider a technological world-first. The “30 camera array” (i.e., Oh, and they used GoPro HD video cameras to capture these moments. Related posts: Wipeout Wednesday: Cruel Surf.
Wouldn't It Be Nice if the World Worked Like This? | Wend Blog
FEBRUARY 27, 2011
Wouldn't It Be Nice if the World Worked Like This
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Shells are also convenient because you can choose what layers to wear underneath to customize your body temperature. Related Posts. ActiveJunky
Infographic: Greenwashed–The Truth About 95% of So-Called Green Products
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Created by: Marketing Degree. Special thanks to Greg Voakes for sharing this infographic. Related Posts. Monsanto or Organic?
Shit Wend Readers Say
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
By now you have probably seen at least one of the “Shit People Say” videos. The meme that shares the quirks and trends of various sub-cultures has gone viral and is seemingly unstoppable. The videos range from hilarious to offensive but for the most part, they’re totally true. Shit Cyclists Say. Shit Skiers Say. Shit Climbers Say.
Mark Twain on Occupy Wall Street
DECEMBER 4, 2011
The great American writer and humorist whose two Occupy-supporting quotes are shared in the cartoon, would have turned 176 last week. Revolute!
Tuna to Greenpeace: Help!
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
More on unsustainable fishing practices and Tuna. From Greenpeace: The Tuna Industry’s Got a Dirty Little Secret. The Green Republican! cartoon
Mountain Biker OK After Collision With 350 Pound Hartebeest
OCTOBER 17, 2011
Remember last week’s YouTube frenzy after the South African mountain biker was taken out by that massive buck ? Via: Associated Press ].
Reel Rock Serves Up More Than Just Climbing Porn
OCTOBER 14, 2011
Last night, the Portland climbing community piled into the Bagdad Theater to watch the sold out and long anticipated Reel Rock Film Tour.
Arizona Ski Resort Plans to Pump “Snow” Made of Treated Sewage Water on its Slopes
AUGUST 23, 2011
As Mother Jones puts it, “ Yes, you read that right: snow made from recycled poop water. About 180 million gallons of poop water, to be exact.
Meet T. Sprinkle
AUGUST 11, 2011
I’m not the only ridgerunner in my section…. Tristan Sprenkle (a.k.a. Sprinkle) hails from the small town of Kramer, Pennsylvania. “We FUN FACTS.
Parking Cars in Lithuania’s Bike Lanes Could Lead to Crushing Results
AUGUST 2, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. The mayor of the capitol of Lithuania, Vilnius, has apparently had enough with cars being parked in illegal zones such as bike lanes. Mayor Arturos Zuorokas is so sick of illegally parked cars, in fact, that he demonstrates a new policy in this video. Naturally. But of that, we can’t be certain.
An Interview with Jonathan T. Scott–Sustainable Business Champion
APRIL 21, 2011
Jonathan T. Scott’s latest book, New Standards for Long-Term Business Survival , has just been published. Since 2004. Believe me, I tried.
The Republican Book on $cience [cartoon]
MARCH 17, 2011
Since taking over the House, the Republicans have utilized their sway to continue their attack on the environment.
Saving Elephants, One Vial of Scat at a Time
MARCH 14, 2011
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Music Monday: Telepath | Wend Blog
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Telepath is a worldwide music project–one that has united a variety of talented global artists on this album, Crush, by way of modern technology.
Wipeout Wednesday: Kayaking Can Hurt | Wend Blog
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Though kayak carnage doesn't appear to be the goriest of the wipeout genres, that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. From Paul: (Kerplunk.)
Cyclist Completes 3,000 Self-Supported Miles in Less Than 13 Days
JULY 12, 2011
Opting to do it alone made from some extra challenges. “I I was usually in the middle of nowhere a lot of the time,” says Petervary. at the U.S./Mexican
The Real Beach Boys: These Bulldogs Surf, Skate and Snowboard
AUGUST 11, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. This video will make you smile and probably laugh, too. It may also make you feel like a totally unskilled human and/or dog trainer because these guys are smart and talented to boot. Enjoy! Related posts: Wipeout Wednesday: Beach Bums. Toy Boarders Skate Along.
Oregon to Add Five Scenic Bikeways
OCTOBER 8, 2011
The state of Oregon, the only US state where bikeways officially exist, has voted to add five more designated bike tours to its state roads.
Man Stabs Mountain Lion with Pocket Knife to Save Son
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Jason Hobbs, like many of us, owns a pocket knife. Instead, they decided to rent a room. River was in front of his mother, with Hobbs in the lead.
Music Monday: Harmonica Guru
MAY 30, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. Try not tapping your foot slapping your knee. The man in the video–the harmonica guru–is Tom Walbank , a man born in England, living in Tuscon who’s a blues musician and the most amazing harmonica player we’ve ever heard. Happy long weekend! Music Monday: Professor Soap.
Petition ‘The Lorax’ Speak for the Trees
JANUARY 25, 2012
Well’s 4th grade class doesn’t want the environmental message of the Dr. Seuss classic children’s book “The Lorax” to be lost when the feature film premieres in March. “Adding environmental education to The Lorax movie website is important because this is the message of the book and it should be honored.
“Apocalypse Later, Surf Now” Is like Point Break Meets Terminator Meets Cloverfield
JANUARY 13, 2012
Click here to view the embedded video. “Apocalypse Later, Surf Now” is a dark, gritty short featuring a group of surfers that choose to ride waves as the world around them erupts in a futuristic battle. There is no dialogue, but massive and strange-looking machines (alien vehicles???) Related Posts. Wipeout Wednesday: Cruel Surf
Music Monday: Christmas with the Rat Pack
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. In this week before the holiday festivities ensue, it feels appropriate to turn on the christmas tunes. Check out the video above–you’ll get a kick out of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra singing “Marshmallow World” on their Christmas show back in the day. Related Posts.
Gravity Defying Freerunners Showcase Extreme Warrior-Like Moves
DECEMBER 10, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. To most of us, the leaps, jumps, flips, and dives in the video above seem dangerous, extreme and absolutely crazy. The history of Parkour dates back to 1902 when French naval officer, Lt. Related posts: A Professional Display of No-Handed Bike Moves. The Denali Experiment.
The Banff Mountain Dream Festival
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
I’ll probably never see the summit of Everest. I’ll likely not pilot a wingsuit from the snow-capped peak of the Eiger and soar like an eagle through the Swiss Alps. And even on my best day will I ever set a speed record climb to the top of Yosemite’s El Capitan. But I can dream, can’t I? courtesy of Cameron Martindell. This Fall
Is This the Scariest Wave Ever?
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. In 2008, Sion Milosky, a Hawaiian native, paddled into what surfers around the world called the “Biggest Wave Ever Surfed.” ” “Hands down the biggest wave I’ve seen anyone paddle into,” Shane Dorian told Surfing Magazine. The wave is huge. A beast, in fact. And the Dam Goes Down
The Most Incredible Time Lapse Video Ever
OCTOBER 7, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. This may just be the most incredible thing I have ever seen. Be sure to watch it with sound to get the full effect. Photographer Dustin Farrell is responsible for the awesome time lapse. “This video has some iconic landmarks that we have seen before,” Farrell says.
Fund an Awesome Bike Film, Win Cool Prizes
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Click here to view the embedded video. In 2007, the Ginger Ninjas set off on their first tour. Through Mexico. By bike. It all started when the band was singing a song called “Ride to Believe at a party and a strange asked, misunderstanding, asked, “What does that mean, ‘ride to Belize’? So they did.