Photographing Yosemite Climbing Culture

Wend Magazine

From Yvon Chouinard setting routes and inventing dependable climbing gear, to advanced climbers scaling big walls and base-jumping, the culture of climbing is constantly evolving. Jimmy Chin is on assignment for National Geographic to study this evolution and document the climbing culture in Yosemite Valley, home to the most classic routes and dedicated climbers. His photos are an endeavor to represent the courage, determination, and heart of the climbing culture.

New wood culture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A new term is making the rounds, so to speak, and it is called “wood culture”, “new wood culture”, or “wood culture renaissance”, and we can but hope that it is catching on. Throughout history, they have been central to our cultures and to our economies, and in many cultures trees were revered the the extent of worship even, especially certain types of trees. This is the heart of The New Wood Culture or Renaissance.


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Using Science & Culture to Assess Billabong Health

Nature Conservancy - Science

In northern Australia, scientists and young indigenous rangers are working together to gain a better understanding of billabong health. From the Field Asia Pacific Conservation Science Disease & Parasites Health & Nature Indigenous Peoples Wildlife

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Reclaiming the Gift Culture

The Green Changemakers

By Shilpa Jain What are the different traditions of the gift culture around the world? How can we bring the gift culture practically into our lives, communities, organizations? What do we need to unlearn for the gift culture to manifest? Culture Gift-Economy

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Do birds avoid predators because of culture?

10,000 Birds

Tradeoffs in behavior, and plasticity. We assume natural selection has shaped birds to avoid predators. Noticing predators, reacting to them perhaps with an alarm call, and escaping them, as well as other behaviors, keep the bird alive and thus allow it to reproduce. We would expect, then, that natural selection favors birds that are good at these things. But we often assume too much when it comes to natural selection.

Beirut design studio repairs people and culture after the blast

Green Prophet

And in a culture of fast fashion from H&M and IKEA our humanity is getting lost in a low cost capitalist culture which our culture pays for in a heavy price. . The post Beirut design studio repairs people and culture after the blast appeared first on Green Prophet.

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The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Bike Culture and Cycling In Japan


Since, it takes energy to pedal up and down, this bicycle culture reveals determination and perseverance among Japanese bikers. The Japanese Government’s new cycling laws ban the sannin-nori culture, an issue that got some mothers in Japan infuriated.

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Green (Living) Review

Indigenous cultures have a lot to teach us about sharing, sustainability, and a spiritual relationship to Mother Earth, explain Freddy Treuquil and Victor Lem Masc. He also founded and directs the Native Spirit Foundation , a non-profit charitable organisation which promotes the knowledge and preservation of indigenous cultures and supports education in indigenous communities. The one who understands his culture can understand his past. green living indigenous cultures

Stories for a Regenerative Culture

The Green Changemakers

A filmmaking project for a new culture In these times of great transition, our aim is to communicate meaningful projects and stories that bring healing and regeneration to the individual, collective and environmental dimensions of our world.

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This Week in Pop Culture: Bird Edition

10,000 Birds

Maybe migration has seeped into the cultural zeitgeist and turned everyone a little bird-crazy. It seems like lately, every time I glance at a screen or opened a newspaper (okay, let’s be realistic, the newspapers were on screens too), there’s some kind of interesting bird-related content.

France Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List


Thanks to pressure from animals rights activists, France has removed bullfighting from its cultural heritage list. Usually it is Spain that comes to mind when the subject of bullfighting is Read More The post France Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Sports Top News

Birds, culture, and Scenic Beauty along the Northern Peru Birding Route

10,000 Birds

Hugh made things easier on me, as now I will only talk about other nature and cultural sites along the route covered in the Northern Peru World Birding Rally Challenge. Needless to say this birding style does not allow time to stop at other nature and cultural sites along the way. For those who also enjoy stopping at cultural and scenic sites, the northern Peru route is the one to bird. Birding culture northern Peru

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Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

Green Traveler Guides

A friendly guy, we soon […] Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | A Green Field of Dreams | It’s on a beach walk along wind-swept Lake Huron in the Thumb—do as all Michiganders do and think of the state as mitten-shaped and you get the picture—that we meet Paul Weideman. He is playing with his big, boisterous dogs. We begin to chat.

Yoga Culture—the Dangers.

Elephant Journal

Feminism is about inclusivity. It is about building a supportive community and honoring each individual for their divine gifts—it is not about shaming and blaming the bravery of one who has spoken out and spoken up. We must not invalidate someone else’s trauma just to avoid inconvenient circumstances. Even when we allow ourselves to look away, there is still a sound, there is still suffering, deep-seated trauma, repercussions.

Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation: A Book Review by a Curious Bird Feeder

10,000 Birds

So, I was happy to see the publication of a book on all aspects of wild bird feeding—history, culture, and economics. Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation by Paul J. million people who feed wild birds, Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation is likely to enhance your enjoyment and expand your knowledge base.

The Unsustainability of Festival Culture

Elephant Journal

It’s time for the unsustainability of festival culture to transform into our collective vision for a future ecologically and socially integrated with our love for life and connection. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green djs environment festivals garbage green music party waste

Secrets of Green Cultures Part 1: The Nabataeans, Water Warriors

Green Home Blog

Imagine a culture that could teach today’s society a thing or two about respecting and harvesting the free, natural resource of water. Take it from the Nabataean culture as they practiced foresight and forethought outdoing their struggling neighbors. Next up: Secrets of Green Cultures: Part II, How Ancient Civilizations Harnessed Energy. The Nabataeans were green before their time.

East Maui: the heart of Hawaiian culture at Travaasa Hana

Green Traveler Guides

| Truer Shade of Green | The heart of Hawaiian culture is family, food, and ’aina, or a connection to the land. Maui today is often better known for its miles of condos and overdeveloped West side, but the Hawaiian ethos is still very much in evidence in the town of Hana, on the island’s […] East Maui: the heart of Hawaiian culture at Travaasa Hana is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Are Millennials only into hookup culture?

Elephant Journal

The Hook-up Culture Most of the people […]. People love to comment on how bad millennials are at dating. They are often criticized for their approach to relationships. The reason? Millennials’ fixation with dating apps. Most of the people think that relying on these apps has made them afraid of long-term relationships and addicted to hook-ups.

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Rape, Cultural Appropriation & Bad Music.

Elephant Journal

Culture is what happens when we come together. It''s a verb, not a noun. At least it acts that way. It is something we experience collectively, not something we own and protect.

Running-Rape Culture. ~ Melissa Prax

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Health & Wellness athletics feminism rape culture running running-rape culture training I enjoy the motivational high fives I sometimes receive from dog walkers, or a fellow runner smiling at me. There are opposite expressions of different motivations when it comes to appreciating me instead of gawking.

Call for Papers: Economic and Social Impacts of Stocking Cultured Fish

Environmental Economics

American Fisheries Society 145th Annual Meeting August 16 - 20, 2015 | Portland, OR Call for Papers (Deadline March 13) Economic and Social Impacts of Stocking Cultured Fish.   The symposium is intended to lead to a better understanding of how stocking cultured fish affects the benefits to the public from fishing. Sponsored By: Fish Culture and Socioeconomics Sections

Yoga, Culture & Hummus. ~ Rachelle Tratt

Elephant Journal

It has become one of my purposes in life to share the beauty of the land, the cultural richness and to change the view of Israel that media so falsely portrays.

Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

New Mexico is a place of converging cultures, a state where ranch lands border Native American reservations; where filmmakers, skiers, and artists flock; where Hispanics and descendants of Spanish conquistadors live together, along with 19 sovereign Native American nations. Ecotourism focuses on “responsible travel” in its many forms: cultural education, community building, environmental protection.

10 Ideas for Raising Culturally Aware Children.

Elephant Journal

The value of cultural sensitivity is particularly important to observe during these times of Presidential candidate followers and racist me. Arts & Culture Family, Youth, Enlightened Education culturally diverse families For Children international people are people Racism teaching children traveling

How to Not be Seduced by our Culture of Busy.

Elephant Journal

There is a particular badge of pride that is worn in our culture when we are overburdened, overworked, and way too busy. Being well-rested is frowned upon in our society. A rested human being is not to be taken seriously. Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness busy chronically tired Mindful living overburdened overworked prioritize rest rest stressed tired well-rested well-rested person

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How to Build a Mother Culture.

Elephant Journal

I thought about being 20 and going through a bad breakup, the day that a girlfriend, seeing my destructive behavior gave me my first tool when she’d said to me: Family Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality friendship independent women losing a parent mom mother culture motherhood parenting raising children self-care spiritual medium trust yourself

UNESCO to Protect Olives and Turkish Coffee as Cultural Heritage

Green Prophet

To eat cous cous, chickpea soup or other spicy Moroccan dishes means to consume not just the plate of food at hand, but also a long history of rich cultural tradition, ritual, and knowledge – from animal husbandry to water management and terraced agriculture. Which is why they added The Mediterranean Diet and other intangible cultural relics from the Middle East and North Africa to their heritage site.

Secrets of Green Cultures Part IV: Food Preservation

Green Home Blog

However, many modern cultures continue to treat food with great irresponsibility– unnecessary waste, genetically modified organisms, manipulated animal handling and much more. Past cultures considered food a privilege, using all parts of the plant or animal while treating it with the utmost respect. Many of the secrets of ancient food preservation depended upon the geographical location of each culture. Next up: Secrets of Green Cultures Part V: Ancient Healing.

Building Positive School Culture

The Green Changemakers

Here are eight guidelines for improving your school culture based on the Boys Town Education Model , which has helped hundreds of troubled schools turn their school culture around. Conversely, when interpersonal relationships are weak and trust is lacking, fear and failure will likely start to define school culture. Get on the Same Page Every classroom environment contributes to your school culture. School culture has changed drastically at Fenger since 2009. “It’s

Secrets of Green Cultures Part III: Recycling Forefathers

Green Home Blog

These are only a few examples of the many forms of secret recycling that past cultures have practiced. Next up: Secrets of Green Cultures Part IV: Food Preservation. Okay they may not be your direct forefathers but they sure knew the meaning of recycling. As Earth Day reminds us of the full spectrum of going green, and staying there, it is recycling that seems to rule the roost since day one.

Why “Baby it’s Cold Outside” is about Feminism, Not Rape Culture.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Arts Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Equal Rights Love #metoo 1940s courtship awareness cultural norms dating feminism love mindfulness moral outrage music relationships sex womenLet me repeat: She. Wants. Stay. A man is not making her, a woman is deciding to on her own despite all the reasons society thinks she shouldn’t—and it’s romantic.

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Secrets of Green Cultures Part V: Ancient Healing

Green Home Blog

To understand ancient healing and its green applications, one must think outside the box. These remedies often work through a human-nature or human-energy connection with the capability to heal the root cause as opposed to band-aiding symptoms. In many cases there are minimal to no side-effects as the body embraces the healing rather than be forced to accept it. NOTE: Never attempt these or any alternative remedies without the guidance of a trained professional. Chinese Acupuncture.

The Egyptian Academy in Rome Emphasizes the Value of Cultural Diplomacy

Green Prophet

However, it is even more exciting to visit the prestigious Egyptian Academy, a cultural facility established near Rome’s Villa Borghese, next to a group of international fine arts academies representing various countries in the world. The Academy serves multiple objectives, hosting Egyptian art students in Rome while promoting Egyptian culture beyond its borders, also as a source of pride for Egyptian and Arab people. . Gihane Zaki: Right now we are living in a real culture war.

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The Neuroscience of Fear-Based Mind & Culture.

Elephant Journal

Freeing Ourselves from the Western Culture of Unworthiness 3. The Neuroscience of Fear-Based Mind and Culture 4. This is part three in a six-part series in which Acharya Fleet Maull explores some major themes we all struggle with: 1. Virtue & Goodness, the Forgotten Conversation 2. Fundamental Goodness vs. Fundamentalism 5. Working with Fear & […].

Five Tips to Cope with Culture Shock—at Home.

Elephant Journal

Adventure Enlightened Society Green Travel culture shock high context culture home coming journey low context culture mindful travel travelingHere are some "re-integration tactics" that we’ve all used but sometimes need gentle reminders of how powerful they can be.

Saudi’s Fledgling Cycling Culture (Video)

Green Prophet

Albeit huge advocates of urban cycling , we have been sensitive to the fact that – mostly because of culture – the practice hasn’t taken off in the Middle East. But a You Tube video from Saudi Arabia challenges all the naysayers. Heat is one of the main obstacles to cycling in the Middle East, or so we thought. Summers are deliriously hot and humid – particularly in coastal areas – and men and women typically wear clothing that seems to be unfit for cycling.

We are Grossly Underestimating the Power of Cultural Exchange.

Elephant Journal

Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Right Livelihood art China Colin Powell cultural diplomacy diplomacy hard power hawaii Kauai mindful communication missile strike false alarm north korea ping-pong soft powerWith tensions rising between the United States and North Korea, the missile threat was all too real, all too possible. What alternate reality am I living in, I thought?

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Parenting in a Culture Addicted to “Doing” & Technology.

Elephant Journal

We live in a culture where we are addicted to doing. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education We live in a culture where we are addicted to doing

6 Tips to Heal Naturally in our Pill-Crazed Culture.

Elephant Journal

There are no shortcuts in a healing protocol. Health does not come in a box that says, "take one daily and feel better soon." Healing is not something that just happens on weekends when it’s convenient. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Family Health & Wellness Eczema elephant magazine family healing healing ourselves health illness natural healing slow healing

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Grizzly Bear Research & Cultural Identity in the Great Bear Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

But a new paper in Ecology and Society demonstrates that there is nothing archaic about this relationship; the narrative that links humans and bears also links ecology with storytelling, science with stewardship, and an exciting research and monitoring program with 10,000 years of place-based cultural identity. With the goal of integrating scientific research with culturally-rooted stewardship practices , Coastwatch sought better outcomes through collaboration. Grizzly bear.

11 Ways we can all Benefit from “Trying On” Japanese Culture.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Adventure Editor's Picks Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Bow community gratitude Japanese culture mindful tips present moment respect slowing down veganAfter nearly a year of living in Japan, it's strange to read major headlines from back home in the United States. It seems like every other month we are hit with news of a mass shooting or a hate crime in.

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Afghans for Afghans: Crafting a Cultural Connection

Green Prophet

A classic and common piece of Americana holds links to a misunderstood culture. I found a bag of small yarn balls. I’d left it long ago at a friend’s house in New Jersey: my Amman-bound suitcase was fatter than the airline allowed. That bag was big, but the skeins of wool no larger than my grandma’s meatballs. Name a color, it was in there. I’m incapable of tossing the leftovers from a knitting project, but what to do with the pretty dregs?