Conquistadors of the Useless, or Pursuers of Passion?

  “Don’t try to change the world, find something that you love And do it every day Do that for the rest of your life And eventually, the world will change.” ––Growing Up, by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Millennials get a lot of flack. We’re dubbed lazy, entitled, useless. Our work ethic is questioned, our desire to live in vans reviled, and our love for the … Continue reading Conquistadors of the Useless, or Pursuers of Passion?

Basics and Importance of LNT

Who’s favorite thing about hiking is finding trash on the trails? It’s such a far cry from the truth, and yet a common issue throughout our trail networks. With the uptick of users in the front and backcountry, there needs to be an uptick in education. In Utah, the proximity to the foothills and the Wasatch front make access easy for virtually everybody in the … Continue reading Basics and Importance of LNT

Weekly Round-Up #7

In this week’s news: Agnes Vianzon worked with the California Conservation Corps for over a decade where she learned the basics of trail work, backcountry ethics, and the importance of LNT. These experiences lead her to create the Eastern Sierra Conservation Core, a non-profit dedicated to “building a stronger and more inclusive community,” who aims to “provide opportunities to experience and better understand wilderness and … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #7

Sustainability and Trail Work

A couple weeks ago, after the devastating news of what our new president has planned for our environment, I decided to take action. The SLCA (Salt Lake Climber’s Alliance), along with the Access Fund and the Forest Service, are developing the largest trail network on Forest Service land. Pretty cool, right? It’s called The Grit Mill Project and you can check it out here. Except, … Continue reading Sustainability and Trail Work

Four Resources For People Who Love the Environment and Want to Protect it

I don’t know about you, but as I watched the election results streaming in on that fateful November night, I grew more and more fearful about the state of our world and what would happen if a climate nay-sayer became President-elect. And then it happened. After shedding a few well-deserved tears I decided it was time to pull myself up by the bootstraps and finally … Continue reading Four Resources For People Who Love the Environment and Want to Protect it

The Vegetarian Choice

Statistically, I’ve been a carnivore for 94% of my life, and a Vegetarian for about 5%, Vegan for <1%. I’m fascinated that I can be defined and labeled by my food choices. That choosing to not eat meat has brought on livid conversations from people I’ve not tried to attack. And yet, here I am, writing a blog post, about my choice to pursue Vegetarianism, … Continue reading The Vegetarian Choice

Our Accidental Environmental Impacts (And How to Avoid Them)

Unfortunately, we waste a lot. We waste food, and money, and resources. We treat our environment like it’s an endless Eden, which it could be if we weren’t depleting resources at a break neck speed. I won’t spend a ton of time on this though because I think we all know that whatever it is we’re using (water, grain, soap, etc.) it won’t be around … Continue reading Our Accidental Environmental Impacts (And How to Avoid Them)