Today is Giving Tuesday. Each issue we choose to feature a
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. The Center accomplishes this mission by delivering cutting-edge education and research to millions of people across the country every year. The Leave No Trace Seven Principles are the bedrock of the Leave NoTrace program. They provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. If you cannot give money
Consider Donating to help protect the Outdoors: https://lnt.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=3ry
The 7 Leave No Trace Principles:
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impact
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
To further educate yourself head to www.LNT.org/learn/7-principles
POW – Protect Our Winters
You’re not imagining the weird weather. Here in our Colorado mountain towns, the lack of winter weather is way too real. Protect Our Winters, POW for short – is on a mission to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change. Their focus is on educational initiatives, advocacy and the support of community-based projects. It starts with each one of us.
How, you ask?
Measure and reduce your carbon footprint 20% each year. Eat less red meat. Take public transportation. Buy an energy-efficient car. Reduce your energy consumption at home: install solar panels; use energy-smart appliances; change your light bulbs; take shorter showers. I bet you can do at least one of these. Get involved. And if you can, donate:
WE ALL NEED WINTER.
The First Descents organization is incredible, providing life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer. In 2001, ten young adults took to the rivers of Colorado in whitewater kayaks. For seven days, they learned the basics of the sport, eventually conquering Class III rapids before the week’s end. They were there to prove themselves and to prove a point: that cancer, no matter how aggressive, dormant, advanced, or invasive, would never be stronger than they were.
Since then, First Descents has utilized whitewater kayaking, climbing, and surfing to promote emotional, psychological, and physical healing for over 3,000 young adults with cancer. We invite you to learn more about how you can participate, help, donate, or volunteer.
The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative is the country’s leading high-altitude trail-building, terrain-restoration, and hiker-education organization. To
Chris Anthony’s Youth Initiative Project
Chris Anthony, a Colorado native
by Holly Battista-Resignolo
MTN Town Magazine | We are Colorado’s Mountain Town Magazine
Copyright © 2018 MTN Town Magazine all rights reserved.