Why does Earth Day Matter? There are too many Hallmark Holidays. Holidays that we celebrate simply for the sake of getting together and having a good time. It’s important to spend time honoring the ones we love with dates like Valentine’s, Mother’s Day & Father’s day. A dirtbag can generally ignore the majority of consumer driven holidays. It’s a rare occasion for the dirtbags of the world to throw their weight behind a holiday. However, Earth Day is a time honored celebration that is rooted in the anti-corporate, anti-war movement. Earth Day has an undeniably critical goal. Earth Day’s mission...
One of the biggest reasons we choose to go camping is to be in nature. We want to be surrounded by the trees, the cacti, the animals, and maybe our friends or family. For most of us, protecting these environments is just as important as the time spent in them so that we can continue to enjoy and explore our wild areas. Sustainable camping practices and high-quality, eco-friendly gear can help you get the most out of your outdoor adventures. If we all do our own small part each day, we can help ensure our public lands are taken care...
The seven principles of Leave No Trace are:
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Fire Impacts
Be Considerate of Others
These principles and the science supporting them are explained on the LNT website, which has detailed articles on each, as well as an interactive map(!) and links to published research.
Here’s a short breakdown of each Leave No Trace principle with a few tips and questions you can ask to take your impact awareness to the next level:
The team at Rerouted is always on the lookout for incredible community initiatives. We are psyched to promote a brilliant idea from some peers across the pond. Oxfam, “is a global movement of millions of people working together to end poverty”. How freaking cool that they focus on used goods as part of their mission. Oxfam has gotten the word out and encouraged countless people to donate their old stuff & choose used. We love the sentiment & want to pump up that message. What is Second-Hand September? In the UK, an organization named, Oxfam, launched a month-long program named...
Camping is a great way to escape the confines of our concrete jungles and reenergize ourselves through nature. I, like many others, love to take the weekend off and head to the local grounds to fish in the creek or just hear the chirps of birds echoing off the tree foliage. However, I’ve often arrived at the designated camping areas and seen discarded granola bar wrappers, trampled ferns and bushes, and an overall lack of cleanliness. It is sad to see our lack of respect and gratitude to nature for lending us its resources. However, there are steps that we...