With 12 days to go to the Vermont Climate Run and with tapering starting in earnest on Sunday, I've started to hone in on 'last-minute' logistics: what will I need at each night's camp, which road crossings need to be fully-stocked aid stations (and what will I need there), at what time is it *really* … Continue reading personal resilience
The countdown is on -- wheels up for Scandinavia on July 16th, and Climate Run 2017 gets underway on the morning of August 1st! We've been scouring online and paper maps of Norway, Sweden, and Finland to make sure every one of the 800 kilometers is accounted for. Much of the trail is visible in hi-res … Continue reading Ready? …Set? …Run!
During my run north along the Arctic Trail in August, I will pass through substantial sections of Norway, Sweden, and Finland en route to Kautokeino from Sulitjelma. The trail's 500 miles, which traverses much ofSápmi, the homeland of the Sami, can be divided according to countries, border crossings, biomes, topography, habitations, and, maybe most interesting, by reindeer … Continue reading Reindeer and Climate Change
Over the past couple of months, I have been giving Climate Run: Iceland presentations around Vermont and the eastern U.S -- from talks at Burlington, Vermont's The Outdoor Gear Exchange, Mount Mansfield Nordic Ski Club, to a standing-room-only audience at The Catamount Trail Association, and to a packed auditorium at the Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland, Ohio. It's always exciting to … Continue reading Resonance
I am reading two things at the moment: Donella Meadows’ “Dancing with Systems" and Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical Letter, “On Care For Our Common Home.” Disparate as these texts are—the first a reflection on decades of work with ecological systems by perhaps our leading evangelist of systems thinking, published in the year of her death, 2001--and the second, … Continue reading Everyday Ecology
It has been one week since I completed my run across Iceland to bring attention to climate resilience, and I've spent much of that time recovering, replenishing calories with seafood, lamb, and skyr, and taking some tentative and recuperative steps on the trails, snowfields, and beaches around Isafjordur and Flateyri here in the Westfjords. The Climate Run was easily the … Continue reading Dispatches for Iceland #6: Wesfjords Reflections & Recovery
There are 58 days left before I start off on my trans-Icelandic run! Spring has finally arrived -- our long (long) winter's snows are receding into the shadows as the streams and rivers swell and crocuses unfurl in the warming sun. Soon, Orion and I will be setting off on our adventure in Scandinavia--from Bergen to … Continue reading 58 days left . . . & I need your help!
I wrote in my last post, "climate resilience is about our ability to adapt and transform our relationship to the larger natural world." That said... So...what can you do? Learn Educate yourself as much as you can about the manufacture of the equipment you use to the choices you make about travel, lodging, and food. … Continue reading What Can We Do to Build Climate Resilience?