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BOLIVIA: The New Frontier of Adventure Activism

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BOLIVIA: The New Frontier of Adventure Activism

BOLIVIA: The New Frontier of Adventure Activism In less than 30 minutes, a flash flood on the Tuichi swallowed this cobble bar and continued to rise into the jungle banks as the SRSJ Team looked downstream, where they knew the crux whitewater canyon lay ahead.   Standing on the cobbled edge of the Amazon’s Tuichi river brushing her teeth, Hayley Stuart had to keep taking little steps back.  Despite her steady retreat, in moments, the river was splashing at her feet again. Suddenly rising a couple of vertical inches every minute, a flash flood from heavy rains upstream was swallowing...

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Ambassador Spotlight with Drew Mercer

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Ambassador Spotlight with Drew Mercer

Western North Carolina, it’s not surprising when you stay Ambassador Spotlight with Drew Mercer   Once you’ve had a taste of Western North Carolina, it’s not surprising when you stay.  An accessible gateway for getting into outdoor adventures, the communities and the natural playgrounds of Western NC make learning easy and progressing inevitable.  Recover climber and photographer Drew Mercer is one of those who stayed. We caught up with him about climbing, photography, and being invested in taking care of the places we all enjoy, especially those in your own backyard. So, where is your backyard? I’m from Raleigh, North...

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Forecastle 18: Partner Spotlight

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Forecastle 18: Partner Spotlight

FORECASTLE: The waterfront summer music festival that brings thousands of people together for a good time, all while protecting “The World’s Natural Awesome” Here’s a Recover peak at Forecastle’s lineup this weekend, and a big shout-out to this festival’s forward thinking on sustainability… With 100% Recycled Sustainable Recover apparel as official festival merchandise, a ReVerb program to ditch single-use plastic bottles, a PBR Trading Post that collects bags of recycling, a partnership with Clean Vibes to divert 70% of its waste, a PepsiCo Recycling Roadster that educates and inspires people to recycle, and a power choice for 100% renewables such...

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Planet or Plastic?

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Planet or Plastic?

  National Geographic just asked all of us one simple question, “Planet or Plastic?” A profound and obvious answer, this May, the world-renowned storytelling and scientific powerhouse launched a multi-year initiative to tackle one of our time’s most pressing challenges: plastic pollution.  Asking individuals to pledge to take a few simple steps to reduce consumption of single-use plastic, the positive impact is immense and growing by the day. Beginning with highlight articles “10 Shocking Facts About Plastic”, “We Know Plastic is Harming Marine Life. What About Us?”, “We Depend on Plastic. Now We’re Drowning in It”, and “You Can Help...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Living the Dream with Thayer Janes

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Ambassador Spotlight: Living the Dream with Thayer Janes

Above all else, Thayer Janes prioritizes something that all of us may take for granted: freedom.  He has crafted his life and work around what he refers to as “The New American Dream,” traveling the world, surfing, fly fishing and running his self-started online marketing business Mapped Social.  To Thayer, the importance of traveling domestically or internationally is paramount because of the inherent way it forces a new perspective, grows a deeper sense of purpose, and re-defines what’s possible.  We caught up with Thayer about how he got to be where he is now, and the challenges and glories of...

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