The last few years have been tumultuous for America’s public lands. Take Utah’s Bear Ears, Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and Oregon’s Elliot State Forest as examples. All three of these protected lands have either been shrunk, privatized, or opened to extractive industries. Amidst this turmoil, Americans from all sides of the political spectrum have protested in response. The Ground Between Us explores these three public land debates while shedding light on the many individuals who value our public lands. The short film is a reminder that even in a divided America, the issue of public lands can bring us together.
Then drop them on the slopes in Aspen? Nothing short of mellow shredding, insane fun, teaching moments and an overload of talent across the board. This little BTS of the day from Burton is guaranteed to make you smile with a stacked squad of Mark McMorris, A$AP, Selema, Luke Winkelmann, Jake Canter, Zeb Powell… (Does it get any cooler? Can we hang with this bunch?) Also, Zeb doesn’t look too bad in a TGR mask if we do say so ourselves! Let the good times roll and watch it
For Jeremy Jones, the intersection between snowboarding and climate activism has literally become a way of life. In the latest episode of See Change Sessions (a series exploring sustainability in the outdoor industry), Jeremy grabs a Sierra Nevada and chats with his brother Todd Jones, co-founder of Teton Gravity Research about taking lessons he’s learned in the mountains back into his professional life. As founder of Jones Snowboards and Protect Our Winters, he’s got his work cut out for
If you’ve ever wondered what it means to live as a Native American in the Southwest, give this short film from Chris Burkard and Navajo photographer Mylo Fowler a watch. It explores not only tribal culture and connection to their lands, but dives into the realities and struggles of everyday life on the Navajo Reservation. Fowler has used his voice as photographer and activist to help bring water and energy supplies to households in need and spread his vision of taking care of the land we all